By : M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangalore: Today KSOU in shambles .VC MG Krishnan is root cause of all problems faced by KSOU .Ignorance of law cannot be excused and several lakhs students of KSOU are cursing him for KSOU problems. UGC has given big blow to state government and Governor should immediately remove him from the post of VC and save KSOU from collapsing. The fate of more than 4 lakh students pursuing various courses at the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), Mysuru, is at stake with the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday discontinuing recognition of all the courses offered by the varsity from the year 2012-13. Reportedly KSOU Vice-Chancellor M G Krishnan said he would file an appeal against the UGC notice either in the High Court or the Supreme Court, based on the legal advice. He said that as per the Sikkim High Court judgment, the UGC had no power to intervene in the affairs of any university. "Including Kuvempu university, varsities like Annamalai, Sikkim-Manipal, GITAM, Bharathidasan, have transgressed the component of territorial jurisdiction. It looks like the KSOU is being singled out and targeted,” he added.
The UGC has the unique distinction of being the only grant-giving agency in the country which has been vested with two responsibilities: that of providing funds and that of coordination, determination and maintenance of standards in institutions of higher education. Shri Vajpayee former Prime minister spoke of the need to take a fresh look at the UGC Act, 1956 in the light of the new challenges for the education sector emerging in the twenty-first century. He also suggested that the Commission could consider changing its name to the `University Education Development Commission”. This name truly captures the changed role of the UGC in recent years.Traditionally, UGC was entrusted with the task of co-ordination, formulation and maintenance of the standards of university education. To this end, it engaged itself in, among other things, framing regulations on minimum standards of education, determining standards of teaching, examination and research in universities, monitoring developments in the field of collegiate and university education, disbursing grants to universities and colleges and setting up common facilities, services and programmes for a group of universities in the form of Inter-University Centres. The UGC's mandate includes: Promoting and coordinating university education.Determining and maintaining standards of teaching, examination and research in universities. Framing regulations on minimum standards of education. Monitoring developments in the field of collegiate and university education; disbursing grants to the universities and colleges.Serving as a vital link between the Union and state governments and institutions of higher learning.Advising the Central and State governments on the measures necessary for improvement of universities
Revolutionize the entire education system and make it simple. Rational thinking is need of the hour .Old norms need to be changed .Modern times are changing .It is generation Gap .Today's generation is more intelligent at 10+2 and life span is less than earlier and make it as new degree level. Why not think of 10+ 2 as Degree and change the curriculums as per appetite of students .Why 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 are olden norms and it is waste of time .About 25 years go in studying and only 25 years remains for work. Let the UGC stop dictatorship and stop threatening stoppage of financial grants and allow Universities to adopt innovation.3 month certificate courses 6 month certificate courses 9 month certificate courses on year certificate course3 year degree course and 4 year courses . Universities are autonomous bodies and their autonomy need to be protected. "AIUPASA NATIONAL PRESIDENT MUMTHAZ AHMED KHAN MOBILE NUMBER 0-9916390790 demands Honble HRD Minister Smt Smriti Irani to issue direction to UGC to respect autonomy of Indian Universities and instead of confrontation have conciliatory mode of communication with Universities .Need to Dismantle unlimited corruption that allegedly exists in UGC and virtually UGC officers dictate terms to Universities and colleges while disbursing grants given by Central Government mean for Universities and colleges .UGC and University officers nexus and grants System which is root cause of unlimited corruption in UGC and Universities all over India and revamp UGC Grant systems and Make Inter-University transfers of Professors as all get UGC Scale and seniority at UGC levels and appoint them like IAS/IPS cadres”. "(AIUPASA) is the voice of UNIVERSITIES Partners, Affiliated colleges and Study centers in particular and Education professionals in General. Request is made to join as member of (AIUPASA) and or submit your grievances which you are facing with Universities".
Resolve the issue allowing innovation and keeping "AIUPASA NATIONAL PRESIDENT MUMTHAZ AHMED KHAN MOBILE NUMBER 0-9916390790 demands Honble HRD Minister Smt Smriti Irani to issue direction to University of Delhi to adopt both FYUP and TYUP in courses as middle path and leave liberty to students either select 3 year degree course or 4 year degree course (for those who are interested to go US for higher education..Already FYUP (four year) exists for engineering courses. But the varsity held an academic council meet on Saturday and passed a resolution saying that it had "revised" the programme and it no longer violated the NEP, as a student had the option of exiting after three years with a bachelors degree, and that the fourth year was optional.But students who wanted an honours degree had to complete four years. The Human Resource Development Ministry has decided not to intervene in the stand-off between the UGC and Delhi University over scrapping the contentious four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP). The development comes after HRD MInister Smriti Irani held a meeting with University Grants Commission authorities on Monday.The ministry said the UGC was the supreme body to decide on the matter. It said universities must follow UGC orders. The UGC had given the university an ultimatum to withdraw the programme or face consequences. The UGC on Sunday had strictly ordered the Delhi University that admissions for the undergraduate programme should be made only under the three-year programme, which was prevalent prior to the introduction of the four-year programme, or face action under the UGC Act 1956.The commission has also strictly said that if the varsity does not comply with the orders, it will also withdraw grant facility to the colleges, as the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) violates the National Education Policy 1986 which advocates the 10+2+3 system,