President M Abdul Hamid, chancellor of the university, appointed Prof Sattar for the next four years, the notice said
Prof Golam Sabbir Sattar, director of the Institute of Environmental Science in Rajshahi University (RU), has been appointed as the 24th vice chancellor of the university.
A gazette notification signed by Mahmudul Alam, deputy secretary of the Ministry of Education, was issued on Sunday in this regard.
President M Abdul Hamid, chancellor of the university, appointed Prof Sattar for the next four years, the notice said.
A senior teacher of the Department of Geology and Mining of the university, Prof Sattar has been asked to remain in the campus round the clock as the chief executive of the public university, the notice added.
Prof Sattar took charge of his office on Sunday afternoon, vowing to make the university a centre of excellence through performing his duty with utmost sincerity and honesty.
He also sought cooperation of all quarters to make his pledges a total success.
Pro-vice chancellors Prof Sultan-Ul-Islam and Prof Chowdhury Jakaria, Treasurer Prof Mustafizur Rahman Al Arif and Registrar Prof Abdus Salam were present on the occasion, among others.
The VC post fell vacant following the expiration of Prof Abdus Sobhan’s term as the 23rd vice chancellor of RU on May 6.