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Professor Sangita Srivastava Named First Female VC of Allahabad University

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Professor Sangita Srivastava has been appointed the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Allahabad (AU). She is the first woman chosen for this position at AU.

She will take over on Monday, said the university’s registrar, Professor NK Shukla, confirming the development.

Professor Srivastava is a former head of the department of home sciences at Allahabad University. After her new appointment, she was relieved of her current position as Vice Chancellor of Prof Rajendra Singh University by order of Chancellor and Governor Anandiben Patel. Professor KN Singh, current VC of Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU), will take over as VC of Prof Rajendra Singh University on Monday.

Professor Sangita Srivastava joined AU as a teacher in 1989. She assumed the position of head of the home science department in 2002, when it took shape as an independent department. She served as head of the department until she was appointed VC of Prof Rajendra Singh University on June 25, 2018 for a period of three years.

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