Many vacancies in veterinary university

Staff Correspondent

BIDAR: "The Karnataka Veterinary, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries University is managing with one-fourth of the sanctioned staff. This is hampering our work. The State Government should do something about it," Vice-Chancellor R.N. Srinivas Gowda said here on Monday.

Speaking at the 21st Foundation Day of Bidar Veterinary College, he said the university's proposal to fill 223 posts of teachers and other personnel is pending before the Government.

"With 75 per cent vacancy yet to be filled, we can't attend to our routine task of teaching, let alone take up research and extension," Dr Gowda said.

He urged the Union and State governments to increase the grants allocated to the university. "The (Union and State) governments should not view the veterinary university as a college.

It should be considered a catalyst in ushering in rural development and prosperity," he added.

He urged students to consider teaching after finishing their course. "We may recruit Ph.D. holders and postgraduate students after they pass out," he said.

Dr. Gowda felicitated Rajshekar Hiremath, a former student of the university, who has joined the Indian Administrative Service.

Sheela Tiwari, member of the university's board of directors, called upon young women to join veterinary courses. She urged the university to take up construction of the women's hostel on priority.

R.V. Patil, former Director of Instruction of the college, asked veterinary graduates to strengthen the alumni association by regular donations.

Registrar Suresh Honnappagol, Finance Officer P. Pushparaj, Director of Extension D.G.K. Rao, Alumni Association president Dilip Kumar and others were present.

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