MUMBAI, (GNI): The Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao handed over the letter of appointment to Dr Suhas R. Pednekar as Vice Chancellor at Raj Bhavan, in Mumbai today – photo by Sumant Gajinkar
MUMBAI, (GNI): The Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Universities in the State CH. Vidyasagar Rao today appointed Dr Suhas Raghunath Pednekar, Professor of Chemistry and Principal of Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College as the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai.
The Governor handed over the letter of appointment to Dr Pednekar at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Friday (27th April).
Dr Pednekar has been appointed as Vice Chancellor for a period of 5 years or till attaining the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
He succeeds Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, who was removed from the post of Vice Chancellor of the University on 24th October 2017.
Dr Devanand Shinde, Vice Chancellor of Shivaji University, Kolhapur was holding the additional charge of the post of Vice Chancellor since then.
The Governor had constituted a Search Committee under the chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan, former chairman of ISRO to recommend to him a panel of names suitable for appointment of Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai.
Dr Shyam Lal Soni, Director, National Institute of Technology, Pauri (Garhwal) Uttarakhand and Bhushan Gagrani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, CIDCO were other members of the Committee. Ends