Bhubaneswar: Odisha government will appoint vice chancellors for its five state-run universities within three months.
While the appointment process for VCs in Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Sambalpur University, Odisha State Open University and Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) in progress, new appointment in Ravenshaw University will take place after completion of present VC’s tenure next month.
The VC post in BPUT is lying vacant in past three months after Prof Shyam Sundar Patnaik, who resigned before completion of his tenure. Currently, the secretary of technical education department is in charge of the post in the varsity.
Meanwhile, a committee formed by the government is preparing a list of candidates for the selection of new VC in the state-run university. The appointment is likely by end of November.
Similarly, the process for appointing VC in Odisha State Open University has begun. Since establishment of the varsity in Sambalpur in 2015, Prof Srikant Mohapatra had been appointed as the VC in charge. With the notification for new VC appointment, the interested candidates can apply for the post by November 24.
On the other hand, new VC will be appointed in Sambalpur University. The process for the appointment has begun from Oct 26. The interested professors can apply for the post by November 30. The appointment will be made as per the UGC guidelines.
The authorities have started appointment process for VISSUT before completion of tenure of present VC Prof Saibaba Reddy. A three-member search committee will be formed for the selection of new VC. The Governor will appoint the VC for the varsity on recommendation of the committee.
As the tenure of VC Prakash Chandra Sarangi of Ravenshaw University is going to be completed in December, the process for appointment of new VC will begin soon, informed sources in Raj Bhawan.
The government is targeting to complete selection process for appointing VCs in four varsities by end of this year. The VC selection process for Ravenshaw University will be made by January 2018.