Prof. V.K. Jain is an eminent researcher, educational administrator and environmentalist. A D.Lit in Plasma Physics from Sussex University, U.K., Prof. Jain has been a visiting Research Engineer in the Electrical Engineering Department, University of California. Prof. Jain was at IIT, Delhi Department of Physics during 1983-85 and later joined the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi as an Associate Professor in 1985. His research work is mainly focused on Air, Noise, Energy and Mathematical Modelling of Environmental processes. He has also been working on linear and non-linear plasma phenomena related to laboratory and space plasma environment.
Prof. Jain has about 26 years of teaching experience and is actively involved in research activities for past 36 years. Prof. Jain has supervised 25 PhD and 22 M.Phill students. More than 86 research publication in international and national journals in the fields of Plasma Physics and Environmental Sciences are to his credit. He is a reviewer of several journals of international and national repute. Prof. Jain was a Dean, School of Environmental Sciences, JNU during 2006-08 years. He has also held important administrative responsibilities as Dean of Students, Chief Procter and Registrar of JNU.
In recognition to his considerable scholastic achievements, Prof. Jain is an Advisor to International Mc Donnel Scholar's Academy Washington St. Louis USA.
Above all, Prof. Jain is a member on panel of experts of University Grants Commission (UGC), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and other central and State Organizations. He has been a member of Xth and XI plan UGC visiting teams to several universities. He is also a member of academic committee of several institutions. To name a few, JNU, College of Military Engineering, Pune, National Defence Academy, Khadakvasala, Pune, Inter- University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi, Babasaheb Bhimrao Amdedkar University, Lucknow and TERI University are some of the universities with which he has been associated.