Guwahati: Governor of Assam and chancellor of the Gauhati University has appointed Pratap Jyoti Handique as the new vice-chancellor of the GU with effect from the date of taking over charges.
He shall hold his office for a period of five years or till he attains the age of 70 years whichever is earlier as per provision under the GU Act, 1947, as amended up to date.
Presently, Pratap Jyoti Handique is a professor in the department of bio-technology of the University, Earlier, the process of appointment of the new vice-chancellor of GU had been stalled since the Gauhati High Court had put in place a stay order on the selection process.
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