Bangalore University rescinds appointments after syndicate members protest
Members nominated by the state government and the governor staged a seven-hour-long protest during the meeting of the Bangalore University (BU) syndicate on Tuesday. Their grouse was certain “illegal” appointments within the university.
Their grouse was certain “illegal” appointments within the university. The protest lasted from 11 am to 6 pm and succeeded in forcing the university authorities to withdraw some of the controversial decisions, including the appointment of guides in some departments.
Giving an example of “illegal” appointments, a senior syndicate member said a science faculty member was appointed the dean of the engineering department in “violation of the rules”. The Bangalore University Teachers’ Council condemned the appointment and wrote to the vicechancellor and the registrar demanding that the order be withdrawn, the syndicate member added.
A second example, the member continued, was the appointment of the dean of the education department. Following the protest, the university authorities have withdrawn both appointments. Senior-most
faculty members have been appointed in-charge deans for now.