Kapil Kapoor, (born 17 November 1940) former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) served as professor at the Centre for Linguistics and English, and at the Centre for Sanskrit Studies there before retiring in 2005. He is Editor-in-Chief of the 11-Volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism published by Rupa & Co. in 2012 and Unesco (UAI) and Sahitya Akademi sponsored Encyclopaedia of Indian Poetics (being published by Sahitya Akademi now, 2020).
i. Chairman, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla,
ii. Chairman, Editorial Committee, Indian Historical Records Committee, National Archives
iii. Chairman, India Policy Foundation, New Delhi
iv. Member, Executive Council, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML).