Pratap Jyoti Handique is new VC of Gauhati University
Pratap Jyoti Handique is new VC of Gauhati University

Professor Pratap Jyoti Handique has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of Gauhati University.

Governor Jagdish Mukhi appointed Handique as the new VC of the Gauhati University on Monday with immediate effect. Handique is a professor of the Biotechnology department at the university.

Handique, a Biotechnologist of repute, was awarded a PhD from Gauhati University in 1992. He did his post-doctoral research on molecular biotechnology at Leicester University in the UK during 2005-2006 in the laboratory of professor JS Heslop-Horrison.

Handique is one of the pioneers who worked for the development of Biotechnology in Assam and the Northeast.

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