MYSURU: The Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) has decided to place two draft ordinances in front of the state government as part of its efforts to get back the University Grants Commission (UGC) recognition.
Speaking to Times of India, University registrar, K G Chandrasekhar informed that September 23 is the last date to apply for UGC recognition for the academic year 2018-19. “We need to apply online and more than 500 pages of documents needed to be uploaded. To ensure that university will meet all the criteria fixed by the UGC, we have decided to place two ordinances in front of the state government,” he said.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, KSOU joint Board of Studies (BoS) and academic council approved various proposals mooted by the university in connection to syllabus, examination pattern etc. Both the meetings also approved all the new university statutes. “Approvals were need to apply for UGC recognition,” informed K G Chandrasekhar.
“It was difficult to hold BoS meetings of various departments separately. So we conducted joint meeting of all the Board of Studies. After getting approval for syllabus, examination pattern etc at this meeting, we presented them in the academic council meeting. A meeting of university Board of Management (BoM) has been called on Thursday where we will get approval for all the new schemes. After that we will start uploading the documents to UGC website,” he said.
K G Chandrasekhar informed that as per the new UGC guidelines we need to bring a lot of changes in the present structure of the KSOU. “We need to replace various departments with school of studies. We need to recruit senior faculty as the director of these newly established schools. We have received approval for all these proposals at academic council,” he explained.