Dr Vijay Bhatkar becomes new vice-chancellor of Nalanda University

| Updated: Jan 28, 2017 05:25 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], Jan. 27 (ANI): Dr Vijay Bhatkar has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of the Nalanda University. Former vice-chancellor of the varsity, Gopa Sabharwal resigned on November 24 last year. Sabbarwal was re-appointed by the former governing board at the last meeting in July. But the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) cited legal opinion to say she could not be re-appointed, so she will quit on November 24, a year after she received an extension. Nalanda University was initially a Bihar Government initiative to rebuild the renowned ancient seat of learning. The state government persuaded the Manmohan Singh government to take over the project. The MEA which is the administrative ministry of this university - constituted a Nalanda Mentors' Group (NMG) to run it. (ANI)