Dr Manjula Chellur was today swornin as Calcutta High Court’s first woman Chief Justice. Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered the oath to Dr Chellur at the High Court. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee were present at the sweringin ceremony. I have special attention towards Bengal since long. Its education and rich cultural heritage attract me, she told reporters after the sweringin. Dr Chellur, former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court, had arrived here on July 29 last. She is the 35th Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. Born on 5 December, 1955, she was the 30th Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and the first female judge of the Karnataka High Court. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Allum Sunmangalamma Women’s College, Bellary, and went on to earn her law degree from Renukacharya Law College, Bangalore. In 1977, the Supreme Court sponsored her on a Gender and Law fellowship to University of Warwick, England. She received an honorary doctorate from Karnataka State Women’s University last year. Earlier, President Pranab Mukherjee had appointed Dr Chellur to the post. The appointment was made after Calcutta High Court Chief Justice Arun Mishra was elevated as a Supreme Court judge.
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