Published On : Tue, Mar 23rd, 2021

Dr Rajendra Kumar Sharma to be new Vice Chancellor of Gondwana University

The Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Universities in the State Bhagat Singh Koshyari has appointed Dr Rajendra Kumar Sharma as the Vice Chancellor of the Gondwana University at Gadchiroli.

Dr Sharma who holds a Research Chair Professorship instituted by ConsenSys AG, Switzerland has served as Professor and former Head of the Department of Mathematics at IIT Delhi.

Dr Sharma succeeds Dr Namdev Kalyankar whose term expired on 7 September 2020. Prof Shrinivasa Varakhedi, Vice Chancellor of Kavikulaguru Kalidasa Sanskrit University Ramtek was holding the additional charge as the Vice Chancellor of the Gondwana University.

Dr Rajendra Kumar Sharma (b. 20 November 1958) obtained his Post Graduate degree from Meerut University and Ph D from IIT Delhi. He has served as Lecturer at IIT Kharagpur and has been serving as Professor at Delhi IIT from 2002. Dr Sharma has a research / teaching experience of 32 years. He has guided 32 Ph D theses and more than 78 M Tech projects.

The Governor had appointed a Search Committee under Justice Rajendra Menon, retired Chief Justice of Patna and Delhi High Courts to recommend to him a panel of names for the appointment of Vice Chancellor of the University. Prof S Madheswaran, Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore and Milind Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary to the Government were members of the Committee. The Governor interviewed all the candidates recommended by the Committee and announced the name of Dr Sharma. (Dr Sharma, 09013643106)