Ananya Mukherjee


Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence

Dr. Ananya Mukherjee is Vice-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, recognized as an Institution of Eminence. Dr. Mukherjee returned to India after spending more than two decades in the two of the largest universities in Canada, the University of British Columbia and York University. She obtained her PhD from the University of Southern California and her BA and MA in Economics from Jadavpur University, India. Before joining Shiv Nadar University, Dr. Mukherjee was Provost and VP Academic, University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan. Between 2015-18, Dr. Mukherjee was Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University, Toronto. In this capacity, she led the largest liberal arts faculty in Canada with 23,000 students from 123 countries. Dr. Mukherjee is a scholar of Development. She has authored and edited several books, published widely in journals and media. At York University, she established and served as the Founding Director of the International Secretariat for Human Development (ISHD), Under her leadership as the Founding Director, ISHD collaborated with institutions such as the International Labor Organization; the UN Office for Project Services, Rome; the UN Development Program; the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), and others. Dr. Mukherjee was named as one the 15 most influential women in Education by Business World in 2022; Canada’s 100 most powerful women in 2021; and one of 5 brilliant women in academia.