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In a significant development, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has appointed Dr Suresh Gosavi as its new Vice-Chancellor, replacing Professor Karbhari Vishwanath Kale. This official announcement was made through a notification issued by the office of Governor Ramesh Bais, who also serves as the Chancellor of Public Universities in Maharashtra. Dr Gosavi, currently heading the Department of Environmental Sciences at SPPU, brings a wealth of experience in teaching and research, making him an ideal choice for this prestigious position.
Selection Process and Appointment
A search committee was responsible for shortlisting candidates for the Vice-Chancellor position, and out of the 27 applicants, five names were selected. After a rigorous interview process, Dr Suresh Gosavi emerged as the chosen candidate. His extensive knowledge in the field of Electronic Sciences, as evidenced by his PhD, along with his impressive research contributions, made him stand out among the contenders.
Academic Background and Expertise
Dr Suresh Gosavi completed his graduation from NM College, Jalgaon, before embarking on his career in academia. He initially served as a lecturer in the Physics department at SP College in Pune. Since 2006, he has been associated with SPPU, where he has made significant contributions as a Lecturer in the Physics department. Over the course of his 17-year tenure, Dr Gosavi has taught various subjects, including electronics, nanotechnology, the physics of semiconductor devices, and optoelectronics.
His research interests encompass a wide range of areas, with a particular focus on nanoparticles and nanocomposites in the field of electronics and physics. Dr Gosavi’s remarkable dedication to research is evident from his extensive publication record, comprising over 209 journals, both at national and international levels. Additionally, he has actively participated in numerous conferences, both within India and abroad, further establishing his expertise and network within the academic community.
Cutting-Edge Research Contributions
Dr Gosavi’s research work is highly regarded, particularly in the areas of lithography and pattern transfer, plasma polymerization for dry electron beam resist synthesis and characterization, multi-electron beam lithography system design and development, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, microfluidics/nanofluidics, soft lithography, and photo-imageable thick film technology. His contributions have significantly advanced these fields and have the potential to revolutionize various aspects of electronic sciences.
Vision for SPPU
As the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, Dr Suresh Gosavi is expected to bring his visionary leadership to steer SPPU towards new heights of excellence. His extensive experience in academia, coupled with his strong research background, makes him well-equipped to address the challenges and opportunities faced by the university. Under his guidance, SPPU is poised to strengthen its position as a leading institution in higher education and research.
The appointment of Dr Suresh Gosavi as the new Vice-Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University marks a significant milestone for the institution. With his remarkable academic achievements, teaching experience, and research contributions, Dr Gosavi is well-positioned to lead SPPU into a new era of excellence. His expertise in electronic sciences and commitment to cutting-edge research will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and development of both the university and its students.