Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Vadodara has appointed V K Srivastava, its new Vice-Chancellor, as sitting Vice-Chancellor Parimal Vyas set to retire on Thursday.
Maharaja Sayajirao University received the approval of the government of Gujarat to appoint Shrivastava, the Executive President, an equivalent position to Vice-Chancellor at Indus University in Ahmedabad.
Before Indus University, he was appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Sankalchand Patel University in Visnagar.
Shrivastava’s appointment comes at a crucial time as MSU is surrounded by allegations of scams regarding recruitments and, most recently, on a furniture contract.
The state education department has initiated a probe into allegations of corruption in contracts awarded for furniture in the university.
On Wednesday, the state government issued a notice to the vice-chancellor’s office a day ahead of Vyas’ retirement, seeking explanation in the allegations of a recruitment scam.
Shrivastava has experience of close to 25 years in teaching, research, and administration in higher education. His research interest includes Waste Water Treatment, Solid waste management, Environmental issues of Industries, and Energy recovery by using Plasma Technology.
His research papers have been published and presented in many national and international journals and conferences.