Ashish Kumar Chauhan, the MD & CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was on Wednesday appointed as the Chancellor of University of Allahabad.
The appointment was made by President Ram Nath Kovind, in his capacity as visitor of the University, said an order issued by Union Ministry of Education.
Chauhan will take over his charge as the Chancellor of world-renowned university from 10th May and will serve for a span of 5 years.
University of Allahabad is a reputed and an educational institute with rich legacy. It was set up in 1887 and is also one of the 4 oldest universities in India.
BSE CEO Ashish Chauhan took to Twitter to thank the President, Prime Minister and Education and tweeted “Truly honored and humbled by your gesture!”
Thank you @rashtrapatibhvn, @PMOIndia, @EduMinOfIndia @DrRPNishank for my appointment as the Chancellor of University of Allahabad, a nationally important education institution, one of the four oldest universities in India set up in 1887.Truly honored and humbled by your gesture!
— Ashish Chauhan (@ashishchauhan) May 26, 2021
Ashish Chauhan is a mechanical engineer from IIT Bombay and an alumnus of IIM Calcutta. He is credited with reviving the BSE, making it fastest exchange in the world with less than 6 microseconds response time, introduction of mobile trading and many other features. He was also a member of the core that founded the National Stock Exchange (NSE).