Prof Jagdish Mukhi

Chancellor, Gauhati Universiy

Dr Jagdish Mukhi was born on December 1, 1942 in Dajal, Dera Gazi Khan of Punjab. Dr Mukhi completed his Masters in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University in 1967. Until entering politics he was a Professor at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University. He was awarded a PHD in Finance from Kurukshetra University in October 1995. He held the role of Minister of Higher Education, when he launched Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in the record time of 8 months. He was awarded as best planning minister of the nation by the then Union planning minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Two times he was awarded with best MLA award in Delhi Vidhan Sabha. He represented Janak Puri constituency continuously from 1980 and has won seven continuous Vidhan Sabha elections from the same constituency.