Professor Hrushikesha Mohanty, senior faculty in the School of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha for a period of five years.

Prof. Mohanty who has done his PhD from I.I.T. – Kharagpur, is interested in the research areas like Distributed Computing, Software Engineering, Business Process Re-engineering and Mobile Computing. He has vast research and teaching experience and has published papers in reputed national and international journals. He has been extensively engaged in implementing eGovernance system for University of Hyderabad. In addition he is a litterateur with three Odia poetry books to his credit. He also regularly contributes columns to Odia newspapers.

Established in 1992 and opened five years later as a centre for higher learning, KIIT University is today one of the most prestigious universities in India. Its commitment to teaching excellence led to the grant of university status under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India in 2004, within only seven years of its inception. KIIT is relatively young, but prizes excellence and ambition. The contributions of KIIT’s faculty, students and alumni have been earning national and international recognition. It serves more than 27,000 students through its 19 Schools imparting globally recognised bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programmes in 100 plus disciplines, spanning engineering, medicine, management, biotechnology, law and more.