Dr Suhas Pednekar is Mumbai University's new Vice-chancellor

Dr Pednekar will be succeeding Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, who was removed from the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University on October 24 October 2017.

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The Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Universities in the State, Vidyasagar Rao, has appointed Dr Suhas Raghunath Pednekar, Professor of Chemistry and Principal of Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College as the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai.

The Governor handed over the letter of appointment to Dr Pednekar at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Friday, April 27.

Dr Pednekar has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor for a period of five years or till attaining the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. He will be succeeding Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, who was ousted from the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University on October 24 October 2017.

Dr Devanand Shinde, Vice-Chancellor of Shivaji University, Kolhapur was holding the additional charge of the post of Vice-Chancellor since then.

The Governor had constituted a Search Committee under the chairmanship of Dr K. Kasturirangan, former chairman of ISRO to recommend to him a panel of names suitable for appointment of Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai.

Dr Shyam Lal Soni, Director, National Institute of Technology, Pauri (Garhwal) Uttarakhand and Bhushan Gagrani, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, CIDCO were other members of the Committee.

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