Professor Rekha Saxena Appointed As Head Of The Political Science Department At Delhi University

Rekha Saxena

The University of Delhi (DU) has named Professor Rekha Saxena the head of its Department of Political Science, which supervises the political science curriculum in over 60 DU colleges. An alumna of Hindu College, Professor Saxena has been associated with DU for more than four decades, beginning her esteemed teaching career at St. Stephen’s College.

In addition to her new role, Professor Saxena is the honorary senior advisor at the Forum of Federations in Ottawa and vice-chairperson of the Centre for Multilevel Federalism in New Delhi. Her extensive expertise in federalism and intergovernmental relations is widely recognized, and she has authored numerous academic articles and over a dozen books on these topics.

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Professor Saxena earned her PhD in Political Science from DU in 2002, focusing her dissertation on “Intergovernmental Agencies in Federal Systems: A Comparative Study of Canada and India.” She also holds an MPhil in Political Science, obtained in 1993, where she explored the “Changing Nature of the Party System in India.”

Professor Saxena’s vast experience and profound knowledge make her a valuable asset to DU’s Department of Political Science, promising to further enhance its academic and research endeavours.


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