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July 24, 2009

UPTU gets new VC

Lucknow: Prof. Kripa Shanker will be the next vice-chancellor of the UP Technical University (UPTU). He has been appointed in place of Prof. Prem Vrat whose term expires on July 31.

Prof. Shanker has to serve as VC for a period of three years. Governor and chancellor of the university TV Rajeswar has approved his appointment as the new VC of the varsity.

He won several awards during his student life as well as professional career. He has done his mechanical engineering from the Banaras Hindu University.

Prof. Shanker is also the recipient of National Merit Scholarship and Government of India scholarship for studies abroad.

Besides, all these ISTE National Award for outstanding academics (2001) and distinguished alumnus award of BHU in 2007 was also awarded to him.

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