Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University
|Vice-Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University|
|Hindi: Kashi Hindu Vishvavidyaalay ke Kulpati|
Sudhir K. Jain
since 07 January 2022
|Style||The Hon'ble Vice Chancellor |
|Status||Chief Executive of the Banaras Hindu University|
|Member of||Executive Council, Academic Council, and Finance Committee of the Banaras Hindu University|
|Reports to||Executive Council, University Court, and President of India|
|Residence||Cochin House, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India|
|Seat||Central Office, Banaras Hindu University|
|Nominator||Ministry of Education|
|Appointer||President of India|
(Visitor of the university)
|Term length||3 years|
Second term of fresh appointment possible.
|Constituting instrument||Banaras Hindu University Act of 1915|
|Precursor||Chancellor of BHU|
|Formation||01 April 1916|
|First holder||Sir Sunder Lal|
|Deputy||The Rector of the Banaras Hindu University|
|Salary||₹210,000 (US$2,600) monthly. Excluding other allowances|
The vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University (VC-BHU) is the chief administrator, and a full-time salaried officer of the Banaras Hindu University. The vice-chancellor derives his powers from sections 7(B) and 7(C) of the Banaras Hindu University Act (BHU Act) and from the statutes of the said act.
Although the chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, preceding the vice-chancellor, is the "head of the university" under the BHU Act, it is only a titular position. The vice-chancellor is the principal executive and academic officer of the university. She or he is the ex-officio chairperson of the Executive Council, the Academic Council, and the Finance Committee of the university.
Applications for the appointment of vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University are invited openly by the Ministry of Education, which recommends the candidate to the president of India. Upon their satisfaction, the president appoints the vice-chancellor. Per the BHU Act, vice-chancellors of the university have a three-year tenure in the office. They are, however, eligible for a second term of appointment upon expiration of the first term. The maximum age for holding the office is 65 years. When a vice-chancellor leaves office by the means of retirement, resignation, death, or ill-health, the rector assumes the office as officiating vice-chancellor to avoid interregnum.
There have been 28 vice-chancellors since the establishment of the university.
On 7 January 2022, Prof. Sudhir K. Jain took office as the current and 28th vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University.
The vice-chancellors of Banaras Hindu University, in the chronological order, are as follows:
|No.||Image||Name||Period of office||Appointed by
asterisk (*) denotes Governor-General of India
|British India Appointments|
|1||Rai Bahadur||1 April 1916||13 April 1918||The Lord Hardinge of Penshurst*||
|2||Sir P.S. Sivaswami Iyer||13 April 1918||8 May 1919||The Lord Chelmsford*||
|3||Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya||29 November 1919||6 September 1938||The Lord Chelmsford*||
|4||Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan||17 September 1939||16 January 1948||The Earl of Willingdon*||
|Dominion of India Appointments|
|5||Amarnath Jha||27 February 1948||5 December 1948||Lord Mountbatten*|
|6||Pandit Govind Malaviya||6 December 1948||21 November 1951||C. Rajagopalachari*||
|Independent India Appointments|
|7||Acharya Narendra Dev||6 December 1951||31 May 1954||Rajendra Prasad|
|8||Sir C.P. Ramaswami Iyer||1 July 1954||2 July 1956|
|9||Veni Shankar Jha||3 July 1956||16 April 1960|
|10||N. H. Bhagwati||16 April 1960||15 April 1966|
|11||Triguna Sen||9 October 1966||15 March 1967||Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan|
|12||A.C. Joshi||1 September 1967||31 July 1969||Zakir Husain|
|13||Kalu Lal Shrimali||1 November 1969||31 January 1977||V. V. Giri||
|14||Moti Lal Dhar||2 February 1977||15 December 1977||Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed||
|15||Hari Narain||15 May 1978||14 May 1981||Neelam Sanjiva Reddy|||
|16||Iqbal Narain||19 October 1981||29 April 1985|
|17||R.P. Rastogi||30 April 1985||29 April 1991||Zail Singh|
|18||C.S. Jha||1 May 1991||14 June 1993||Ramaswamy Venkataraman|
|19||D.N. Mishra||8 February 1994||27 June 1995||Shankar Dayal Sharma|
|20||Hari Gautam||2 August 1995||25 August 1998|
|21||Y.C. Simhadri||31 August 1998||20 February 2002||K. R. Narayanan|
|22||Patcha Ramachandra Rao||20 February 2002||19 February 2005||A. P. J. Abdul Kalam||
|23||Panjab Singh||3 May 2005||7 May 2008|
|24||D.P. Singh||8 May 2008||21 August 2011||Pratibha Patil||
|25||Lalji Singh||22 August 2011||21 August 2014||
|26||Girish Chandra Tripathi||27 November 2014||26 November 2017||Pranab Mukherjee||
|27||Rakesh Bhatnagar||28 March 2018||28 March 2021||Ram Nath Kovind|
|28||Sudhir K. Jain||7 January 2022||Incumbent|
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