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Govt appoints former UGC chairman Dhirendra Pal Singh as TISS chancellor

Former UGC chairman and educationist Dhirendra Pal Singh has been appointed as the chancellor of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) by the Union Ministry of Education. This appointment, made official on Saturday, marks a significant addition to Singh’s illustrious career spanning nearly four decades.

Having previously served as vice-chancellor in three universities, including Banaras Hindu University, and leading the NAAC as director, Singh brings a wealth of experience to his new role. His tenure as chancellor is slated for five years from the commencement of his duties.

Singh’s contributions extend beyond national borders, with involvement in international programs and academic pursuits taking him to various countries such as the UK, USA, Germany, France, Norway, Denmark, China, Australia, and Singapore.

Throughout his career, Singh has held numerous leadership positions within India’s higher education sector, including roles on the Central Advisory Board of Education and involvement in the implementation of the NEP 2020. Additionally, he has been a part of the Indian National Commission for Co-operation with UNESCO.

His tenure as UGC chairman saw him provide guidance to eight inter-university centers as President of the Governing Council. Singh’s dedication and accomplishments have been recognized with awards such as the Environment Leadership Award, Nation Builder Award, and Raja Balwant Singh Shiksha Samman.