A well-versed administrator with years of experience in research, teaching, industry and administration, Prof. (Dr.) Deependra Kumar Jha has joined as the Vice Chancellor of Adamas University Kolkata. Prior to this, he served as Vice Chancellor of University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Dehradun and Vice Chancellor of GD Goenka University, Gurgaon.
He also worked as Pro Vice Chancellor of GD Goenka University, Founder Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology of Galgotias University Greater Noida, Dean of School of Engineering & Dean Academics of GD Goenka University and a senior faculty and IR (International Relation) Coordinator at VIT University Vellore.
Dr. Jha received Doctor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Hiroshima University, Japan.
His work experience spans over wide ranging activities of electric utility companies and academic institutions in India, Nepal and Japan. A Resource person on Outcomes Based Education and Accreditation, Dr. Jha has been a Chairperson of inspection teams of National Board of Accreditation (NBA) to several Institutes/Universities.
Dr. Jha has received several awards and honors in his career. He received Excellent Researcher Award for two consecutive years (2008 and 2009) at Hiroshima University, Japan for his outstanding academic achievements. He was also the recipient of prestigious Japanese Government scholarship, Monbukagakusho, to pursue his postgraduate research.
His research interests include Power system planning and operation, renewable energy technology, power system reliability, smart-grid to name a few. He holds patent and has authored a number of publications in these fields in several reputed international journals and conference proceedings. He has visited many countries including Switzerland, USA, Japan, Thailand, India, Nepal, PR China, Canada, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Spain, Peru, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands etc. to present research papers at various premier international conferences and attend business meetings. He has also delivered invited lectures on power system related topics in India and abroad. Dr. Jha is member of several professional organizations including IEEE.
Dr. Jha is passionate about poetry and has published a few poems online. He also takes interest in photography during leisure time.