Report by Nishapati Nayak; Sunabeda: A Distinguished educationist, Prof. I. Ramabrahmam assumed office as the Vice- Chancellor of Central University of Odisha here on today at the CUO permanent campus, Sunabeda. He is the 3rd regular Vice-Chancellor of the University. His Excellency, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India, in the capacity as the Visitor has appointed Prof. I. Ramabrahmam as the Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Orissa, Koraput (CUO) as per Statute 2(1) of the Central University Act, 2009 for a terms of (5) five years from the date of his joining until he attains the age of seventy years, whichever is earlier, as per the communiqué received from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India on 3rd December 2019. He took over the charges from Prof. S. K. Palita, who acted as a Vice-Chancellor In charge for the interim period after relive of Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty on 28 February 2019.
Prof. I. Ramabrahmam has a very vast and impressive academic as well as administrative experience. He as as the senior faculty of the Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH).
Prof. Ramabrahmam did his PhD in Political Science from UoH and did his MA in Political Science and Public Administration from Andhra University. He has over thirty years of teaching experience and has published over 100 research papers in National and International Journals. He has also supervised more than 20 scholars and completed many research projects.
Prof. Ramabrahmam works in the areas of Governance, Rural Development, Higher Education, and Public Policy with a focus on Education policy, e‐Governance, e‐Pathasala initiatives etc. He has prepared more than 100 modules for e-Pathshala and Swayam portals in Public Administration.
The new VC paid tribute to Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution at the main gate of HAL, Sunabeda and portrait at CUO campus before joining. He also met the senior official students and faculty of the University.
Prof. Asit Kumar Das, Registrar, Shri K. Kosala Rao, Finance Officer I/c. Shri K. V. Uma Maheswar Rao, Joint Registrar, Admin, Dr. Phagunath Bhoi, Public Relation Officer and all the staff of the University and media fraternity of Koraput were present on the occasion.