MANGALURU: The Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala has appointed K Chinappa Gowda, former dean of arts faculty, Mangalore University as the second vice-chancellor of Haveri based Karnataka Folklore University. An eminent folklore scholar, he is presently a professor in the department of PG studies and research in Kannada at its Mangalagangothri campus and the director of Dr P Dayananda Pai and Sri P Satish Pai Yakshagana Study Centre of the University.

Confirming that the office of the Governor had called him to inform him as the successor to Ambalike Hiriyanna, whose term as VC has ended, Chinappa Gowda told TOI that he is overwhelmed by the faith reposed in his abilities by the Governor, who is also the Chancellor of the university. Chinappa Gowda has served as the registrar of the university from 2009 to 2012, as member of the Syndicate, and academic council of Mangalore University.

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