14 Facts About Baidyanath Misra


Baidyanath Misra was an Indian economist, educationist, author, and administrator from the state of Odisha.


Baidyanath Misra served as the Vice-Chancellor of the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Deputy-Chairman of Odisha State Planning Board, Chairman of Odisha's First State Finance Commission, Secretary of Odisha State Welfare Board, founder Secretary and President of Orissa Economics Association, and the founder Director and Chairman of Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies.


Baidyanath Misra wrote 16 books in English and 20 in Odia.


Baidyanath Misra was a columnist in several leading Odia journals and newspapers.


Baidyanath Misra organised several camps across Odisha, for helping the cause of the poor and downtrodden.


Baidyanath Misra was the first Odia topper of the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Economics of Allahabad University.


Baidyanath Misra received two gold medals from Sarojini Naidu during the convocation, one each from the Arts faculty and the Economics department.


Baidyanath Misra completed another master's degree in economics from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on a Fulbright Scholarship, where he studied under the Nobel laureate, Simon Kuznets.


Baidyanath Misra served as the Vice-Chancellor of the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology from 1981 to 1985.


Baidyanath Misra headed the Odisha State Planning Board from 1985 to 1990.


Baidyanath Misra was a member of the panel of economists of the Planning Commission of India and the Odisha Pay Commission.


Baidyanath Misra was born to Mahadev Misra and Manika Devi, in Khordha.


Baidyanath Misra was married to Basanti Misra, a homemaker and a post-graduate in arts.


Baidyanath Misra regularly contributed articles to Odia magazines and Odia newspapers.