Friday, January 3, 2014

IMU gets new V-C


Mr. K. Ashok Vardhan Shetty, a retired Indian Administrative Service Officer from Tamil Nadu cadre, assumed charge as the new Vice Chancellor of Indian Maritime University (IMU) on Jan. 2.

According to a top Shipping Ministry official, Mr. Shetty’s appointment has been approved by the President of India, the Visitor of the Ministry of Shipping-run Maritime University, for a period of five years.

His appointment culminates the lengthy process which began in August 2013 to find a new Vice Chancellor to the institution after the then V-C, Prof. Raghuram, a well-known academician from the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, abruptly resigned over differences with the Union Shipping Ministry in March 2013.

Capt. Mukesh Baveja, Head of Indian National Database of Seafarers (INDoS) Cell, Mumbai, and Director (in-charge) of Kandla Port Campus, succeeded Prof. Raghuram to the top post.

Before taking voluntary retirement from service in 2011, Mr. Shetty worked in various capacities in Tamil Nadu Government and had held a good reputation among his colleagues.

However, the retired Indian Administrative Service Officer has a big task on his hand to bring back the lost glory of IMU.

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