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Prof. Chakradhar Tripathi joins as the Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Odisha

Koraput:26/9/22:A distinguished educationist, Prof. Chakradhar Tripathi assumed office as the Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Odisha today at the University permanent campus, Sunabeda. Her Excellency, Smt. Droupadi Murmu, the President of India, in the capacity as the Visitor has appointed Prof. Chakradhar Tripathi as the Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Odisha, Koraput (CUO) as per Statute 2(1) of the Central Universities Act, 2009 for a term of (5) five years from the date of his joining or till he attains the age of seventy years, whichever is earlier, as per the communiqué received from the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India on 13th September 2022. He took over the charges from Prof. S. K. Palita, who acted as the Vice-Chancellor in charge. Prof. Tripathi is the 4th regular Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Prior to joining the CUO Prof. Tripathi was the Senior Professor, Department of Hindi, Visva Bharti, Santiniketan, West Bengal. His area of Specialization is Medieval and Modern Hindi Poetry. Prof. Tripathi has thirty-three years of impressive academic as well as administrative experience in various capacities including Director, Physical Education, Sports, National Services and Student Welfare, Coordinator, International Collaboration (following NEP-2020); Head, Department of Hindi; Chairman, Board of Studies in Hindi; Director (Honorary), Centre for Hindi Teaching, Tagore Institute of Art & Education; President, Visva-Bharati Shaikshik Sangh.

He served as a nominee of the President of India in various Statutory Committees, Advisory Committees and Selection Committees of national higher educational institutions. He is the recipient of many awards including Silver Medal Awards from Hindi Vidyapeeth, Deoghar, Bihar in Sahitya Bhushaw Exam; Hindi Sevi Samman award from Visva-Mukti, KIIT, Bhubaneswar ; Bhasha-Setu Samman award from Mahavidya, B. Deoghar; Shikshak Samman award from Gahmar Welfare Society, Gahmar, U.P.; Surya Antarbharati Bhasha Samman award from Surya Sansthan, Noida, Delhi; Hindi Sevi Samman award from Bihar Rashtra Bhasha Parisad, Patna; Sri Ganesh Ballabhjee Rathi Memorial Award from Sahitya Mandal, Shrinathdwara, Rajasthan and Pandit Vidyashankar Pandey Sahitya Vibhushan Samman, 2020 award from Munishwandutta P.G. College, Pratapgarh, U.P. He is a prestigious member of Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. Prof. Tripathi is known to have taken the initiative to advocate the ideologies of ‘Utkal Mani’ Gopabandhu Das. The translation of ‘Gopabandhu Rachnabali’ (Total–08Volumes) is being published under the guidance and Chief editorship of Prof. Tripathi by NBT.

Born on 1960 in the village Jagannathpur, Basantia, Mareigaon under Hatadihi block of Kendujhar district, Odisha, renowned scholar, Prof. Tripathi did his M.A. & Ph.D. in Hindi from Visva Bharati and Graduation from Utkal University.

He has published over six books including Kabir Ki Bhakti, Siyaram Tiwari: Vyaktitwa Evam Krititva, NayeeKavitaKaPratipadya, Chintamani Sanchayan, Krishan Chander Ki Pratinidhi Kahaniyan, Atmanirbhar Bharat (Bengali Version), edited 4 books and translated 5 books. His many research papers were published in National and International Journals. He has also supervised more than 17 scholars and completed many research projects.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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