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Dr. V.S.Chauhan New Chancellor for GITAM

GITAM Deemed to be University is honored to have Dr.Virander Singh Chauhan join as its new Chancellor. GITAM President M.Sribharath handed over the appointment letter to Dr.Chauhan at his residence, New Delhi on Thursday.
Dr. Chauhan, a scientist who has worked in genetic engineering and biotechnology, is known for his contributions towards developing a recombinant vaccine for malaria. A Rhodes scholar, he received the Padma Shri in 2012. He comes to GITAM with a rich body of work steeped in education and global non-profit organizations.
An alumnus of Delhi University, Dr. Chauhan began his career at St Stephen’s  College. He then went to Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship. He began teaching at IIT Kanpur in 1982 before starting work as a senior scientist with a UN organization, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, in 1988, he went on to serve as a Director in the same organization for 16 years.
Learning and improving India’s education system is in Dr. Chauhan’s DNA. As the Executive Chairman of NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) for 6 years, he constantly stressed inculcating a strong ethical framework in India’s academic environment and empowering women in all fields for the nation’s growth. Dr. Chauhan was also the Chairman of UGC (University Grants Commission) for 1 year in 2017-18.
His leadership, valuable insights, and strategies will build the team that will take GITAM to its goal of being a Global 100 University by 2040. Dr. Chauhan’s desire to continue working hard, to experiment, and build an environment conducive to new ideas is just what GITAM needs as it transcends its rich heritage into an institution of the future.
Noted Philosopher Prof. K.Ramakrishna Rao, D.Litt. has been serving as GITAM Chancellor for the last 11 years. Hereafter the new Chancellor will continue the legacy.

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