The Odisha government on Saturday announced the appointment of Prof. Shyam Sundar Pattnaik as the new vice chancellor of Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT). Prof. Pattnaik is presently serving as a professor at the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, NITTTR at Chandigarh under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
He has done Ph.D (Electronics and Comm. Engg) from Sambalpur University and M.Sc.(Physics With Electronics) from REC Rourkela/Sambalpur University and currently is the head of Department of Educational Television Centre, NITTTR, Chandigarh.