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Prof Pradeep Kumar Mishra is currently serving as Vice Chancellor, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, UP. He has also served Jharkhand Technical University, Ranchi as Vice Chancellor prior to this. He is former head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Dean Student affairs at IIT (BHU) Varanasi. He holds Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Roorkee, Masters from IIT Bombay and PhD from IIT (BHU) Varanasi. After brief instinct in Industries Prof Mishra joined teaching at IIT BHU Varanasi in January 1997. He has been placed to HAG scale in 2016 recognizing his academic and R&D contributions. Prof Mishra has published more than 100 papers in SCI journals and filed 6 patents. He has authored/edited more than 20 books and contributed scores of chapters in books/encyclopaedias. He has also successfully completed sponsored research project and consultancy worth more than 20 crores from DST, NSTEDB, CPCB, DBT, AICTE New Delhi, and NCL Singrauli etc.

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Prof P K Mishra is actively contributing to the area of Bioenergy and wastewater treatment in addition to biocompatible materials. Looking to his expertise in the area of wastewater and effluent treatment processes, he was appointed Chairman to the committee for formulation of disposal standard to textile industries. He has also been members to two other important committees, which formulated charters for Distilleries and Sugar Industries. Prof P K Mishra and his team at IIT (BHU) Varanasi has been extensively engaged by CPCB for monitoring of majority of GPIS at Ganga Basin from 2018 onwards. Prof Mishra is also member of prestigious Expert Appraisal Committee for Industry-3 of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

In addition to his technical contribution Prof P K Mishra has been pioneer in the field of Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship in Eastern UP and established first Incubator (Malviya Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship) at Banaras Hindu University in 2008, which is the part of IIT (BHU) Varanasi now. He has also established & coordinated the activities of CISCO ThinQubator in association with CISCO and NASSCOM at IIT BHU. He has also coordinated RKVY- RAFTAAR scheme of Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India for promotion of Agri-entrepreneurship in Uttar Pradesh. In association with NCL Singrauli, he was instrumental in setting up incubators in Singrauli, MP also. Prof Mishra has been decorated with various awards/honours, prominent of them are Dr. V. G. Patel Memorial Award 2020 for Entrepreneurship Trainer/Educator/Mentor (Cash Price-1 Lakh), Dr Shirin Gadhia Memorial Sustainability Award, 2017, 2nd National Prize for book writing in Hindi by Min of Renewable Energy, GOI, 2006 and DST Lockheed Nomination for Technology Commercialization for 2010 and 2012. He has been member board of governors of NISBUD, Min of Skill Development and Children Emancipation Society UK. He has also represented a delegation to Germany on the invitation of German Biogas Association on behalf of Indian Biogas Association. Professor Mishra has also been selected for prestigious Leadership of Academicians Program and successfully completed it at IIT (BHU) and Pen State University, USA in March-April’ 2019. He has also been appointed as Co-Coordinator for 2nd LEAP being organized by the institute in collaboration with Cambridge University, UK. Prof. Mishra has delivered over 100 invited talks in the area of Environment, Energy, Entrepreneurship and Motivation in addition to various field of Chemical Engineering at various forums including Institutions of eminence.

Prof P K Mishra has organized over 50 Conferences/Seminars/Workshops and numerous training programs/summer schools in the area of Energy/Environment/Entrepreneurship in addition to Chemical Engineering. Prof P K Mishra is also helping Municipal Corporation and Jal Nigam by organizing training programs in association with JAICA. Local MSMEs have also benefited immensely with the timely suggestion and consultancy of Dr P K Mishra. Prof Mishra and his group is also working for the preservation of the culture of Varanasi through digitization as web (, which is even referred by Bharat Kosh. Currently Prof Mishra is also in the process of establishing Skill Development Ashrams at three places in Varanasi & Mirjapur of UP.

प्रो. प्रदीप कुमार मिश्र

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