Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Vice Chancellor, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University, 

Prof Pradeep Kumar Mishra, vice chancellor (VC) at Jharkhand University of Technology, Ranchi,
has been appointed the new VC of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Lucknow.
He has done PhD in chemical engineering from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu
University, Varanasi, in 1995.

“My responsibility will be to take the university to a new height so that it may compete well
with many other technical universities of national and international repute. Innovation will be
my thrust area. Research work will be encouraged,” Mishra said.

He is all set to assume his new responsibility when students are agitating against ongoing
offline exam on campus. For long, the students have been demanding online exams, especially
at a time when Covid-19 cases across Uttar Pradesh and, more so in the National Capital Region
(NCR) area is multiplying rapidly.
Mishra’s areas of interest are: bio-energy, bio-compatible polymers and nano-fibers, bio-
remediation /degradation, photo-degradation and membrane separation, according to IIT BHU