Bhubaneswar, 14 May-2014, Abhijit Saha: The Governor of Odisha S C Jamir has today appointed Dr Ashok Kumar Das as the new vice chancellor of Utkal University.
Presently, Dr Das is the Head of Laser & Plasma Technology Division of BARC.
Earlier a search committee had submitted 3 names to the governor S C Jamir. The search committee consisted of 3 members R K Chauhan who is a former secretary of UGC, Dinesh Singh who is a vice chancellor of Delhi University and Kailash Chandra Mishra who is a vice chancellor of Sri Sri University.
The 3 names of the candidates who were suggested for the post include Prof Samson Maharana a commerce professor of Utkal University, Ashok Das who is a scientist at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Prakash Sarangi who is a retired professor of political science in Central University at Hyderabad.