Guv picks Karisiddappa as new V-C of VTU

Published: 25th September 2016 03:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2016 03:49 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, which had been in the news mostly for the wrong reasons, has got a new Vice-Chancellor.

Dr Karisiddappa, the principal of Government Engineering College, Hassan, has been appointed as the new V-C. Governor Vajubhai Vala issued the order on Saturday.

Dr Karisiddappa was chosen based on the search committee report, where a panel of three names were submitted to the Governor late on Friday night. The other two names in the panel were Dr K R Venugopal, principal of University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bengaluru, and Dr Sridhar, the acting Vice-Chancellor of VTU.

The post was vacant since March this year after then V-C H Maheshappa was suspended.

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