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New JNU VC – ThePrint

New JNU VC – ThePrint

New Delhi, Feb 7, (PTI). Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit has been appointed JNU Vice Chancellor. She is the first woman to hold the post.

On Monday, the Ministry of Education (MoE), appointed her to the top position. She is currently a Professor of Political Science at Savitribai Phule University (Maharashtra).

The 59 year-old is also an Alumna of JNU, where her MPhil and PhD were both in International Relations.

“As vice-chancellor, JNU I thank both the Hon’ble Prime Minister and Minister of Higher Education for giving me this opportunity as the first woman and alumnus of this esteemed University from the state of Tamil Nadu,” she said in a statement. Pandit stated that she is looking forward working with students as well as faculty members. “The immediate focus of this administration would be to provide clean administration, student-friendly and gender-sensitive environment for academic excellences. We would strive to implement NEP-2020, the vision of our Hon’ble Prime Minister especially in interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary areas of studies, JNU rising to greater heights of academics and research. The focus would be in constructing Indo-centric narratives,” read her statement. M Jagadesh Kumar was appointed last week as the chairman UGC. He was currently acting VC at JNU. PTI SLB TDS DDS

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