By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bangalore: Today prime minister of India vehemently spoke about the ideals of 12th century social reformer Basaveshwara.On the occasion of Basava Jayanti celebrations Rajashekhar congress leader and Public in Karnataka are demanding that Central University of Karnataka (CUK) be re-named after "saint Basaweshwara” Kalaburagi is a historic place being the origin of the social reformist movement of the great 12th century saint Basaweshwara. An official notification ensuring that all government offices are adorned with portraits of the 12th century social reformer Basaveshwara is issued and implemented . The portrait will be displayed alongside that of architect of the Indian Constitution B.R. Ambedkar, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced. According to the rules, the portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr B.R. Ambedkar, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi must adorn offices of the Governor and ministers. With today's decision, portraits of Basaveshwara too would be displayed.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. .
Public has waited more than enough thinking that CUK 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.