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UGC DECLINED RECOGNITION YET AGAIN FIR AGAINST RANGAPPA, KRISHNAN STAYED COUNCIL RECOMMENDS “CBI PROBE” INTO FRAUDULENT KSOU AND MYSORE

 
 
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UGC DECLINED RECOGNITION YET AGAIN FIR AGAINST RANGAPPA, KRISHNAN STAYED COUNCIL RECOMMENDS “CBI PROBE” INTO FRAUDULENT KSOU AND MYSORE
by System Administrator - Sunday, 16 October 2016, 10:15 PM
 

By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: For the second year in a row, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has not recognised courses run by the Karnataka State Open University, one of the largest distance learning institutions in the State.The UGC de-recognised courses run by the KSOU in June 2015 saying the varsity had violated the commission's regulations .Reportedly the privileges committee of the legislative councilrecommended a CBI inquiry into the alleged fraud committed by the Karnataka State Open University and Mysore University in their distance education programmes.Outgoing chairman of the committee, G Madhusudhan, said the committee found MG Krishnan of the KSOU and KS Rangappa of Mysore University guilty of breaching the privilege of the two houses by not getting university ordinances and acts approved by the legislature. The two universities had opened outreach and online centres, apart from collaborating with centres outside Karnataka, without requisite approvals from either the University Grants Commission (UGC) or the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)."The universities have cheated students by collecting fees for courses which are neither recognized by the UGC nor the AICTE," he said.In the report, the committee recommended probing Mysore University authorities for collecting Rs 26 crores in fees from 15,000 students. As for KSOU, the committee asked the government to return the minimum fees paid by 3.25 lakh students and to allow the CBI to investigate the issue of fraudulent enrolments.The report mentions the "inactiveness" on the part of the higher education department; it singles out additional chief secretary of the department, Bharat Lal Meena, for ignoring the recommendation of governor Vajubhai Vala to lodge a case against the KSOU. Varsity officials have been accused of misusing power with intentions of benefiting certain people, exercising powers beyond their limits, breach of trust, violation of dignity of the varsity, deceiving and cheating, etc.

KSOU must return Lakhs of Rupees to each collaborator thousands of rupees to each study centers as they have collected affronts fees from thembefore agreements signed by them andcrores to lakhs of students as they have failed to give them UGC recognized degrees and they knowingly signed the agreement without statutes approved by legislature and committed fraud on the nation and students study centers and collaborators (except few reportedly which were connived with KSOU to commit fraud ) .Now if KSOU want to terminate this illegal agreements let them return the affront money collected from students and study centre and collaborators . Reportedly IIMS has replied to the notice issued to IIMS by KSOU through their advocate.KSOU have stated through advocate that IIMS have been called upon to give explanation as why the Memorandum of understanding dated 21-04-2012 entered between IIMSandKSOU should not be terminated failing which KSOUwould proceed in the matter in absence of IIMSexplanation /reply terminate the MOU in accordance with law . IIMS have replied to the advocate of KSOU that "Your client does not know the meaning of law. As per the KSOU Act, 1996, there is no provision for academic collaboration even then it signed the MOU with taking huge money. Without completing the due process, the KSOU approached the Chancellor and got the approval for the four statutes. The university was supposed to place the proposal before the legislature after the chancellor's approval, the process which it has not completed .Hence KSOU entering agreement with collaborators was without any authority of law and fraud inflicted on collaborative institution and students and nation .My answer to your notice is this MOU is signed by KSOU Mysore itself is without any authority of law by taking Rs 6 lakhs from me. I have spent about Rs 20 lakhs to get the printed study material for courses .So KSOU need to refund my money of 26 lakhs with bank interest forth with before terminating this illegal agreement .UGC De-recognition from 2012 is proof of it. The Law department termed the four statutes proposal not legal, valid and justifiable. Further it has stated to KSOU Advocate that "The KSOU HAS caused damage to the reputation of my institution and hence I seek KSOUto tender apology to my institution and pay my institution money of 26 lakhs with bank interest forth with before terminating this illegal agreement or else my institutionwould file a case against KSOU Mysore as per this illegal agreement.My answer to your notice is that my institution reputation is really damaged by KSOU Signing illegal agreement, it was not due to me; my and institution reputation was damaged by KSOU own conduct and unlawful activity which we were not aware of and we came to know of it after UGC De-recognition. It is not me who shouldgive explanation to KSOU but KSOU alone explain and should tender apology to the nation, as IT has allegedly committed fraud against motherland by swindling money of collaborators and cheating the nation and students as perGovernment of Karnataka and UGC and other committees reportand colliding with few big collaborators and running a degree racket instead of doing law full activity. As we were not allowed to function lawfully.”

Question of UGC giving recognition to KSOU is out of question as even new VC has not taken any steps to comply the UGC reports. The VC has to file FIR on former VC and its officers for running degree mill The new VC has to confiscate all the examination materialsand all examination answers booklets andfind out whodid the valuationand awarded marksand degrees .The new VC need to remove all collaborators offices like Algol from KSOU main building .As former VC had entered into joint venture agreement with private technical collaborators to run the University without the KSOU taking approval of the Legislative Assembly and Council for the different statutes constituted by KSOU and as such all collaborative agreements stands illegal. Breach of privilege:Rangappa and Krishnan have come under the scanner for committing breach of privilege of the legislature by not taking approval of the Legislative Assembly and Council for the different statutes constituted by the two varsities.  Madhusudhan said that the two varsities had framed 70 to 80 statutes without seeking the approval of the legislature. Rangappa and Krishnan were first summoned by the committee in the month of January, after a privilege motion was moved by MLCs Arun Shahapur and Ganesh Karnik against UoM and KSOU on November 11, 2015. As per the KSOU Act, 1996, there is no provision for academic collaboration. Still, the KSOU board of management introduced five statutes through the Karnataka State Open University (Academic Collaboration Statutes - 2011).Later, it sought the governments opinion in June 2011. Without completing the due process, the KSOU approached the Chancellor and got the approval for the four statutes. The university was supposed to place the proposal before the legislature after the chancellors approval, the process which it has omitted. While the Education department washed its hand on the subject by CID probe ordered into KSOU scam, the Law department termed the proposal not legal, valid and justifiable. Something more is required legally. It is common to hear about private varsities being de-recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). However, for the first time in the history of Karnataka's higher education sector, UGC has declared as invalid online and other courses offered by the state-run Karnataka State Open University (KSOU). The UGC has cautioned candidates against joining KSOU'S online courses saying admission to any of their courses may jeopardize their careers." In a circular, UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu said the Mysore-headquartered KSOU has coaching centres across the country and abroad in collaboration with private coaching centres. This was offered through blatant flouting of norms, guidelines and directives of UGC. Taking cognizance of the fact, the programmes offered by KSOU, Mysuru, have not been recognised by UGC beyond 2012-13. This has been done after issue of show-cause notice to the varsity on June 10, 2011, and subsequent responses from officials. UGC, he added, had noticed that despite all the developments, KSOU had remained undeterred and was continuing to offer programmes through distance learning mode in violation of the UGC's Regulations.CID probe ordered into KSOU scam : CID report awaited by Government:the government Following a letter by Mr. Ramdas to the then Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, to the Principal Secretary of the Higher Education Department, was directed to examine the matter and submit a report.After receiving the report, the then Chief Minister, who also was holdingthe Higher Education portfolio, ordered the Home Department to conduct the probe by the CID and submit a report to the government, said a release issued by the then Chief Minister's Secretariat.The State government on had ordered a probe by the Criminal Investigation Department against the Karnataka State Open University in the backdrop of allegations of conducting technical and paramedical courses illegally.

Marks given without valuation:Justice Bhakthavatsala is visiting KSOU-affiliated centres in different parts of the country. He recently visited Chennai. In Bengaluru, he visited Sharada Vikas Trust where he randomly picked up an answer script and found that marks were given to a candidate of Diploma in Electronics without valuation. On the cover page of the answer script, marks were shown as 58 but it was shown as 65 in the 'A' form and marks list.The examination and evaluation scam is hitting KSOU badly but no one is taking any action on KSOU.As per the KSOU Act, 1996, reportedly there is no provision for academic collaboration. Still, the KSOU board of management 'introduced' five statutes through the Karnataka State Open University (Academic Collaboration Statutes - 2011). AIUPASA demanding that KSOU need to adopt information management system like open ERP or SAP and run its entire work with total computerization and simple manageable procedures and transparent management instead of doing it manually which is root cause of reported unlimited corruption.. AIUPASA (www.aiupasa.org)NATIONAL PRESIDENT MUMTHAZ AHMED KHAN MOBILE NUMBER 0-9916390790 and his teamdid 24/7 efforts to get justice to students of KSOU .AIUPASA is demanding KSOU to stream lines the procedures for Admission to Examination to awarding of degree and adopt transparent systemand eradicate the unlimited corruption that exists in the in KSOUsubsystems . The KSOU is not fulfilling its part of responsibilities as per MOU signed by KSOU and collaborative partners. Admission to examination to awarding of degree KSOU is flouting all norms of University and this is reportedly root cause of corruption. Collaborators are forced to give bribe otherwise they will face problems in admission of students and declaring the results or they issue show cause notice. Reportedly and allegedly the VC is root of all problems as it is reported that he has not conducted single examination of partner's institution student's examination by his team of examiners and only demanding bribe from collaborators. KSOU has not evaluated the answer sheets partner's institution student's examination by KSOU. Who conducts the examination in KSOU and who evaluates the answers sheets and who declares the results of partner's institution student's examination is the mystery which CID/CBI must investigate. Academic council must limit its activities towards academics and syndicate should limit its activities for policy decisions and framing regulations.

KSOU has several partners' who have hundreds of study centers in all over India and KSOU has allowed their partners to conduct examination and evaluation without authority of law and SSLC passed employee of these partners evaluate M.Tech students fate and this VC has brought disgrace to entire University examination system. MUMTHAZ AHMED KHAN national president ALL INDIA UNIVERSITIES PARTNERS, AFFILIATED COLLEGES AND STUDY CENTER ASSOCIATION (AIUPASA) which is a registered Association (Mobile Number 0-9916390790) is demanding UGC and central Government and state government to dismiss VC Prof Krishnan to save KSOU image as he has bought disgrace to University examination system and allowed big scam to run under his nose and supervision . AIUPASA demanding that KSOU need to adopt information management system like open ERP or SAP and run its entire work with total computerization and simple manageable procedures and transparent management instead of doing it manually which is root cause of reported unlimited corruption.. AIUPASA (www.aiupasa.org) NATIONAL PRESIDENT MUMTHAZ AHMED KHAN MOBILE NUMBER 0-9916390790 and his team did 24/7 efforts to get justice to students of KSOU .AIUPASA is demanding KSOU to stream lines the procedures for Admission to Examination to awarding of degree and adopt transparent system and eradicate the unlimited corruption that exists in the in KSOU subsystems . The KSOU is not fulfilling its part of responsibilities as per MOU signed by KSOU and collaborative partners. Admission to examination to awarding of degree KSOU is flouting all norms of University and this is reportedly root cause of corruption. Collaborators are forced to give bribe otherwise they will face problems in admission of students and declaring the results or they issue show cause notice. Reportedly and allegedly the VC Prof Krishnan is root of all problems as it is reported that he has not conducted single examination of partner's institution student's examination by his team of examiners and only demanding bribe from collaborators. KSOU has not evaluated the answer sheets of partner's institution student's examination by KSOU. Who conducts the examination in KSOU and who evaluates the answers sheets and who declares the results of partner's institution student's examination is the mystery which CID/CBI must investigate.

Academic council must limit its activities towards academics and syndicate should limit its activities for policy decisions and framing regulations.