Bengaluru: Assuring that he would be meeting agitating Agriculture college students in a day or two to sort out pending issues, Agriculture Minister Mr Krishna Byre Gowda said that the present government had not given any permission for starting a private Agriculture University.
Speaking after participating in the video conference with deputy commissioners and chief executive officers of zilla panchayats of 12 districts over the drought situation, Mr Krishna Byre Gowda said: “It was not our decision to permit opening of a private Agriculture University in the state.
The previous Bharatiya Janata Party government had not only given permission, but also made laws to enable starting of private universities. As per those laws, permission was given to one private Agriculture University too. We have written to the Indian Council for Agriculture Research asking if they had given recognition for this University.
If they have not given recognition, then action would be taken as per law,” he said. Mr Byre Gowda said that the Agriculture department secretary would be meeting the agitating students and he would be meeting them in a day or two to sort out the issue.