Dr (Mrs) Pankaj Mittal, Additional Secretary-I

Dr(Mrs) Pankaj Mittal, Additional Secretary, UGC is a Fulbright scholar and has been a topper in MSc and PhD in Agricultural Statistics from IARI, New Delhi. She has a wide ranging experience of about three decades in Higher Education in the fields of Policy Planning and Management of Higher Education including Promotion of Access, Equity, Relevance, Quality and Human Resource Management.

Dr Mittal was appointed by the Government of Haryana as the first regular Vice Chancellor of Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, the first rural women university of North India, in 2008, at a young age of 44 years which was later extended for another term. Dr Mittal introduced a series of innovative practices and reforms as the Vice Chancellor of the only rural, residential, multi-faculty, women state university of the country which imparts education to 7000 girls from KG till PhD level in a holistic manner.

Dr Mittal has visited a number of countries like USA, United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, Spain, Germany, South Africa, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Mauritius, Bangladesh and Philippines for academic purposes for presenting papers in international conferences and for academic exchanges on behalf of UGC and the university.

Dr Mittal was also the proud recipient of Fulbright Nehru Scholarship grant for Educational administrators and the President Award for Digital Initiatives in Higher education.

Dr. Mittal has been a member of various High Powered Committees and Professional Bodies including Programme Advisory Board and HRM Network Steering Committee on Human Resource Management of Association of Common wealth Universities, London, Pay Review Committee for University and College teachers in Haryana, Kerala State Council for Higher Education, Rehabilitation Council of India, Haryana State Council for Higher Education and Haryana Innovation Council.

She has published a number of papers, articles, occasional papers and reports on issues relating to higher education and women empowerment in national and international journals.