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Dhruba J. Saikia, the first Vice Chancellor of Cotton College State University, is from the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), where he has worked since 1977. He originally hails from Jorhat in the north-eastern part of Assam, and spent his early years in the picturesque town of Shillong, often referred to as the Scotland of the east. He did his schooling at St. Edmund's School, Shillong, B.Sc. (Physics Honours) from Hindu College, M.Sc. (Physics) from Gwyer Hall, both institutions being part of the University of Delhi. He joined the radio astronomy group of TIFR after his M.Sc. and obtained his PhD degree from what was then the University of Bombay, working largely with Vijay Kapahi and Govind Swarup on radio jets and compact features in radio galaxies and quasars, including the development of an early version of the unified scheme for different kinds of quasars, which later developed into an active area of research. He has since worked in a number of Observatories and Universities across the world. A recent version of his curriculum vitae including a list of his publications can be found here.