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By Our Staff Correspondent
HAMPI, SEPT. 25. B.A. Vivek Rai assumed charge as the fourth Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University here on Friday.
The post was vacant for six months after H.J. Lakkappa Gowda relinquished office. Prof. Rai took charge from K.V. Narayan, in-charge Vice-Chancellor. Prof. Rai hails from Punacha village in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. The University of Mysore awarded him a doctorate for his thesis on Tulu Janapada Sahitya in 1981. He has 28 books to his credit. He has also undertaken several research projects.
Addressing presspersons, Prof. Rai said he would give priority to reach the research findings to the people. Importance would be given for better coordination between Prasaranga and research and extension activities for the purpose.
Prof. Rai said he would take steps to ensure that the university maintained its distinctiveness as a research-oriented one. Priority would be given to quality of the subject chosen for research. On the scandals that have come to light, especially in the examination conducted by the Music Department, Prof. Rai said action would be initiated against the guilty based on the report given by the fact-finding committee, he added.
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