Joybrato Mukherjee is Germany's youngest university chief

Joybrato Mukherjee, a 36-year-old professor of English whose parents immigrated from India, became Germany's youngest chief executive of a university.

He was inducted as president, a title which is equivalent to vice-chancellor in other nations, of the University of Giessen, which in central Germany has 24,100 students.

Mukherjee was born in 1973 in the Rhine valley area of western Germany where his parents had settled. He has also studied biology and education and has separately qualified as a secondary school teacher.

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