10 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Governor-cum-Chancellor Prof Ganeshi Lal has appointed Pawan Kumar Agrawal as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the prestigious Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT).
The new VC of OUAT is at present serving as the Director of New Delhi-based National Agricultural Science Fund (NASF).
NASF is an integral wing of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
Notably, the post of OUAT VC was lying vacant since March 19 this year after its erstwhile VC Surendranath Pashupalak tendered his resignation just days before his retirement. He has reportedly got embroiled in certain controversy of allegedly financial irregularities for which he had also been sent on leave in February by the Chancellor-cum-Odisha Governor.
Prior to that, the OUAT Chancellor-cum-Odisha Governor had also ordered for a probe into the charges of alleged irregularities brought against Pashupalak.