Dr. Somnath Dasgupta will be the new vice-chancellor of Assam University, Silchar. Dasgupta is the director of the National Centre of Experimental Mineralogy and Petrology (NCEMP) under the University of Allahabad. He will be the fifth vice chancellor of Assam University.
Dasgupta has also served as Director in the Geological Survey of India, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and in the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.
"Somnath Dasgupta has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of Assam University. He is replacing Tapodhir Bhattacharjee," said Upamanyu Basu, director of the department of higher education, MHRD, New Delhi.
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