Mangalore University’s Syndicate, which met on Wednesday, has accepted a report by a one-man committee that probed charges against three non-teaching employees, including two Dalits, who had been suspended for questioning the decision to build a 400-metre track, said sources.

Based on the inquiry report, the Syndicate, the disciplinary authority, decided to issue show-cause notices asking why they should not be punished, the sources said. The nature of punishment would be based on their reply.

The employees – Govinda Matti, Vijayaraj H. and Raviprakash, former office-bearers of Non-Teaching Employees’ Association of the university had been suspended on June 4, 2012.

They said that the report has upheld the charges framed against them by the university. The report has found them coming in the way of the university’s development plans. As per the university’s statutes, it was a minor offence. If a university employee is charged with a criminal case or faces corruption charges and the same are proved, then such employees face higher punishment, the sources said.