Last week, Hans Raj College, University of Delhi appointed Dr. Rama as the new Acting Principal after the successful tenure of Dr. V.K. Khwatra, the outgoing Principal. It’s the first time in the 67-year history of Hans Raj College that the command of the institution has been handed over to a female.
Dr. Rama had taken over as an Assistant Professor for Hindi at the college in August 1991. She is also the first ever-appointed Principal from the Hindi Department at the college. Dr. Rama is an alumnus of Delhi University with her degree in M.A. and M. Phil. (TV Media) from the University. She also has completed her Ph.D. in Journalism and Magazine Media from here. Dr. Rama also has a Post M.A. Diploma in Translations and Linguistics. Her diploma in Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is widely recognised. She also holds a degree from Kota Open University in BJMC. Apart from various academic achievements to her credit, Dr. Rama has also written nine books out of which five pertained to the studies of mass communication and others were taken up for literature and related subjects. . Her book, ‘Women and Print Media’ received an award by India Map magazine and it also got accolades from all its readers. She was also conferred with various ‘Best Teacher’ awards during her teaching career.
Dr. Rama told DU Beat that she will work in cohesion with the faculty and students and cooperate well to take the college to new heights. The students have already begun to feel the change under her tenure with the tightening of rules.
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