Sekhar Bandyopadhyay appointed Emeritus Professor

Congratulations to Professor Sekhar Bandyopadhyay who has been awarded the status of Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations.

Professor Bandyopadhyay joined the School in 1992 as a History lecturer. He became Associate Professor in 2005 and has been Professor of Asian History since 2007. He established the New Zealand India Research Institute in 2013 and has been the Institute’s Director since its establishment.

Professor Bandyopadhyay undertook his PhD in History at the University of Calcutta and has been an academic since 1976. His initial role at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington was his first lecturing position outside of India, and he has held a wide range of leadership roles over the years he has been here, including Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Head of School.

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