Marithibbe Gowda rues KSOU impasse

Mysuru, January 16:- Contradictory statements by the higher education minister is the reason behind the downfall of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU),” said Deputy Speaker of Vidhana Parishat, Marithibbe Gowda.

He took a jibe at the state government in his letter to the authorities. He condemned that the minister made no effort to get accreditation for the university.

“Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar had assured that he would get accreditation for the KSOU during the ABVP protest on October 13. Karnataka High Court asked University Grants Commission to give accreditation to KSOU during the hearing of a writ petition. The court had given a two-week deadline for the entire process.  But even after 25 days of the judgement, the university still remains shut. The assurance of the union minister has gone down the drain. It is not right on the part of the minister to attend any programme in the state until he gets accreditation for the KSOU,” Gowda said.

“The KSOU followed all the instructions given by the UGC team and handed over the required documents. The vice chancellor pleaded for the accreditation several times. Keeping in mind the future of the students, the university should be granted accreditation,” he opined. (MR/KMR).

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