Prof. Sunaina Singh is the Vice Chancellor of Nalanda University, an internationally acclaimed historical university with the Ministry of External Affairs, located in Rajgir, Bihar. Prof. Singh is currently engaged with the naissance task of rebuilding the renowned ancient Nalanda University. Prof. Singh is among the most prominent leaders in higher education in the South Asian region. A distinguished academician and administrator, she is also the Vice President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR); Member, Governing Council, Association of Indian Universities (AIU); Member, Comprehensive Language Policy of India; Member, Bihar State Audit Advisory Board Bihar
As a Visiting Professor at reputed Universities abroad, she has played a crucial role in drawing the attention of the West towards Indian culture and literature, pedagogical systems, epistemological concerns, and university administration. She has the distinction of being the first Indian woman to head, as President of Shastri Indo Canadian Institute, a bi-national research institution with headquarters in New Delhi and Calgary under the MHRD and Canadian Government.