Prime News, State, (Bengaluru), October 13:-Students and Officials of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) today urged Union Minister for Human Resources Development Prakash Javadekar to intervene and exert pressure on University Grants Commission (UGC) to accord recognition for the courses offered by KSOU.
Javadekar, who is also Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) election In-charge in Karnataka was here today to preside over the State Core Committee meeting at the Party office Jaganath Bhavan.
The affected Students and KSOU officials met Javadekar and submitted a memorandum to him and also to two other Union Ministers D V Sadananda Gowda, H N Ananth Kumar, besides to BJP state President and Lok Sabha member B S Yeddyurappa and to Opposition leader in the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar.
Javadekar assured them that he will take the issue seriously and will convene a special meeting on October 17 to discuss the issue and find a solution.
The future of more than three lakhs students are at stake following the UGC de-recognised the courses since last year and KSOU was banned from registering for new courses and also de-recognised the courses offered so far.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)