Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar appointed as the Chairman of UGC

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Prof. Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar,Vice-Chancellor,Jawaharlal Nehru University has been appointed to the post of Chairman,University Grants Commission(UGC) by the Government of India.

  • He has been appointed for a period of five years.
  • The post of the UGC chairman fell vacant on December 7 after Prof D P Singh, who had taken charge in 2018, resigned upon turning 65.  .
  • Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar is an academician, administrator and author who has been the acting Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) since January 2021 after completion of his tenure in December 2020.
  • He  was  earlier a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Delhi. 

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