SPPU appoints heads for various research chairs

A total of 19 chairs were instituted at the university for furthering research and academic discourse in their respective domains.

pune Updated: Feb 15, 2018 16:21 IST
Ananya Barua
Ananya Barua
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Following reports about chairs without heads atthe Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), the university declared new heads for 11 research chairs on Wednesday. As per the website, a total of 19 chairs were instituted at the university for furthering research and academic discourse in their respective domains.

According to the statement released by the SPPU officials,Sunil Bhadange ofVidyapeeth Vikas Manch has been appointed as the head for the Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Chair, which was headed byRamnath Chavan previously. Mukund M Tapkir ofTikaram Jagannath Arts &Communication College, Khadki has taken charge ofPadmashree Vikhe Patil Chair, which was previously unoccupied.

Further, prominent city-based economist, Abhay Tilak will be the head of Saint Tukaram Maharaj Chair and cultural thinkerMukund Datar will be the head of Saint Gnanadev Chair.

Well-known scholar and Marathi writer, Sadanand More has been appointed as the head of Saint Namdev Chai.

Vishwanath Shinde, a psychology expert, has been appointed for theMahatma Phule chair, while Babasaheb Ambedkar chair previously headed by Vijay Khare, has been given to Gopal Guru, a former SPPU professor, author and editor of Economic and Political Weekly.

The others includeKiran Deshpande,TiE Pune president as the head of Bank of Maharashtra Energy Studies Chair, andShashikant Katre, a scholar atDepartment of Mathematics, SPPU as head of the Lokmanya Tilak Chair.

Captain CM Chitale, professor, Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA) is now the head ofShantanu Rao Kirloskar Chair andSanjay Shankar Kaptan, principal ofIndira College of Commerce and Science Pune,the head ofDS Savarkar Chair.

First Published: Feb 15, 2018 16:20 IST