The State government has upgraded the Madhabdev College at Narayanpur in Lakhimpur district to a University by appointing its first Vice Chancellor.
Professor Dibakar Chandra Deka, Head of the Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University has been appointed as the Vice Chancellor of Madhabdev University who will soon assume his office in Narayanpur.
An alumnus of Gauhati University and IIT-Kharagpur, Prof Deka did MSc in Organic Chemistry in 1983, M Tech in High Pressure Technology and Catalysis from IIT-Kharagpur, PhD on Organic Reaction under Pressure from IIT-Kharagpur, Diploma in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from Tokyo Institute of Technology, and DSc in Organic Synthesis from Gauhati University.
A former UNESCO Research Fellow in Japan and Commonwealth Visiting Fellow at University of Manchester, UK Prof Deka has a research experience of 31 years and teaching experience of 29 years.
Founded in 1964, Madhabdev College is one of the leading centres of higher education in Lakhimpur district with both humanities and science streams.