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Sachidananda Mohanty Appointed as Member, University Grants Commission (UGC)

Sachidananda Mohanty has been appointed as a Member of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for a period of three years with immediate effect. The appointment was made by the Ministry of Higher Education, Government of India, as per a gazette notification.

Background of Sachidananda Mohanty:

  • He is a former Professor and Head of the Department of English, University of Hyderabad.
  • He has also served as the Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Odisha.
  • Mohanty has over three decades of experience in the field of education and culture.
  • He has received numerous national and international awards and distinctions, including from organizations like Katha, British Council, Fulbright (twice), Charles Wallace, and Salzburg.
  • He has published extensively in areas such as British, American, gender, translation, and post-colonial studies. His books have been published by notable publishers like Oxford, Sage, Routledge, and Orient Longman.
  • Mohanty has served as a member of India’s Education Commission to UNESCO and as a Governing Board member of the Auroville Foundation.
  • He is the son of late Bidyut Prabha Devi, a renowned poet of Odisha, and late Panchanan Mohanty, a financial advisor to the Government of Odisha.

Important Takeaways for all competitive exams

  • UGC Founded: November 1956;
  • UGC HQ: Delhi.

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