NICMAR University Appoints Dr. Sushma Kulkarni as Inaugural Vice Chancellor
Pune, India - May 24, 2023 - NICMAR University proudly announces the appointment of Dr. Sushma Kulkarni as its inaugural Vice Chancellor, marking a significant milestone in the institution's history. Dr. Kulkarni assumed her role on Monday, April 17, 2023, and will lead the university for a term of three years. With her exceptional qualifications and unwavering commitment to education, Dr. Kulkarni is poised to guide NICMAR University towards new heights of academic distinction.
A Journey of Inspiration and Achievement in Higher Education
Dr. Kulkarni's journey in higher education has been nothing short of inspiring. Her academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2003) and an M.E. in Construction Management (1993), both from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, as well as a B.E. in Civil Engineering (1987) from the prestigious Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur.
Prior to her appointment at NICMAR University, Dr. Kulkarni served as the Principal/Director of RIT Rajaramnagar Maharashtra for over 16 years, transforming the institute into an autonomous institution of distinction.
Esteemed Positions and Contributions to Professional Organizations
In addition to her remarkable career achievements, Dr. Kulkarni holds esteemed positions within prestigious professional organizations. Her accolades include serving as the Chair-Elect of the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) and Editor for the esteemed "Journal of Engineering Education Transformation" (JEET). Her contributions extend beyond administrative roles, encompassing involvement in transformative initiatives and membership in respected organizations such as the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and the Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), New Delhi.
A Visionary Leader Ready to Shape the Future of NICMAR University
Dr. Kulkarni expressed her utmost enthusiasm and deep sense of honor upon assuming the prestigious role of Vice Chancellor. Her commitment to collaboration and academic excellence will drive NICMAR University towards growth and innovation in the realm of built environment education. Under Dr. Kulkarni's visionary leadership, the university is poised to embark on an exciting journey of transformation.
Warm Welcome and Confidence in the University's Future
Dr. Anil Kashyap, President of NICMAR University, extended a warm welcome to Dr. Kulkarni and expressed his confidence in the university's future under her guidance. He remarked on his anticipation of NICMAR University's global recognition for its exceptional built environment education and continued growth under Dr. Kulkarni's visionary leadership.
A Bright Future Ahead for NICMAR University
The university's leadership is delighted to welcome Dr. Kulkarni as the first Vice Chancellor, extending their heartfelt wishes for her success in this new role. The entire NICMAR community eagerly anticipates a period of remarkable achievements and transformation under Dr. Kulkarni's capable stewardship. With her visionary leadership, NICMAR University is set to thrive and make significant contributions to the field of built environment education.