A Historic Milestone: For the first time in the 100-year history of the Aligarh Muslim University, a woman candidate is in the race for the post of Vice-Chancellor.
Winds of Change
The winds of change are sweeping through Aligarh Muslim University as Professor Naima Khatoon’s name emerges among the three candidates short-listed by the 84-member governing body. Their nominations have been forwarded to the President of India for the final selection.
A Transformative Move
In the event that Professor Khatoon secures this prestigious position, it will mark a milestone for Aligarh Muslim University. This groundbreaking moment is emblematic of the university’s commitment to inclusivity and breaking free from its traditionally male-led past.
A Distinguished Academic Career
From Principal to Vice Chancellor?
Professor Naima Khatoon, who has previously served as the principal of AMU’s women’s college, boasts an extensive academic background. Her candidature for the role of Vice Chancellor is underlined by her profound academic experience and her significant contributions to women’s education.
A Glimpse into Naima Khatoon’s Background
Naima Khatoon hails from a remote Muslim community in Odisha, bringing a diverse and enriching perspective to her academic journey.
Her accolades extend beyond the borders of Aligarh. She has been honored for her pioneering work in political psychology, both at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi and within the AMU community.
Current Roles and Responsibilities
Presently, Naima Khatoon holds the position of Director of the Center for Skill Development and Career Planning at AMU. Her expertise and experience have played a pivotal role in shaping the future of the institution and its students.
The nomination of Professor Naima Khatoon as a candidate for the Vice Chancellor’s role at Aligarh Muslim University is a historic event. It represents a significant step towards inclusivity and gender equality in a university with a century-long legacy. Professor Khatoon’s vast academic experience and her commendable contributions to women’s education make her a deserving contender for this prestigious position.
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