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Prof Nirmala Rao appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Krea University

Prof Nirmala Rao appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Krea University

Krea University has announced the appointment of Professor Nirmala Rao as its next Vice-Chancellor with effect from August 16, 2022.


Prior to working at Krea, Professor Nirmala Rao served as the Vice-Chancellor of the Asian University for Women (AUW), Chittagong, Bangladesh, between 2017 and 2022. Professor Rao took her first degree in Economics at Delhi University in 1979, Master's Degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a PhD from the University of London. She has published extensively in the field of urban politics.


Prof Rao has extensive experience in public service and served as an advisor to a range of bodies including the UK Audit Commission and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). Prof Rao was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2003 and awarded an OBE for services to scholarship in the 2011 Queen's Honours list.


Kapil Viswanathan, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Governing Council added, “Dr. Rao is well placed to lead Krea University in its mission to help humanity prepare for an unpredictable world.”
On her appointment as Vice-Chancellor, Prof Nirmala Rao said, “It is a great honour to be asked to lead Krea, to provide the students of today with the education that will best prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow".