Professor (Dr.) Pankaj Mittal

A Brief Biography: Dr (Mrs) Pankaj Mittal

Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities


Dr (Mrs) Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General of the Association of Indian
Universities (AIU) is the second women Secretary General of the Association in its
95 years of existence. She has been serving the higher education sector for over
03 decades at senior positions at the University Grants Commission of India. She
is the National Commissioner for Rangers of Bharat Scouts and Guides. She is
also the Member of General Assembly of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations
(ICCR), New Delhi.
Dr. (Mrs) Pankaj Mittal is a Fulbright Scholar and has been a topper in MSc and
PhD in Agricultural Statistics from IARI, New Delhi. Dr Mittal has also served as
the first regular Vice Chancellor of Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya,
Haryana, the first rural women university of North India for two terms. Dr Mittal
is also the recipient of many Awards and Honours like Fulbright Nehru
Scholarship grant for Educational administrators, President of India Award in
2017 for Digital Initiatives in Higher education, Honorary Doctorate-D. Litt.
(Honoris Causa) from Karnataka State Women’s University, Karnataka, First
Padam Shri Subhashini Devi Award 2018 for contributions in Societal
Development and Community Engagement from the Chief Minister of Haryana and
Qimpro Gold Standard Award for leadership in Education for the year 2018.
Dr Mittal has visited a number of countries like USA, Canada, Mexico, United
Kingdom, Australia, China, South Korea, Spain, Germany, South Africa, Hong

Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius and Philippines to name a few, for academic purposes
for presenting papers in international conferences and for academic exchanges on
behalf of UGC. 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.