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Ishan Kumar Patro appointed new VC of Odisha’s Ravenshaw Varsity

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Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculation to rest, Odisha Governor and Chancellor Dr. S.C Jamir on Saturday appointed Professor Ishan Kumar Patro as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Ravenshaw University in Cuttack. He will replace Prof. Prakash Chandra Sarangi.

Dr. S.C. Jamir appointed Prof. Ishan Kumar Patro as VC of Ravenshaw University, exercising the
powers conferred by Section 10 (1) & (5) of Ravenshaw University Act, 2005. He has been appointed as VC for a period of
three years with effect from the date he assumes office as such or until further orders whichever is earlier.

“Ravenshaw University has a glorious past and is currently doing well. I am very fortunate that I have got a chance to take the oldest institute of the state to a step ahead. I will give my best to make it happen,” said Prof. Ishan Kumar in his reaction while speaking to Kalinga TV.

When asked about the important areas he would focus after assuming the new charge, he said that “A new campus has to be built and different new works has to be carried out there. Appointment of new staff, introduction of new stream and placement of the students will be my priority.”

Patro is currently working as professor in School of Studies in Neuroscience/Zoology department of Jiwaji University in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. He has a long teaching experience of 29 years. As HOD, Prof. Patro has administrative experience of 17 years. He has to his credit 66 numbers of Research Paper publications in reputed national and international journals. Besides, 25 scholars under his guidance were awarded Ph. D degree.