Former alumnus of Assam Agricultural University (AAU) and director of ICAR-ATARI, Umiam in Meghalaya, Dr Bidyut Chandan Deka, has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of AAU.
This was disclosed by a highly-placed source of the university; however, the official announcement is yet to be made.
The source said the appointment letter has reached the office of the Registrar, AAU, Arpan Saikia and the announcement is likely to be made on Wednesday.
Dr Deka told this correspondent from Umiam that he was yet to receive the appointment letter.
However, Dr Deka informed that he had heard about his appointment as the new VC of AAU.
Dr Deka worked in the horticulture department of AAU prior to joining ATARI in March 2007.
In February 2016 he was appointed as the director of ATARI.
It has been more than a year since the last Vice-Chancellor, Dr KM Bujarbaruah, had left on superannuation.
Dr Bujarbaruah left the university in June 2019.
The government had called for applications twice and three persons had been interviewed for the post before the entire exercise was shelved.