Former Gulbarga University Registrar Chandrakant Yatnoor has been appointed as Registrar of Central University of Karnataka, Kadaganchi-Kalaburag
He however courted controversy even before he took charge as the New Indian Express Called him ” a tainted professor” in one of their news post. Prof yatanoor have refuted the allegations .
In the New Indian Express Rashmi Belur writes “As per documents available with Express, it was decided to appoint Prof Chandrakant Yatnoor as registrar at the Executive Council meeting held on August 23. The decision has been recorded in the minutes of the meeting.”
The Article alleged that the university authorities have not got the vigilance clearance certificate from the state university where he worked earlier Before taking this decision,. It is mandatory to get the certificate before appointing anyone as registrar as per University Grants Commission (UGC) norms.
Prof Yatnoor was registrar of Gulbarga University earlier. He was asked to resign in November 2014 by the Higher Education Department following allegations of corruption and misguiding the state legislative committee by submitting wrong reports.
A case has also been filed before the Lokayukta by some PhD seat aspirants accusing Yatnoor of favouring some candidates. A department official told Express, “Gulbarga University was supposed to submit a report to the Legislative Committee on welfare of Backward Classes and Minorities. But the then registrar allegedly submitted a wrong report.”
“In turn, the committee asked the Higher Education Department to initiate disciplinary action or suspend the then registrar Yatnoor. Based on that, the department removed him,” the official added. ” Says the Rest of The Article
‘I was targeted’
Prof Yatnoor,however climed innocence , When Express contacted him he is reported to have said “Yes, there was a case before the Lokayukta. But I have given in writing to the Lokayukta that I am in no way related to the case. In another case, I was made a scapegoat. The legislative committee had asked for some information. I was under work pressure and I just signed a file which was prepared by my subordinates. I was targeted and asked to resign. I submitted my resignation and it is a closed chapter.”