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All smiles: Newly appointed KSOU Vice-Chancellor K.S. Rangappa (right) with Registrar K.R. Jayaprakash Rao, and Dean (Academic) Jagadeesha at the university in Mysore on Wednesday.
All smiles: Newly appointed KSOU Vice-Chancellor K.S. Rangappa (right) with Registrar K.R. Jayaprakash Rao, and Dean (Academic) Jagadeesha at the university in Mysore on Wednesday.

Staff Correspondent

‘KSOU has received complaints that some institutions are not following guidelines’

MYSORE: The Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) will review its memorandum of understandings signed with 128 institutions and firms for academic and examination purposes.

This was disclosed by newly appointed Vice-Chancellor K.S. Rangappa here on Wednesday.

Though the university had not received complaints about the institutions in writing, it had received oral complaints from students that some of the institutions were not complying with the guidelines. “We may disassociate with such institutions or firms after thorough examination,” he said.

On the development projects, he said that a guesthouse being built at a cost of Rs. 309 lakh was expected to be completed by the month-end. A women’s hostel was being built at a cost of Rs. 328 lakh. Tenders had been invited to add two floors to the canteen which would accommodate banking and academic-related contact programmes, he said.

He said that the fee concession for girl students from below poverty line families (25 per cent of total fee) was being given and scholarship to backward classes was paid from the “Muktha Sanjeevini” fund. He said that regional centres were being established in Shimoga and Gulbarga. Virtual library service and automation of the library would soon be in place.

Registrar K.R. Jayaprakash Rao said that a two-member committee had been formed to inquire into the alleged irregularities while issuing marks cards and action would be taken against those found guilty.

“No timeframe has been set for the inquiry. But investigation is being done within the statutory framework,” he said.

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