Professor Chakradhar Tripathi assumes office as Vice Chancellor of Central University of Odisha

Koraput: Professor Chakradhar Tripathi today assumed office as the Vice Chancellor of Central University of Odisha (CUO), Koraput, at the permanent campus of the varsity at Sunabeda.

President Droupadi Murmu, the Visitor of CUO, has appointed Tripathi as the Vice Chancellor of the varsity as per Statute 2(1) of the Central Universities Act, 2009 for a term of five years from the date of his joining or till he attains the age of seventy years, whichever is earlier, as per the communiqué received from the Ministry of Education on September 13.

Tripathi took over the charge from acting Vice Chancellor Professor SK Palita. Tripathi is the fourth regular Vice Chancellor of the university.

Prior to joining the CUO, Tripathi was a senior professor at the department of Hindi in Visva Bharti, Santiniketan, in West Bengal.

His area of specialization is medieval and modern Hindi poetry. Tripathi has thirty three years of impressive academic as well as administrative experience in various capacities including Director, Physical Education, Sports, National Services and Student Welfare; Coordinator, International Collaboration (following NEP-2020); Head, Department of Hindi; Chairman, Board of Studies in Hindi; Director (Honorary), Centre for Hindi Teaching, Tagore Institute of Art & Education; President, Visva Bharati Shaikshik Sangh, said a release of CUO.

He had served as a nominee of the President of India in various Statutory Committees, Advisory Committees and Selection Committees of national higher educational institutions.

He is the recipient of many awards including Silver Medal Awards from Hindi Vidyapeeth, Deoghar, Bihar in Sahitya Bhushaw Exam;  Hindi Sevi Samman award from Visva-Mukti, KIIT, Bhubaneswar ;  Bhasha-Setu Samman award from Mahavidya, B. Deoghar; Shikshak Samman award from Gahmar Welfare Society, Gahmar, UP; Surya Antarbharati Bhasha Samman award from Surya Sansthan, Noida, Delhi;  Hindi Sevi Samman award from Bihar Rashtra Bhasha Parisad, Patna; Sri Ganesh Ballabhjee Rathi Memorial Award from Sahitya Mandal, Shrinathdwara, Rajasthan and Pandit Vidyashankar Pandey Sahitya Vibhushan Samman, 2020 from Munishwandutta PG College, Pratapgarh, UP. He is a member of Raja Rammohan Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata, added the release.

Born at Jagannathpur under Hatadihi block of Keonjhar district in Odisha in 1960, Tripathi did his graduation from Utkal University. He did MA and PhD in Hindi from Visva Bharati.

He has published six books including Kabir Ki Bhakti, Siyaram Tiwari: Vyaktitwa Evam Krititva, NayeeKavitaKaPratipadya, Chintamani Sanchayan, Krishan Chander Ki Pratinidhi Kahaniyan, Atmanirbhar Bharat (Bengali version), edited four books and translated five books.

Many of his research papers were published in national and international journals. He has guided more than 17 scholars and completed many research projects.

Tripathi is known to have taken the initiative to advocate the ideologies of Utkal Mani Gopabandhu Das. Tripathi is the chief editor for the translation of ‘Gopabandhu Rachnabali’, being published by the NBT.

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