Sudhir Kumar Jain
Jain in 2021
28th Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University
Assumed office
7 January 2022
Appointed byRam Nath Kovind
Preceded byRakesh Bhatnagar
Director at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
In office
2009[1] – 3 January 2022
Dean of Resource Planning and Generation at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
In office
2005[1] – January 2008
Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
In office
Personal details
Born1959 (age 64–65)[2]
Nationality Indian
Residence(s)Varanasi, India
Alma materIIT Roorkee
California Institute of Technology
Academic Administrator
Known forEarthquake engineering
Structural engineering
IIT Gandhinagar[3]
WebsitePersonal website

Sudhir Kumar Jain (also Sudhir K. Jain; born 1959) is the incumbent and 28th Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University.[4] He is a civil engineer by education and has formerly served three terms as the founding director of the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar.[5][6] He has carried out intensive research and development in the fields of seismic design codes, dynamic of buildings, and post-earthquake studies.[7] Beside these, Jain has actively participated in teaching, research activities and development in earthquake engineering focused on developing countries.[8] He is an elected fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering.[2] He was also elected a member of U.S. National Academy of Engineering (2021) for leadership in earthquake engineering in developing countries.[9]

He has served as the president of International Association of Earthquake Engineering (IAEE) from 2014 to 2018.[10][11] He also served on the engineering and computer science jury for the Infosys Prize from 2019.[12]


Jain earned Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) in 1979, and masters, and doctoral degrees from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena in 1980 and 1983 respectively.[13]

Awards and honors

Selected bibliography



S.K. Jain(left) receiving Padma Shri from President Kovind

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Dr. Sudhir K. Jain". Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. July 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Sudhir K. Jain". INAE.
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  4. ^ "New BHU VC 2021".
  5. ^ "Sudhir Jain gets third term as IIT-Gandhinagar director | Ahmedabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. No. 26 August 2019.
  6. ^ "IITGN bids adieu to its founding director Prof Sudhir Jain". IITGN News. 3 January 2022. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Dr. Sudhir K. Jain - Research and Professional Interests". IIT Kanpur.
  8. ^ Jain, Sudhir K. (1 May 2016). "Earthquake safety in India: achievements, challenges and opportunities". Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. Springer Nature. 14 (5): 1337–1436. doi:10.1007/s10518-016-9870-2. S2CID 111742229.
  9. ^ "IIT Gandhinagar director elected member of US National Academy of Engineering". Hindustan Times. 10 February 2021.
  10. ^ "IAEE: Officers".
  11. ^ "Membership of Professional Societies". IIT Kanpur.
  12. ^ "Infosys Prize - Jury 2020". Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  13. ^ "IIT Gandhinagar | Sudhir K. Jain". Archived from the original on 16 June 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  14. ^ a b "Awards and Honors - Dr. Sudhir K. Jain". IIT Kanpur. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  15. ^ "IIT Gandhinagar director awarded Padma Shri". India Today. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Caltech Names Its Three Newest Distinguished Alumni". California Institute of Technology. 23 May 2022. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  17. ^ "BHU Vice-Chancellor Sudhir K Jain Gets IIT Roorkee Distinguished Alumnus Award". Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  18. ^ Murty, C. V. R; Margorie, Greene; Jain, Sudhir K.; Prasad, N. Purendra; Mehta, Vipul V. (2005). Earthquake rebuilding in Gujarat, India: an EERI recovery reconnaissance report. National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. ISBN 978-1-932884-05-0. OCLC 74355114.
  19. ^ Jain, Sudhir K.; Murty, C.V.R; Rai, Durgesh C. (2008). Engineering Response to Hazards of Terrorism. NICEE. ISBN 978-8190613019.
  20. ^ Jain, Sudhir K. (4 April 2016). "Earthquake safety in India: achievements, challenges and opportunities". Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. 14 (5): 1337–1436. doi:10.1007/s10518-016-9870-2. S2CID 111742229.
  21. ^ Mondal, Goutam; Prashant, Amit; Jain, Sudhir K. (January 2012). "Simplified seismic analysis of soil–well–pier system for bridges". Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 32 (1): 42–55. doi:10.1016/j.soildyn.2011.08.002.
  22. ^ Kaushik, Hemant B.; Rai, Durgesh C.; Jain, Sudhir K. (27 December 2019). "Code Approaches to Seismic Design of Masonry-Infilled Reinforced ConcreteFrames: A State-of-the-Art Review". Earthquake Spectra. 22 (4): 961–983. doi:10.1193/1.2360907. S2CID 53061406.
  23. ^ Singh, Raghvendra; Roy, Debasis; Jain, Sudhir K. (August 2005). "Analysis of earth dams affected by the 2001 Bhuj Earthquake". Engineering Geology. 80 (3–4): 282–291. doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2005.06.002.
  24. ^ Dutta, Sekhar Chandra; Murty, C.V.R.; Jain, Sudhir K. (25 June 2000). "Seismic torsional vibration in elevated tanks". Structural Engineering and Mechanics. 9 (6): 615–636. doi:10.12989/sem.2000.9.6.615.