D S Chauhan takes over as
NEW DELHI : Prof Durg Singh Chauhan,
vice-chancellor of G L A University, Mathura is the new
President of the Association of India Universities. He
took charge on July 1, this year and would head the
institution for one year.
Polite, patient and tactful,
Dr Chauhan is essentially a professor of Electrical
Engineering, from IIT-BHU. Coming from a hardcore RSS
background he became the founder vice-chancellor of UP
Technical University during BJP government, then moved
to Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar. From there
he moved on to the vice-chancellor of Jaypee University
of Information Technology, Waknaghat, followed by
Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun. His is
presently vice-chancellor of G L A University, Mathura
-- an institution he nursed as a college when he was the
VC of UP Technical University.
Hailing from East UP, both
Dr Chauhan and the AIU Secretary-General Furqan Qamar
belong to neighbouring districts, but temperamentally
they are poles apart.
However since Dr Chauhan is
both accommodative and patient their combination will
benefit the institution.