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Appointment of DG CSIR: Tie between Dhawan & Ajayaghosh

By IndianMandarins- 19 Sep 2018


Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that selection for the post of Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-cum-Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) has reached final stage and the appointment may be cleared very soon.


If some top sources are to be believed the Search-cum-Selection-Committee had interviewed as many as eight candidates of which two appear to have been considered for final call on part of the ACC. Reportedly, four candidates were from CSIR whereas four were from outside the organisation.


Indianmandarins learns that the tie is between the two eminent scientists namely Professor Alok Dhawan and Dr A Ajayaghosh. Prof Dhawan is Director of the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (Lucknow) whereas Dr Ajayaghosh is Director of the National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (Thiruvananthapuram)


It may be mentioned that the post fell vacant after Dr Girish Sahni completed his tenure on 23 August 2018 following which Prof Ashutosh Sharma (Secretary, Dept of Science & Tech) was on 23 August given the additional charge of DG CSIR-cum-Secretary-Dept of Science &Technology

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