Dr Rajendra Kumar Sharma has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Gondwana University, Gadchiroli by Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor of universities in the state Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
Dr Sharma is Research Chair Professor of ConsenSys AG, Switzerland and former Head of the Department of Mathematics, IIT, Delhi. Dr Sharma will replace Dr Namdev Kalyankar, whose term as VC of Gondwana University ended in September last year. Dr Shrinivasa Varakhedi, VC of Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University was holding additional charge of the university.
Koshyari had appointed a search committee headed by Justice Rajendra Menon, Retired Chief Justice of Patna and Delhi High Courts. Prof S Madheswaran, Director, Institute of Social and Economic Changes, Bengaluru and Milind Mhaisekar, Principal Secretary, Government of Maharashtra were other members of the Committee.
The Committee submitted a panel of aspirants, from which Koshyari sel;ected Dr Sharma after conducting interviews.