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JNU appoints its first female Vice-Chancellor, Santishree Pandit

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University appoints its first female Vice-Chancellor in Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit. who is currently the Vice Chancellor of Savitribai Phule University, according to Ministry of Education officials.

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Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit has been appointed as new JNU VC after former VC M jagadesh has been appointed as the new chief of the University Grants Commision.

Pandit will be the first woman Vice-Chancellor of JNU.

“Her appointment is for a period of five years,” a senior MoE official said. M Jagadesh Kumar, who was holding the charge of acting VC at JNU after his five-year term ended last year.

M Jagdesh Kumar said “It gives me pleasure to inform that Professor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit from the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Savitribai Phule Pune University, has been appointed as the next vice-chancellor of JNU. She is the first woman vice-chancellor of JNU.”

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Born in St Petersberg, Russia (USSR), on July 15, 1962, Professor Pandit has been in the teaching field since 1988. She has been in the research field since 1985. She is a member of several prestigious organisations, such as the American Studies Research Institute, Hyderabad, the Indian Association of American Studies, the All India Political Science Association, the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, the Indian Secular Society, etc.

She has also authored books like ‘Parliament and Foreign Policy in India’ (1990) and ‘Restructuring Environmental governance in Asia-Ethics and Policy’ 2003.

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