Hon’ble Dr. Vedprakash Mishra who is presently is the National Head of the Academic Programme of Indian Programme UNESCO Chair in Bio-Ethics Haifa, is an illustrious member of the medical fraternity, well known not only in India but also overseas. A dynamic orator, he is a keen academician and an astute administrator. Born in Nagpur and educated with a MD degree, he streamlined his life-path to equip himself by completing Master of Industrial Relation and Personnel Management and Bachelor’s in Journalism as well. He has been conferred with the highest academic distinction of D. conferred with D.Sc. (Honoris Cause) by Six Health Sciences Universities in the country in recognition of his selfless services to the cause of medical education of consequence and relevance at the National and International level.
He has held the august office of the Hon’ble Chancellor of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Karad for a full term of five years with aplomb from 2014 to 2019.
His association with the Medical Council of India in various capacities has been of well over three decades whereat he held prestigious position that of Chairman of the Postgraduate Medical Education Committee, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Member of the Executive Committee, Chairman of the Academic Committee and several others.
He has the distinction of being recognized as ‘Professor Emeritus’, ‘Professor of Eminence’, and ‘Professor of Excellence’, with five Health Sciences Universities in the country. He is holding the office of Pro-Chancellor-cum-Chief Advisor of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to Be University), Nagpur and also renders his services as the Honorary Director, Centre for Health Professional Education Policy and Planning.
Dr. Mishra functions at multiple higher designations with several educational organizations and is a Consultant Editor for Contemporary World’s ‘Who’s Who’ at the American Biographical Institute, U.S.A. He has been a Pioneer in evolving Postgraduate Degree Courses Curriculum as the Chairman of Postgraduate Medical Education Committee of the Medical Council of India, New Delhi as well as in evolving the Integrated Competency based Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum and launching the National Faculty Development Programme for full time teaching faculty of the medical schools in the country.
He is the Honorary Advisor to the National Indian Medical Association and Chairman of the Standing Committee for Medical Education, with it’s headquarter at New Delhi. He is a Member of the Board of management, Governing Council, Advisory Council at various renowned educational institutions and organizations engaged in the field of Medical Education, Management and Research.
He has to his credit unique distinctions like ‘Youngest ever Teacher member’ on the Senate of Nagpur University, youngest ever Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nagpur University. Member of Expert Committee on Financing of Higher Education, Central Advisory Board for education, Govt. of India and has been elected to Senate, Academic Council and Board of Management of Nagpur University, for a number of terms.
Dr. Mishra is the recipient of well over 100 prestigious National and International awards in recognition of his selfless service to the cause of higher education in ‘general’ and medical education in ‘particular’ for well over three decades and the spate is on in an endless manner.
His creative work, notable achievements and unparallel contribution has been acknowledged not only in the country but also by the Global population. His father Shri Gangaprasadji Mishra has sketched the biography of his beloved son Dr. Vedprakash Mishra giving it a heart warming title, ‘Dream Child’; a distinctive piece of biographic literature that has been included in the Limca book of World record as the only ‘Biography of a notable son penned by his father’ and in the Unique world records under the caption, ‘The only biographical sketch of an illustrious son by his father’. Indeed he is an apostle of a tall order.