Prof. Ved Prakash has been appointed chairman of the University Grants Commission. Prakash, a recipient of the US Fulbright post-doctoral fellowship, has many important positions in national and international organizations and has been the acting chairman of UGC for 2 years. He now enjoys the unique distinction of serving UGC as secretary, vice-chairman and chairman. The position had been vacant since February 2011 after Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat completed his term.
He had also been a visiting faculty at the Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor, Canada and a guest faculty at the Harvard Institute of International Development, Harvard University.