Karuna Shankar Misra has been a professor of education at University of Allahabad, Prayagraj and Banaras Hindu university, Varanasi. He officiated as Vice Chancellor of the University of Allahabad. He has his master’s degree in Zoology and Education from the Agra University. He was awarded the degree of Ph. D. by the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
He taught for more than 42 years. He worked as Director of UGC- Human Resource Development Centre and Dean, Faculty of Arts at the University of Allahabad, and Dean, Faculty of Education at Banaras Hindu University. He has been associated with NAAC as member of peer teams, with Northern Regional Committee of National Council of Teacher Education. He has been member of Academic Council, Research Degree Committees and Boards of Studies of several universities in India.
He has contributed 102 research papers in several research journals, sixty two psychological tools, 16 books and six research projects. He was given Awards of excellence by Indian Association of Teacher Educators and University of Allahabad, and best psychometrician award by IPERA, Agra.