Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr. 27 (ANI): The Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of Universities in the State, CH. Vidyasagar Rao appointed Dr Suhas Raghunath Pednekar as the Vice Chancellor of the Mumbai University at Raj Bhavan on Friday following the results fiasco. Also Read - Vinayak Chaturthi 2021: Know The date, Time For Ganesh Chaturthi Puja

It has been a long wait of almost eight months since the previous VC, Dr Sanjay Deshmukh, was sacked on 24th October 2017. Also Read - Forget Telegram, Signal: ISIS Terrorists in India, Abroad Using Much More Secure Messenger 'Threema'

He will have to inherit the same faulty On Screen Marking (OSM) system that delayed results for months. Also Read - India Set to Rollout World’s Biggest Vaccination Drive Today, 3 Lakh Health Workers to Get Shots on Day 1

The new VC is the professor of Chemistry and Principal of Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College.

Dr Devanand Shinde, Vice-Chancellor of the Shivaji University, Kolhapur, was holding the additional charge of the post of Vice-Chancellor since then.

The Governor had constituted a search committee under the chairmanship of Dr K. Kasturirangan, former chairman of ISRO, to shortlist names that were suitable for appointment of Vice Chancellor of the University of Mumbai.(ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.