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Odisha government has recommended to the Governor for extension of tenure of six Vice-Chancellors

Bhubaneswar: 10/6/20: The state government has recommended to the Governor for extension of tenure of Vice-Chancellors in six universities for a period of three months.

This is being done in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation prevailing in the state. The Governor is the Chancellor of all the universities of the state.

The notification said the order was in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (8) of section 6 of Odisha Universities Act, 1989.

The six VCs whose tenure has been extended are Prof. Atanu Kumar Pati of Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur; Prof Madhumita Das of Fakir Mohan University, Balasore; Prof. Pradeep Kumar Chand of North Orissa University, Baripada; Prof. Soumendra Mohan Patnaik of Utkal University, Bhubaneswar; Prof. Amrendra Narayan Misra of Khallikote University, Berhampur and Prof Padmaja Mishra of Rama Devi Women’s University, Bhubaneswar.

Gangadhar Meher VC Professor Atanu Kumar Pati’s completion of tenure is scheduled on July 25 and FM University VC Professor Madhumita Das is scheduled to complete her tenure on August 1.

Professor Chand is scheduled to complete his tenure as the VC on August 31, Utkal University VC Prof Soumendra Mohan Patnaik on July 30, Khallikote University VC Professor Misra on July 13 and tenure of Rama Devi Women’s University’s VC Professor Padmaja Mishra is scheduled to complete on July 14.

The notification said that no policy decisions shall be made or any recruitment for teaching or non-teaching posts shall be undertaken by the incumbent Vice-Chancellor without the approval of the Chancellor.

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