Professor Najma Akhtar presently Professor & Head, Educational Administration Department of National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi, has been appointed as the first woman vice-chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, making her the first woman to hold the charge.
Gold Medallist from Aligardh Muslim University; Ph.D. (Education) from Kurukshetra University; Commonwealth Fellow for University Administration Course at University of Warwick and Nottingham; and trained at the International Institute of Educational Planning (IIEP), UNESCO, Paris. Was in the Faculty; Controller of Examinations and Admissions and Director, Academic Programmes at Aligarh Muslim University; DEP-DPEP IGNOU. Founder Director, State Institute of Educational Management and Training (SIEMAT), Uttar Pradesh; authored two books and contributed several book chapters and research papers. Led international consultancy programmes supported by DANIDA, UNFPA, UNICEF, including the prestigious NIEPA-Nepal Project. Specializes in institution building; educational administration and management, distance education, education of minority and educational decentralization.
Indian Bureaucracy Dot Com wishes Professor Najma Akhtar the very best.