HC directs VTU VC to file affidavit on his marks
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 10:30
Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Monday directed Visvesvaraya Technological University Vice-Chancellor H Maheshappa to file an affidavit on the "confusion" over his marks and the allegations associated with it.

The division bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna Maheshappa stated this after senior counsel Nanjunda Reddy, appearing on behalf of the VC, submitted that he had scored first class marks but it has been "misinformed" by Mysore University.

The bench directed him to clarify the confusion pertaining to his marks and procedure adopted by VTU in selecting the VC. Reddy said Maheshappa after failing in the ninth semester, secured first class in the supplementary exams and if these are added to what he secured in the 10th semester, he (Maheshappa) gets above 60 per cent. "If the failed marks are included, he will be declared second class," he said.

The Court also questioned Maheshappa's affidavit in which he has stated that the CV submitted to the selection panel was "by mistake".

When the court sought to know why he had not mentioned it in the affidavit, counsel said he was not aware of it. "You have a Vice-Chancellor who does not know his class. What is he going to do?" the Chief Justice asked.

The bench then directed the Vice Chancellor to file an affidavit and petitioner J H Anil Kumar who had moved court challenging the appointment to find out the facts. The court also directed the petitioner to inform it about on the criteria to declare class.


First Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 10:30

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