In a major development, Prof Pradeep Kumar Mishra of IIT-BHU, Varanasi has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of Jharkhand Technical University. Prof Mishra has been appointed for three years from the date of contribution. Prof Pradeep Kumar Mishra is currently a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT-BHU.
He did a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Roorkee, while an MTech with specialization in Petroleum and Coal from IIT Mumbai. He received his doctorate from IIT-BHU and has been working in the institute since 1997.
Professor of Chemical Engineering Prof Pradeep Mishra holds several important responsibilities at IIT-BHU. He is the coordinator of Malaviya Innovation and Entrepreneurship Promotion Center at IIT-BHU, where new ideas and startups are provided with the market and appropriate skills.
Apart from this, recently he has also been appointed as the student headmaster at IIT. Prior to this, he has also done a lot of work on Ganga cleanliness and pollution control.
Prof Mishra received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from IIT-Roorkee in 1986, MTech from IIT-Bombay and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the then IT-BHU in 1995. He has done a lot of research work in the fields of bio energy, bio compatible polymers and nano fiber, bio degradation etc.