Prof. (Dr.) L.K. Mishra was one of those few dynamic and revolutionary figures of 'Mithilanchal Region' who had given a new shape to the system of education with his rare and far-sighted vision. The impact of his towering personality on the socio-economic scenario was prominent and formidable. He contributed many of the essential elements for the development of both material and intellectual society. He was a man of cosmopolitan vision and his move for educational advancement was broad in spirit. He was an erudite scholar, an enlightened and forward looking educationist and a versatile genius. Prof L.K. Mishra was born in an aristocratic family of Bhagalpur thon 18 November 1917.
As a scholar of rare calibre, he sought his Ph.D Degree in Chemistry from the Durham University, London. He started his career as a Professor of Chemistry in Ranchi University and then appointed to the post of the Principal of C. M. College, Darbhanga. With his ardent and perseverance zeal, he became the Vice-Chancellor of Bihar University, Muzaffarpur (1983-85) where he showed his high administrative acumen and savvy. He also participated in the World Science Conference, held in Russia, as the delegate and representative of Indian Government.
Persuasive in his efforts to introduce modern scientific education, he set up the first Private Model School in Darbhanga town which is, even today, one of its own kind in excellence and outstanding achievements. It should be taken into account that Prof. Mishra was the first to think about championing the cause of women and for their uplift and empowerment, he setup the first girls' college in 1963. This college evoked the positive response from the society and reached to the status of M.R.M. College. It emerged today as the premier institution of Darbhanga and became a constituent unit of L.N. Mithila University.
Prof. Mishra realized the paramount importance of professional education. With these aims and objectives he founded the first Management College in Mithilanchal with the avowed objective of offering MBA Course in this predominantly backward region.
Dr. Laxmi Kant Mishra
B. R. A. Bihar University