Chancellor Profile



Date of Birth

01st July, 1941

Place of Birth

Malikpur Saidpur, Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh)

Permanent Address

H. No. 1102, Gomati Enclave, (Opp. DGP Office), B. N. Lahiri Marg, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Official Residence

Raj Bhawan, Civil Lines, Jaipur- 302006 Rajasthan



Family Background

Born in a Middle Class Brahmin family.

Father's Name

Shri Ramagiya Mishra

Mother's Name

Smt. Prabhawati Mishra

Spouse Name

Smt. Satyawati Mishra






M.A.from Kashi Vidhyapeeth



Social Media



Executive & Legislative Positions

  • Governor of Himachal Pradesh 22 July-2019-08 September-2019
  • Chairperson, Standing Committee on Defence.
  • Chairperson, Joint Committee on Offices of Profit.
  • Member, Standing Committee of Defence, September-2017-August-2018.
  • Union Cabinet Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).May-2014- September-2017.
  • Elected to 16th Lok Sabha-2014-2019.
  • Member, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly-2012-2014.
  • Chairman, Committee on Subordinate Legislation (RS): 2010-2012.
  • Panel of Vice-Chairmen, Rajya Sabha: 2008-2011.
  • Cabinet Minister, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh: 1997-2000.
  • Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council: 1986-2001 (Three Terms).
  • Member Rajya Sabha: 1978-1984,2001-2012 (Three Terms).

Political Assignments

  • In 1963 became RSS Pracharak in Gorakhpur.
  • Organising Secretary of Bhartiya Jana Sangh-Azamgarh Centre-1968.
  • Complete Charge of Political Workings in Azamgarh.
  • In 1972, has contributed in Gujrat Legislative Assembly Elections.
  • In 1977, became Election Coordinator of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.
  • In 1979, he was elected as National President,All India Janta Yuva Morcha.
  • Again in 1979, Convener, "National Youth Co-ordination Committee".
  • In 1980-1991, General Secretary (Organization), BJP, Uttar Pradesh.
  • In 1982-83, General Secretary, "Loktantrik Morcha".
  • State President of BJP, Uttar Pradesh (19911, 1993, 1995, 2000 (4 times)).
  • In 2003-04, In Charge, BJP, Uttar Pradesh.
  • In 2004, In Charge-Organization, BJP Rajasthan and Delhi.
  • In 2007, In Charge of BJP, Bihar.
  • In 2008, In Charge Election, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Held the portfolios of Public Works, Medical Education and Tourism in Government of Uttar Pradesh.
  • During his ministerial tenure, he formulated the Road Development Policy of link roads to connect villages were constructed.
  • In the field of Tourism, Uttar Pradesh received the "Best Performing State in the Country" award for the first time from the Prime Minister.
  • Played a major role in the formation of Uttarakhand.
  • He contested from Lucknow East assembly constituency and won the seat.
  • Won the Parliament Elections 2014 from Deoria constituency and thereafter was appointed as a Union Cabinet Minister.
  • National President, All India Janta Yuva Morcha.


  • RSS worker from the early age in life.
  • Worked as Pracharak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (R.S.S.) in Gorakhpur-1963-1968.
  • Elected National Vice-President, Bharatiya Janata Party-16 April 2010.
  • Convener of Youth Organization "Samuprna Kranti" Movement.
  • National Convenor, Yuva Sangathan Samanvaya Samiti-August 1979.
  • Member,Indian Goodwill Delegation to Russia, North Korea, Japan, China and Hong Kong-March 1979.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to participate in the 59th Session of the U.N. General Assembly-2004.
  • visited Dallas (U.S.A.) as the Chief Guest at the International Hindi Convention.
  • Chairman, Legislative Harmony Committee, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council.
  • Convenor of a Sub-Committee on “Uttaranchal Nirman Samiti” of the Council of Ministers (Government of Uttar Pradesh).
  • As the Minister of Public Works and Tourism, Government of Uttar Pradesh, formulated the Road Development Policy in Uttar Pradesh. For the first time got the link roads constructed in maximum number of villages under the “Deen Dayal Link Road Scheme” and set a record by constructing more than 120 bridges. Also brought about road revolution by raising the road levels, improving and widening the highways at a large scale and by carrying out “Pothole-Free-Road” Campaign.
  •  In the field of Tourism, Uttar Pradesh received the “Best Performing State in the Country” award for the first time from the Prime Minister.
  • Has served as in-charge, B.J.P. of U.P., Delhi and Rajasthan from 2003 to 2004 and Bihar in 2007, Himachal Pradesh from 2010 - 2012, Haryana from 2018-2019 and also was the All India Vice President of B.J.P.

Constitutional Assignments

  • Governor of Himachal Pradesh from 22 July, 2019 to 08th September, 2019.
  • Currently Governor of Rajasathan.

At Present

  • Assumed the office of the Governor of Rajasthan on 9th September, 2019.
  • Chairperson of Rajya Sainik Board, Rajasthan.
  • Chairperson of Management Committee of Amalgamated Fund for the Benefit of Ex- Servicemen of Rajasthan.
  • Chairperson of West Zone Culture Centre, Udaipur.
  • Patron, Scouts & Guides, Rajasthan.
  • President, Indian Red Cross Society, Rajasthan State Branch.

Chancellor of following Universities

  • University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
  • Jai Narain Vyas University Jodhpur.
  • Mohan Lal Sukhadia University, Udaipur.
  • Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer.
  • University of Kota, Kota.
  • Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner.
  • Jagadguru Ramandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University, Jaipur.
  • Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota.
  • Dr.Sarvapalli Radhakrishnn Rajasthan Ayurved University, Jodhpur.
  • Rajasthan Technical University, Kota.
  • Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur.
  • Swami Keshvanand Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner.
  • Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology,Udaipur.
  • Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner.
  • Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice,Jodhpur.
  • Govind Guru Tribal University, Banswara.
  • Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Shekhawati University, Sikar.
  • Maharaja Surajmal Brij University, Bharatpur.
  • Rajrishi Bharathari Matsya University, Alwar.
  • Rajasthan Sports University, Jhunjhunu.
  • SKN Agriculture University, Jobner.
  • Agriculture University, Kota.
  • Agriculture University, Jodhpur.
  • The Rajasthan ILD Skills University, Jaipur.
  • Bikaner Technical University, Bikaner.
  • Haridev Joshi University of Journalism and Mass Communication, Jaipur.
  • Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Law University, Jaipur.

Books Published

  • Judicial Accountability.
  • Hindutva Ek Jeevan Shaily.
  • Bharat mein Udhyamita.

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments

Has contributed extensively through articles on varied socio-economic subjects in English & Hindi dailies and magazines. Organized motivational programmes for youth in different areas like social service, spiritualism and nation building. Also served as Member, Hindi Salahkar Samiti.

Social And Cultural Activities

Has actively participated in various institutes and organizations like Kamal Jyoti, Prabhavati Intermediate College, Ghazipur, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, and Banaras Hindu University etc. Encouraged promotion of films and cultural activities in State of Uttar Pradesh.

Special Interests

Development of Entrepreneurship amongst youth is an area of special interest and firmly believes that it is by developing entrepreneurial skills that youth of this country are made self reliant and enabled to contribute positively towards development of this country.

Favourite Pastime and Recreation

Reading, Writing, Traveling, Yoga, Pranayam, Meditation and Spirituality.

Sports and Clubs.

President Indian Olympic Associartion UP,

President, Uttar Pradesh Archery Association;

Uttar Pradesh Taekwondo Association

Vice-President, National Archery Association.

Countries Visited

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Greece, Hong-Kong (Special Administrative Region of the People`s Republic of China), Japan, North Korea, Portugal, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, U.K. and U.S.A., Mauritius, U.A.E. and Zimbabwe.


In his first speech after being appointed as Union Cabinet Minister, he said -

“The objective of this ministry is to make the common man self-dependent. Optimum utilisation of human resources in the MSME sector and establishing a framework for this purpose is the need of the time and this ministry will work towards that goal. I aim to fulfil the expectations of the people”.