University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday cleared a proposal of appointment of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya (DAVV) V-C Prof Dhirendra Pal Singh as the new director of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
NAAC is an autonomous body established by UGC to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country.
When contacted Prof Singh to get his comment, vice-chancellor said he got news through media sources only and can't comment without getting notification.
Earlier, UGC conducted interview meeting with the short listed candidates for one-on-one talk at Delhi for the selection on Friday after many professors, vice-chancellors and academicians from across the country had applied for the post.
Prof Singh who assumed as DAVV vice-chancellor on June 28, 2012 had earlier served as vice chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), one of the prestigious university in the country after after completing his tenure as vice-chancellor of Dr Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, the oldest university of Madhya Pradesh.
During his three-year tenure as vice-chancellor of DAVV, university has been accredited with "A" Grade by NAAC on February 21, 2014.
Prof Singh also served in PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education, an apex institution of MHRD at Bhopal, as Professor in Environmental Science and Head of HSE Division.
Prof Singh won the prestigious environmentalist of the decade award on the occasion of World Environment Day, earlier for his outstanding contributions in field of environmental front in short span of two years as BHU vice-chancellor.