JAMMU: Newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Jammu University, Professor Umesh Rai today took charge of office.
Prof. Rai expressed gratitude to Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor and Chancellor, JU for reposing faith in him. He sought the cooperation and support from all the stakeholders for taking the JU to new heights.
Prof. Umesh Rai has held several academic and administrative positions at the University of Delhi including the Director of South Campus, University of Delhi and Head Department of Zoology University Delhi.
An academician of international repute, Prof. Rai has around thirty years of rich professional experience as an educationist, researcher and administrator.
Besides, setting up world-class experimental facilities at Delhi University, Prof Rai is also credited with implementing the ‘Choice Based Credit System’ in 2015 as well as implementation of Innovation Project Scheme in 2012 to encourage undergraduate students and faculty in colleges to go beyond the classroom and create an appropriate ecosystem conducive to foster inclusive innovation.
The new VC exhorted that the challenge for University is to implement NEP-20 in letter and spirit and in that direction, he sought support from the University fraternity.
On this occasion, the University fraternity welcomed Prof Rai and acknowledged the services rendered by outgoing VC Prof. Manoj K Dhar.