The Governor and Chancellor of University of Mumbai CH. Vidyasagar Rao after sacking Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh, Vice chancellor of prestigious Mumbai University constituted the search Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan. The committee is constituted to search for the appointment of Vice-Chancellor of University of Mumbai. Dr. Kasturirangan, presently is the Chairman of the committee to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy.
Dr. K. Kasturirangan is a renowned Indian space scientist who headed the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from 1994 to 2003.An alumni of University of Mumbai, Dr. K. Kasturirangan, is former chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and the chairman of Karnataka Knowledge Commission (KKC).. He is a former member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from 2003–09 and a former member of Planning Commission of india.He was also the Director of the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.
Dr. K. Kasturirangan is a recipient of the three civilian awards Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan.
Author: Sitaram Mewati