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Indian Catholic woman appointed new vice-chancellor of Bangalore University

Cynthia Menezes Prabhu (Photo by Diocese of Mangalore)

A Catholic woman has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of Bangalore University in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

Cynthia Menezes Prabhu, MBA, Ph.D. hails from St Demonic Church, Ashoknagar, Mangalore.

The Diocese of Mangalore congregated on her new appointment.

Her new appointment came to effect on June 10. 

Earlier, Cynthia was the director of the MBA Department and the Dean of the faculty of Commerce at Canara Bank School of Management Studies, Bengaluru.

Her areas of specialization have been Marketing, International Business, Quantitative Techniques, and Systems. 

She is working as a professor, in CBSMS, BUB. She has earned a Master’s in Business Administration and Ph.D. degree and 25 years of teaching experience with 15 years at the Post-graduation level. She has guided 13 Ph.D. s in Management. 

She has several national and international publications to her credit. She published over a hundred academic articles. She has been a keynote speaker and chairperson in technical sessions at national and international conferences. 

She has conducted workshops on Media Management for Managers and Project Management. 

She is a columnist for magazines and a writer for newspapers and websites. She has authored a book on “Operations Research.”

Currently, she is the Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Management. 

In addition, she holds the responsibility of Chairperson for Management Studies at the Jnana Bharathi campus and nodal officer for the Sexual Harassment Prevention Cell of Bangalore University.

Bangalore University is a public state university located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. It is a part of the Association of Indian Universities and Association of Commonwealth Universities and is affiliated with University Grants Commission.

The university was initially established as Central College in Bangalore during the British colonial rule in 1886. The University Grants Commission, a federal body under the government of India, rechristened Bangalore University in 1964. It has two campuses known as the Jnana Bharathi Campus and the Central College Campus. 


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