Noted Kathak danseuse Professor Kumkum Dhar was on 11 September 2015 appointed as Vice Chancellor of Bhatkhande Music Institute, a deemed university. However, she will continue to hold the position as Head of the department and dean of the faculty of dance of Bhatkhande Music Institute.
Dhar succeeded the incumbent Vice Chancellor Prof Shruti Sadolikar Katkar, who was on extension. Her appointment was approved by Governor Ram Naik, as the Human Resource Development Ministry of Uttar Pradesh could not send names for the post.
Dhar will continue to hold this additional charge till the appointment of a regular Vice Chancellor. Dhar is the disciple of late Pt Lachhu Maharaj.
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Who: Prof Kumkum Dhar
When: 11 September 2015