Hyderabad: GITAM Deemed to be University has appointed Dr Virander Singh Chauhan as its new Chancellor. GITAM president M Sribharath handed over the appointment letter to Dr Chauhan at his residence, New Delhi on Thursday.
Dr Chauhan, a scientist who has worked in genetic engineering and biotechnology, is known for his contributions towards developing a recombinant vaccine for malaria, the GITAM said in a press release.
A Rhodes Scholar, he received the Padma Shri in 2012. An alumnus of Delhi University, Dr Chauhan began his career at St Stephen’s College and then went to Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship.
He began teaching at IIT Kanpur in 1982 before starting work as a senior scientist with a UN organisation, the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, in 1988, he went on to serve as a director in the same organisation for 16 years, it added.
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