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VTU disaffiliates four colleges for non-compliance of conditions

Staff Correspondent

Three of the engineering colleges are located in Bangalore

Students of those colleges to be transferred to other colleges Re-allotment of students to be done from February 21 to 23

Belgaum: Visvesvaraya Technological University has disaffiliated four engineering colleges, including three in Bangalore, for non-compliance of conditions laid down for affiliation.

The colleges which have been disaffiliated are: Impact College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, SCT Institute of Technology and Nadgir Institute of Engineering and Technology (all in Bangalore) and SECAB Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bijapur. These colleges were being run in a manner prejudicial to the interest of education, according to Vice-Chancellor K. Balaveera Reddy here on Saturday.

On learning that their college was disaffiliated, about 100 to 150 students from SECAB Institute of Engineering and Technology rushed from Bijapur to Belgaum and met the Vice-Chancellor, and Registrar M.S. Shivakumar wanting to know what would be their future.

The Vice-Chancellor assured the students that the VTU would protect the interest of the students and make alternative arrangements. He ruled out withdrawing the disaffiliation order.

He said students studying in these colleges would be transferred to other colleges of the university.

The re-allotment of students of these disaffiliated colleges would be done on February 21, 22 and 23 at the Community Hall of M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

Prof. Shivakumar said the transfer of students would be made on the basis of the merit.

The merit list was being prepared for higher semesters on the basis of results of their immediate preceding university examination.

For the first semester and diploma students who have taken lateral entry, their CET / PCM percentage would be the basis for the merit.

A total of 1,931 students studying in first, third, fifth and seventh semesters in seven undergraduate courses and 140 students from MBA and MCA courses would be affected and considered for transfer.