Amarnath Jha

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Amarnath Jha was the Vice Chancellor of University of Allahabad and Banaras Hindu University [1][2][3] and son Sir Ganganath Jha, a great scholar of Sanskrit but he equally learned in Maithili,Persian, Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. And, in English, he was reputed to be the ablest professor in all India.[4] He was Head of the English Department, University of Allahabad for a long time on this post he appointed when he was only at the Age of thirty-two, He became Vice-Chancellor of Allahabad University succeeding his father and of the Banaras Hindu University in succession to Dr. Radhakrishnan.[5] He worked as Vice Chairman of the committee of a project in National Defence Academy (India), India.[6] He is the eminent Dignitories Associated with the Rastriya Sanskrit Sanstahan Allahabad.[7] Dr. Jha’s official career as the Chairman of the Public Service Commission, first of Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission [8] and next of Bihar Public Service Commission[9] was made an end of his academic career.[10] .

Honor[edit]

In 1910-11 the Muir Hostel(Now Amar Nath Jha Hostel) was constructed. Allahabad Universit renamed it “Amarnath Jha Hostel" to pay him regards.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Dr. Jha was born in a Maithil Brahmin family of Bihar as son of Sir Ganganath Jha. He died in early age of fifty nine on September 2 at Patna.[13] Allahabad University hostels history say that Dr. Amarnath Jha as Vice-Chancellor of University of Allahabad was himself the warden of the Muir Hostel. Dr. Jha was a great scholar and a consummate speaker and an administrator par excellence.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Dr. Amarntah Jha was VC of Allahabad University (1938-1947)”. Allahabad University Ex-VC list on official web page reference
  2. ^ ““Dr. Amarntah Jha was VC of Banaras Hindu University (27.2.1948 -5.12.1948)”. Banaras Hindu University history from official web page
  3. ^ “Dr. Tara Chand succeeded Professor Amarnath Jha as Vice-Chancellor record in Political Science Department of Allahabad University web page”. Professor A N Jha’s reference
  4. ^ “Dr. AMARNATH JHA: A TRIBUTE By K. K. PRASAD, B.A., LL.B.”. Dr. Amarnath Jha’s a brief bio-data available here
  5. ^ “Dr. AMARNATH JHA: A TRIBUTE By K. K. PRASAD, B.A., LL.B.”. Dr. Amarnath Jha’s a brief bio-data available here
  6. ^ “Dr Amarnath Jha was appointed Vice Chairman of the committee that worked on the project for 16 months from 23 July 1945 to 12 November 1946”. National Defence Academy
  7. ^ "Dr. Amarnath Jha was among Eminent Dignitories Associated with the Campus :Ganganath Jha Research Institute (Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan)". Ganganath Jha Research Institute now called Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan official web page’s section about the sansathan say
  8. ^ “Second regional Conference on National Commission: UNESCO/Reg.Cof.II/SR.17 on 26 November, 1951, Bankok”. (PDF)As Chairman, Service Commission of U P state Dr. Amarnath Jha said that word “elite” had the snobbish meaning something like the upper ten of society
  9. ^ “Dr. Amarnath Jha as Chairmen of the Commission (01/04/1953-01/09/1955)”. Bihar Public Service Commission official web page saya
  10. ^ “Dr. AMARNATH JHA: A TRIBUTE By K. K. PRASAD, B.A., LL.B.”. Dr. Amarnath Jha’s a brief bio-data available here
  11. ^ “Allahabad University official web page have described Amarnath Jha Hostel among hostel list”. A N Jha Hostel reference
  12. ^ “This hostel is in the list of University of Allahabad Hostel”. Its presence in Hostel’s list of Allahabad University
  13. ^ “Dr. AMARNATH JHA: A TRIBUTE By K. K. PRASAD, B.A., LL.B.”. Dr. Amarnath Jha’s a brief bio-data available here

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