Dr. Prashanta Kumar Mishra

About Me:

Ph.D. (Nuclear & Inorganic Chemistry)

Vice Chancellor,


Co-Founder and
First Pro-Chancellor

Co-Founder and Ex-Chairman,

Born in 1965, Dr. Mishra got his PhD degree in Nuclear Chemistry, from Utkal University Bhubaneswar. With a brief stint as a Lecturer from 1990-1992 he entered into his entrepreneurial endeavor along with two of his friends, the result of which was Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) (www.kiit.ac.in) in 1992 with 12 students and 2 staff members which was declared a deemed university in 2004 with a student strength of 10,000 and staff strength of around 2000. He had the honour of being the first Pro-Chancellor of KIIT Deemed University from 2004-2006. Dr. Mishra has the distinction of joining the prestigious International Visitors Leadership Programme IVLP 2007 organized by the Department of State, USA in 2007. On the request of some NRI friends, he started Knowledge Trust (KT) (www.knowledge.org.in) in the year 2006 along with few of his friends and well wishers from USA. Within 6years of existence TempleCity Institute of Technology and Engineering (TITE) (www.tite.ac.in) under KT became one of the most sought after engineering college in the State of Odisha with 50% of the students coming from all over the eastern part of India. TITE is also one of the few colleges to have established linkages with academicians from top universities in US, Canada, Japan & UK. With an objective of using IT as an enabler for management of education complexes and universities, Dr. Mishra co-founded Kalingasoft (www.kalingasoft.com) in the year 1999 and was one of the few individuals and organizations to have introduced Wi-Fi Technology & ERP in educational institutes in the 90’s.
Thus during 1992 to 2006 Dr. Mishra co-founded and successfully managed the following organisations:

  • KIIT Society and KIIT University, Bhubaneswar (1992 – 2006.); www.kiit.ac.in
  • Kalingasoft, Bhubaneswar (1999 – 2012); www.kalingasoft.com
  • Knowledge Trust and TITE (2006 – cont.); www.tite.ac.in

Dr. Mishra in 2006 with his experience and expertise of establishing professional universities & institutes took up the challenge to invite high net worth individuals & organisations to establish high quality educational institutes & universities in the country. The result……..

  • Don Bosco University, Guwahati, Assam [2008]
  • Techno India NJR Institute of Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan [2008]
  • Kaziranga University, Jorhat, Assam [2007 – cont.] www.kazirangauniversity.in