IMPHAL, Feb 2: A Manipuri lady has become the youngest lady vice-chancellor of a university in India.
Vice-Chancellor of Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University of Jaipur, Dr Thoudam Prabha Devi has become the youngest lady Vice-Chancellor in India besides being the first ever lady who holds the high profile post from Manipur. The 40-year old lady is the daughter of Th Brajamani Singh of Naharup Makha Pat Awang Leikai of Imphal East district.
She joined the private University in 2008 as a professor and was finally chosen as the Vice Chancellor of the same after getting promoted initially to the position of Dean.
The lady started her teaching career from Nirmalabas High School, Imphal and then after few years she started teaching in many colleges and universities including Baptist College at Nagaland and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi.
Meanwhile, Dr Thoudam Prabha Devi said she had passed out her 10th standard from Tamphasana Girls’ Higher Secondary, Imphal Dr Thoudam Prabha Devi and pre-university degree from Modern College.
She took the degree of BCom and MCom from Osmania University, Hyderabad and Manipur University respectively as well PhD from the later university.
Contented, Dr Prabha Devi revealed that the university she currently works emphasize on women empowerment through higher education.
Starting from this year, five ladies from Manipur who deserve the essential criteria but cannot afford to learn would be allowed free of cost to study at the university every year through her contact. It is also a very safe learning place for women with affordable fees, she added.