Prof Sudhir K Jain, presently Professor and former Head of the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra.
As per a University’s Statement, NN Vohra, Governor Jammu and Kashmir, who is Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, has appointed Prof Jain as Vice Chancellor for a period of three years. Prof Jain was selected from among a panel of four recommended by a Search Committee headed by Dr Sudhir S Bloeria, Vice Chancellor, Central University, Jammu.
Prof Jain, born at Dholpur in 1951, did his B Sc and MA (Economics) from Rajasthan University in 1970 and 1972 respectively. Later he did his Ph D in Applied Economics/Econometrics from IIT, Kanpur in 1979.
Prof Jain has served as a Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor, IIT Delhi, from March 1985 onwards. He is a life member of the All India Management Association, Indian Society for Training & Development, Indian Economic Association, the Indian Econometric Society and the Indian Association for the Study of Population. He has remained Member of the MHRD Expert Committee on WTO Matters also.