Professor Laxmi Narayan Bhagat has become the new vice-chancellor of Ranchi University. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as the Director of Institute of Science and Management (ISM), Jharkhand.
Bhagat has been chosen from the 146 applications that the search panel has reviewed. The four-member committee comprised of Justice R K Merathia as the nominee of Chief Justice Prakash Chandra Tatia, chief secretary S K Chaudhary, principal secretary to the governor A K Pandey and ex-VC KK Nag.
Speaking on his newly assumed role, Bhagat said "I will work for the benefit of all following the rules and regulations and will not go beyond them."
Prof Bhagat has four decades of rich experience in both academic as well as administrative fields. He has been the registrar in RU from January 2003 to September 2008. He has also been a senior professor of economics from 2008 to 2010 and principal of three constituent colleges of RU from September 1994 to December 2002. Currently, he is the director at ISM Ranchi since August 2010.
He has done Masterâ€™s and Post-doctoral studies in Economics. His areas of interest are Econometrics, Agricultural Economics and Regional Planning.
[Source: Times of India]