Vice Chancellor

Dr. Neerja A Gupta

Vice Chancellor

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Dr. Neerja A Gupta is presently working as the Vice-Chancellor of Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Formerly Dr. Gupta successfully shouldered the responsibility as ViceChancellor of Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies, M.P., India.

She has also worked as Principal of Bhavan’s College, Gujarat and has been instrumental in the development the Department of Foreign Studies at Gujarat University Ahmedabad.

Dr. Gupta’s credentials include a doctorate degree in English. She has about thirty-six years of academic, research and administrative experience.

She is the Chief Editor of Bharatiya Manyaprad, an international research journal published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

Her Academic excellence is complemented with her proficient knowledge in two foreign languages Russian and Greek apart from nine Indian languages such as Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Assamese, Urdu, Oriya, Pali and Prakrit.

She has authored 22 books and has more than 60 publications including research papers, Journal articles, Conference articles, book chapters, book reviews on varied subjects.

Under her guidance 27 students have successfully completed their Ph. D. As a distinguished academician and administrator, she plays a key role as a designated member of several distinguished Board and Executive councils of various reputed Universities and Government bodies. She has completed several research projects funded by various national and international funding agencies.

Her major areas of interest and proficiency include literature of English, Sanskrit, Pali, Gujrati, Hindi, Indian poetics, Indology, Ancient Hindu Sanskriti, Pravasi and Migration Studies, Gandhian Thought, Indian Culture and Faith, Migratory Art and the music and, she is also trained in Classical Dance (Kathak).

She was the Principal Director of the team constituted on Jammu and Kashmir as special region by Ministry of Home Affairs and the finding were substantially used towards the abrogation of Article of 370 in Jammu and Kashmir by Government of India.

She has travelled extensively in India as well as visited 42 countries for academic purposes. As a researcher of international repute, she has varied research collaborations both within and outside country. She has participated in over 400 national and international research oriented conferences. As an outstanding researcher, she has delivered invited talks, Keynotes and speeches in many conferences, workshops, refresher, and orientation courses both within and outside India.

Some of the other key roles as a member of the Inter-Religious Dialogue Committee constituted by the revered Pope and spokesperson of the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Prof. Gupta is the recipient of several prestigious awards: Bharat Kirtiman Padak 2023 from World Books of Records, London, ‘‘Aaj Ka Karmveer Award -2022’, ; National Talent search Award 2020, Bharat Manthan Award-2020, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Rashtriya Sanman for Contribution in Diaspora Studies2017 by Indian Political Science Association, Shiksha Bharati Puruskar-2011, Best Multiple President-2001 by Lions Clubs Dist. 323.

She has been invited under Mission education to visit Canadian State Universities, Japan, Nepal, Mauritius, U.K. and several East Africa and Arab countries as an educational delegation from India.

She has played an active role in disaster relief in Gujarat earthquake, Kashmir Floods, Sri Lanka Tsunami, and Uttarakhanda Flash Floods

Her theme paper on G-20 found a special mention by Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in his Mann Ki Baat on 29th January 2023 as the part of published book India the Mother of Democracy.

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