The state government is considering bifurcation of the Bangalore University to reduce its jurisdiction and it has also decided to set up a new university.
Replying to a question from Congress MLA Ramesh Kumar, Deshpande said the government has realised the need for a separate university to cater to the colleges in Kolar, Chikkaballapura and Bengaluru rural district.
The Bengaluru north and east taluks which are in Bengaluru city district, Bengaluru rural, Chikkaballapura and Kolar districts will come under the purview of new university which will have headquarters at Jnana Vahini campus in Hosakote. Bengaluru South, Anekal taluk and Ramanagara district will continue to be under Bangalore University.
The state government has already sent a proposal for amendment to the Karnataka State Universities Act 2000 to the governor to facilitate the change. The governor had returned the proposal seeking more details. A committee headed by former vice-chancellor of the university N R Shetty was constituted to provide a detailed report, Deshpande explained.
Source: Business Standard
Date: 11 Dec, 2014