Dr Aysha Swapna becomes first woman principal of Farook College, calls it 'a natural event'

Dr KA Aysha Swapna. Photo: Farook College

Dr KA Aysha Swapna has created history by becoming the first woman to be appointed the principal of Farook College in Kozhikode.

The college, now an autonomous institution, was founded in 1948, a year after India attained Independence.

While social media is excited about the development, calling it a progressive change, Dr Swapna prefers to be modest and has given little weight to her historic feat.

"Over the years change has happened to the social structure. We see that the number of girl students has increased. So, this is just a reflection of what is happening in the community," said Dr Swapna.

To the Associate Professor with the Department of English, 'Farook College having a lady principal is a very natural event'. "That's all there is to it," she told Onmanorama.

Dr Swapna has been teaching at Farook since 2008. She is looking forward to the new responsibilities but does realise that there is a downside.

"Of course, as the principal, you get to formulate things and all, but a negative side is I won't be able to teach. So, I'll miss my classes," said Dr Swapna.

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