Dr Pankaj Mittal is Secretary-General of the Association of Indian Universities.
She has previously served in the higher education sector, especially university education for over three decades at the University Grants Commission of India.
Dr Mittal is a Fulbright Scholar and she has vast experience of over three decades in Higher Education, Policy Planning and Management of Higher Education.
She earlier served as the first regular Vice-Chancellor of Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur, the first rural women university of North India.
As the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Mittal has forged collaborations with several universities such as the University of Baltimore, St Catherine University, Nottingham Trent University and University of Cambridge ESOL, UK.
Dr Mittal has also served as a member of various high powered committees and professional bodies and she has published numerous papers, articles, and reports on issues relating to higher education and women’s empowerment in national and international journals.