Utkal Varsity Alumni Appointed Principal Of Miranda House

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Dr Bijayalaxmi Nanda, alumni of Utkal University, has been appointed as the new principal of Delhi’s Miranda House College, ranked among the premier colleges in the country.

Bijayalaxmi Nanda is the daughter of retired IAS officer Amulya Ratna Nanda. She holds an MA from Utkal University, an MPhil degree from Delhi University besides a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

Dr. Nanda has written a number of books including Sex Selective Abortion and the State: Policies, Laws and Institutions in India, Discourse on Rights in India: Debates and Dilemmas, Human Rights Gender & Environment and Understanding Social Inequality: Concerns of Human Rights, Gender and Environment.

She is a recipient of the ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship and was awarded the Teacher’s Excellence Award by University of Delhi in 2017. Her core discipline includes political theory, human rights and gender studies. Apart from these, she has also provided consultancy services to UN agencies like UNFPA, UNDP and WHO.

Dr. Bijayalaxmi Nanda will hold the position of Miranda House prinicpal for a period of six months. 

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