Ashok Chawla appointed Chancellor of TERI University

Posted on:01 Sep 2016 09:50:05

Ashok Chawla appointed Chancellor of TERI University
01 September 2016 Current Affairs GK: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has officially appointed former Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla as the new Chancellor of TERI University on 31 August 2016.

The decision to appoint Chawla was taken in its meeting held on 19 August 2016 by the governing council of TERI.

With this, the University ended its last association with former Chancellor and Head R.K. Pachauri, who was accused of sexually harassing a female colleague in 2015.

Chawla has also been serving as the Chairman of Teri since February 2016.

The Energy and Resources Institute : The Energy and Resources Institute was established in 1974. It was formerly known as Tata Energy Research Institute. It is a research institute based in New Delhi that conducts research work in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable development.In 2013, the institute was ranked as the topmost global think-tank by the International Centre for Climate Governance (ICCG).

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