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Brig (Dr) Somnath Mishra


Brig (Dr) Somnath Mishra


Vice Chancellor Information about Brig (Dr) Somnath Mishra, The Vice Chancellor of Sikkim Manipal University (SMU). When: — Where: Category:

1950    Born in India on the 19th of March.




2004    Completed Doctor of Philosophy degree at IIT Delhi, India with PhD work on the issues concerning Technological Forecasting Applications in Indian Context.

1982    Post-graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India) with a Master of Technology in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research.

1974    Graduated from Regional Engineering College (presently National Institute of Technology), Rourkela, Sambalpur University, India with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.




Member, Institute of Engineers (India) and Indian Institute of Plant Engineers (India) since 1983.




Army Commander Commendation awarded twice during Republic Day 1992 & 1993 for innovation, engineering excellence and meritorious service.

CSR Eminent Directors of Leading Institutes Award by Competition Success Review, 2010. 



SERVICE EXPERIENCE 41 years with 25 years Field and 16 years Academic.


Field Experience. 25 years in all echelons of Army Workshops and other organisations in various parts of the country. Varieties of appointments held: -

2004    DDEME (Head of EME Branch) in a Corps HQ.     

2003    Director Operations Research and System Analysis group in Perspective Planning Directorate of Army HQs.

2000    Commandant (Head) of Corps Zone Workshop.

1996    General Manager Production/Personnel/Works in Base Workshop.

1988    Officer Commanding (Head) of Armoured Workshop.

1987    Officer in charge Planning Repairs and Inspection in EME Battalion HQ.

1982    Production Planning & Control manager and materials management in Base Workshop.

1979    Works Manager of Armoured Troops Workshop.

1976    Shop floor engineer in field workshop.

1974    Training at IMA, EME School & College.




Academic Experience: 15 Years of academic experience in both engineering and management institutes. The appointments include: -

2011 onwards   Vice Chancellor, SMU

2010 - 11      Pro VC, SMU & Director SMIT                 

2009 - 10      Director Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT).

2006 - 09      Director Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT).

1994 - 96      Deputy Director (Professor) and Head of Operations Management Faculty at Institute of Technology Management, Mussoorie.

1992 - 94      Asst. Professor, Hydraulics & Thermodynamics at College of Military Engineering, Pune.

1984 - 87      Asst. Professor, Ops Management, Defence Institute of Work Study, Mussoorie.