Braj Bihari Kumar appointed as the chairman of ICSSR

Braj Bihari Kumar, editor of quarterly journals Dialogue and Chintan Srijan, has been appointed as the chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), succeeding noted economist S K Thorat.The HRD Ministry yesterday took the decision finalising his name for the top post for a period of three years.”The ministry finalised his name from a shortlist prepared by a selection panel. Others in the shortlist were I K Bajaj and PM Kamath,” a senior HRD Ministry official said. Thorat was heading the council since April 2011.76-year-old Kumar has been serving as the editor of the two quarterly journals, published by a society called Astha Bharati, of which he is a founding member.A former principal of Sao Change Government College in Tuensang (Nagaland) and Science College in Kohima, Kumar has written, edited and co-authored 136 books. A former principal of Sao Change Government College in Tuensang (Nagaland) and Science College in Kohima, Kumar has written, edited and co-authored 136 books.

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