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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The University of Kerala will inquire into allegations that its Registrar, K.A. Hashim, indulged in unethical conduct, including falsely claiming authorship of research papers.
The inquiry follows an adjournment motion passed by the University Senate here on Friday. The motion, moved by K.L. Vivekanandan, called for an inquiry into the ‘controversy relating to research matters' involving top university officials. The inquiry will be conducted by the Vice-Chancellor who also has the power of the Syndicate vested in him for now. Mr. Vivekanandan later said here the inquiry would be conducted as per clause 22 of the Chapter of the First Statutes of the university.
From next year, the university will attempt to conduct directly the online admission to postgraduate courses, Vice-Chancellor A. Jayakrishnan informed the Senate in reply to a question.
The university would also take steps to ensure that the duration of the degree courses being conducted in the credit and semester mode does not overshoot the prescribed time limit, he said.
In reply to another question, Dr. Jayakrishnan said the creation of posts in the university press and the appointment of personnel to the University Library and the engineering wing would be done after the new Syndicate is formed.
The Senate passed a resolution moved by K. Sunil Kumar calling for deployment of adequate personnel at the taluk information centres, the UITs and the FRIENDS counters. It decide to forward to the Academic Council the resolution moved by S.A. Shajahan seeking to allow up to five scholars to do research under the guides attached to the University Library.
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