The prestigious hundred year old University of Mysore (UoM) is again in the middle of a controversy.
On Tuesday, In-charge Vice Chancellor of UoM Dayanand Mane was accused of frequently visiting girls’ hostel, citing fatuous issues and in this regard the registrar of varsity, Prof R Rajanna has written a letter seeking the attention of higher education minister Basavaraja Rayareddy.
According to sources the wardens and a group of girls staying in the hostel alleged that the Interim VC visits the hostel twice or thrice a day and are fed-up with the actions of VC. The girl students alleged that the in-charge VC enters the hostel in odd timings and walks all around the hostel corridor and tries to talk with them on irrelevant issues. This issue was brought up to the notice of the Registrar who then decided to draw the attention of Higher education Minister and wrote a letter regarding the same.
Speaking to the reporters about the letter, Registrar Rajanna said, “The issue was bought to my notice and I have written a letter to the minister and have also mentioned about the irregularities in the university.”
However In-Charge VC Dayananda Mane accepted that he visited the hostel but said he visited only twice. He said that he visited just to check the food facility and to arrange ceiling fans in the hostel. He claimed that, few officials inside the University are jealous of him, and hence they are unnecessarily making false allegations and it’s a conspiracy against me.
Allegation is baseless: Hostel students
Meanwhile, the hostel students swept away the allegation and called it as a baseless systematic conspiracy. They said that it was an attempt to degrade the ‘Dalit’ Vice-chancellor Prof Mane.
The UoM is failing to retain the reputation of the university as the officials at the helm of affairs have been washing their dirty linen in the public. –KS, KK