Published On: Tue, Mar 17th, 2015

Mangla Rai appointed VC of Pantnagar university

Dehradun: Agricultural scientist Mangla Rai was today appointed?the Vice Chancellor of G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology at Pantnagar.

Agricultural Scientist Mangla Rai  was today appointed as the VC of Pantnagar university.

Agricultural Scientist Mangla Rai was today appointed as the VC of Pantnagar university.

Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul, in his capacity as Chancellor of the G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology has appointed Mangla Rai?as the varsity’s Vice Chancellor, a Raj Bhawan release said.

67-year-old Rai is a well-known agricultural scientist and has been holding the post of Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Agriculture Research and Education (DARE) and DG, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for the last six years.

His appointment as VC will be valid for a period of 3 years or upto the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.

Rai’s name figured in a panel of three candidates sent by the Search Committee to the Governor on March 1, 2015 and his appointment was finalised after a personal meeting with the Governor, the release said.

PTI

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