be ‘classic’ all over the world. During the period of 1956 to 1995 he completed five long term projects in the capacity of Director which were sponsored by the DST, Govt. of India.
After his retirement in 1985, he became the Director of Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, Guwahati (1985-1987); Chairman, Assam State Selection Board (1985-1990); Chairman, Education Reforms Commission, Assam (1993-1995). He was also closely associated with the IIT, Guwahati from the time of inception.
Prof. Medhi is a life member of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, USA since 1963. He was the President of Indian Science Congress Association (Statistics Section) in 1978-79; President, Assam Science Society in 1979-81; Vice President, Indian Society of Probability and Statistics in 1981-82 and President, Indian Society of Probability and Statistics in 1992-94.
Gauhati University, Assam conferred on him the title of Professor Emeritus in 1987. Professor Medhi was awarded D.Sc degree (Honoris Causa) by Dibrugarh University, Assam in 1997, by Central University, Tezpur, Assam in 2001 and by IIT, Guwahati in 2014.
On many occasions Prof. Medhi acted as nominated member and advisor for various bodies such as UGC, UPSC and other Institutes and Departments under the Government of India.
Prof. J. Medhi remained actively engaged in research throughout his life making significant contributions. In fact, his publications placed Gauhati University on the ‘academic world map’ of research in different branches of Statistics.