The Ministry is responsible for co-ordination of all skill development efforts across the country, removal of disconnect between demand and supply of skilled manpower, building the vocational and technical training framework, skill up-gradation, building of new skills, and innovative thinking not only for existing jobs but also jobs that are to be created. Mr. R.P. Dhingra instituted Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Chair that is open to all the departments of engineering and sciences. The Chair can be occupied for a period of three years.
Prof. Santanu Kumar Mishra, Department of Electrical Engineering, research interests lie in Multiphase DC/DC Power Conversion, Power Management Circuits, Modeling, and Control of Power Electronics Systems. Prof. Mishra earned his doctorate from the University of Florida (2006).