Autonomous Status by UGC-MHRD, Govt. of INDIADesignated College with Potential for Excellenceand Re-accredited 'A' by UGC-NAAC
The Heritage Institution Status Conferred by UGC, MHRD, Govt. of India First College under GNDU to have been granted Kaushal Kendra by UGC, MHRD, Govt. of India
Professional Development Programmes :
Areas of Interest: Higher education, English literature, Women issues, Social & community work, Research & Development, HR Development.
Present Appointment : Principal, Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar (Pb.) since 2008 till date.
Work Experience: 39 years teaching and administrative experience in various institutions of India and abroad. Taught in China for 3 years. Extensively travelled, represented India at various international platforms. Previously, Principal Govt. College in Punjab (PES-I). Served in Govt. Colleges for 28 years (Selected through Punjab Public Service Commission).
Brief Background :
Prof. (Dr.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi, Principal, Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar, is a visionary, dynamic & renowned academician, with 39 years of teaching & administrative experience, in India and abroad. She has been in her present appointment as Principal of a leading women college of North India for more than seven years. With her dedicated and passionate work, she has steered her present institution to unprecedented heights; A leader who leads from the front, she believes and works with a transformational and progressive approach towards education. She has innovative, inclusive and participatory leadership style with outcomes oriented approach and record. Having focus on social issues of national and international proportions, she is committed to social work and is passionate about helping women of less privileged sections of society by developing entrepreneurial skills in them.
Although selected into the Civil Service in 1982, Dr. Atima Sharma gave up the lucrative career due to her passion for academics. An outstanding student, she was a topper in the Masters Programme in English Literature and later pursued her M.Phil and Ph.D in contemporary American Literature. She was selected by Punjab Public Service Commission (PES-I) services as English Lecturer and worked in Govt. Colleges for 20 years, as teacher and later Principal. Keeping in view her talent, credentials and contribution, she was selected to head KMV, Jalandhar-a Heritage institution with 130 years legacy in pioneering and promoting women education. She was selected to attend a program ‘Management and Leadership in Higher Education’ by Harvard University, USA.
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Prof. (Mrs.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi
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