BANGALORE: Chancellor of the Central University of Karnataka (Gulbarga) Prof U R Ananthamurthy has directed In-charge Vice-Chancellor Prof M N Sudhindra Rao to file an official complaint about the recent attack on its campus.
According to University sources, on April 24, some unidentified people entered the official residences of the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar on the campus and threatened them with dire consequences if they attended the executive council meeting on April 26. Some members of the University’s executive council were also attacked, they said.
Following media reports on this attack, Ananthamurthy wrote a letter (a copy of which is available with Express) to Prof Rao and directed him to immediately file a police complaint on behalf of the University.
Ananthamurthy told Express: “I still don’t understand how the agenda of the executive council meeting was leaked. Another shocking thing is attacks on members based on the agenda.”
He also said, “It is the duty of the Vice-Chancellor to approach the police when such incidents occur. As I know, it was a kind of communal attack and the Registrar went back to Hyderabad seeking deputation.”
Ananthamurthy said: “Being the Chancellor, I will not tolerate such incidents in the University anymore. I want it to run as per rules and truly become a Central University, since people come from across the country come to study here.”
Prof Rao said, “Even before receiving instructions from the Chancellor, we filed a complaint. Now, we have filed another complaint with the Superintendent of Police requesting an inquiry into the incident.”
CUK Entrance Exam on June 7, 8
The Central University of Karnataka (CUK), Gulbarga, has started admission process for the academic year 2014-15. The entrance examination will be conducted in 36 cities across the country on June 7 and 8.
The University is offering six dual degree courses, 14 master and 16 PhD degree programmes.
Addressing reporters, Vice-Chancellor (In-charge) Prof MN Sudhindra Rao said, “We have received 2,400 applications, which includes 2,000 from Karnataka and 100 from Bangalore alone.”
The university will not collect tuition fee and hostel rent from girl students belonging to the economically weaker sections of society. “Girl students whose parents’ annual income is below `6 lakh will not be charged tuition and hostel fee and it applies to students belong to the SC and ST categories,” he said.
The courses offered are: dual degree in English, Economics, Geography, Geology, Psychology, General Science, BTech General Engineering and BBA; Masters programme in English, Hindi, Kannada, Physics, Chemistry and Economics, MSW, MBA, MCom, MSc Applied Geography and Geo-informatics, MSc Applied Geology and Ge-informatics. The university is offering PhD programmes in English, Hindi, Kannada, Classical Kannada, Geography, Geology, Economics, Management, Psychology, Commerce, Social Work, Linguistics, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Electronics and Communication Engineering.