The Karnataka High Court has stayed the University of Mysore’s order passed on July 27, 2013, relieving Prof. B. Shivaraj as the Chairman of Bahadur Institute of Management Sciences (BIMS), Manasagangothri.
The High Court, hearing the case, issued the stay orders on Aug. 7, 2013, and has also ordered to issue notices to the respondents.
The University of Mysore had passed an order relieving Prof. Shivaraj after the University received a letter from the Principal Secretary, Education Department (Universities), Government of Karnataka, dated June 15, 2013, which suggested to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Prof. Shivaraj for having executed an MoU with foreign Universities without following the statutes governing the recognition of foreign Universities approved by the Chancellor and also allegedly for collecting Rs.150 along with Prof. Anand from each MBA student studying in all affiliated colleges of the University and the Outreach Centres in connection with awarding marks for internal assessment and also for arranging to distribute course-wares developed by industrial experts.
Speaking to Star of Mysore, Prof. Shivaraj said that the charges framed against him were totally false and baseless.
He said that the MoU was signed with University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran to conduct joint seminars and other academic activities.
“In fact, I wrote letters to the University after signing the MoU, but the University did not respond. Some vested interests who want to tarnish my image were targeting me for no reason”, said Prof. Shivaraj.
Prof. Shivaraj also mentioned that charges of him collecting Rs. 150 from the MBA students of all affiliated institutions and outreach centres were also baseless.
Courtesy : Star Of Mysore