KSOU- Karnataka State Open University is found to shatter the rules and regulations of UGC grants (University Grants Commission).
A recent press release has revealed that a lecturer who was not even on the payroll of the KSOU was regularised as an assistant professor by the university, four months ago.
The above said lecturer is now heading the law department of the varsity. This is one of the notorious violations in recruitments committed by the varsity. KSOU is however offensive, seeking refuge under the assent given by the Chancellor of Universities, while furnishing interpretations of convenience to the Governor's office in many such situations.
Moreover, a lecturer S S Janhavi, who was appointed by KSOU as a guest lecturer on February 15, 2011, had left the university soon after she wanted to rejoin Vidyavardhaka Law College, as it was brought under the grant-in-aid.
S S Janhavi, who wasn't even working in KSOU, was called back by KSOU on May 10, 2013, and was given a letter stating that her temporary service (as a guest lecturer) had been regularised to an assistant professor.
Based on the rules laid by the supreme court, only those employees in temporary posts with 10 years of continuous service can be regularised. Whereas, Janhavi has served as a guest lecturer only for a few months.
Considering this as the biggest scams by KSOU, the case has come under the scanner of the Higher Education department and also the Governor's office.
Later, three months after the current vice chancellor MG Krishnan was given in-change on May 10, 2013. Just then, the KSOU Board of Management passed a resolution on the regularisation of 28 guest lecturers in the university.
In fact, the statute framed during the former VC's tenure, was approved by the governor on May 7, 2013.
Among the 28 temporary employees, only 6 were eligible for the requirements. Out of the remaining 22 employees, 8 were recruited during the tenure of former VC KS Rangappa in February-March, 2011.
Unexpectedly, the same 28 guest lecturers were overlooked by the varsity in December 2012, when it made 47 fresh appointments to the posts of 41 assistant professors, 5 associate professors and 1 librarian.
However, legal opinion was invited from a committee constitute, which recommended that the temporary teachers were appointed against roster points of reservation.