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Yogesh Singh Appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University

Professor Neelima Gupta has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Dr Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar.

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President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday, 22 September, appointed Professor Yogesh Singh as Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University. Meanwhile, Professor Neelima Gupta has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Dr Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar.

Appointed as the VC in 2016, Singh was suspended by President Kovind in October 2020 for failing to “discharge duties and responsibilities entrusted to him” and an inquiry was initiated against him over allegations of dereliction of duty and lack of commitment.

Since then, Professor P C Joshi was officiating as the VC of the university.

MORE ABOUT PROF YOGESH SINGH

According to NDTV, Yogesh Singh was formerly the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi Technological University (DTU). Prior to that, he has served as the Director of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Vice-Chancellor of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, and as Dean of Information Technology at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, or IP University.

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DTU PRO Anoop Lather told The Indian Express that Singh received his his MTech (Electronics & Communication Engineering) and PhD in Computer Engineering from National Institute of Technology in Kurukshetra, Haryana.

He said in a statement, “He has supervised 23 PhDs in the area of Software Engineering. He has more than 250 publications in International and National Journals/Conferences,” The Indian Express quoted.

Professor Singh is also reportedly considered close to the RSS-backed teachers’ body Rashtriya Shikshan Mandal.

A member of the Search Committee for Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University Lucknow, Singh courted controversy when was accused of self-plagiarism. A complaint was filed in the matter on 23 July.

However, Singh denied these allegations, saying that it was 'simply not possible,' The Indian Express reported.

(With inputs from ANI and NDTV)

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