IIT-Delhi Professor set to be the new Vice-Chancellor of JNU

Prof. M Jagadesh Kumar of IIT Delhi has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU), Delhi. Prof. Kumar will replace the current vice-chancellor, Sudhir Kumar Sopory who will retire on January 27.

Prof. Kumar was awarded his MS(EE) and PhD(EE) degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and post doctoral research from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada. He is the NXP (Philips) Chair Professor, established at IIT Delhi by Philips Semiconductors, Netherlands He was awarded the 29th IETE Ram Lal Wadhwa Gold Medal for his distinguished contribution in the field of Semiconductor device design and modeling in 2006