Prof. Jagdish Mukhi assumed the charge of the Office of the Chancellor Cotton University in accordance with the provision of the Cotton University Act on October 10, 2017.

Dr Jagdish Mukhi was born on December 1, 1942 in Dajal, Dera Gazi Khan of Punjab. Dr Mukhi completed his Masters in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University in 1967. Prior to his appointment as the Governor of Assam, Shri Mukhi was the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Jagdish Mukhi earlier held the portfolios of finance, planning, excise & taxation and higher education in Delhi Government. He is credited with working extensively for the welfare of the people of Delhi.