Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, a professor of politics &d public administration was appointed the 1st woman vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University-Delhi.

Santishree Dhulipudi is of Telugu Origin. She is married to Niranjan.B.Pandit a Senior SAP Consultant, with one daughter who is a software engineer in the US.

About her mother from her Twitter account. Father Dr.Dhulipudi Anjaneyulu is a retired civil servant, & mother was a Mulamoodi Adilakshmi professor in Telugu& Tamil.

Soon after the announcement of her appointment, there was an uproar on social media over controversial tweets from an unverified Twitter handle in her name (@SantishreeD). The handle, which had tweets calling Jamia Millia Islamia and St. Stephen’s College “communal campuses”, used slurs for Indian Christians and described civil rights activists as “mentally-ill jihadists”, was deleted following the uproar.

One of her tweets shared by a user.The VC claims her 'deleted' account was hacked.

Following uproar on social media, wherein, where her controversial tweets were shared, the tweets and the profile were deleted.

BJP MP Varun Gandhi said the V-C’s statement was an “exhibition of illiteracy”. He said such “mediocre appointments serve to damage our human capital”.