Wasudeo Namdeo Gade
is Pune varsity VC
PUNE: On May 15 biologist Wasudeo Namdeo Gade was named new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Pune (UoP).
Gade is currently the Director of the UoP's Board for Colleges and University Development (BCUD) -- second most important office in the university.
new appointment is for a five-year term and will come into effect from the date he
will assume charge of the office of the VC
or till he
attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
Born on November 20, 1952, Gade obtained his BSc in biology from the Nagpur university and later secured his MSc (life sciences), MPhil and PhD in life sciences from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
He was a post-doctoral fellow in France and Sweden between 1988 and 1990.
Gade is a recipient of the Lupin Endowment Award instituted by the University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, and has served as a scientist in the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology of CSIR in Delhi for 20 years between 1983 and 2003.
He was Reader and later Professor in the department of biotechnology, University of Pune, from July 2003 till he became BCUD chief.