Dr P K Radhakrishnan has been chosen as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kerala.
Radhakrishnan was chosen by Governor Nikhil Kumar, who is the Chancellor of Universities in Kerala, from among the 3 names which were shortlisted by the search committee.
Presently, Radhakrishnan is a Professor at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University and Executive Council Member of the Central University of Kerala.
A resident of Karunagapally in Kollam district, Radhakrishnan has received CSIR Fellowship for his PhD degree from the University of Kerala. He is a life-time member of the Indian Science Congress Association and the Indian Chemical Society.
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, these are the previous positions held by Radhakrishnan. He was also a enate member of Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Further, 60 research papers in national and international journals and 27 research papers in national and international conferences have been published by Radhakrishnan. He has also received the Dr S Vasudev Memorial Prize in 1991 for the best research work from Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment. P Sheeba, Rahadkrishnan's wife is a teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom. Hari R Krishnan, his son is an engineering student in Thiruvananthapuram.
V Prasannakumar, Professor of Geology at the University of Kerala and S V Sudheer, Director of the Academic Staff College, Kerala University, were the two other candidates shortlisted by the search committee.