Professor Sudhir Kumar Jain receives the Padma Shri award from President of India Ram Nath Kovind on 8 November | Twitter @rashrapatibhvn
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Varanasi: Professor Sudhir Kumar Jain, director of the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

A letter regarding the appointment was sent to the BHU by the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, a BHU spokesperson said.

Jain succeeds Prof. Vijay Kumar Shukla as the VC of the BHU.

A Padma Shri awardee, Prof. Jain will hold the office for a period of three years from the day he assumes charge of the post of BHU vice-chancellor, according to the rules.

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