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JU condoles the demise of two of its former faculty members

JAMMU: University of Jammu in its condolence message bereaved the passing away of Prof D K Gupta and Prof V.K Vaid Raizada.

Prof. D. K. Gupta joined University of Jammu in 1966 and helped in setting up of the Mathematics Department in the University. He was a great teacher and was extremely popular among his students and fellow colleagues.

He contributed to all facets of the development of the young University including the Teachers Association (JUTA) of which he was the President twice.

He was a very bold, truthful, sincere and honest person. He was a dedicated academician and an able administrator. Besides serving as Head, Department of Mathematics, he was appointed as Controller of Examinations in 1987 and was instrumental in streamlining the examination system. He superannuated from his service on 28thFebruary 1994.

Prof V.K.Vaid Raizada, was an ace academician and founder of the Management program of the University of Jammu. He served University of Jammu for about a decade (1986-1996) in different capacities as Head, Department of Management Studies (presently The Business School), and Dean of Faculty of Management Studies and superannuated in July 1996.

He was a person of high integrity and his dedication towards his profession was exemplary.

Learning, teaching, giving back to the community and living simply were the central tenets of his life.

While recalling their valuable contributions, Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu said that with the demise of Prof. Gupta and Prof.Raizada, the University has lost great academicians and it will be difficult to fill the void created in the academic field in the years to come.

He on behalf of the entire University fraternity conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved families.

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