The Kodagu District Christian Welfare Association has urged the Union and State governments to consider naming the proposed minority university in Srirangapatna after Ferdinand Kittel, who brought out a Kannada dictionary.

Speaking to presspersons here on Wednesday, president of the association K.T. Baby Mathew said that the association, in consultation with the Roman Catholic Association in the district, had submitted a proposal in this regard to the Kodagu Deputy Commissioner, to be handed over to the Centre and the State government.

The association also sought an inquiry into the recent murder of a rector at the St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary in Bangalore.