Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, in his capacity as the chancellor of the state's universities, Friday appointed new vice chancellors for four varsities, an official said.
The appointments to the top post have been made in the University of Pune, Shivaji University-Kolhapur, Y.B. Chavan Maharashtra Open University-Nashik and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University-Raigad.
R.K. Shevgaonkar, deputy director with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Mumbai, will be new vice chancellor of University of Pune.
Head of Department of Geology in University of Pune, N.J. Pawar has been named as vice chancellor of Shivaji University-Kolhapur
The top post of Y.B. Chavan Maharashtra Open University-Nashik will go to former principal of Dr. Ambedkar College, Nagpur, R. Krishnakumar.
Director of Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur, R.B. Mankar will be the new vice chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Raigad, the Raj Bhavan spokesman said.
All the appointments have been made for a period of five years from the date they assume their respective charge.