President appoints new vice-chancellor for NEHU

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Chemical scientist Sri Krishna Srivastava has been appointed the new vice-chancellor of North Eastern Hill University in Meghalaya, officials said on Monday.

Srivastava’s appointment followed after three students organisations under the banner of Joint Action Committee set September 30 as the deadline to appoint a full-time vice-chancellor.

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President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Srivastava, who succeeded officiating vice-chancellor P. Shukla.

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Srivastava obtained his Master of Science and Ph.D degrees from IIT, Kanpur. He joined the department of chemistry, Manipur University, in 1983 and served as a professor since 1995 till his new appointment as the NEHU vice chancellor.

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On Monday, the newly appointed vice-chancellor called on Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmunagathan, who is the chief rector of the university.

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