JNU Appoints Pune University Professor Santishree Pandit as its First Woman Vice-Chancellor
The 59-year-old Pandit is also an alumna of JNU where she pursued her MPhil as well as PhD in International Relations.
New Delhi: Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit has been appointed as the first woman Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Pandit who is currently a political science professor at Savitribai Phule University in Maharashtra was appointed the top post on Monday by the Ministry of Education (MoE). “Her appointment is for a period of five years,” a senior MoE official said. The 59-year-old Pandit is also an alumna of JNU where she pursued her MPhil as well as PhD in International Relations.
M Jagadesh Kumar, who was holding the charge of acting VC at JNU after his five year term ended last year, was last week appointed as the chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
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“President Ram Nath Kovind, who is Visitor to the University, has approved the appointment of Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit as JNU Vice Chancellor. Her appointment is for a period of five years,” a senior MoE official said.
Pandit began her teaching career from Goa University in 1988 and moved to Pune University in 1993. She has held administrative position in various academic bodies. She has also been a member of the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and Visitor’s nominee to central universities. In her career, she has guided 29 PhDs.
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