Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 28:
Prof (Dr) Surendranath Pasupalak was today appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT).
The notification in this regard was issued after his name for the post was approved by Governor S C Jamir.
Dr Pasupalak is currently professor in the department of Agronomy in OUAT and also holds the additional responsibility as the chief of Agriculture Meteorology department of the varsity.
The frontrunners for the coveted post were the outgoing VC Prof Manoranjan Kar, retired Prof Sankarshan Nanda and Prof Surendranath Pasupalak.
“I will try my level best to put OUAT on the international map. We will put our best efforts to upkeep the credibility of the institution. Will emphasize on education, research and extension,” said Prof Pasupalak to reporters in his reactions on his new appointment.