Prof. Haritma Chopra is Principal (Officiating), Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. In 1995, she joined the Department of Chemistry, Maitreyi College as an Assistant Professor and since March 2018, she has been the Officiating Principal.
An M.Sc and PhD in Chemistry from University of Delhi, Prof. Chopra’s area of research engages with aspects of Health and Environment. She also received a fellowship from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, for her research in the discipline. She has numerous publications to her credit, at both national and international level. These include book chapters, edited book volumes and research papers. Prof. Chopra is a board member of various committees constituted by the UGC and University of Delhi. She is also on the panel of Government Educational Bodies such as NCERT, CBSE, ILLL and NISCAIR. Prof. Chopra has spearheaded the development and review of curriculum for various academic levels and is a member of the Chemistry Course Writers’ panel with Sashakt, a one-stop education portal, a project of the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. She is also a member of the NAAC Peer Review Committee.
Prof. Chopra is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bilingual Open Access Peer Reviewed Magazine, Samvedna. The magazine engages with crucial gender debates and is a step in the direction of creating a gender sensitive society. Prof. Chopra is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Peer Reviewed Research Journal, Vantage: A Journal of Thematic Analysis. This journal is an interdisciplinary one and has had scholars contributing from different parts of the country and abroad. The journal is premised upon the aim of encouraging ideation and research in areas meriting urgent attention.
Prof. Chopra’s role as an administrator has been a significant one. Under her leadership as the Officiating Principal, Maitreyi College, the institution has witnessed landmark achievements, both at the national and the university level. The college witnessed an exponential growth in NIRF Rankings, pulling up from an 83rd position to the 35th in merely a span of two years. In the recent India Today Rankings (2021), Maitreyi College secured top position among colleges that witnessed fastest growth in the past one year. Additionally, under Prof. Chopra’a leadership, within a span of about four years, more than 130 projects were undertaken and completed. Prof. Chopra has also encouraged active engagement in extra-curricular aspects as well. She is the Coordinator of Nodal Sport Centre for PwD "Sashakt" and Nodal Sports Centre for Girls "Pragati". She is the Vice-Chairperson of the Central Zone Netball Development Committee.
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