Former VC Selvie Das dies
P. Selvie Das, the primary and solely lady Vice-Chancellor of University of Mysore (UoM), handed away at a personal hospital in Bengaluru on Monday morning.
Ms. Das, 88, served as VC from 1988 to 1991. Her loss of life was attributed to age-related illnesses.
Soon after receiving the information, Vice-Chancellor of University of Mysore G. Hemantha Kumar convened a condolence assembly at Crawford Hall, the place plenty of educating and non-teaching workers gathered to pay homage.
Prof. Kumar stated Ms. Das had contributed to enhancing the status of UoM by means of a number of tutorial initiatives and different developmental programmes. She had additionally arrange the Women’s Study Centre on the college, which remains to be purposeful.
Registrar Shivappa R. stated Ms. Das, who was born in KGF on September 29, 1932, started her profession as an assistant researcher in CFTRI in Mysuru in 1956 earlier than shifting on to show at Maharani’s College in Bengaluru.
After a stint because the Director of Collegiate Education of Karnataka from 1977 to 1988 throughout which she opened numerous faculties throughout the State, significantly in North Karnataka, Ms. Das was appointed UoM VC in 1988. She was additionally chosen as a member of University Grants Commission (UGC). She later served as a member of the Union Public Service Commission between 1991 and 1997. She was ultimately made a member of the Rajya Sabha, which she served from 1997 to 2003.
Mr. Shivappa stated Ms. Das was generally known as ‘Woman Ambedkar of Karnataka’ due to her dedication to social justice and contribution to the uplift of Dalits and different weaker sections of the society.
Ms. Das has additionally authored two books – Society, Law and Sex Education and New Perspectives on South Asian Women.