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Jai Krishna was an eminent civil engineer from India with specialisation in earthquake engineering. He served University of Roorkee for many years and rose to become its Vice Chancellor.

Jai Krishna was born on jan 27, 1912 at Muzaffarnagar, in UP state. He got Bachelor in Science degree from Agra college and then studied engineering at Thomason College of Civil Engineering (now University of Roorkee) passing with honours in 1935. As a student Jai Krishna won awards like Thomason Prize, Cautley Gold Medal and Calcott Reilly Memorial Gold Medal. He received his Doctoral Degree in Civil Engineering from University of London.

Jai Krishna joined Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1939 as Lecturer and became Professor and the Vice Chancellor in 1969.


  • Bhatnagar Award of CSIR 1966,
  • National Design Award (1956) of the Institution of Engineers (India),
  • Moudgil Award of Indian Standards Institution (1945),
  • International Award of Japan Society of Disaster Prevention (1958) and
  • award for lifetime contributions in Earthquake Engineering by Indian National Academy of Engineering (1955)
  • Padma Bhushan in 1972

Jai Krishna was awarded Honorary Degrees of Doctorate by Agra University and the University of Roorkee.

He was a Fellow of many professional bodies and academies including:

He died on August 27, 1999 in Roorkee.