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Dr Somnath Mishra (Retired)
Vice Chancellor, Sikkim Manipal University

Dr Somnath Mishra took charge as the Vice Chancellor of Sikkim Manipal University in July 2011. He has over 37 years of experience across all echelons of army workshops and other organisations. Dr Mishra has academic experience in both engineering and management institutes.





  • Pro Vice-Chancellor SMU
  • Director Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
  • Deputy Director (Professor) of Operations Management faculty at ITM, Mussoorie
  • Head of Operations Management faculty at ITM, Mussoorie
  • Assistant Professor at College of Military Engineering, Pune


  • PhD from IIT Delhi, 2004
  • Thesis: Issue concerning technological forecasting application in India context.
  • M Tech (Indian Engineering and Operations Research) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1982.
  • BTech (Mechanical Engineering) from Regional Engineering College (presently National Institute of Technology), Rourkela, Sambalpur University, 1974.


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



  • Equipment Orientation Course at EME School, Baroda, 1975.
  • Basic Electronics Course, 1976.
  • Armoured Equipment Course at MCEME, Secunderabad, 1978.
  • Advanced Work-study course, 1987.
  • Project Management Course 1987, at Defence Institute of Work Study, Mussoorie
  • Combat Equipment Course (1988) at Royal EME School, Bordon, United Kingdom.


  • Awarded with Army Commander Commendation twice during Republic Day 1992 and 1993 for invocation, engineering excellence and meritorious service.
  • Awarded with CSR Eminent Directors of Leading Institute Award by competition success review, 2010-2011.


Dr Somnath Mishra  
Vice Chancellor 
Sikkim Manipal University