Dr. Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit will be the first woman Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University with the Ministry of Education (MoE) appointing her to the top post on Monday. Ms Pandit is currently the Vice Chancellor of Savitribai Phule University in Maharashtra.
The 59-year-old Ms Pandit is also an alumna of JNU where she pursued her MPhil as well as PhD in International Relations.
“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.
Ms 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.
Who is Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit?
Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit in St Petersberg, Russia (USSR), on July 15, 1962. She started her career in the field of teaching in 1988 at Goa University, and in 1993, she moved to Pune University.
Ms Pandit holds M Phil and PhD degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is also 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.