Published On: Mon, Aug 29th, 2011

M P Pandey is new VC of Birsa Agriculture University

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Professor M P Pandey has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of Birsa Agriculture University (BAU), Jharkhand. Governor M O H Farook has announced his appointment.

Presently, Pandey is working as a rice production expert at Indira Gandhi Agriculture University at Raipur in Chhattisgarh. According to the principal secretary to the governor, Sudhir Tripathy, the governor approved the name of Pandey for the top post of BAU.

Sources in the Raj Bhawan said Pandey was expected to join office in the second week of September.

“Pandey will retire from Indira Gandhi Agriculture University on September 7, 2011. He is expected to join BAU in a couple of days after his retirement,” said the source.

According to sources, Pandey’s appointment will benefit farmers as BAU has been associated with a number of research projects in rice production.