Vice President of India & Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh
Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
Chancellor of Panjab University
& Vice President of India
Name: Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar
Father's Name Late Shri Gokal Chand
Mother's Name Late Srimati Kesari Devi
Date of Birth 18 May, 1951
Place of Birth Village Kithana, Jhunjhunu District, Rajasthan
Marital Status Married (Year, 1979)
Spouse's Name Dr. Sudesh Dhankhar
Children One daughter (Smt. Kamna)
School Education Had his early education from Class 1 to 5 in village Kithana, at the Government Primary School
In Class 6 he took admission in the Government Middle School, Ghardhana, at a distance of 4-5 kms and travelled on foot along with other village students to the school.
In 1962, after successfully passing the Chittorgarh, Sainik School, Entrance Examination got admitted to Class 5 in the School on Full Merit Scholarship.
Passed from Chittorgarh, Sainik School, after taking the Indian School Certificate Examination recognized by the Cambridge University.
College education Graduated in B.Sc. (Honors) Physics from Maharaja's College, Jaipur, affiliated to the University of Rajasthan.
Professional education 1978-1979 LLB from the University of Rajasthan.
Profession Was enrolled with the Bar Council of Rajasthan as an Advocate with effect from 10.11.1979.

Designated as Senior Advocate by the High Court of Judicature for Rajasthan with effect from 27.3.1990, Since 1990 Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar had been practicing primarily in the Supreme Court and his focus area of litigation have been in the field of Steel, Coal, Mining and International Commercial Arbitration, amongst others. He has appeared in various High Courts in the country and was the senior-most designated Senior Advocate of the State till assuming the Office of the Governor on 30 July, 2019.
Permanent Address Village & P.O. Kithana, District Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan.
E-mail vpindia[at]nic[dot]in