Dr P K Radhakrishnan has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Kerala.
Kerala Governor, Nikhil Kumar who is also the Chancellor of Universities in the state, chose Radhakrishnan from among the three names shortlisted by the search committee.
Radhakrishnan is presently serving as the professor at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University and is also a Executive Council Member of the Central University of Kerala.
He is a native of Karunagapally in Kollam district and a recipient of CSIR Fellowship for his PhD degree from the University of Kerala. He is a life-time member of the Indian Chemical Society and the Indian Science Congress Association.
He has previously served as Director, School of Chemical Sciences, MG University; Dean, Faculty of Science, MG University; Member of MG University Syndicate and Academic Council and Chairman of the Board of Studies in MG University, Calicut University, Kerala University and Periyar University in Salem. He was also a Senate member of Cochin University of Science and Technology.
He has also published 60 research papers in national and international journals and presented 27 research papers in national and international conferences. He is also a recipient of the Dr S Vasudev Memorial Prize in 1991 for the best research work from Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, reported New Indian Express.