Professor Nirmala Rao
|Born||1959 (age 59–60)|
|Alma mater||Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Queen Mary University of London|
|Thesis||The Changing Role of the Councillor in British Local Government: An Empirical Analysis (1993)|
|Institutions||Goldsmiths' College, SOAS, Asian University for Women|
Nirmala Rao (born 1959, Hyderabad, India) is a British academic and the current vice chancellor of Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh from 1 February 2017. She served as Pro-Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London from 2008 to 2016.
In the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours, Rao was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to scholarship. She was elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in 2003.
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- Elmes, John (10 November 2016). "Interview with Nirmala Rao". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
- "Professor Nirmala Rao OBE". Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
- "Birthday Honours List—United Kingdom". The London Gazette. London. 11 June 2011. Archived from the original on 31 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
Professor Nirmala Rao, Pro-Director (Learning and Teaching) and Professor of Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies. For services to Scholarship.
- "Fellows". Academy of Social Sciences. Archived from the original on 30 June 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
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