The 133-year old Allahabad university has appointed Sangita Srivastava as the first-ever woman Vice-Chancellor of the university. She is also the first faculty member of the institute itself to hold the position since Monday. The post was being managed by officiating vice-chancellors since the last VC RL Hangloo resigned from the esteemed position in December 2019.
Working in the university for the past 31 years, she joined as a faculty in the Home Science Department and also held the position of the VC of Professor Rajendra University for 3 years since 2019.
Speaking on her appointment, Srivastava added, “The university will work on improving its NIRF ratings and will work towards making the quality of education better in every possible way, keeping in mind the needs of the students as well as the teachers.” She adds that filling the post of the vacant faculty seats along with the non-teaching staff in the university is a top priority. She also mentioned that the consequent colleges under the university will be reviewed and rules will be introduced to better their work.
On the recent issue of opening of the university, Srivastava added, “The Union Ministry of Education will have a final say in the matter and we are in constant touch with them over the same.”
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