Parshuram Mishra
Born(1894-01-25)25 January 1894[1]
Tulundi, Barpali, Odisha
Died4 August 1981(1981-08-04) (aged 87)[2]
Occupation(s)Botanist, educationist
AwardsPadma Shri

Parshuram Mishra (25 January 1894 – 4 August 1981) was an Indian botanist, educationist and the first vice chancellor of the Sambalpur University.[3] He completed his college studies at the University of Calcutta in 1961[4] and secured a doctoral degree (PhD) from the University of Leeds, the first person from Odisha to secure a doctoral degree from the university.[5] He is a former member of faculty at Leeds during which period he published several botanical articles.[6] Returning to India, he became the vice chancellor of Utkal University.[3] When the Government of Odisha started Sambalpur University in 1967, Mishra was made the first vice chancellor.[7]

The Government of India honoured him in 1960, with the award of Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award for his services to the nation.[8] Dr. P. M. Institute of Advanced Study in Education, an institution started in 1988 for advanced studies in education is named after him.[9]

Further reading


  1. ^ Encyclopaedia of Education, Culture and Children's Literature: v. 3. Indian culture and education. Deep & Deep Publications. 2009. pp. 171–. ISBN 978-81-8450-150-6.
  2. ^ "ସମ୍ବଲପୁର ବିଶ୍ଵବିଦ୍ୟାଳୟର ପ୍ରଥମ କୁଳପତି". ସମ୍ବାଦ. ଇଷ୍ଟର୍ଣ୍ଣ ମିଡିଆ ଲିମିଟେଡ଼. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b "PMIASE". PMIASE. 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  4. ^ "University of Calcutta". University of Calcutta. 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Blog report". Blog report. 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  6. ^ Allan Allsopp, Parasuram Misra (1940). "The constitution of the cambium, the new wood and the mature sapwood of the common ash, the common elm and the Scotch pine". Biochem. J. 34 (7): 1078–1084. doi:10.1042/bj0341078. PMC 1265385. PMID 16747252.
  7. ^ "Sambalpur University". Sambalpur University. 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Pmiase history". PMIASE. 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.