Mizoram University welcomes new Vice Chancellor Prof. Dibakar Chandra Deka

Aizawl, 1 May (Zoram News): Mizoram University welcomed its newly appointed Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dibakar Chandra Deka, who assumed his office on May 1, 2023.

Mizoram University welcomed its newly appointed Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dibakar Chandra Deka, who assumed his office on May 1, 2023
The handover ceremony was attended by university officials and faculty members in the Vice Chancellor's office chamber. To celebrate the occasion, a welcome program was held at the MZU Auditorium, hosted by the Finance Officer and Registrar in-charge, Prof. Vanlalchhawna.

During the event, Prof. Vanlalchhawna introduced the new Vice Chancellor and presented his brief bio-data. The outgoing acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Pravakar Rath, welcomed Prof. Deka on behalf of the staff and faculty of Mizoram University, expressing hope that Prof. Deka's tenure would bring positive changes and advancements to the university.

In his address, Prof. Deka expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome and pledged to work collaboratively with the faculty and staff to achieve greater success. He emphasized that one of his primary objectives is to achieve an A++ grade in the upcoming NAAC assessment, adding that Mizoram University is one of the fastest-developing universities in the country.

The event concluded with a self-introduction session by the participants, including deans, heads of departments, teaching and non-teaching staff, and student council representatives. The appointment of Prof. Deka as the new Vice Chancellor marks a new chapter in the history of Mizoram University, and the faculty and students are looking forward to working with him to bring about positive changes and advancements in the institution.

Prof. Dibakar Chandra Deka attained his B.Sc (Hons) Degree from Cotton College, M.Sc from Gauhati Univeristy, M.Tech & Ph.D from IIT Kharagpur, Post- Doctoral Diploma (DTTT) from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan under UNESCO Research Fellow (1989-1990) and D.Sc from Gauhati University. He is credited to be the first D.Sc in Chemistry from Gauhati University.

He was a Commonwealth Visiting Fellow in the University of Manchester, UK for one year during October 1997 to September 1998. He is also a member of The Research Board of Advisors, the American Biographical Institute, USA. He was elected President of All India Association of Chemistry Teachers for 3 years from January 2017 to December 2019.

Prof. Dibakar Chandra Deka is the senior most professor in the Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University and served the department as its Head from 2011-2014. In recognition of his services towards chemistry, he has been awarded FRSC by the Royal Society of Chemistry, London in 2016.

Prof.Deka completed and associated with several research projects funded by DST, DBT, UGC, CSIR, etc. he is credited with nearly 70 research papers published in reputed international journals. Prof. Deka has successfully supervised 32 Ph.D Scholars. He has been credited with 3 patents for his works in the field of biodiesel, banana plants, etc. his research interest include natural products, biodiesel and synthetic organic chemistry, etc.

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