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https://www.mouthshut.com/review/Univer ... rtlmrtlursBengaluru: The privilege committee of the legislative council on Monday recommended that a CBI enquiry be conducted against the misappropriation and fraud conducted by the Karnataka State Open University and the prestigious Mysore University in their distant education programme.
The two reports were submitted by the outgoing chairman of the privilege committee G Madhusudhan, who retired on Monday.
In his submission, while tabling the report, Madhusudhan said the committee had found both Prof. M G Krishnan of the KSOU and Prof. K S Rangappa guilty of breaching the privilege of the two houses by not bringing before the legislature the university ordinances and acts for approval. The two universities had opened outreach and online centres, apart from having collaborations with various centres outside the Karnataka borders and beyond its jurisdictions without approvals from either the University Grants Commission(UGC) or the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
The two universities have cheated students by collecting fees and providing courses without any recognition for them from either the UGC or the AICTE. While the Mysore university has cheated 15,000 students, the KSOU has cheated 3.25 lakh students under their individual distance education programmes," he said.
In the report, the committee has recommended a CBI investigation into the affairs of the Mysore university based on the fact that it has collected Rs 26 crier as fees from the 15000 students who have enrolled in its outreach and online centres across the country and abroad, beyond the jurisdiction of the Karnataka state.
On the KSOU distance education programme, the committee has asked the government to return the minimum fee paid by the 3.25 lakh students and also hand over the case to CBI considering the enrolment of students from across the country and the entire world.
The report speaks of the "inactiveness" of the higher education department and singles out the Additional Chief Secretary for the department, Bharath Lal Meena for ignoring the recommendation of Governor Vajubhai Vala of lodging a criminal case against the KSOU for misuse of power with malintentions of making benefit to certain persons, exercising powers beyond their limits, breach of trust, violation of dignity of the university and deceiving, cheating etc.