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Manju Jaidka, a PhD from Panjab University and a Postdoctoral Fulbright Fellow from Harvard and Yale, holds the post of a Senior Professor of English at Shoolini University. She is a former Professor and Chairperson of the Department of English at Panjab University, Chandigarh. In addition to a Fulbright, she is the recipient of several national and international fellowships, including two Rockefeller awards. 

As a speaker and academician, she is much sought after and has made presentations in forums across India and abroad (in places including Harvard, UPenn, MIT Boston, NYU, Pittsburgh, Illinois, Dartmouth, Honolulu, Concordia, Colchester, Oxford, Leeds, Nottingham, Leicester, London, Madrid, Heidelberg, Graz, Kathmandu, Taipei, Bangladesh, Beijing, Italy, etc.).

Jaidka has published approximately 25 books in her entire career and more than sixty research papers in reputed national and international journals. As an award-winning creative writer, she has written two collections of poems, a play, and four novels, including Scandal Point (Rupa, 2011), and Amaltas Avenue, (Lifi 2014). Her non-fiction publication titled The Next Milestone (2017), on the management of disability, was commissioned by the WHO.

As the Chairperson of Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi from 2008 to 2015, she curated and held in six full-fledged Literature Festivals. At Shoolini University she co-directed the University’s first literature festival in February 2021. She is presently the President and chief functionary of MELOW (the Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World). In this capacity she has held twenty international conferences since 1998. Additionally, Jaidka has held the post of Executive Director of the International American Studies Association and also serves on the advisory board of several international organizations.

Since 2013 Prof Jaidka has been a Member Coordinator for NAAC Peer Teams and has assessed approx. 30 institutions till date.

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