Despite opposition from a few Syndicate members, Gulbarga University is going ahead with its ‘Specialised/specified studies and research programme’, which offers postgraduate courses through outreach programme to students from other States.

Three members of the Syndicate, Raghavendra Kulkarni, Usha Sharma and R.B. Malipatil, who had opposed the decision of the university to go ahead with the announcement of examination for MBA and MCA courses under this programme, have written to Higher Education Minister C.T. Ravi and Principal Secretary, Higher Education, to stop the process of conducting examinations.

In a letter to the Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Mr. Kulkarni said it was strange that Gulbarga University was conducting examinations for students from different States under this programme without even conducting a mandatory inspection of the centres in other States where it was being held.

He said the university and agencies conducting the programme had not followed rules in the admission process. The eligibility criterion for students belonging to the Scheduled Castes was not followed either, he said.

Mr. Kulkarni said the university had not prepared any separate course material for this programme. He said the university had not obtained approval from the All-India Council for Technical Education or Distance Education Council for conducting the programme in other States.

The university, in the memorandum of understanding with YGEN, the agency running this programme, had clearly stated that no-objection certificates were mandatory from States where these courses were being offered. However, he said, till date no such certificate had been obtained.

He said the course was being offered at 43 centres, including Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Mr. Kulkarni said the three Syndicate members had apprised Mr. Ravi on the issue during his recent visit to Gulbarga.

  • ‘The varsity has not prepared any separate course material for the programme’

  • ‘The course is being offered at 43 centres

    in different States’