Veni Shankar Jha
Padma Bhushan
Prof. Jha as the VC of BHU
9th Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University
In office
3 July 1956 – 16 April 1960
Appointed byRajendra Prasad
Preceded bySir C.P. Ramaswami Iyer
Succeeded byNatwarlal H. Bhagwati
Personal details
BornMadhya Pradesh, India
Known forservices in Education sector

Veni Shankar Jha was an Indian educationist.[1] He served as the director of public instruction of the Central Provinces and Berar and was the vice chancellor of Banaras Hindu University from 3 July 1956 to 6 April 1960.[2][3] The Government of India awarded him Padma Bhushan, the third highest Indian civilian award, in 1971.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Extraordinary Gazette" (PDF). Government of India. 1971. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  2. ^ Sunil N. Shabde (16 October 2012). Meteoric Life of a Mathematician: A tribute to Dr. N.G. Shabde. Xlibris Corporation. pp. 144–. ISBN 978-1-4771-2912-8.
  3. ^ "History of BHU". 27 May 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. Government of India. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.