lone women’s university of Karnataka gets its fifth Vice Chancellor

B. K. Tulasimala has become new VC of KSAWU after the gap of eight months, she succeeds Prof. Sabiha

BIJAPUR; 25 Jan: After the gap of over eight months, the lone women’s university of the State, got its fulltime Vice Chancellor as the government has appointed a new head for Karnataka State Akkamahadevi Women’s University of Bijapur.

B. K. Tulasimala,  has become the fifth VC of the University as Governor Vajubhai Vala, who is also a chancellor of KSAWU, exercising his powers under the Karnataka Universities Act 2000, appointed her.

Prior to getting appointed as vice-chancellor Professor Tulasimala was serving as registrar of Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University of Ballari.

Prof. Tulasimala has published over 30 papers in the various journals, successfully guided 13 students for Ph.D  and recipient of Mother Teresa Excellence National Award, 2005 and served as professor in the Department of Economics in Kuvempu and Mysore universities.

She has succeeded Professor Sabiha Bhumigowda, whose tenure ended in June, 2020. Thereafter the state government had appointed Professor Omkar Kakade and Professor Namdeva M Gowda as acting vice-chancellors of the university in June and December respectively.

Soon after the end of tenure of Prof. Sabiha,  the department of higher education had constituted a search committee under the headship of Professor Y S Siddegowda, VC of Tumkur University to find a suitable candidate for the vacant post. Among the 55 aspirants that had applied – the committee had shortlisted three members – Economics Professor Pushpa Saundatti of Gulbarga University. Professor Dr B K Tulasimala and Chemistry Professor Dr L Gomathi Devi of Bangalore University. 

Among them Professor Dr Gomati Devi was appointed vice-chancellor of Maharani Cluster University in November. And in the remaining two aspirants the state government has named Tulasmiala as new VC of women’s university. 

Meanwhile, Prof. Tulasimala said that it is one of the proudest moments of her life.

“ I am elated that the government opted over the other shortlisted candidates. It is not an easy task as there are a number of challenges ahead. I will work on each of them to develop the KSAWU as the model university in the country”, she said.

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