Bengaluru: Conceding that rampant corruption is involved in the selection of the Vice-Chancellors for various universities of the state, higher education minister CN Ashwath Narayana announced that soon the state government will bring in an amendment to the state universities act 2000 and scrap the search committee concept.
Participating in an interactive session with the media fraternity in the city, he stated that he is aware of the alleged corrupt practice involved in the VC selection process. "To put an end to corruption, we need to bring a change in the system. It will be done through the amendment. Our plan is to form a permanent body to shortlist the VC candidates," he said.
He also stated that the gag order imposed on the Vice-Chancellors of the state universities has been withdrawn. "Now the VCs are free to talk to the media," he said.
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