BANGALORE: To clear the backlog of 4,000 cases on faculty marks cards, wrong names and non-declaration of results, Bangalore University will hold an examination adalat. BU will submit itself to the scrutiny of a retired high court judge in a bid to reduce pendency of cases and bring in transparency. The decision during the adalat will be binding on the university, students, colleges and other stakeholders. “We want all cases to be disposed of in three months,” the BU V-C said.
Book fair: BU plans to hold `World of Books 2011′, a mega book fair at Palace Grounds on August 12 to mark Librarians’ Day. The event will be open to 1 lakh students and 25,000 faculty from the university’s 600-odd affiliated colleges. One million books will be on display. Besides academic activities and literary walks, BU will give away the `best user award’ to one PG student who uses the university library the most.
No chairs now
BU’s proposal to start academic chairs in the name of Gautam Buddha, BR Ambedkar and Akka Mahadevi, among others, got a thumbs down from academic council members. Members said the university should first review the working of the existing chairs before setting aside Rs 60 lakh for new ones. BU V-C N Prabhu Dev admitted that Rs 5 lakh granted by Isro for a chair is insufficient and the Kempegowda Chair set up by BBMP is not functioning properly.
Biogas plant : To explore the possibility of generating power on its own, BU will set up a biogas plant at an estimated cost of Rs 100 lakh on Jnanabharathi campus. The city corporation will supply 25 tonnes of organic waste daily for 15 years.