March14: Prof. Sanjeev Jain, presently Director Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior (M.P.), has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra. He is likely to take over on 15th March, 2016.
As per the University’s Statutes, Shri N. N. Vohra, Governor of J&K and Chancellor of the SMVD University, has appointed Prof. Jain as Vice Chancellor for a period of three years with effect from the date he takes over charge. Prof. Jain was selected from among a panel recommended by a Committee headed by Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. This Committee had Prof. M. C. Misra, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences; Prof. D. P. Agrawal, Former Chairman, Union Public Service Commission; and Dr. S.S. Bloeria, IAS (Retd.), Former Vice Chancellor, Central University of Jammu, as its members.
Prof. Jain, born at Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh in 1967, obtained his Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 1992. He later received his Doctorate Degree in Computer Science & Engineering and has over 24 years experience in teaching and research. He has served as Director, Madhav Institute of Technology and Science (MITS), Gwalior, for the past 6 years. Besides teaching at Post Graduate level Professor Jain has the credit of making significant contribution to R & D in the area of Image Processing and Mobile Adhoc Network. He has guided Ph.D. Scholars and has undertaken a number of major R & D projects sponsored by the Government and Private Agencies. His work on Digital Watermarking for Image Authentication is highly valued in the research field.
Prof. Jain has been the Director of the prestigious Madhav Institute of Technology and Science (MITS) since May 2010 and has made notable contribution to the growth and development of the Institute, planned its development and revitalized its academic life by initiating a series of measures including curriculum innovation, examination reforms and establishment of various student chapters of world renowned professional bodies. The Institute was selected for World Bank assistance in 2012 with a grant of Rs.10 crores for its development. Professor Jain has travelled widely and interacted with institutions of higher learning and industries to cater to the need of students.