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Prof Rajendra Prasad Das becomes new VC of Berhampur University

Bhubaneswar, July 29: Odisha Governor and Chancellor of universities Dr SC Jamir on Friday appointed Professor (Dr) Rajendra Prasad Das, as the Vice-Chancellor of Berhampur University.

Prof Das will succeed Prof Deepak Kumar Behera whose tenure will end on July 31. Prof Das was selected from a list of three candidates after a personal interview conducted by the Governor held in Raj Bhavan today.

Prof Das is presently serving as Professor and Director of Institute of Management in Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur in Chhattisgarh. The appointment is for a period of three years with effect from the date he assumes office or until further orders, whichever happens first.

He had his post graduation in Commerce from Kurukshetra University and did PhD in Management from the same university. He completed FDPM from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has teaching experience of more than 28 years and as Professor for more than 13 years. He is continuing in Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University since February 2003.

Regarding academic experience, he served as guest faculty in IIM, Raipur (IIMR), Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Business Management under Vikram University, Ujjain and Core Faculty (PM and IR Area) in Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur. Besides Director, Institute of Management in Pt Ravishankar Shukla and having served in different positions in the same university his other administrative experience is as Chairman, Central Board of Studies in Management for Unified Syllabus in Management under Government of Chattisgarh where he is continuing at present. 

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