Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 6:
The Odisha Governor and Chancellor of universities Dr SC Jamir on Wednesday appointed Prof E Saibaba Reddy as the new vice chancellor of the Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla in Sambalpur district.
It may be mentioned that the Search Committee appointed by the Governor, which shortlisted 22 candidates for the post, had recommended the names of sitting vice chancellor of VSSUT Prof BK Nanda, Prof E Saibaba Reddy and Prof KC Patra of NIT, Rourkela.
However, the Governor selected Prof Reddy as the next vice chancellor of VSSUT.
Prof Reddy is presently is the professor of Civil Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad.
An alumnus of University of Roorkee, Prof Reddy did his PhD in University of Holifak, Canada and University of Birmingham.
He has been a regular visiting professor at a number of foreign universities, particularly in the USA, Canada and UK.
Well known in academic circles, he has authored four books besides publishing research papers in 50 international and 52 national journals of repute.
He has successfully guided four PhD scholars, while four others are pursuing their PhD under him now.