Cuttack: The Odisha governor, Dr. S.C Jamir, Saturday appointed Professor Ishan Kumar Patro as the new vice-chancellor (VC) of Ravenshaw University.

Professor in the School of Studies in Neuroscience/Zoology department of Jiwaji University in Gwalior of Madhya Pradesh, Prof. Patro will replace Prof. Prakash Chandra Sarangi.

On his appointment as the VC, Prof. Patro said, “I will try to improve the academic atmosphere in the University with an stress on applied research.” He also said that his priority would be building the new campus, filling up faculty vacancies, placement of students and introduction of new subjects.