Task force recommended disaffiliation of 55 colleges
The Bangalore University (BU) Syndicate has decided to appoint three professors from other universities to inspect B.Ed. colleges that were given three months to explain their case in connection with the recommendation of a task force for their disaffiliation.
Vice-Chancellor B. Thimme Gowda told presspersons after a meeting of the Syndicate here on Thursday that the colleges were expected to send their replies by March 15.
On fast track
“Soon after this, we will appoint experts to inspect them after which a final decision will be taken.”
He added that the entire process would be completed as soon as possible.
BU is already nearly a year late in granting affiliations to B. Ed. colleges for 2012-13. With exams nearing, students of the colleges are on tenterhooks as they are clueless about the validity of their course.
The Syndicate, in December last year, took a controversial decision to grant three months to these colleges instead of fully implementing the report of the B.Ed. Task Force, which recommended renewal of affiliation only to 44 colleges of the total 99.
Another important decision taken at the meeting was to allow exam centres for distance education courses outside Bangalore only on two conditions: that the district headquarters will have a minimum of 500 students, and that CCTVs will be compulsorily installed at the centres.
The Syndicate also gave some reprieve to existing distance education students.
For those who could not write the 2012 exams and had already paid the exam fee, they will be allowed to take last year’s exams along with the September 2013 exams without paying any extra fee.
These colleges are expected to send replies to notices by March 15 Students worried about the validity of the course
These colleges are expected to send replies
to notices by March 15
Students worried about the validity of the course