BANGALORE: Higher education minister V S Acharya has convened a meeting of all vice-chancellors and registrars coming under the jurisdiction of his department on November 16.
Amendment to the Karnataka State Universities Act, 2000, financial health of the varsities and their immediate problems will be the top agenda for the meeting. This is the first time that Acharya, after taking charge as higher education minister, will be meeting university officials.
The issue of splitting Bangalore University into 2 or 3 smaller universities will also come up for discussion. The higher education department will seek the opinion of all V-Cs on amending the KSU Act in accordance with the University Grants Commission regulations. Governor H R Bharadwaj, who is also chancellor of all universities, has asked the chief minister to amend the state act in line with UGC regulations. (TOI)