Prof. Manoranjan P. Sinha joined the Sido Kanhu Murmu University, Dumka as its 8th Vice-Chancellor on 9 May, 2017. A renowned scientist with an impeccable track record of research activism, Prof. Sinha was serving as the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the VinobaBhave University, Hazaribagh when he was named Vice-Chancellor of the second oldest university of the state. As Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof Sinha had the opportunities of facilitating several strategic initiatives at VinobaBhave University, mentoring faculty members and students alike, and overseeing numerous development and research programmes.
Prior to his leadership roles in the higher education establishment of the state, Prof Sinha had a brilliant academic career. After completing his B. Sc and M. Sc courses in Zoology from the Ranchi University in First Class First he Fwent on to obtain Ph. D for his work on aquatic organic pollution. His subsequent studies have been published in more than a hundred and fifty research papers and over a dozen books. He was awarded a D. Sc for his work on niche relation among benthic organisms in 1997 by Ranchi University. Prof Sinha is Fellow of Zoological Society of India, Fellow of Academy of Environment Biology, Fellow of Indian Association of Pollution Chemists and Biologists, Fellow of Academy of Zoology, Fellow of National Environmentalists Association, Fellow of Association of Zoologist India and is member of many major associations. He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pollution Research, Journal of Nature Environment & Pollution Technology and International Journal of Ecology, Environment and Conservation and Executive Editor of two international journals The Bioscan (NAAS rating 5.1) and The Ecoscan (Copernicus Index: 5.25).
As a Professor of Zoology at Ranchi University, Prof Sinha is a spirited teacher, who has mentored many young researchers and aroused a passion in generations of students for environmental and ecological research. Prof Sinha has the soul of a teacher and he continues to enthuse all institutions with a zeal that only a dedicated teacher can have. He is also a dedicated environmentalist under whose leadership the university is taking the drive towards cleanliness and hygiene to another dimension.