The present university syndicate reportedly discussed that a study centre should not be named after a minister facing corruption charges.

Cochin Uni not to name study centre after KM Mani following corruption allegations
news KM Mani Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 09:09

Budget studies centre in Cochin University (CUSAT) of Kerala named after former state Finance Minister KM Mani is likely to change its name.

KM Mani centre for budget studies was named in honour of the former minister, who has presented the most number (13) of budgets and is also the longest serving member in the assembly.

The university’s decision comes against the backdrop of bribery allegations faced by Mani.

“When the matter came up for discussion at the Syndicate meeting on Saturday, it was decided to check under what circumstances the study centre was named after K M Mani. If the centre was named by the government, government clearance is required to change it. If it was the Syndicate that fixed the name, it has the power to change it. A decision on the matter will be taken at the next Syndicate meeting,” said Cusat Vice-chancellor J J Letha, The New Indian Express reports.

The present university syndicate reportedly discussed that a study centre should not be named after a minister facing corruption charges.

“If the centre is renamed, it would be known as the Centre for Budget Studies,” added the VC, TNIE report says.

 

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