The proposal to trifurcate Bangalore University, which had been lying in cold storage for the last few months, was revived on Wednesday with Higher Education Minister V.S. Acharya stating that the State Government will examine the feasibility — of even bifurcation — before taking suitable action.

Talking to presspersons here on Wednesday, Dr. Acharya said the Government would examine what measures are to be taken to streamline the university administration what with the challenges posed by the number of colleges affiliated to it — around 600.

Challenge

“We will have to examine whether to bifurcate the university — one having jurisdiction over colleges in Bangalore and the other over those in districts like Kolar and Chickballapur; or trifurcate it by establishing two separate universities by bifurcating the colleges in Bangalore into two groups and another university for colleges in Kolar and Chickballapur districts,” said Dr. Acharya.

The trifurcation issue has been hanging fire after a committee headed by the former Vice Chancellor N. Rudranna recommended it a few months ago and the proposal has split teachers' and students' groups.

Vice-Chancellor N. Prabhu Dev opposes the proposal saying it is not right to trifurcate the university based on the number of colleges when a large number have no fresh admissions.

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