Prof. KL Sharma

Director & Pro Vice Chancellor


Prof. K.L. Sharma, Pro-Chancellor of JNU is currently looking after the School of Social Sciences. Prof. Sharma was formerly Professor of Sociology and Rector (Pro-Vice- Chancellor) at Jawaharla Nehru University, New Delhi. He was also Vice – Chancellor of Rajasthan University, Jaipur, During 2003-2005. From 1991 to 2006 he was visiting Professor for five times, at Collage de France, Paris. His main area of study and research are: social stratification, tribal and peasant movements, sociology of legal profession, etc. He has authored and edited 5 books and published more than 100 paper. Prof. Sharma has supervised 45 doctoral students. His students are highly placed in the academia and reputed organization. In 2002, the UGC honored him with the Swami Parnavanand Saraswati Award for his contributions to the discipline of Sociology.