Bengaluru: Disclosing that he had no plans now to introduce a common syllabus for all varsities, Higher Education Minister G.T. Deve Gowda however promised to hold a meeting with MLCs from teachers and graduates constituencies and officials to explore the possibilities of having an uniform syllabus in the state.
Replying to Mr R Prasannakumar of the Congress in the Legislative Council on Thursday, the minister said that except for private varsities, all other 19 universities in the state were following the syllabus approved by the chancellor of universities.
Though there was no proposal before the government to have a common syllabus, it was learnt that students were facing problems due to change in syllabus from one university to the other, the minister said.
This had been brought to his notice by officials. In view of this, a meeting of all concerned would be convened soon to initiate the process in this regard, the minister said.
Mr Gowda said that there were 1,799 vacancies in the teaching category as against the sanctioned 3,934 posts in universities. Similarly, there were 4,202 posts vacant in the non-teaching category as against the sanctioned strength of 7,836. Steps would be taken to fill these vacancies soon.