After toiling over the fact for long, the Karnataka government finally decided to split the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palika (BBMP) as well as Bangalore University, as was proposed earlier by the university and the committee set up by the cabinet to undergo the present situation of both the body and whether it is required to get split or not.
A senior minister after attending the cabinet meeting said, “The trifurcation will enable effective and efficient administration in the civic body and the university.” Former chief secretary BS Patil had recently formed an expert committee whose work was to look into the possibility of splitting of the civic agency of BBMP. The committee along with the seven member congress team headed by BL Shankar recommended to trifurcate the body and said this would be best of interest for everyone.
Along with BBMP, there were recommendations from various committees as well for the splitting of Bangalore University into three or more entities. In order to make academic and administrative procedures convenient along the geographical lines, the head of the 10 member panel N Rudariah had recommended craving this 125 year old university to three separate universities.
Bangalore University is one of the largest universities in Asia which contains nearly 600 colleges under its ambit. If the trifurcation of the university would take place, Kolar and Tumakuru would get parts of the university along with the centralized university that exists presently. Keeping the huge population base and increasing demand of the students to get enrolled into the university, trifurcation of the university seems to be the best possible option at this moment.
- Karnataka Government have proposed to finally split BBMP and Bangalore University
- A committee of seven member congress team has been formed to trifurcate the body
- Kolar and Tumakuru would get parts of the university along with the centralized university that exists presently