Dr.Jancy James is the first woman Vice Chancellor of Kerala. Jancy James is the present Vice Chancellor of Central University of Kerala situated near Kasaragod . She is an academician with 28 years of teaching experience. An expert in drama, comparative literature and regional literature, Prof. James became the Director of the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Kerala, in 1992. She has authored eight books in English and Malayalam and published 40 research articles in English. She was also the Malayalam editor of ‘Women Writing in India- 600 BC to the Present’ published by the New York State University in 1992-93. Jancy James is also president of the Comparative Literature Association of India.