BU would wait till the task force submitted its final report in October before taking a final call

A day after the B.Ed Task Force exposed how nine blacklisted colleges were allowed to conduct practical examinations despite not receiving clearance on the status of affiliations, Bangalore University (BU) is not ruling out disaffiliation as a disciplinary measure.

On Sunday, the B.Ed Task Force revealed how the B.Ed colleges, which had been blacklisted for not adhering to norms, conducted the practical exams from September 3 to 22. These colleges had been directed to withhold the announcement of results of the first semester exams as they were not authorised to conduct them in the first place.

To a question on what action the varsity would take, Vice-Chancellor N. Prabhu Dev said: “The only thing we can do is recommend disaffiliation. They were permitted only to hold theory exams. They were asked not to announce the results even for those.” However, he added that BU would wait till the task force submitted its final report in October before taking a final call.

Meanwhile, Registrar (Evaluation) R.K. Somashekhar said these colleges would not be allowed to hold any further examinations, at least not before the task force report was placed before the Syndicate.

“Until that happens, there is no question of allowing these colleges to conduct any exams,” he said.

He also denied having given permission to the colleges to conduct practical exams and said: “On September 10, when permission was given, I was in the U.S. It was the in-charge Registrar who signed the order. My name has been dragged in unnecessarily.”