Press Note - Prof. Abhai Mauarya becomes the first VC of English & Foreign Languages University

for Ministry of Human Resource Development | Date - 03-08-2007

The Central Government, today, notified the coming into force the English and Foreign Languages University Act, 2006 (No. 7 of 2007). Prof. Abhai Maurya of Department of Slavic Studies, University of Delhi has assumed the office of the first Vice-Chancellor of English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad w.e.f. August 03, 2007.

The English and Foreign Languages University at Hyderabad would be the 24th Central University established by an Act of Parliament. With the coming into force of the English and Foreign Languages University Act, the country has now a dedicated Central University for promotion and development of English and Foreign Languages and their literature.

Prof. Abhai Maurya, who comes from a peasant family in a village in Haryana, is a first generation learner. He has been a Professor of Russian Literature since 1988 and is the founder Head of the Department of Slavic Studies in the University of Delhi. He is the author of 12 books, both scholarly and creative, with more than 50 research papers to his credit. He has been awarded and facilitated internationally and has been actively associated with various bodies of UNESCO. One of such major awards is “A.S. Pushkin” Medal, the highest honour in the field of Russian literature and language. His novel Fall of a Hero (in English, 1998), Yugnayika (in Hindi, 2004) and Mukti-Path (in Hindi, 2006) have won a wide cirtical acclaim.

Deptt. of Higher Education, Min. of HRD Dated Sravana 12, 1929 Aug. 03, 2007 HB/SB/RK
(Release ID :29594)

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