Prof. Umesh Chandra Sarma, former Director of Medical Education, Assam has taken over the charge as the first
Vice Chancellor of Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences in February, 2009. He passed MBBS from
Gauhati Medical College under Gauhati University, Guwahati and MD (Preventive and Social Medicine) from Institute of
Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India. He has qualified M. Sc. Epidemiology from London School
of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London University and also had undergone PG Training in Epidemiology from University College
London, London University. He had undergone various training courses in CLI, Bombay (now Mumbai); NICD, Delhi; CL TRI,
Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu; CMC, Vellore; NIHFW, New Delhi.
He is having good number of publications and is also a Ph. D Research Guide of Gauhati University. He was associated with various Research Projects/ Programmes/ Schemes of UNICEF, ICMR and Govt. of India
He is a member of Medical Council of India. He is a life member of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM), Indian Public Health Association (IPHA), Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Society for Malaria and other Communicable Diseases.