GET Stock QuotesNews18 APP
News18 English
Powered by cricketnext logo
»
1-min read

V K Saraswat Named as New JNU Chancellor

Saraswat was conferred Padma Shri in 1998, Padma Bhusan in 2013 and had served as a chief scientific advisor to the Minister of Defence.

PTI

Updated:May 12, 2017, 4:51 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
V K Saraswat Named as New JNU Chancellor
Saraswat was conferred Padma Shri in 1998, Padma Bhusan in 2013 and had served as a chief scientific advisor to the Minister of Defence.
Loading...

New Delhi: The HRD Ministry has named scientist and former DRDO chief Vijay Kumar Saraswat as the next chancellor of JNU.

A full-time member of NITI Aayog, Saraswat will be replacing ISRO chief Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan whose five- year term ended on March 30.

Though Saraswat is yet to receive official communication, his name has been finalised for the varsity’s top position, according to sources in the ministry.

Saraswat was conferred Padma Shri in 1998, Padma Bhusan in 2013 and had served as a chief scientific advisor to the Minister of Defence.

As project director of Prithvi, Saraswat steered the design, development, production and induction of the first indigenous surface-to-surface missile system into the armed forces.

According to teachers in the university, the outgoing chancellor, Kasturirangan, showed much interest in language, literature and cultural studies.

A chancellor has a little role in day-to-day activities of the administration. PTI CPB GJS AAR

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results