Prof. Arun K Pujari, faculty and Dean of the School of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the Central University of Rajasthan. Prof. Pujari has earlier served as the Vice-Chancellor of Sambalpur University, Odisha in 2008. Prof. Pujari joined the UoH as Reader in 1985 and became a professor in 1990.

Prof. Pujari completed his post-graduation from the Sambalpur University in Mathematics in 1974 and got his PhD from IIT-Kanpur in 1980. He has wide experience as an academician and administrator. He has more than 15 years experience as Dean, Head of Department and Chairman of Grievance and Disciplinary Committee. He has served as a member of high-level bodies such as UGC, DST, DRDO, ISRO and AICTE.

Prof. Pujari has more than 100 publications to his credit and has wide exposure in national and international arena. He has attended many international seminars and presented papers. His two books published are Data Mining Techniques and Database Management System. He has also been associated with University of Tokyo, University of Paris, Griffith University and United Nations University.