Chancellor and Governor M.C. Bhandare on Thursday appointed Bishnu Charan Barik as the new Vice-Chancellor of Sambalpur University.

Mr. Barik is currently serving as professor of sociology in the School of Social Science of Swami Ramananda Teerth Marathwada University (Nanded, Maharashtra).

The Chancellor in exercise of his power appointed Barik for a period of three years with effect from the date he assumed office or until further orders whichever was earlier, a Raj Bhavan release said. - PTI