PROFILE

       Following is brief information about his qualifications, experience, membership, honors, awards etc. :   

Full Name :   DR. VISHWANATH   DADARAO   KARAD
Address :
  “Dnyanmandir”, Plot No.19, Rajpath Housing. Society,
  Ramkrishna Paramhans Nagar, 
  Opp. Vanaz Factory, Kothrud,
  Pune - 411 038.
Date of Birth :   3rd February, 1941.
Place of Birth :

  At and Post. Rameshwar (Rui), Tal. &  Dist.Latur, (Marathawada - Maharashtra).

Nationality and Religion :   Indian - Hindu.
Designation :
  • Founder and Director-General, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune. (Maharashtra - India)

  • Founder President & Director General, WORLD PEACE CENTER of MAEER’s MIT, Pune, India.
  • UNESCO CHAIR Holder, UNESCO CHAIR for Human Rights, Democracy and Peace. 
  • Founder Executive President & Managing Trustee, MAHARASHTRA ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, PUNE (Maharashtra - India).
  • Executive President, SHREE KSHETRA ALANDI PARISAR VIKAS SAMITI.
  • Executive President, Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara and Saint Shree Tukaram Endowment Lecture Series Trust, Pune.
Academic Qualifications : 
  • Dr. Karad has a very good scholastic and college record and has an excellent academic career throughout.
  • Passed S.S.C. Examination in 1958 in First Class with Distinction, stood first in the school & second in Solapur Center.

  • Passed B.E. (Mechanical) Examination in 1963 from Pune University .
  • Dr. Karad was awarded the Degree of Doctorate in Philosophy and Education by the International University of Washington.

Experience :
    Dr. Karad is a well-known devoted teacher and an able       administrator. Teaching Experience of 35 years in College of Engineering as an Undergraduate and Postgraduate teacher.  Dr. Karad has worked as an active member of a number of academic, social, professional and cultural  bodies, and he has contributed his share for their development.  
HONOURS AND AWARDS
  • The Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi awarded the NATIONAL AWARD FOR THE  YEAR  1992 for the most outstanding work in Engineering and Technical Education for his commendable rural development work in the field of Environmental and Pollution Control at Shree Kshetra Alandi-Dehu.

  • Received “Madhav - Mandakini  Award” for his commendable work in the field of Rural Development - Environmental and Pollution Control at Shree Kshetra Alandi - Dehu in Pune district for changing the outlook of these holy places.

  • Honoured by many educational and social organizations for his extra ordinary             work in the field of  education.

  • Honoured by the Education Board of the Pune Municipal Corporation by awarding Dr.Karad the prestigious Award “Loknete Yashwantrao Chavan  Shikshak  and  Vidyarthi Puraskar”.

  • Honoured as an Ideal Teacher by Pune Municipal Corporation in year 1985.

  • Received a number of awards and  prizes at school and college levels for his              academic performance. 

ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Dr. VISHWANATH  DADARAO  KARAD

Founder Executive President & Director-General,

“Maharashtra Institute of Technology”,

Survey No.124, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune - 411 038.

Ph. 0212-337682, 331795, 332767.

Fax. No. 0212-342770, 365318.

  • Founder President & Director General,

    WORLD PEACE CENTER of MAEER’s MIT, Pune, India.

  • UNESCO CHAIR Holder,

    UNESCO CHAIR for Human Rights, Democracy and Peace.

  • Chief Editor, MAEER’S MIT PUNE JOURNAL.

  • Founder, Executive President and Managing Trustee,

    “MAHARASHTRA ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING AND                  EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH”, PUNE.       

  • Executive President,

          “SHREE KSHETRA ALANDI PARISAR VIKAS SAMITI”

  • Executive President,

    Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara and Saint Shree Tukaram Endowment Lecture Series Trust, Pune.

  • Member, Senate, University of Poona,
  • B.E. (Mechanical), University of Poona - 1963.
  • M.E. (Mechanical), University of Poona - 1966.
  • Ph.D., International University, Washington, U.S.A. - 1998
MEMBERSHIP
  • Member, Indian National Teachers’ Congress (A delegate from State of Maharashtra ).

  • Founder Member of the Marathwada Mitra Mandal, Pune.

  • Member of the Telephone Advisory Committee during 1984-86.

  • Member of Television Programme Advisory Committee during 1986-88.

  • Member of the Indian Society for Technical Education.

  • Member of the Combustion Institute.

  • Member of the Kranti Theatres, Pune.

  • Member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Maharashtra Association of Cultivation of Science for the “Project-Human Calorimeter”.            

  • Member of the Board of Studies in Mechanical Engineering in University of Pune     from 1964 to 1965.

  • Member of the Faculty of Engineering for 16 years at University of Pune.

  • Member of Academic Council, University of Pune for three years.

  • Chairman, Ad-hoc Board of Chemical Engineering, University of Pune for two             years.

  • Member of the State Level Committee on Technical Education (Committee             appointed by    the Government of Maharashtra, 1983-84).

  • Member, Senate, University of Pune.

  • Member, Governing Council, Talegaon General Hospital.

  • Member of the Steering Committee on Technical Education, Government of             Maharashtra 1984-85.


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