Academic Council Member

  • MIT Pune
  • Dr. Milind Pande

    Project Director, MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, India, a Dedicated Professional with 23 Years of Academic Experience.

    After Graduating In Engineering, Dr. Milind Pande Acquired Three Masters Degrees; ME (Electronics), MBA (Marketing) And MPM- (Personnel Management) along with Twin Ph.D.’S, The first in Business Management (International Trades) followed by the second Ph. D. in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (Wireless Sensor Networks).

    Dr. Milind Pande is one of the rare recipients of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship by Ministry of Hrd, Govt. of India on Telecom Technology Transfer and has been working stupendously towards chasing the dream of Hon’le Past President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on the project Providing Urban Amenities In Rural Areas (Pura).

    Dr. Milind Pande has been relentlessly working in Research Areas of Technology Transfers, M-Education, M-Agriculture, M-Health, Smart Sensing Networks And Ict Innovations. He has also played a vital role in the prestigious international event, Robocon India Since its inception in India, in 2005.

    With his fluency in English, Hindi And Marathi languages, a born passionate Indian Music Lover, Dr. Milind Pande has not just attended many Musical Programs, but has lead the dais on many occasions as an anchor.

  • MIT Pune
  • Prof. Dhimant Panchal

    Member Director

    Director & H.O.D. Pre Design Foundation & Director Design Centre.

    Prof. Dhimant Panchal is a graduate of a premier institution, the National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad. He graduated in the year 1980 in Industrial Design stream (Product Design discipline).

    Prof. DhimantPanchal in his career spanning more than 25 years was also involved in developing design pedagogy in areas of Industrial design and Fashion & Life style Accessory design. He has developed various design academic programmes, which includes Design foundation Programmes, courses at Basic design level as well as at advance levels. He has extensive experience in teaching, academic institution building, promoting design profession and evolving evaluation systems and admission procedures. 

    He has worked in diverse capacities in premier institutions namely the National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, School of Interior Design, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Gandhinagar, Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture (Pakistan) and MIT Institute of Design. He has extensive consultancy experience in Design in the areas of Product design, Exhibition design and corporate identity program. As a Design Consultant he has provided services to industries ranging from Home appliances, Eyewear & jewelry, Bio-medical engineering, CNC automation and tooling as well as Memento & Trophy design for various renowned organizations.

  • MIT Pune
  • Gp. Cap. D. P. Apte


    Retired Military Officer is associated with MIT Group from the last more than 18 years. He believes in “Management is a vast subject. It concerns everything and everybody. Therefore, nothing is really out of bounds for a management student”. Our challenge is to keep the students focused on their niche subjects and at the same time ensure wide exposure to business aspects all over the world.

    He has introduced the case-study model first effectively used by Harvard Business School gets students involved into the nitty-gritty of their subject as well as makes them aware of various factors that affect business decisions. Also tries to analyze and discuss over 200 real-life business situations in the course of two years.

    He is a Member of Bhartiya Chatra Sansad an Initiative taken by the Mr. Rahul Karad and his institutions. It is a parliament of students and the Dias created for the students to share their views, ideas and directly interact with the students. 

  • MIT Pune
  • Prof. Subodh Devagaonkar


    Prof. Subodh Devgaonkar joined MAEER’s MANET on 11th April 2005 as Marine faculty member, after having worked in various shipping companies for about 18 years at sea.  He sailed as Chief Engineer on merchant navy vessels for about 8 years.   He had done his 4 years Marine Engineering, and has also completed A.M.I.E (Mechanical Engineering) in 1986.

    He had Joined MANET as a faculty in Marine Engineering in April 2005, within a year he was promoted to the post of Vice-Principal. During this tenure he had been in-charge of placements and training of cadets of MANET.  He was elevated to the post of ‘Principal’ since January 2011.   He introduced MANET to internationally well-known shipping companies and co-ordinated with them for placement of cadets.

  • MIT Pune
  • Prof. Mohan Menon

    Director ISBJ

    He has more than 34 years of experience in the field of Broadcasting & Journalism. Worked in national news dailies like The Economic Times (ET), The Indian Express (IE), Daily News Analysis (DNA), and DVV Media Group GmbH, Germany in senior positions. Was part of the team that launched ET brands Investor Guide, Brand Equity, and Corporate Dossier? Headed a team that has published 65 publications (tabloids, fortnightlies and magazines) covering a wide range of subjects such as IT, Education, Logistics, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality, Pharmacy, Aviation, chemicals, photography, to name a few. Have covered International Trade Expos for more than 20 years ranging from Air shows, to Logistics, and published ‘Show Dailies` during the events.

    "In Today’s world, there is no paucity of information, communication, knowledge or wisdom, except an acute dearth of teachers who can purvey these pillars of self and nation building process. Hence media education and training has a much more important role to play. As catalysts of social change, media practitioners should represent, reflect and aspire all sections of the society and serve humanity by becoming the voice of the voiceless. With this vision in mind, MIT- International School of Broadcasting and Journalism’s mission is to impart value-based education and training to future journalists by being a Centre of Excellence."

  • MIT Pune
  • Mrs. Jyoti Dhakane

    Member Director

    Executive Director of MIT Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy is an Engineering Graduate, having special focus on Indian Classical Music, Dance as well as instrumental Music. She has developed programs streamlined on the Gurushishya Parampara. Focused On-Line training to aspirant students irrespective of geographical location is her focus. Today because of globalization those who have keen interest in music or any dance or instruments can learn Indian Classical Music. Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy is developed with the aim that Music is to bring inner peace in the human life. Both undergraduate & postgraduate degree programs are offered in MIT Vishwashanti Sangeet Kala Academy.

  • MIT Pune
  • Prof. Anant Chakradev

    Member Dean, Design Faculty

    Prof. Anant is a hardcore Engineering Postgraduate having a good innovative mind. A person with a very cool head on his young shoulders is known for his innovative and creative ideas in education. He did his graduation in Mechanical Engineering and his post-graduation in Production engineering with 'Manufacturing Automation' as a specialization.
    After spending 6 years in small and medium scale industry, he joined MIT in 1993 as a junior lecturer in Production Engineering Department. He was instrumental for bringing latest technology to the institute and started MIT CAD CAM Training and Design Centre in the year 2000.

    His last responsibility was as the Head of Workshop and Production Engineering Department. Presently he is the Dean of MIT Academy of Engineering, MIT Art, Commerce and Science College, MIT School of Telecom Management and Dean – Design Habitat of MIT Institute of Design. His areas of interests are Analytical Drawing, Manufacturing Processes, Product Development, CAD CAM Automation, Tool Design and Development. He has undergone various training programs in all these areas. He has also worked on many industrial projects dealing with tool design, product design and development. He has visited Italy, France, Germany, China and Malaysia for attending various conferences and meetings.

    He has habit of Dreaming about the new ventures and through his hard-work he conceptualizes those nicely and effectively. In-fact MIT ID is the brain child of Prof. Anant His further aim is to establish a 'Design Habitat' which will have facilities of learning in the areas of Fine arts, Design and Architecture. He also has plans to start giving services to the industry and society in these areas through 'MIT Industrial Design Centre'. 

  • Sunita Karad
  • Director - MIT COM  Project Construction & Infrastructure Management. 

    Director ICT -  MIT ADT University.

    Project Director, MIT Group of Institutions.

    Prof. Sunita Karad is eminent Academician & Researcher.  She has worked at various capacity in Maharashtra Academy of Engineering and Educational Research’s MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions Pune and MIT Art Design & Technology University Pune  over More than 18 years.  Use of modern teaching pedagogy and deliver to  the concept in time we faculty members need continuously explore ourselves.  

    India is in the age of new economy where competition is global, capital is abundant, products are developed quickly & people are willing to change job offer. This kind of environment requires smart, committed and experienced people who should be technologically literate, globally astute & operationally agile with highly professional skills acquired.

    Leading the path Effectively:

    She has strong source of Inspiration from family background and strongly believes Father Founder Dr. Vishwanath Karad as her Guru with true family values  & Husband Dr. Mangesh T. Karad as a visionary and source of Inspiration. Today every segment it can be business or any other requires strong Information Technology support & in her opinion Information Technology is the backbone of all Logistic, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and she firmly believes  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the strong base for all it can be  Medical & Health ScienceProduct design or any other Industry. 

    Today's generation is smart and  every field requires  Innovations, E- commerce, Mobile computing,  Digital branding and social media Marketing  etc. It can be a  education sector or it can be a any segment, latest technologies are used every where in this industry for better performance, reliability, availability, manageability & scalability with good quantum in today's  digitized world. In industry, the emerging trend is to get the information fast, join network & to operate the network in  optimum cost manner. How cost effectively network reach can be? How do you manage the network operating cost & how to optimize the cost & improve the yield are some of the major requirements. Centralized data center will capture all the information and run the business accordingly. we all directors constantly need to update ourselves strongly for the information Exchange in this today's competitive world. 

    Feeling proud to be a part of Academic council  Member of MIT ADT University & would like to significantly contribute herself to add Modern aids in teaching Methodologies to improve the students performance by using open source platforms use  concept of Outcome based  learning to get better enhancement in the students.