Bhubaneswar: The Odisha governor, S.C. Jamir, Wednesday appointed  Chitaranjan Tripathy as the vice chancellor of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (Bput).  He will have a tenure of five years from the date of his assuming office or until further orders.

Tripathy is now the vice chancellor of Sambalpur University. He is having more than 32 years of teaching experience with 11 years of administrative experience in various capacities in different educational institutions. He has 62 research papers presented in international and national conferences and 61 papers published in journals. Under his guidance 10 scholars have been awarded doctoral degrees.