Prof. V. N. Jha has taught in Pune University and retired in 2006 as Director of the Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit (1979-2006). Prof. Jha has been the founder Chairperson, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2002-03). He has authored and edited over 50 books (Language, Philosophy, Logic and Epistemology; Language, Grammar and Linguistics in Indian Traditions; etc.) and published over 150 research articles in Indian and international journals. He has been honoured by a number of academic institutions with honours such as Mahamahopadhyaya, Vachaspati, Pandita-sarvabhauma, D.Litt. etc. Prof. Jha has been a visiting professor in Humboldt University, Germany; Nagoya University, Japan; University of Lausanne, Switzerland; and Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius; (between 1981 and 2005).
He graduated from North Bengal University, Raiganj, West Bengal and completed his Masters’degrees from Banaras Hindu University (M.A. in Sanskrit with Vedic group) and Calcutta University (M. A. in Comparative Philology). He was awarded Ph.D degree by Pune University. He received special training in traditional Sanskrit learning at Raiganj and Pune from Pandita Sitakanta Acharya, Srinivasa Sastri and Sivaramakrishna Sastri in Grammar, Indian philosophy, Indian Logic and Indian Hermeneutics