Prof. Dr. Arbind Kumar Mishra is a senior electrical engineer and university administrator with extensive experience in energy policy reforms. He graduated from A.M.U., Aligarh, India with first class honors in B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and obtained his Master of Engineering degree in electrical power system from the University of Roorkee, India (presently IIT, Roorkee), ranked first in class. Dr. Mishra completed his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, and has been a post-doctoral fellow at UPV, Valencia, Spain.

Dr. Mishra began his academic career as Lecturer of Nepal’s most popular engineering institute, IOE (Pulchowk), of Tribhuvan University (TU) in 1997. In addition to teaching and research, he held key academic and managerial responsibilities, as chairman of the electrical engineering subject committee, faculty board member, and founder coordinator of M.Sc. (Power system) program. He also served as the Chief of the IOE Pulchowk campus, and as a standing committee member of the central executive and implementation committees of TU’s Institute of Engineering. He was a professor at IOE, TU before he took self-retirement in December 2021. Beyond TU, he has been a member of the electrical engineering subject committees for Kathmandu University, Pokhara University and Purwanchal University.

Dr. Mishra was a Member of the National Planning Commission (NPC) in the Government of Nepal, ranked at par with an assistant minister. In his portfolio covering Energy and ICT, he was liable on the formulation of national strategies, coordinating policy across the public sector, and monitoring major projects. He also acted as the vice chairman of Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC), Nepal governing board.
Prof. Mishra has worked as a senior consultant in electrical engineering in Nepal and has served in several technical committees of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). He was also the advisor for National Association of Community Electricity Users, Nepal.

He is an international resource person for utilities engineers in the field of electrical transmission and distribution planning including protection coordination and renewable energy technologies. Prof. Mishra is widely published in renowned journals in the field of electrical engineering, including IEEE, IET, IEE Japan, among others. He also served as a member of the University Grant Commission (UGC) Nepal engineering cluster research committee. He has received several medals and notes of commendation for his contributions in the field of electrical engineering and engineering education.

Since May 2023 Prof. Mishra has been working as Quality Improvement Program (QIP) Director at National College of Engineering (NCE).