Leadership Dr. Suresh GhaisasPresident ,Founder and Managing Committee Trustee Dr Ghaisas is President of Maharashtra Academy of Engineering and Educational Research (MAEER)'s MIT Group of Institutions, Pune .He is known for his enthusiasm, dedication to work and self-motivation. He is been associated with the trust from the day one and is one of the Founder member who played significant role by donating Land of 16.5 Acres which was Under Urban ceiling act 1957. Read More Apart, He is a leading and eminent ENT surgeon of Pune, practicing for more than 40 years. The academic qualification and practical expertise is crowned with his administrative excellence. He is trained for Ear Surgery in Tubingen, Germany. Since 1995 he is actively participating in the field of Education and day today administration. He is been instrumental in developing the medical college and making the vision come true. He has steered the MIMER institute as a Medical Director, since its foundation stone was laid in 1995. He firmly believes in the vast potential of the youth, and wishes to prepare students possessing good ethical and moral values to become well trained in their respective fields to serve humanity. Prof .Mr. Prakash B. Joshi Founder & Joint Managing Trustee Prof.Mr. Prakash B. Joshi is Founder, Joint Managing Trustee of MAEER. He has done ME (Mech), M.I.E (I) and looks after the Mechanical Department of MAEER's MIT, Pune. A versatile person is keen about instilling art and creativity in the students. Read More Let's learn his views about Engineering education in his own words, "Engineering education in Maharashtra state got boost in the year 1983 When Chief Minister of Maharashtra state Hon. Shri. Vasantdada Patil gave permission to start unaided technical institutions. During more than last three decades, engineering education has registered a horizontal growth with large number of technical institutions across the state. Now what engineering education needs is the vertical growth by creating centres of excellence in different disciplines of Engineering. Maharashtra Institute of Technology has taken an initiative in this regards by starting post graduate courses in all faculties and establishing Ph. D. centres in few departments. Our infrastructure facilities are excellent and we have dedicated excellent faculty members who inspire students to build winning personality. We conduct courses in soft skills which increases employability of the students who pass out. At MIT, we emphasize on all-round development of students. Every effort is made to create a lateral thinking approach amongst the Students." Dr. Chandrakant S. PandavVice President of Managing Committee & Trustee (M.B.B.S., M.D., M.Sc., FNAMS, FIAPSM, FIPHA) Dr. Chandrakant S. Pandav is currently Professor & Head of the Department – Centre for Community Medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. Read More He is the founder member and regional coordinator for South Asia of International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders since 1985. Dr. Pandav completed his MBBS and later MD in Community Medicine from AIIMS, New Delhi and M.Sc from McMaster University Hamilton, Canada with specialization in Health Economics, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He is been actively associated with MAEER’s Group from 2000 as a managing committee member and board of trustee playing significant role in advisory committee. Mr. Rahul Karad Vice President & Trustee Rahul is advancing the inherited vision and mission of his visionary academician father Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad, Founder MIT Group of Institutions, with a fearless passion and deep rooted patriotic content in his heart. He holds a firm conviction in channelizing the power of youth to augment their active participation in our pluralistic democracy. His true nationalistic consciousness keeps finding expressions through numerous activities that he initiates and infuses a renewed sense of pride and patriotism amongst the young budding minds. Read More Addressing his burning desire in contribution to Nation Building prompted him trudge a new path reflecting in the shape of MIT School of Government. With his energized focus and genuine involvement, the School is honing and nurturing the next generation of Indian Political Leaders and his efforts are appreciated, placed and valued in the national context. The school being the first of its kind in Asia has attained success in the process of activity and has increased manifold in stature and prestige by its concentrated efforts of strengthening the fabric of Indian Democratic Leadership. He firmly believes, involvement of youth in a wide variety of social, national and international issues will be a key determinant of our success and excellence. To do so, and for the composite development of youth, it is essential that they be well exposed, informed, enlightened, connected and spirited. To achieve this goal, a purposeful platform like "INDIAN STUDENT PARLIAMENT" is founded by him. Potentially and objectively, this platform is also a breeding ground for the youth to assume various leadership roles in order to strengthen the very essence of democracy. Dr. Mangesh T. Karad Secretary & Trustee Dr. Mangesh T.Karad is the name of most charismatic personality of MIT Group of Institutions. He is a person who devotedly stepped in the foot-steps of his uncle Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad to start his career as a lecturer in the early days of the MIT Group of Institutions and switched over to development of MIT group. Read More विद्या ददाति विनयं विनयाद् याति पात्रताम्। पात्रत्वाद्धनमाप्नोति धनाद्धर्मं ततः सुखम्॥ His innate capacity of hard work and calibre of being a perfectionist reaped into his rising as an Executive Director and now a Secretary of MAEER's MIT Group as well, who looks after overall coordination and development requirements of the growing MIT Group of Institutions. He has received a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from an International University, Shri Lanka after his Masters and Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering respectively, from Pune University. Dr. Mangesh T.Karad is popularly known as a man of golden heart with a remarkable zest and vigour to excel. He has been crucial in bringing up innovative projects to the MIT Group of Institutions. He believes in academic excellence, and is steadily engaged in scrupulous planning, strategy designing for the MIT Group. Due to his thoughtful approach and attitude for continuous research, he pioneered outstanding courses and launched unique colleges like MANET which is one of its kind in the country imparting Engineering education for maritime industry. He is also passionate about making India as a preferred destination for professional education for foreign nationals . His efforts towards facilitating world class innovative education has reaped into helping MIT Group succeed bragging the permission to start 5th Private State University of Maharashtra "MIT University Art, Design & Technology". He belives in Development of World Class University in India is the forthcoming challenge for all Indian Universities. Also he firmly believes that to remain in the race of World Class University We have to work hard towards Center of Excellence and here onward those who will practise innovations will remain in the Race. A dependable leader, Dr. Mangesh T.Karad sir is true embodiment of saying that Knowledge resides where there is humility, as from humility one attains character; from character, one acquires wealth that results in good deeds that leads to contentment. Dr. Sunil Karad Treasurer & Trustee A childhood aptly described is the one that Dr. Sunil had in Rameshwar. Born on Thursday, 27th January 1972, in the family of Varkari Sampraday he was brought up in pious environment and in close association with nature amidst strong family values and high regard for Indian culture. Here, he developed – personally, socially and spiritually. Having done his primary schooling in Rameshwar, he went on to pursue higher planes of education beginning with secondary schooling in Pune.Since then, there has been no looking back Read More Dr. Sunil first brush with the urban life came with his first visit to Pune – in 1981. By then, his uncle, the now eminent Educationist, Dr. Vishawanath Karad, was already working with the Government College of Engineering, Pune. It was Dr. Vishwanath Karad sir's vision and passion for education and the selfless love of his wife, which brought Dr. Sunil to Pune for pursuing the best possible education. At the age of 9, he secured admission to the prestigious Jnana Prabodhini Prashala which was an achievement taking into consideration the tough entrance one has to crack to get there. Jnana Prabodhini played an important role in moulding him to be not just a thorough academician, but an extremely responsible citizen of free India, thus increasing his social responsibility quotient. He goes on to say, "I attribute the larger part of my success achieved in my life, to Dr. Vishwanath Karad and my parents and equally to my teachers in JnanaPrabodhini." Dr. Mrs. Suchitra NagareJoint Treasurer & Trustee After completing her graduation from Latur Medical College, Dr. Mrs. Suchitra Nagare completed course in Imaging from University of Leeds (U.K.). She has taken the responsibility of Executive director of MIMER Medical College, Talegaon Dabhade, since June 2005.Within this short span, she has pursued the dream of development of MIMER Medical College with utmost zeal and enthusiasm. Read More With inborn capacity to gear up the momentum, she has taken up the responsibility to develop the Medical wing of MAEER's MIT Group of Institutions With her positive, innovative and yet, practical approach, she has not only geared up the pace of development of the institute, but has broadened the scope of being a world class institute, placing it on the map of nation. With her unequivocal capacity of bringing out the best out of each individual and dynamic decision making abilities, she has been an inspiration for all the faculty, staff and the students community. Dr.Virendra GhaisasJoint Secretary A graduate from KIMS Karad in the year 1996, he completed his MS (ENT) from JNMC,Belgaum in the year 2001. He has got special training on Rhinoplasty from Marien Hospital,Stuttgart and specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery. Read More He has presented papers in National, Zonal and Regional conferences and has been awarded with First Prize for Paper Presentation, Dr. Bhide Memorial Award at MENTCON 2006. He also has Educational DVD for Undergraduate & Postgraduate students “Video Laryngoscopy by 900 Sinus cope” in his name. Mrs. Swati Chate Executive Director, MIT Group of Institutions Mrs.Swati Chate madam, an E&Tc Engineer and esteemed alumnus of MAEER's MIT College is a person who truly embodies simple living and high thinking. Highly motivated daughter of legendary father Prof. Dr. V.D. Karad sir, she has devoted herself to the development of the School Division of MAEER's MIT Group of Institution. She is a strong willed person whose action speaks louder than words. She is pivotal in spreading the wings of Gurukul Schools from year 2007,today the number has reached to seven and vision is to make a century of it encompassing the nation. Read More "Never compete with an opponent. Compete with your own self, for your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that gives a real joy" . In her words, "We value the individual differences each child brings to the classroom. The very diverse cultural backgrounds and learning styles of our student population makes Vishwashanti Gurukul school an ideal setting for young minds to grow. Our curriculum sets the foundation for a global perspective on learning. The richness of our academic programs encourages students to connect separate elements of knowledge to form a coherent perspective of the whole, thus producing insightful, creative and analytical thinkers. As we embark on this unique journey, I am confident we will succeed in challenging our students to become engaged citizens of the 21st Century who possess not only the knowledge for critical thinking but also the motivation for keeping their minds actively engaged in learning for the rest of their lives. With your support we can have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of our younger generation. Together we can ensure they have a more informed understanding not only of themselves but also of the world in which they live. This is truly an exciting time to be in education."