Almost eight months after S. Parasuraman retired as the director, Professor Shalini Bharat has been appointed as the new Director of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), the institute announced on Monday. She had been the acting Director ever since the resignation of former director Dr S. Parasuraman in February.
Mr S. Ramadorai, chairman of the governing board, TISS, said, “I am happy to welcome Prof. Bharat as Director. As TISS gears up to cement its position as an institution of excellence in higher education, I am sure that Prof. Bharat, who brings with her a wealth of experience and vision, will take the initiative and ensure that TISS meets the challenges with passion and commitment.”
Prof. Bharat has been with TISS since 1984, when she joined as a lecturer. She was the first dean of the School of Health Systems Studies and was subsequently the deputy director (academic), when she was given the additional charge as the acting Director. She is also a member on the governing body of the Public Health Foundation of India.