Prof. Hemlata K. Bagla Vice Chancellor

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Dr. Hemlata Bagla, a distinguished scholar and trailblazing educator, presently holds the esteemed position of the Vice-Chancellor at HSNC University in Mumbai. Concurrently, she serves as the Director at the Niranjan Hiranandani School of Real Estate (NHSRE). In a remarkably short span, transitioning from Principal KC College to the Senior Dean of the University to Vice Chancellor, Dr.Bagla has been pivotal in establishing seven schools within the university,spanning diverse fields including management & real estate, applied sciences,performing arts, yoga and wellness, and interdisciplinary studies.

Demonstrating a dedicated commitment to accelerating excellence in higher education, Dr. Bagla strategically plans, organizes, and executes innovative academic and professional courses, leveraging her extensive administrative experience.

Dr. Bagla is a member of the executive committee of the HSNC board overseeing 24 institutions under its aegis.

As an internationally recognized authority in Nuclear and Radiochemistry, she has guided students at the Masters and PhD levels for 25 years. Dr. Bagla’s research interests traverse the realms of chemical, radiochemical, and biomedical domains. Remarkably, she attained her Masters in Organic Chemistry at the age of twenty and completed her Doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry, specializing in Radiochemistry, by the age of twenty-five. With a prolific academic career, Dr. Bagla is credited with over 200 research  papers published in national and international journals, including ten in NASA’s Astrophysical database. Her contributions to academic research extend to active participation as a speaker in national and international conferences, contributions of career-related articles to leading Mumbai newspapers, and mentoring numerous students in obtaining Masters and PhDs.

Dr. Bagla’s engagement in various scientific associations is noteworthy, including her historic role as the first woman President of the Indian Chemical Society (Mumbai Branch) and her position as the chief editor of the SRUJAN journal. Additionally, she represents India as the sole scientist in the 15-member IAEA team for the Coordinated Research Project on Medical Devices.

Acknowledging her remarkable contributions, Dr. Bagla has earned a place in the prestigious “75 Women in Chemistry” list, a joint recognition presented by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. This recognition underscores her significant impact and sterling leadership in the academia.

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