UPSC appoints former Ambedkar Open University VC Manoj Soni as member

Manoj Soni is a political science scholar specialising in international relation studies and has earned his doctorate in "Post-Cold War International Systemic Transition and Indo-US Relations" from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 28, 2017 5:43 pm
upsc, upsc.gov.in, upsc civil service, upsc recruitment 2017, upsc recruitment, civil service exams, upsc members, upsc 2017, upsc members, education news, jobs, indian express The 52 year old is the youngest Vice Chancellor since independence and has been a recipient of numerous awards. 

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has accepted Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University former Vice Chancellor Manoj Soni as a member on Wednesday. The Gujarat-based educationist took an oath of secrecy as administered by UPSC chairman David R Syiemlieh.

Soni is a political science scholar specialising in international relation studies and has earned his doctorate in “Post-Cold War International Systemic Transition and Indo-US Relations” from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat. The 52 year old is the youngest Vice Chancellor since independence and has been a recipient of numerous awards. Read | UPSC IES Main exam 2017 results declared, check here

He has also been awarded the honour of “Honorary Mayor-President of the City of Baton Rouge” by World Education Congress Global Award for Distance Learning Leadership and Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, USA. He will hold office for a term of six years or until he turns 65.

The Commission can have a limit of 10 members including its chairman and conducts national-level recruitment exams like civil services exams for the recruitment of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers. Read | In UPSC civil services prelims, questions asked on benami transactions, GST and other Modi govt’s initiatives, click here

 

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