Government First Grade Law College and Veterinary College came up in 2007

Two government institutions in Hassan have not got the required recognition from competent authorities and the students of the two colleges are worried whether their degree will be valid at all. Five years have gone by since the Government First Grade Law College in Holenarsipur and the Veterinary College in Hassan started functioning. These institutions have not got recognition from the competent authorities – Bar Council of India and Veterinary Council of India – respectively.

As many as 17 students who took admission to the law college in 2007 are going to complete their five-year course this year. The final exams are scheduled to be held in June-July. However, students are worried as the college has not yet got the recognition from the Bar Council of India (BCI). A team from the BCI had visited the college in January 2010 but had denied giving recognition to the college as, they said, it lacked infrastructure.

Writes to government

Holenarasipur MLA H.D. Revanna said that he had written to the government about the issue and had requested that appropriate measures be taken in the interest of students. “What else I can do? I have written to the government at least 20 times”, he said.

Students completing their degrees in these two colleges will be in trouble if the colleges do not get the required recognition as their degrees they get from such institutions will have no value.

The State government had written to the BCI for carrying out an inspection of the college. However, the council has not yet decided when to inspect the college.

Veterinary college

The situation of the 23 final year students of the Veterinary College is no better than those in the law college.

The Karnataka Veterinary Council has given them temporary recognition to do internship of six months, pending the permanent recognition to the college.

Dean of the college Vasanth Shetty said, “Final year students are doing their internship. Karnataka Veterinary Council, Karnataka Chapter of Veterinary Council of India, has given temporary recognition to help students take up internship. Besides, we are hopeful of getting recognition from the VCI in a couple of months”, he said.

The college, since its inception, has been running in a rented building. The new building is coming up on 76 acres of land at Chikkahonnenahalli near Hassan. The Dean says he is hopeful of getting the building ready in two months.

“The VCI insists that the college should have building, faculty, hospital and live stock. We may shift to the new building in a couple of months and we are in the process of recruiting faculty. And, we are in the process of procuring live stock, so, I am hopeful that our college will get the required recognition soon”, he said.

The VCI, during its earlier visit, had denied recognition to the college forcing it not to admit students for the academic year 2008-09.

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