Manipur governor Najma Heptulla is Jamia Millia Islamia's first woman chancellor

Manipur governor and former minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla has been appointed as the chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia.

FP Staff May 29, 2017 20:55:47 IST
Manipur governor Najma Heptulla is Jamia Millia Islamia's first woman chancellor

New Delhi: Manipur governor and former minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla has been appointed as the first woman chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia.

Manipur governor Najma Heptulla is Jamia Millia Islamias first woman chancellor

File image of Najma Heptullah. AFP.

Jamia vice-chancellor Talat Ahmad confirmed the development saying she has been appointed for a term of five years.

The 77-year old Heptulla succeeds Lt Gen (retd) MA Zaki who completes his five-year term this month.

"University will greatly benefit from her rich experience in both political and public life. It will be our privilege to work with her and to learn from her distinguished career in Parliament and internationally," Ahmed said.

Heptulla, who has been a five-time member of the Rajya Sabha and its deputy chairman for sixteen years, served as the minister of minority affairs in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet before being appointed as the governor of Manipur.

Heptulla has had the distinction of presiding over the women's parliamentarians' group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 1993.

She was elected as the president of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a Geneva-based international organisation from 1999 to 2002, and was nominated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as its human development ambassador.

With inputs from agencies

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