Prof S K Srivastava, currently the Vice-Chancellor of NEHU, has obtained his MSc and PhD degree from IIT Kanpur. He joined the Department of Chemistry, Manipur University, in 1983 and served as Professor since 1995 till his appointment as Vice-Chancellor, NEHU on 24th September 2015.Prof. Srivastava’s field of specialization is Physical Chemistry, and the research areas include: Nanomaterials, Surfactants and their applications. He has done his post-doctoral research work at the University of Bristol, U.K and is a recipient of the Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship. Prof. Srivastava has also been awarded the Chemical Research Society of India (CRSI) Bronze Medal 2015 in recognition of contributions to research in Chemistry.