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Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit chosen as JNU's first female Vice Chancellor

Pandit, who is 59 years old, completed her MPhil and PhD in International Relations from JNU

Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit chosen as JNUs first female Vice Chancellor
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With the Ministry of Education (MoE) choosing TSantishree Dhulipudi Pandit as the first woman Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University on Monday, she will be the university's first female Vice-Chancellor (February 7, 2022).

Pandit is now the Vice-Chancellor of Maharashtra's Savitribai Phule University.

Pandit, who is 59 years old, completed her MPhil and PhD in International Relations from JNU

"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.

In 1988, Pandit began her teaching career at Goa University, and in 1993, she transferred to Pune University. She has worked as an administrator in a number of academic institutions. She's also served on the University Grants Commission, the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), and as a Visitor's nominee to central universities.

She has supervised 29 PhDs during the course of her career.

M Jagadesh Kumar, who was acting vice chancellor at JNU after his five-year term ended last year, was named chairperson of the UGC last week.

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