Logjam over appointments in UoM

The Governor’s office has given permission to go ahead with the appointments for the University of Mysore, but the state government has stalled and has not responded to series of letters, said University of Mysore Vice Chancellor Prof K S Rangappa.

Addressing a press meet in the city on Wednesday, Prof Rangappa said “Efforts have been made to contact the state government and series of letters have also been sent to the government, but there is no response. We have been following the instructions from officials of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and act as per the spirit o the Karnataka State Universities Act. Though the state government has fixed students ratio to 01:40, we have not able to achieve it due to shortage of staff.”

“The UGC may serve notice and may pass strictures if the permanent faculty strength falls less than 40 percent and the varsity needs more than 1,000 faculties in all the departments. A majority of lecturers are retiring in 2017, and the situation would worsen if immediate steps are not taken,” he added.

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