Talakad Chikkalingaiah Shivashankara Murthy took charge as the new vice-chancellor of Mangalore University on Wednesday 3, 2010." />
Mangalore, Mar 5: T C Shivashankar Murthy, who has been newly appointed as the Vice Chancellor, is expected to solve a number of problems at Mangalore University.
Mr. Murthy is not only a teacher, but also an administrator with 37 years of service in the University of Mysore to his credit. He also served as the acting vice chancellor of Mysore University and its registrar (evaluation) for some time. The centre sanctioned a package of Rs 100 crore to the Mysore University when he was its acting vice chancellor in 2008.
K V Purushottam, the general secretary of the Association of Mangalore University College Teachers, said that the association expects the new vice chancellor to set right certain issues regarding the computerization of issuing marks cards and tabulating marks, with which the university has not enjoyed total success.
Mr. Purushottam recalled that the K M Kaveirappa, the former vice chancellor, had reported the detection of 70 - 80 cases of manipulation in the LLB examination of October - November 2008. But, the Mangalore University had not disclosed all the details regarding this alleged manipulation. Moreover, the university has not yet announced the results of the semester examinations of degree courses conducted in Nov - Dec 2009.
Y Bhasker Shetty, the honorary president of the Association of the First Grade College Principals of Mangalore University, said that the university had not followed the schedule of events for the last 2 years. Mr. Shetty, the president of the Federation of Degree College Principals’ Associations in Karnataka, said that teachers were forced to tabulate marks even after the commencement of classes because manual tabulation of marks was taking a long time. Mr. Narahari, the president of Federation of University and College Teachers’ Associations in Karnataka, said that Mangalore University has not yet gone for re-accreditation.