Prof A Padma Raju has been appointed as the vice-chancellor of Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University.
Noted soil scientist A Padma Raju has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University. The governor of Andhra Pradesh, who in his capacity as chancellor of the university, ESL Narasimhan issued the notification appointing him as the Vice Chancellor. The appointment is for three years from the date of assumption of office by him.
According to Raj Bhawan release, Prof Raju was appointed for a term of three years. In October last year, the board of management (BoM) has named noted soil scientist Alluri Padma Raju as vice-chancellor (VC) of University in October last year.
Padma Raju hails from East Godavari district. Telangana students, the faculty and non-teaching members of Angrau were demanding the appointment of any scientist from Telangana for the top post. The raging separate state movement and the dispute were the main reasons for the post of VC remaining vacant for over 18 months.