Mallika Sarabhai became the Chancellor of Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University
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The Kerala Government on 6 December appointed well known classical dancer Mallika Sarabhai as the chancellor of the Kerala Kalamandalam deemed university.
Last month the government amended the rules of the university to remove Governor Arif Mohammad Khan from the post of its chancellor.
Since it is deemed to be university, norms of the University Grants Commission will not be applicable to it.
The amended rules of the deemed university also stated that the governance system and management structure of the Kerala Kalamandalam shall be in accordance with the decision of the state government.
Born as the daughter of renowned dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai and space scientist Vikram Sarabhai, Mallika Sarabhai is a world renowned Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi performer.
Apart from being a dancer, she has also proved her mettle in the fields of theatre, film and television and has also established herself as a writer, publisher and director.
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