Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit will be the first woman Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit is currently the Vice-Chancellor of Savitribai Phule University in Maharashtra.
The 59-year-old 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.
Jagadeesh Kumar in an official statement said, “It gives me pleasure to inform you that Prof. Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Savitribai Phule Pune University has been appointed as the next Vice-Chancellor of JNU. She is the first female vice-chancellor of JNU. My hearty congratulations to Prof. Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit. I am handing over the charge to her today and wish her success in her new role.”
About Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit
Pandit began her teaching career at Goa University in 1988 and moved to Pune University in 1993. She has held administrative positions in various academic bodies. She has also been a member of the University Grants Commission, the Indian Council of Social Science Research and Visitor’s nominee to central universities. In her career, she has guided 29 PhDs.