Prof. Chakrapani did his Post Doctoral in Marine Sciences from the University of Delaware, USA.
Odisha Governor and Chancellor of Universities, Ganeshi Lal on Monday appointed Govind J Chakrapani and Hari Hara Hota as Vice Chancellors of Berhampur University and Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya, Puri respectively. The two professors were appointed as VCs of two universities for a period of three years with effect from the date they assume office or until further orders, whichever is earlier, an official release said.
Prof Govind J Chakrapani is presently serving as Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences, IIT, Roorkee. After completing his MSc in Applied Geology in IIT, Mumbai, he did his M Phil in Environmental Sciences and PhD from JNU, New Delhi in Environmental Geosciences.