Braj Bihari Kumar to succeed economist S K Thorat as ICSSR chief

A former principal of Sao Change Government College at Tuensang in Nagaland and Science College in Kohima, Kumar has written, edited and co-authored 136 books. 

Published: 03rd May 2017 03:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd May 2017 03:10 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Braj Bihari Kumar, editor of quarterly journals Dialogue and Chintan Srijan, has been
appointed as the chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), succeeding noted economist S K Thorat.

The HRD Ministry yesterday took the decision finalising his name for the top post for a period of three years. "The ministry finalised his name from a shortlist prepared by a selection panel. Others in the shortlist were I K Bajaj and PM Kamath," a senior HRD Ministry official said.

Thorat was heading the council since April 2011.

76-year-old Kumar has been serving as the editor of the two quarterly journals, published by a society called Astha Bharati, of which he is a founding member.

A former principal of Sao Change Government College in Tuensang (Nagaland) and Science College in Kohima, Kumar has written, edited and co-authored 136 books. 

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