‘They do not have requisite students, proper infrastructure’

Karnataka University has cancelled the affiliation of three Government First Grade BBA Colleges in Haveri and Uttara Kannada districts.

The university’s Academic Council meeting held here on Friday decided to cancel the affiliations of Government First Grade BBA Colleges in Akki Alur and Tiluvalli in Haveri district and Government First Grade BBA College of Manki in Uttara Kannada district.

Vice Chancellor H.B. Walikar, who chaired the meeting, said the Local Inspection Committee (LIC) sent by the university recommended the cancellation because of lack of sufficient number of new admissions and proper infrastructure. However, the government had instructed the university to renew affiliation if the colleges get enough number of admissions. Accordingly, the university would restore the affiliation in case these colleges meet the requirements, he said.

Prof. Walikar said the university would provide the laboratory facilities for the students of the government science colleges if they lack laboratory facilities. The principals of the colleges should place a request before the university in this regard, he said.

The meeting has also refused permission for the proposed DHK Arts College in Gadag. The LIC in its report said the college did not have the minimum requirement to start functioning, he said.

New courses

The meeting approved proposals to start new courses of Master of Arts in Women’s Studies, and postgraduate diploma in Kannada journalism and folk fashion designing. The meeting also approved introducing an optional paper in disaster management at the undergraduate level and reintroduce the diploma and advanced diploma courses in French, German and Russian.Gold medals

The meeting approved the proposal to institute four gold medals. They are: Dr. A.S. Balasubramanya Gold Medal, Prof. S.L. Sangam Felicitation Memorial Gold Medal, Prof. S.T. Nandibewoor’s 60th Birthday Commemorative Gold Medal and Anand Ambekar Gold Medal.


  • Two Government First Grade colleges in Haveri and one in Uttara Kannada lose affiliation

  • ‘The affiliations can be renewed once the requirements are met’


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