Pro Jasim Mohammed
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.
Professor Naima Khatoon’s name is among the three candidates short-listed by the 84-member governing body of the University forwarded to the President of India for the final selection.
In case, Prof Khatoon makes it, it will be a milestone for Aligarh Muslim University.
The ongoing proceedings will see women candidates compete for the coveted post for the first time in the university's 100-year history. This transformative move emphasizes inclusivity in a traditionally male-led institution.
Professor Naima Khatoon, who has served as the principal of the AMU's women's college, has an extensive academic background. Naima's candidature for the role of VC is underlined by her vast academic experience and has played important roles in the women's education.
Naima Khatoon hails from a remote Muslim community of Odisha.
She has been honored for her work in political psychology at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi and AMU.
She is presently working as Director of Center for Skill Development and Career Planning in AMU.
Her research contributions include written books and numerous papers.