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Prof V Bharathi Harishankar appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Avinashilingam University for Women

Prof V Bharathi Harishankar appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Avinashilingam University for Women

Prof Harishankar was a Ph.D. scholar at the Department of English, UoH, from 1989 to 1993. She was previously the Head of Women's Studies, the Director of IQAC and Director HRDC at the University of Madras.

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Hyderabad: Prof V Bharathi Harishankar FRSA, alumna of the Department of English, University of Hyderabad (UoH), and presently a member of the School Board of Humanities, has been appointed Vice Chancellor of Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore.

Prof Harishankar was a Ph.D. scholar at the Department of English, UoH, from 1989 to 1993. She was previously the Head of Women’s Studies, the Director of IQAC and Director HRDC at the University of Madras.

A recognized postcolonial studies scholar, she was also instrumental in setting up the Gender Lab for Diversity and Inclusiveness Education (GLIDE), the first of its kind in the country, in collaboration with Sutherland Global Services at the University of Madras.

An active researcher, Prof Harishankar, has helmed and collaborated on numerous projects, with IIT Madras, International Development Research Centre, (Canada); the National Commission for Women; University Grants Commission and associated with European Union- Erasmus  projects as well.

She has also worked on European Union-Erasmus projects on capacity building.

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