Meet Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, the first female vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University

Feb 7, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, on Monday, was appointed as the first woman vice-chancellor...

...of Jawaharlal Nehru university (JNU), which is one of the most prestigious universities in India.

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She succeeded M Jagadesh Kumar, whose tenure ended last year.

Kumar was made the chairperson of the University Grants Commission (UGC) last week.

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She is currently the vice-chancellor of Savitribai Phule University in Maharashtra.

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The 59-year old, Pandit, has been reportedly appointed for the...

...tenure of five years, as per a senior official of the Ministry of Education.

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Pandit began her teaching career in 1988 at Goa University and later moved to Pune University in 1993.

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She has also been an active member of the UGC and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).

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She is also the author of books like ‘Parliament and Foreign Policy in India’ (1990) and...

...‘Restructuring Environmental Governance in Asia – Ethics and Policy’ (2003).

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Pandit did her graduation and post graduation from Presidency college in Chennai.

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She is a political scientist who did M.Phil and PhD in international relations from JNU itself.

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