Prof Jha is a teacher, researcher and author in Organisation Behaviour. He received the Young Case Writer Award from the Association of Indian Management Schools in 1998. In addition to teaching at the IIMC PGP, PGDBM and MDP programmes, he has also taught in a large number of in-company programmes for companies such as Hindustan Lever Limited, L&T Ltd., Exide, Bharat Aluminium Co., Selvel Vantage Group, Hindustan Zinc Limited, Indian Oil Limited etc. He is also a poet and fiction writer in Maithili, an East Indian Language. His poems have been translated into Hindi, English, Bangla and Telugu. He also translates from and to Maithili in other Indian languages including English. He has received the Katha award for translation in 1999.