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Honorary Colonel rank for VCs of Jadavpur, Kalyani varsities

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The Centre has conferred the honorary rank of in the National Corps (NCC) to vice chancellors of University and for their "sincere interest in the cause of improving quality of youth", official sources said here today.

The of JU, Suranjan Das, and the VC, Sankar Kumar Ghosh, who have been appointed of their respective universities, would be "honoured with the prestigious rank" on May 21 by of NCC Lt Gen P P Malhotra at Fort William, the headquarters of the

Along with Das and Ghosh, the rank will also be bestowed upon six vice chancellors of other universities in the country in recognition of their contribution in "providing true education" to the youth and promoting the cause of NCC activities, they said.

Of the six other vice-chancellors from other parts of the country, five hail from universities in and one from Madhya Pradesh, they added.

Expressing his happiness over the honorary rank, Das said, "This award is not for me, it is in recognition of the holistic nature of West Bengal's higher system.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 19:10 IST