Manabi Bandyopadhyay

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Manabi Bandyopadhyay is the professor and first transgender person in India who has completed Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).[1] Bandyopadhyay was associate professor in Bengali at Vivekananda Satobarshiki Mahavidyalaya and took charge as principal of Krishnagar Women's College on 7 June 2015.[2] She is India's first openly transgender college principal, and began work as such in 2015 at the Krishnagar Women's College in Nadia district.[3] Before being Manabi her name was Somnath Bandapadhya. Manabi is a devotee of Sarada Devi and she was initiated in spiritual life by Swami Atmasthananda.


  1. ^ "From Somnath to Manabi". The Indian EXPRESS.
  2. ^ "India gets its first transgender college principal".
  3. ^ India's first transgender college principal starts work