Inder Krishen Bhat has been appointed the director of Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology (NIT) here.
The union ministry of human resource development has appointed Bhat, director, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, to the post, without specifying his tenure. Bhat has been told to take over the charge from officiating director S Ghosh with immediate effect.
Bhat, who is likely to assume office on Friday, while listing out his priorities, said he would work on introducing special academic and research programmes at the institute.
“My priority will be both teaching and research. The exchange programme with foreign universities will also be worked out so that students excel in research projects,” he said, adding that he would strive to create international-level research environment on the campus.
When asked about the alleged irregularities on the campus, he said, “We will develop a roadmap to run the institute in a proper manner.”
Bhat already has the charge of NIT Jaipur and Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kota.
“I will ask the HRD ministry to issue an advertisement for a regular director for the Jalandhar institute as I am already occupied with two major positions,” Bhat said, adding that he would remain in this position for five to six months.
The ministry on Tuesday had issued orders that the services of earlier director SK Das had been terminated. Earlier, the board of governors had told Das to proceed on long leave following alleged discrepancies in the institute.