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A feud that spilled on to Alliance University campus

The tussle for ownership of Alliance University between its co-founders — the brothers Madhukar and Sudhir Angur — goes back several years and spilled on to the campus, much to the dismay of students. In 2016, classes were postponed and the university was later temporary closed. At the time, students had approached the Governor of Karnataka and the Ministry of Human Resource Development, seeking their intervention.

The State government ordered an investigation and decided to place an administrator on the campus to ensure the smooth functioning of the university. However, the plan failed to take off. A one-man committee appointed by the government unearth an alleged scam to the tune of ₹96 crore. “As the two brothers fought for power, it had a deep impact of the university. Every time the head would change, our faculty members and our staff would be changed. The reputation of the university took a hit and reached a low point when the feud began affecting placements,” said a former student of the university.

Meanwhile, Madhusudhan Mishra, Registrar of Alliance University, said in a press release that the university and its members were “shocked and saddened” by the death of Ayyappa R. Dore, who was Vice-Chancellor of Alliance University between 2010 and 2013. “During his tenure, he served the university diligently and continued to be a well-wisher... The university will definitely extend support, if needed, in ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to light and firmly believes that investigations will be carried out diligently to identify both the cause and the persons behind the criminal act,” said the release.

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