New Delhi, Jan 28 : Dr Vijay Bhatkar, the man behind India’s first super computer –Param, has been named as the new vice-chancellor of Nalanda University.
President Pranab Mukherjee, in his capacity as visitor of NU, appointed Dr Bhatkar as the chancellor of Nalanda University. He will hold the office for a term of three years.
An alumni of Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, he is also associated with Vigyan Bharati. He is the founder executive director of C-DAC, India’s national initiative in supercomputing. Bhatkar received a Padmashri in 2000 and a Padma Bhushan in 2015.
He has been a member of scientific advisory committee to cabinet of Govt of India, governing council member of CSIR, India and e-Governace committee Chairman of Governments of Maharashtra and Goa.