Mangaluru: K Byrappa, Vice Chancellor of Mangalore University, has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), London, in recognition of his academic contribution to the field of chemistry.

Byrappa is the first academician from Mangalore University to receive this prestigious fellowship from the Society, a press release here said.

A renowned researcher and academician, Byrappa has been honoured with many fellowships.

He was elected as the Fellow and Secretary General of the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials at its annual meeting at Japan in April.

He is the first Indian to assume the post.

In January, Byrappa was honoured with the C V Raman birth centenary gold medal in recognition of his contribution to science and technology in India.

He is the second Kannadiga to get the honour after renowned scientist C N R Rao, the release said.

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