NASHIK: State Governor and Chancellor of Universities in the state, Bhagat Singh Koshyari has appointed Lieutenant General Dr Madhuri Rajeev Kanitkar as the new Vice Chancellor of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS). Dr Kanitkar, who is serving as the Deputy Chief Integrated Defence Staff in the Ministry of Defence, has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor for a term of five years or till attaining the age of 65 years whichever is earlier, from the date she assumes the office, an official release said here on Tuesday.
Born on October 15,1960, Dr Kanitkar obtained her MBBS from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, standing first in the University. Later she did MD-Pediatrics and also obtained DNB Pediatrics. She was dean of AFMS from January 2017 to May 2019, having a total experience of 22 years in teaching and research. She was presented the Best Teacher Award by MUHS in the year 2008. Lt Gen Dr Kanitkar succeeds Dr Deelip Mhaisekar, whose term ended on February 10, 2021.
Vice-chancellor of the Savitribai Phule Pune University Dr Nitin Karmalkar was holding the additional charge of the post of ViceChancellor. The Governor had constituted a selection committee, under the chairmanship of Justice Kalpesh Jhaveri (retired), former Chief Justice of Odisha High Court, to recommend to him a panel of names suitable for appointment of the Vice-Chancellor.