JNU ex-professor Vinod Kumar Jain appointed as Tezpur University VC

Former professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Vinod Kumar Jain, has been appointed as new vice-chancellor of Tezpur University.

“The President of India, in his capacity as the Visitor of the Tezpur University has appointed Prof Vinod Kumar Jain, Ex-Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi as the Vice-Chancellor of Tezpur University on February 15, 2018,” a statement released by the university said.

A seasoned academician, Jain has studied BSc from Agra University and completed MSc from Aligarh Muslim University. He was conferred DPhil from Sussex University, Brighton UK in 1982 for the Thesis: Electrostatic Wave Instabilities in Beam Plasma Systems.

Jain served as a scientist, Class I (1983-1985) in the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi before embarking his journey as an academician, when he joined School of Environmental Sciences, JNU as Associate Professor in 1985. He taught MSc and MPhil classes for about 25 years at JNU.  Jain also undertook under-graduate Laboratory teaching at Sussex University (UK) from 1977 – 1981.

“Jain has been actively involved in research activities for past 36 years. A keen researcher in the field of magnetized Plasmas, Beam-Plasma interactions – Linear and Nonlinear effects, Environmental Issues (Energy, Noise and Air Pollution), Jain has published 84 research publications in reputed international and national journals in the fields of Plasma Physics and Environmental Sciences and presented papers in several national and international seminars/ Conferences,” the statement further noted.

Jain will serve as a Vice-Chancellor of Tezpur University for a period of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office or until he attains the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.

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