BENGALURU: The state government has withdrawn the nominations of syndicate members for all the 19 state-run universities by issuing an official order on Tuesday. These nominations were made by the previous Congress government.This decision came a few days after former chief minister Siddaramaiah asked Higher Education Minister G T Devegowda and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy not to change the existing syndicate members who have been nominated to the state universities.
However, the universities have already relieved the government nominees. In case of some universities, the term of the syndicate members was due to be over in a month or two. In case of Bangalore University, the term was to get over in September.
This order came as a shock for some of the members who had been appointed to Visvesvaraya Technological University just a few days ago. In case of Bengaluru Central and Bengaluru North University, no syndicate meetings have been conducted so far. One of the members who was nominated to Bengaluru Central University said, “We were nominated by the government, but no meeting has been conducted so far and now we have been asked to leave.”A similar decision was made even when the Congress government came to power five years ago. It had removed all the government nominees appointed by the then BJP government. Then, the members had approached the court, but in vain.
Aspirants queuing up before netas for posts
Just a day after the order was issued by the Higher Education Department asking to withdraw the nominations of syndicate members, aspirants for the posts started approaching the Higher Education Minister and other MLAs and ministers.