By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangalore: President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the second Annual Convocation of the Central University of Karnataka had said that "A developing country like India needs innovative solutions to issues in renewable energy, climate change, drinking water, sanitation and urbanization. It is incumbent on our universities to align their research priorities with these challenges. Our universities have to be the breeding grounds for creative pursuits and cutting-edge technology. They have to inculcate in their students a scientific temper and a spirit of inquiry. Research promotion at the under-graduate level could facilitate this objective. This land carries with it a legacy of diverse educational experiments and experiences. It is the seat of two universities in the past - Anubhava Mantapa of Basavanna and Mahmud Gawan's Madrsa - both of which attracted intellectuals from across the country and abroad. It is also worth mentioning about Sannati, an ancient Buddhist centre of learning, and Nagavi Ghatikasthan. It is incumbent on the contemporary educational institutions in the state to take forward this tradition of knowledge. In this, I see a prominent role for the Central University of Karnataka. Being a new university, it can set its educational priorities to achieve the lofty ideals set by the earlier seers and educationists. A good education system is one that can help develop social responsiveness in students. Ways should be devised to integrate student engagement with society in the academic framework. For instance, higher level students can be assigned to teach in government schools located nearby. It will help address the existing shortage of teachers at primary and secondary levels and also create a desire in them to enter the teaching profession. Students can also be deployed to undertake community-based projects. They can identify problems and involve themselves in research to find solutions. Measures like these would mould students into confident and purposeful human beings, who can through their conviction and own example inspire others.”
Central government is giving money Central University of Karnataka (CUK) but un-utilized amount reportedly is more than utilized money .Dr Deene is appointed as Assistant professor but he is also made co-ordinator of SC ST Cell and he is also full time internal auditor of Central University of Karnataka (CUK).One man three post . It is reported that his performance is dismal in all three post .His teaching cannot be of high standards if he is performing in three post. The UGC sanctioned 140 faculty positions for Central University of Karnataka (CUK) but CUK reportedly has filled only 40 positions. This data is officially available at UGC Website .If this position exists in a private college the college is de-recognized by University and UGC then why Dr Sandhu and NAAC and MHRD is failed to censure the Central University of Karnataka (CUK). with this kind of faculty shortages how can ANY BODY dream of making it world-class Central University.N.R. Shetty, Chancellor of the Central University of Karnataka (CUK), Kalaburagi, called upon the teaching and non-teaching staff to work together to make the university one among the top performing institutions in the world. He was delivering the Foundation Day lecture at the university in Kadaganchi, off Aland Road, recently.Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) is a Central University in Lucknow 226025 Accredited 'A' Grade by NAAC in 2015,in Uttar Pradesh. The university is named after Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution. Even then Karnataka state higher education Minister has reportedly proposed that Central University of Karnataka (CUK) be named after Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar despite already a central university in UP is already named after Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar out 46 central universities .Public is demandingthat Central University of Karnataka (CUK) be named after saint Basaweshwara.I have asked PIO CUK to provide me the information and reasons under section 4(I) RTI Act for not adopting UGC (Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through SWAYAM) Regulation, 2016 (https://swayam.gov.in/Home) for students of CUKand providing high quality 4 GWIFI in campus free of cost and providing free laptops to SC ST and EWS students in campus as The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley while presenting the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament reportedly said that the Government proposes to leverage information technology and launch SWAYAM Platform with at least 350 online courses. In his Budget Speech, the Finance Minister said this will enable students to virtually attend the courses taught by the best faculty; access high quality reading resources, participate in discussion forums; take tests and earn academic grades. Access to SWAYAM would be widened by linkage with DTH channels, dedicated to education. This information and reasons need to be provided to me as per Guide on RTIto Information Act 2005 published by the Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training (available here :http://rti.gov.in/RTICorner/Guideonrti.pdf) on page 12 and Para 9, following is stated: Providing Reasons for Decisions: The public authorities take various administrative and quasi-judicial decisions which affect the interests of certain persons. It is mandatory for the concerned public authority to provide reasons for such decisions to the affected persons. It may be done by using appropriate mode of communication .Attention is also invited towards the thread 'affected person ' under rti act.In fact, it can be said that "Affected" refers back to an action. The"Affected Persons" are the ones who are affected by that action. The reasons need to be given to affected person and copy of that can be given to me under 2 f of RTI Act. The CUKoffice is THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY under obligation to provide information "PUBLICLY” under section 4(1) (a) (b) (c) (d).
Public has waited more than enough thinking that it will withdraw Deene Circular and issue a comprehensive circular encompassing ten portraits and solve the problem. But this is not happening .Then a PIL will be filed against the CUK for violating section 7 of CUK Act . The demand is made from several quarters that Central University of Karnataka (CUK) AT Kalburgi should take all sections of society along and issue a Fresh circular for portraits for inclusion of the incumbent President, Swami Vivekananda , Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, great Sufi saint Khwaja Bande Nawaz. , saint Basaweshwara , Dr , B.R. Ambedkar and incumbent Vice Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor and Chancellor in CUK .Central University of Karnataka (CUK) AT Kalburgi cannot ill offer to display only one portrait of one National leader as proposed and implemented by Dr Deene of CUK leaving all others .Protocol of Portrait Display is very important. Dr Deene Circular violates section 7 of Central University Act as University is open to all caste, creed, race or class and cannot force one belief on others.University cannot ill offer to display only one portrait of one leader as proposed leaving all others. An illegal circular was issued by Dr Deene on authorization of VC which is about only one portrait of one national leader as proposed and leaving all others as University has to take along all sections of society creed and religion and cannot ill offered to display only one portrait of one leader as proposed leaving all others so this Circular violates section 7 of Central University Act as University is open to all caste, creed, race or class and cannot force one belief on others. Protocol of Portrait Display is very important. Diversity in language, culture, belief, tradition, knowledge-systems and way of life, which mark the inclusive secular character of this country and make it unique in the whole world, has to be reflected in the University curricula and in all its academic and research activities including display of portraits. University cannot ill offer to display only one portrait of one leader as proposed leaving all others. A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.The doorway to South India, Kalburgi is a miraculous gift the land of Karnataka embraces. Drawing the quality of 'Unity in Diversity' from the homeland country India, Kalburgi carries the legacy of rich cultural heritage imbibed in its fine arts, music and dance forms, people and cuisines. The attribute of being a cosmopolitan city, Kalburgi mirrors confluence of all the diverse cultures nourishing within its boundaries. The residents of the city living in sheer harmony with each other confirm that the varied culture exists, but not at the cost of peace and tranquility of Kalburgi. The festivals colour Kalburgi in the fun and fervour of the celebrations. A number of monuments silently express the glorious history of the city they witnessed, the traditional art forms they preserved and continued to keep it alive. The spirit of Kalburgi, vibrant culture and reminiscent traditions all make the city wonderful and tremendously important as a part of Indian heritage.The University is well aware of the challenges of the contemporary world in establishing a quality educational institution. It is heartening that the system is committed to bring all the required changes to achieve this goal. It is indeed a pleasure to note that the University is advancing significantly in terms of academic activities, infrastructural facilities, and performance of its academia. The Central University of Karnataka (CUK) has been established by an Act of the Parliament (No. 3 of 2009) at Kalaburagi, Karnataka. It is one of the 16 new Central Universities established by the Government of India during the UGC XI Plan Period to address to the concerns of 'equity and access' and to increase the access to quality higher education by people in less educationally developed districts which have a Graduate Enrolment Ratio of less than the national average of 11%. .The CUK, with its territorial jurisdiction all over Karnataka has been initiated its activities from the academic year beginning August 2009 in keeping with the philosophy of achieving and maintaining the highest levels of academic excellence, sensitivity to equity and access in enrolment and recruitment and emerging as a premier national educational and research institution in the country. The University has 654 acres campus, situated near Kadaganchi village in the district of Kalaburagi, Karnataka State (30 km from Kalaburagi city towards Solapur). It is claimed that CUK is the first Central University to move to its permanent campus in a short time among the new ones. The main objective of the University is integrating the components of Teaching, Research, Innovation, Training and Skill Development (TRI-TSD) with an aspiration to excel in dual degree, post graduate and doctoral programs. The University offers the programs in following five dominant areas: Arts, Humanities, Management, Sciences, and Engineering. Currently the University is running 16 Departments spread in 8 Schools and 1 Centre, and offering 9 Dual degree programs, 15 Master degree programs, 16 Research (PhD) programs.Objectives of The Central University of Karnataka (CUK) : To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit.To make special provisions for integrated courses in humanities, social sciences, science and technology in its educational programmes. To take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process and inter- disciplinary studies and research. To educate and train manpower for the development of the country. To establish linkages with industries for the promotion of science and technology; and to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people, their intellectual, academic and cultural development.. Kalaburagi is 623 km north of the state capital of Bengaluru and 200 km from Hyderabad. Although initially part of Hyderabad State, the city is the administrative headquarters of the district. In Kannada kala means stones, buragi means land thus the name kalaburgi - land of stones. Kalaburagi is a historic place being the origin of the social reformist movement of the great 12th century saint Basaweshwara and also the seat of the great Sufi saint Khwaja Bande Nawaz. The university identifies itself with these universal symbols of humanism and harmony who were also responsible for the general trend of education in the sense of enlightenment and upliftment of the masses. These ideas have found expression through the famous and old symbol of the 'Tree of Life' which is the basic motif for the university logo. The figurine at the bottom, representing the scholar, is symbolic of life reaching in all its expansiveness and leading to knowledge and enlightenment. Kalaburagi district is situated in northern Karnataka between 76°.04' and 77°.42 east longitude, and 17°.12' and 17°.46' north latitude, covering an area of 10,951 km². This district is bounded on the west by Vijayapur district and Solapur district of Maharashtra state, on the north by Bidar district and Osmanabad district of Maharashtra state, on the south by Yadgir district, and on the east by Ranga Reddy district of Telangana state. Weather at Kalaburagi is warm and the temperatures shorting over 45 degree Celsius during the summer months of April-May. Rains start from June to October followed by a short and sometimes sharp winter. Reaching there at The city of Kalaburagi is accessible by airways, railways and roadways. Nearest international airport to Kalaburagi is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, Hyderabad, at a distance of nearly 230 km. The city is well connected with all major cities of India like Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai through a number of regular trains and buses. The Central Bus Stand, Kalaburagi is well connected to the university and nearby places by a network of state and interstate buses.