Prof. Shashiprabha Kumar is presently Dean, Sri Sankaracharya Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi. Earlier she was Founder Vice Chancellor at Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies, Madhya Pradesh and Chairperson, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU, New Delhi.

She has a teaching experience of almost fifty years and administrative experience of more than twelve years. She has also taught at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies U.K. in the Trinity Term, (2007) as Shivdasani Visiting Fellow. She was offered ICCR visiting Chair at Silpakorn University, Bangkok (2008).
Prof. Shashiprabha Kumar is an acclaimed Sanskrit Scholar, well versed in classical Indian Philosophy, particularly the system of Vaiśeṣika, which was her area for Ph.D. research at University of Delhi (1983). Her current research interests include the philosophy of Vedas and Upaniṣads, Vaiśeṣika, Mīmāṁsā and Vedānta besides Buddhism and Jainism. She has supervised/guided more than fifty students for their Post-Doctoral, Ph.D. and M. Phil research at the University of Delhi and JNU.

She has received several prestigious awards, most significant of these are: “President’s Certificate of Honour in Sanskrit”, Government of India, New Delhi, (2014); “Honorary D.Litt.” conferred by Uttarakhand Sanskrit University, Haridwar, (2016); “Mahākavi Kalidāsa Sanskrit Sādhanā Puraskāra”, Department of Higher and Technical Education, Maharashtra Government, Mumbai, (2015); Ramakrishna Sanskrit Award from Canadian World Education Foundation, Canada, (2003) and Shankar Puraskar from K.K. Birla Foundation, New Delhi, (1999). Prof. Kumar has lectured extensively in India and abroad on various aspects of Indian philosophy and culture. She has thirty-five books, more than one hundred and fifty research papers/ review articles to her credit.

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