Amiya Kumar Rath appointed new VC of Biju Patnaik University of Technology


Bhubaneswar: Odisha governor and chancellor of state public universities Ganeshi Lal has appointed Amiya Kumar Rath as vice-chancellor of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). The Governor’s office stated this in a statement on Friday.
Rath, who belongs to Bhubaneswar, will work for a period of five years with effect from the date he assumes office as such or until further orders whichever is earlier. He is presently working as advisor (Information and communications technology), National Assessment and Accredited Council (NAAC), Bangalore.
Rath has 33 years of teaching experience. He has authored nine books and guided 12 PhD and 17 PG scholars. He has already worked as a professor of computer science at the Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) Burla before working for NAAC.
The professor said he will streamline the process of examination, academic and other things of the technical university. “We will try to follow the academic calendar sincerely. We will hold examinations according to the schedule and publish the results in time keeping the calendar of the university in mind. It will solve many issues,” he added.
He said many universities which have more than 500 affiliated colleges can easily manage the institutions and follow their academic calendars. “We have around 200 colleges only. We can also manage our institutions like big universities by properly following the calendar,” he added.
Rath said he will put emphasis on research works to increase the quality and rating of the university. “We will try to promote the PhD scholars so that they can come up with good research papers and better theses. We will do interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary courses by following the National Education Policy (NEP),” he added.
He will assume charge as vice-chancellor of the BPUT very soon and start the work according to his plan.

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