Koraput: Sharat Kumar Palita, dean of School of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, on Thursday appointed as the vice-chancellor (in-charge) of Central University of Orissa (CUO).
The former VC Sachidananda Mohanty has handed over the power to Prof Palita today at the administrative block of the varsity at Landiguda in Koraput.
The President of India-cum-the visitor of Central Universities recently accepted the resignation of Prof Mohanty on February 11.
The visitor has also ordered Prof Mohanty to hand over the post to the senior most professor of the varsity till a new regular VC is appointed or until further orders.
Prof Mohanty had stepped down from his position on personal grounds and had tendered his registration to the President on January 16, 2019. He had joined the CUO on August 7, 2015, after 25 years of service at the Central University of Hyderabad.