Prof. Rupamanjari Ghosh
Shiv Nader University
Prof. Ghosh is the second Vice-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University from 2016 and also holds the charge of the head of the faculty development center. She joined the university in July 2012, as the founding director of the School of Natural Sciences (SoNS) and the dean of research and graduate studies. She has played a key role in shaping the vision and mission of the school.
Prior to joining the University, Prof. Ghosh served as the dean of the school of physical sciences at JNU, Delhi, along with many other important academic and administrative positions. Recipient of the Stree Shakti Science Samman for her ‘original contribution to science’, she serves as an expert on the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India committees in physical Sciences; and in many central and state universities and institutes. She has also served as the Chief Advisor for the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) Science textbooks for Classes IX and X, developed afresh under the National Curriculum Framework – 2005.
Prof. Ghosh has a Masters of Science degree in physics from the University of Calcutta, India, and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester, NY, where she worked as a Rush Rhees fellow, selected for ‘outstanding scholarly ability and the promise of exceptional contributions to scholarship and teaching.’ Her research interests include experimental and theoretical quantum optics’ laser physics; nonlinear optics and quantum information. As a researcher; teacher; an orator and an academic administrator par excellence, she is well known for her stand and efforts to support the cause of gender justice and environment consciousness in the higher education system.