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Prof PJ Handique takes over as VC of Gauhati University

By Correspondent

JALUKBARI, Aug 21 - Professor Pratap Jyoti Handique today assumed charge as the new Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University. On Monday, Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi had appointed Prof Handique as the new VC of the University.

He takes over the charge from the outgoing VC Dr Mridul Hazarika.

A biotechnologist of repute, Prof Handique obtained his PhD degree from Gauhati University in the year 1992. He did post-doctoral research on molecular biotechnology at Leicester University, UK, during 2005-06 in the laboratory of Prof JS Heslop-Horrison.

Dr Handique is one of the pioneers who worked for the development of biotechnology in Assam as well as in North East India. He has been involved in frontline areas of research in biotechnology for the last 30 years.

Currently he was working as a Professor of Biotechnology in GU. He was the Head of the Department of Biotechnology of the University during 2010-13.

During the same period, he was also the Member of Executive Council and Member of the Gauhati University Court; Chairman, DRC-Biotechnology and Chairman, CCS-Biotechnology. Besides, he worked as a �Coordinator�Administration and Logistics� in the GUIST (2009-12).

The newly appointed VC 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 Gauhati University Act-1947, as amended up to date.

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Prof PJ Handique takes over as VC of Gauhati University

JALUKBARI, Aug 21 - Professor Pratap Jyoti Handique today assumed charge as the new Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University. On Monday, Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi had appointed Prof Handique as the new VC of the University.

He takes over the charge from the outgoing VC Dr Mridul Hazarika.

A biotechnologist of repute, Prof Handique obtained his PhD degree from Gauhati University in the year 1992. He did post-doctoral research on molecular biotechnology at Leicester University, UK, during 2005-06 in the laboratory of Prof JS Heslop-Horrison.

Dr Handique is one of the pioneers who worked for the development of biotechnology in Assam as well as in North East India. He has been involved in frontline areas of research in biotechnology for the last 30 years.

Currently he was working as a Professor of Biotechnology in GU. He was the Head of the Department of Biotechnology of the University during 2010-13.

During the same period, he was also the Member of Executive Council and Member of the Gauhati University Court; Chairman, DRC-Biotechnology and Chairman, CCS-Biotechnology. Besides, he worked as a �Coordinator�Administration and Logistics� in the GUIST (2009-12).

The newly appointed VC 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 Gauhati University Act-1947, as amended up to date.