Qimpro Platinum Standard 2007

Dr Meenakshi Gopinath


Principal, Lady Shri Ram College

Dr Meenakshi Gopinath, Principal of Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, and Founder and Honorary Director, Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP), New Delhi, is committed to linking formal education, and work at the grass roots, on human rights and environmental issues. In particular, with a focus on Asian women.

Dr Gopinath, apart from leading Lady Shri Ram College and WISCOMP is the Co-chair of the International Academic Council, University for Peace, Costa Rica; and Member, Senate, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

As Principal of Lady Shri Ram College, Dr Gopinath is responsible for academic and curricular planning; administering continuing education and outreach programs for young women; and organizing personal counseling and career guidance for students. She has led Lady Shri Ram College to be rated the best women's college in India.

A person of many 'avatars', Dr Gopinath has interests in human rights and gender issues, conflict resolution and peace, innovative pedagogy, yoga, Buddhist philosophy, documentary films and Indian classical dance. An inspiration for women in Asia. An international benchmark.

Dr Gopinath has several publications to her credit. These include, amongst others, Transcending Conflict - A Resource Book on Conflict Transformation; Women and Peace Building: Securitizing Gender; Broadening Bases: Gender and Peacekeeping; and Gandhi and Martin Luther King. She is an authority on political theory, comparative politics, politics of Pakistan, and Indian government and politics.

Currently, Dr Gopinath is coordinating an initiative on women, conflict and peace-building in Kashmir. She creates 'time', anytime.

We salute Dr Meenakshi Gopinath, Qimpro Platinum Standard 2007. A statesperson for Quality in Education.

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