Renowned Management Expert is new VC of SMVDU

Jammu, January 24(Scoop News) –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 the University’s Statute,  N. N. 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. This Committee had Prof. M. Anandakrishnan, Chairman, IIT, Kanpur, Dr. Prem Kalra, Director, IIT, Rajasthan, and Prof. S. C. Saxena, former Director, IIT, Roorkee and Acting Vice Chancellor, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, as its members.

Prof. Jain, born at Dholpur in 1951, did his B. Sc. from Rajasthan University, Jaipur, in 1970; M. A. (Economics) from Rajasthan University, Jaipur in 1972; and Ph. D (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 had also served as Assistant Professor, ISEC, Bangalore, from February 1980 to February 1985 and as Assistant Director, ICSSR, from June 1979 to February 1980. He has held several administrative positions during his career which include Chairman, IPR Cell, IIT Delhi, (from 2003 onwards); Chairman, Economics & Entrepreneurship Group, DMS, IIT; and Coordinator, Inter-Disciplinary Entrepreneurship Programme, IIT, Delhi. He has also served as Executive Director of the National Institute for Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development, Noida, under the Ministry of MSME.

Prof. Jain 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 (2001-05); National Entrepreneurship Policy Committee, Ministry of MSME (2002); National IPR Education Policy Committee, Ministry of HRD (1997); and Advisory Committee, EDC Scheme, Ministry of S&T (1998-2004). He has also remained a Visiting Professor of the Mongolian Technical University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (1996) and North Eastern Hill University, Shillong (1997). 

Prof. Jain has participated in a number of overseas academic programmes and conferences, including those held in USA, Mexico, Brazil, UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, Australia, Singapore, Japan, South Africa, Mauritius, China, Mongolia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Nepal. He is also Founder Editor of the “SSI Management Vision” & “Training and Development Reporter”.

The research areas of Prof. Jain have been Applied/Managerial Economics, Entrepreneurship Management and Intellectual Property Rights. His 120 research papers have been published in the reputed international and national journals as well as presented at various conferences. He has co-authored a book with Prof. H. C. Petersen and Prof. W. C. Lewis, titled “Managerial Economics”, which was published by Pearson Education in 2006 and co-edited another book titled “Productivity & Quality: Multi-disciplinary Perspective” with Prof. Anuradha Sharma, Prof. V. Upadhyay & Dr. Seema Sharma which was published by Tata McGraw Hill in 2005.

Prof. Jain has supervised 19 Ph. D. programmes; 150 dissertations for M. Tech/MBA, completed 20 research/consultancy projects and organized 40 training programmes and 10 conferences. He is a recipient of many awards and honours.