Dr. Ananya Mukherjee took charge as Vice-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR on 31 January 2022. She is the University’s third Vice-Chancellor, taking the mantle from Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, who has ably led the institution for the last six years. Dr. Ananya Mukherjee is a widely recognized academic leader, having held senior positions in two of Canada’s largest universities in Ontario and British Columbia. She served as the Provost and Vice-President at UBC Okanagan leading its strategy for academic excellence working with its nine Faculties and Schools with over 11,000 students. Before joining UBC, Dr. Mukherjee spent more than two decades at York University in Toronto, where she undertook many leadership roles. Most recently, she was Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, a role in which she led the largest liberal arts faculty in Canada with 23,000 students from 123 countries.
Dr. Mukherjee obtained her doctoral degree in Political Economy & Public Policy from the University of Southern California, USA and her BA and MA degrees in Economics from Jadavpur University, India. Her scholarly work, especially since 2008, has sought to contribute to theories of alternative development, with a focus on the theme of justice. She has contributed to discourses in the fields of Development, Public Policy, Transitional Justice, Corporate Governance and Gender Studies. Her work on development has appeared in books (single-authored and co-edited), journals, research reports and in popular media and in multiple languages.