While Prof Aparajita Chowdhury has been appointed as VC of the Ramadevi Women’s University, Prof Sabita Acharya as VC of Utkal University, Prof Dinabandhu Sahoo of Fakir Mohan University, Prof N Nagaraju of Gangadhar Meher University, Prof Kishore Kumar Basa of North Odisha University and Prof Prafulla Kumar Mohanty as the VC of the Khallikote University.
According to information, Prof Chowdhury had earlier served as Director, College of Development Council and Professor of Home Science, Berhampur University. She has more than 37 years of teaching experience.
Prof Acharya had served as Chairman, Post Graduate Council and Professor of Anthropology, Utkal University and has 31 years of teaching experience.
Prof Sahoo is presently serving in the University of Delhi and he has 26 years of teaching experience.
Prof Nagaraju, a teacher in English, is presently serving in the Central University of Karnataka. He has 34 years of teaching experience.
Prof Basa has 38 years of experience in teaching. He was Professor at the University of Culture, Government of India.
Prof Mohanty, who had served in the Department of Zoology, Utkal University, has 35 years of experience in teaching.
It may be noted that the VCs have been appointed for a term of four years, which was provisioned in the recently-passed Universities Amendment Act. Earlier, the term of a VC was three years only.
The newly appointed VCs have been advised to join the places of posting in seven days’ time, said sources.