New JNU VC: Shantisree Dhulipudi Pandit Became JNU’s First Female Vice Chancellor Know Who She Is

New Delhi: For the first time, the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is in the hands of a woman. Professor Shantishree Dhulipudi Pandit of Pune University has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of JNU. She is JNU’s first female VC. Outgoing VC Jagdish Kumar said he would hand the charges over to Professor Pandit himself on Monday. Professor Pandit, who teaches politics and public administration at the University of Pune, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He did his early studies in Madras (now Chennai) and obtained M.Phil from JNU. After that, he also obtained his doctorate here. In 1996 he obtained his doctorate degree from Uppsala University, Sweden. Proficient in six languages ​​like Hindi, English, Marathi, Tamil, Professor Pandit also understands Kannada, Malayalam and Konkani.

Professor Pandit has taught at renowned universities
Professor Pandit’s father was in the government service. Mother was a professor of Tamil and Telugu in the Eastern Faculty Department of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). Professor Shantisree Dhulipudi Pandit who has more than 34 years of teaching experience has extended to Goa University, Osmania University, Rakshashakti University, Madras University except Pune University. She has also been involved in many important committees of the national government. Professor with excellent knowledge of international subjects played an important role in many research projects. He holds fellowship in many renowned institutes of the world. He has also been awarded many awards at national and international level.


Shantisree Dhulipudi Pandit is the first female VC of JNU

What books have you written?

  • Parliament and Foreign Policy in India, New Delhi
  • Restructuring Environmental Management in Asia Ethics and Policy, (Editor Sole)
  • Cultural Diplomacy: Buddhism and India’s Look East Policy[ co-author Dr. Rimli Basu]
  • State withdrawal: implications of drug trafficking in Asia [co-author Dr. Rimli Basu]

In addition, Professor Pandit has prepared many booklets. He has chapters in many books. Professor Pandit has published several research papers on the political scenario in India and the world, the details of which are in his resume on the Pune University website.

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M. Jagdish Kumar becomes the chairman of UGC
JNU Vice Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar has been appointed as the president of the UGC. According to an official from the Ministry of Education, the central government has appointed him for five years or until he turns 65. The post has been vacant since December 7 following the resignation of Professor DP Singh. Jagdish Kumar’s tenure as Vice Chancellor of JNU was full of controversy. Shortly after his appointment, the students organized a program against the hanging of the convicted Afzal Guru of the Parliament House attack. Incidents such as the sedition controversy and the fact that the HRD minister was held up at the convocation site for six hours also happened during his tenure.

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