Press Trust of India|May 18, 2023
Ananya Mukherjee appointed new Vice-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University Delhi-NCR
Ananya Mukherjee will be the third Vice-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University and will succeed Rupamanjari Ghosh, who led the institution for the last six years.
NEW DELHI: Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, today announced Ananya Mukherjee as its next Vice-Chancellor. Ananya Mukherjee is currently Provost and Vice-President Academic at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan, Canada. She will assume her role at Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, on January 31, 2022. She will be the University’s third Vice-Chancellor and will succeed Rupamanjari Ghosh, who led the institution for the last six years.
“Ananya Mukherjee is a widely recognized academic leader, having held senior positions in two of Canada’s largest universities in Ontario and British Columbia. Currently, as the Provost and Vice-President at UBC Okanagan, she leads its strategy for academic excellence working with its nine Faculties and Schools with over 11,000 students,” the official statement read.
Before joining UBC, Mukherjee spent more than two decades at York University in Toronto, where she undertook many leadership roles. Most recently, she was Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, a role in which she led the largest liberal arts faculty in Canada with 23,000 students from 123 countries.
Mukherjee obtained her doctoral degree (Political Economy & Public Policy) from the University of Southern California, USA and her BA and MA degrees (Economics) from Jadavpur University, India. An interdisciplinary scholar of Development Studies, Mukherjee’s work focuses on inclusive and people-centered development.
Looking ahead to her new role, Ananya Mukherjee said: “I am deeply humbled by this opportunity to lead a university with a demonstrated commitment to fostering world class, transformative research and a strong social mission.”
“Shiv Nadar University’s faculty and academic leadership, drawn from some of the best institutions in India and the world and the trajectory it has established in ten short years inspired me; its bold, global ambitions resonated with me deeply. And very importantly, the unique positioning of Shiv Nadar University as a part of a larger ecosystem of educational institutions committed to overcoming the socio-economic divide was a major factor that attracted me,” she added.
Welcoming her, Shikhar Malhotra, Pro-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, said: “ Ananya Mukherjee joins the University at an important juncture, as we build on our strengths and achievements in our aim of becoming an institution of global stature and impact. Her international reputation as both, a senior academic leader and a multidisciplinary scholar, will complement our vision for Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR.”
He also expressed his gratitude to Rupamanjari Ghosh and said that under her leadership and guidance, “the University has developed its intellectual strengths, dynamism, and its responsiveness to the societal needs and challenges of the constantly evolving educational landscape.”
It was under her leadership that the Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR has been recognized by the Government of India as the youngest ‘Institution of Eminence’, he added.
Rupamanjari Ghosh said: “I am very pleased to welcome and pass the baton on to such a distinguished academic leader and scholar. Mukherjee brings in her rich multicultural experience and this will ensure that this great institution continues to thrive.”
To get in touch, write to us at email@example.com.