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Bangalore University to have only Saraswati statue, not Buddha's


BENGALURU: The Karnataka State Higher Education Council on Monday decided not to permit installation of Buddha's statue at Bangalore University's Jnanabharathi campus, spiking the syndicate's decision to put it subsequent to the statue of Goddess Saraswati.

The decision was once taken at a council meeting held with upper education minister GT Devegowda within the chair and attended via vice-chancellors of universities within the state.


Saraswati's statue at the campus had suffered minor damages and was once to get replaced with a new statue of the goddess. But a group of scholars final month put in a Buddha statue on the position. In a bid to get to the bottom of the row, the university decided that the statues of Saraswati in addition to Buddha would stay side via side at the campus.

Sources stated the issue was once at the agenda of Monday's meeting as several universities had been dealing with identical problems. Devegowda stated no college or university within the state will probably be allowed to install new statues on their premises while current ones will stay.


He also requested the Bangalore University vice-chancellor to act towards those that stirred the debate within the varsity. An inquiry into the issue continues to be pending.


Marks cards to log on


After the council meeting, Devegowda stated marks cards of polytechnic, engineering and all schools affiliated to various universities within the state since 1990 will probably be available on-line via this year-end.


The meeting also decided to make yoga and meditation obligatory in all schools.


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