Manabi takes charge as the Principal of Krishnanagar College


Krishnanagar:Silencing the critics, India’s first transgender college principal Manabi Bandopadhyay  on Tuesday  took charge as the principal of Krishnagar Women’s College in Nadia. The college is affiliated to the Kalyani university. With chocolates and sweets, students and teachers of the college welcomed her as the new principal.

“I have reached this position on the strength of my ability to pass through interview done by the College Service Commission. The appointment has nothing to do with me being a man, woman or from the third sex,” 50-year-old Bandopadhyay said.Neither did her gender identity come as a roadblock in her career, nor was it a plus point, she said hoping that others from her community would also gradually excel in professional fields.

During her selection process, she had signed a form as belonging to the ‘third sex’.