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Mizoram University gets Mizo Vice-Chancellor for the first time

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

/ Published by VIRTHLI
Aizawl : Prof R Lalthantluanga, pro-vice chancellor of North Eastern Hills University (NEHU), Shillong, has been appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Mizoram University, four months after Prof A N Rai was removed from the post.

Prof R Lalthantluanga (64), was among three candidates shortlisted by a search committee.

The other two contenders were Professor Lianzela, presently Dean of School of Economics, Management and Information Sciences of Mizoram University and Prof R P Tiwari, Mizoram University (MZU), presently Dean of School of Engineering Technology and acting Vice Chancellor of the University. (courtesy:UNI )

Brief Bio:
Born: 01.03.1947
Degrees held: B. Sc., (Hons.), GU, Assam
M. Sc., Pune University
Ph. D., Pune University

Prof. Lalthantluanga, the founding member of faculty of the department, joined as a Reader and started the department in 1980. Earlier, he was a lecturer in the Department of Zoology, NEHU (1976 – 1979). He became Professor in 1984. Before joing NEHU, he did his post-doctoral studies at a Max Planc Institute in Germany supported by a DAAD fellowship. In NEHU, he has served several important administrative positions including Head, Department of Biochemistry (1980-86; 1989-90) and Pro-Vice Chancellor of erstwhile Mizoram campus of NEHU (1990-2001). Currently he is Dean of the School of Life Sciences. Prof. Lalthantluaga has over 30 years of post-doctoral teaching/research experience. He has been interested in study of high altitude adaptation of biological systems. He has used haemoglobin and oxygen binding as a model system to analyze the structural and functional aspects of the protein in relation to high altitude adaptation. Prof. Lalthantluanga has published 25 research papers and articles in national and international journals. He has supervised several Ph. D. theses and presently one research scholar is working under him.
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