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
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 Master’s and Post-doctoral studies in Economics.
His areas of interest are Econometrics, Agricultural Economics and Regional Planning.
[Source: Times of India]