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Dr Ashok Kumar Das new VC of Utkal


Odisha Sun Times News Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 14:

Well-known Odisha scientist Dr Ashok Kumar Das on Wednesday was appointed the new vice chancellor of Utkal University.

Utkal Univ Vani ViharA notification to this effect was issued by the office of governor and Chancellor of Universities Dr SC Jamir at Raj Bhawan here.

Prior to his appointment, Das was the head, Laser and Plasma Technology divisionof the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

The post of vice-chancellor was lying vacant after the superannuation of Dr Prasant Kumar Sahu on May 1.

It may be recalled here that the Search Committee, formed by the Governor and Chancellor of Universities, had shortlisted eight senior professors including Dr Das for the post.

The other nom were, Prof Samson Maharana, department of Commerce, Prof Satyaban Jena, department of Chemistry, Prof Anup Das, department of Sociology, Prof Hemant Patra, department of Botany (all from Utkal University), Prof Simalchal Panigrahi of NIT, Rourkela, Prof Prakash Sarangi of Central University, Andhra Pradesh and Prof Amarendra Mishra, department of Botany, Jharkhand University.