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An acclaimed Professor of English and an illustrious administrator holding several key positions,Prof Sunaina Singh, presents a rare blend of excellence in academics and administration. Few academicians can match her integrity, intellectual caliber, and dedication to teaching, research and administration.

Known for her scholarship, Prof Singh has followed up her PhD in Comparative Literature, withpostdoctoral research on areas as diverse as Women’s Writing, Postmodernism, Diaspora Literature and South Asian Writings. Apart from several articles in research journals, she has published seven books that have uniquely contributed to the field of knowledge and research.

As a Visiting Professor at reputed Universities abroad, she has played a crucial role in drawing the attention of the West towards Indian pedagogical systems, epistemological concerns, and Universityadministration. She has delivered countless key-note addresses in conferences both national andinternational and has been a resource person on several academic programmes across the world.

Prof Sunaina Singh served as the Chairperson, Department of English, Osmania University and asthe President, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, a binational Research Organization, from 2009 to 2011.

During her tenure as President, Prof Singh launched certain path-breaking initiatives that heralded a new vision and outlook for the institute. As a mark of acknowledgement of her outstanding contribution to the area of bilateral collaboration in education, she was invited to participate in the closed Educational Roundtable with the Honourable Prime minister of Canada, Mr. Stephen Harper, during his visit to India in 2009. She was also honoured by the India-Canada Chamber of Commerce [ICCC] Calgary, for her leadership initiatives in strengthening bilateral ties and collaboration in higher education, in November 2011. The National College of Nottingham, United Kingdom honoured her by awarding a Certificate on International Leadership Development Programme in January 2013.

Among the many awards that she has received, special mention should be made of the Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship Award [1984], the Postdoctoral Faculty Award [2005] from the Department of Foreign Affairs Ministry, Canada, and India Studies National Chair at Shanghai University, China [nominated by ICCR in 2010]. She is also the recipient of Rashtriya Gaurav Award [2011] for her outstanding contribution to higher education. Prof Sunaina Singh was conferred the prestigious Chanakya Award for Excellence in Good Governance by the Public Relations Council of India in association with the Press Club of Mumbai at the 8th Global Communication Conclave in February 2014. She was conferred Woman of the Year Award by Citizens Council of Andhra Pradesh, March 2014 and recently the Award for outstanding contribution to Education by the World Education Congress in June 2014. Currently, a member-designate of several distinguished national and international academic committees, Prof Singh is involved in the challenging task of restructuring and reformulating the University pedagogical systems. She is a member of the Council of Vice Chancellors of Central Universities, the Member General Assemble ICCR, and the National Apex Committee of National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology [NMEICT], Standing Committee on Women’s Studies set up by the Ministry of HRD, and the Appeals Committee of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), to name just a few. She is the Visitor’s [the President] nominee on several Executive Councils and Finance Committees of many Central Universities. Prof Singh as a person and academic administrator has always believed in and works toward setting new benchmarks. An empathetic person, she touches many hearts and inspires many as an able leader. She is widely known for her scholarship and integrity.