Bhubaneswar: Soumendra Mohan Patnaik, presently serving as Professor in Anthropology in Delhi University has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor(VC) of Utkal University here.
The office of the Governor of Odisha, SC Jamir, Chancellor of the university has issued a notification in this regard. Soumendra will succeed Dr. Ashok Das, the present VC of Utkal University.
Soumendra is currently the President of Indian Anthropological Association. He has been teaching social anthropology at the Delhi University for the last 25 years.