While Deevi Basavaiah has been appointed as IoE Research Chair Professor in Chemistry, in the School of Chemistry, Agepati S. Raghavendra is appointed as IoE Research Chair Professor in Life Sciences, in the School of Life Sciences. Likewise, K Narayana Chandran has been appointed as IoE Research Chair Professor in Literary and Cultural Theory in the Department of English, School of Humanities.
Selected by external experts, themselves highly distinguished academics and researchers, from the applications received from various Schools in the University, all three are already recognized world-wide for their pioneering and in all cases unique, research in their respective areas, the varsity said.
“By bringing them into the IoE project in this fashion, we expect to showcase high-impact research globally, which is one of the IoE aims. They will also be teaching in the University so that our students will learn at the hands of the best. The IoE project will benefit from their presence all-round,” a release from the varsity.
“We honour ourselves by appointing such luminaries to these special positions. We have already, as a University, gained from their incredible profiles, we expect to amplify this gain. They are all three role models and aspirational figures for the University community, and will inspire colleagues and researchers to emulate their work ethic, commitment and brilliance. Their publication record and research profile are unmatched: and this will set the standards for IoE,” said Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, UoH and Chairman of IoE project.