Two Odisha Universities Get New Vice Chancellors

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor and Chancellor of Universities, Ganeshi Lal on Monday appointed new Vice Chancellors for two Universities of the State.

While Prof Govind J Chakrapani has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Berhampur University, Prof Hari Hara Hota has been posted as the Vice-Chancellor of Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya, Puri.

Chakrapani and Hota have been posted as VCs for a period of three years with effect from the date they assume office or until further orders, whichever is earlier, an official release said.

Prof Govind J Chakrapani is presently serving as Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, IIT, Roorkee. After completing his MSc in Applied Geology in IIT, Mumbai, he did his M Phil in Environmental Sciences and PhD from JNU, New Delhi in Environmental Geosciences.

Chakrapani did his Post Doctoral in Marine Sciences from the University of Delaware, USA in 1991-92. He has 27 years of teaching experience and also academic administrative experience of 23 years holding several posts and responsibilities.

Prof Hari Hara Hota is presently serving as Professor and Chairman, PG Council in Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Visvavidyalalya (SJSV), Puri. He had both his Acharya (MA) and PhD from SJSV, Puri and later did MBA in IT from Punjab Technical University, Ludhiana. He has 30 years of teaching experience and a long administrative experience in various capacities.

With agency inputs