Leading environmentalist appointed Tezpur University Vice Chancellor

Leading environmentalist appointed Tezpur University Vice Chancellor
Abhay Anand | Feb 19, 2018 - 3:03 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, FEB 17: Prof. Vinod Kumar Jain has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of Tezpur University. Prof Jain has been appointed to the post for a period of five years or until he attains the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.

VKThe 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) as the VC. He taught MSc and MPhil at JNU for nearly 25 years.

Prof Jain is a seasoned academician, who 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 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,” read the statement released by the University.

Jain has also served as a scientist, Class I (1983-1985) in the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi before embarking his journey as an academician, when he joined School of Environmental Sciences, JNU as Associate Professor in 1985.

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