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Prof.Ramaswamy takes over as UoH Vice- Chancellor

Hyderabad|India|June '2011: Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy assumed charge as Vice Chancellor of the prestigious University of Hyderabad. Prof. Ramaswamy has been associated with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi since 1986; he is Professor in the School of Physical Sciences as well as the Centre for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics in the School of Computational and Integrative Sciences at JNU. He was at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai) from 1981-86, and at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena as a post-doctoral fellow from 1978-80.

Prof. Ramaswamy holds a Ph D in Chemistry from Princeton University. His current research interests are in Nonlinear Science, Computational Biology and Systems and Synthetic Biology. His M Sc (Chemistry) is from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and B Sc (Chemistry) is from Loyola College, Chennai.

Prof. Ramaswamy has about 200 publications and book articles relating to chemical dynamics, classical and quantum chaos, semi-classical quantization, disordered systems and statistical physics, molecular dynamics and cluster physics, and genomics and systems biology to his credit. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors which include the National Science Talent Scholarship (1969-74); Indian National Science Academy Medal for Young Scientists, 1985; Associateship of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore (1985-88); Associateship of the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (1988-93, 1996-2001), International Fellowship of the Santa Fe Institute (2000-2002), and the J C Bose Fellowship of the DST (2008- ). He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, and twas- The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Trieste.

Prof. Ramaswamy said that The University of Hyderabad has seen considerable growth in the past few years, with the introduction of new courses of study, new disciplines, and new initiatives. Consolidation of this growth, and strengthening of the efforts that have been made so far will form the major initial impetus of the new administration. With the range of disciplines represented and quality of the faculty and students at UoH, the University- which is among the finest in the country- is well poised to make its mark internationally as well.

June.2011

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