Chancellor, Gauhati Universiy
Gulab Chand Kataria is the 31st Governor of Assam and the Chancellor of Gauhati University, who assumed his office on 22nd February. He was the former Home Minister of Rajasthan and a leader of opposition in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly prior to his appointment as the Governor. In his first speech at the 30th Convocation of the University, which was held on 24th February, 2023, he hailed the achievements of the university.
Some of the notable achievements credited to him are, he was the Home Minister in the Government of Rajasthan from 31st May 2004 to 8th December 2008 and again from 2015 to 2018. He was a senior leader of BJP from Rajasthan and was also a member of the central working committee of the party. He hails from Udaipur and has represented it in 9th Lok Sabha, from 1989-1991. He was also the Leader of Opposition in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from 24th August 2002 to December 2003, again from 21st February 2013 to 10th December 2013, and from 17th January 2019 to 2023 till his appointment as the Governor.
He served as the Education Minister of the State from 1993 to 1998. He also served as Public Works Department Minister from 8th December 2003 to 30th May 2004. He was the Panchayati Raj and Rural Development, Disaster Management and Relief Department Minister from 2013 to 2015. Gulab Chand Kataria was born to Late Hukmi Chand Kataria and Late Lahari Bai on 13th October 1944. He did his Masters in Geography from Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur. He studied Law also from Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur. He is married to Smt Anita Kataria and has 5 daughters. He also received the Excellent Teacher Award by Jiwanmal Nahata Memorial Trust, New Delhi on 5th September, 2006.