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Dr. Milind Pande

Pro-Vice Chancellor, MIT World Peace University, Pune, India.

Dr. Milind Pande has been associated with the field of education for the last 30 years. His expertise lies in the field of Wireless technologies, Technology Transfers, Business management. A strong propagator of Innovation and entrepreneurship and believes that technological advancement is the future of India in true sense.

An erudite researcher &  has over 70 research publications, 10 internationally & nationally granted patents, 20+ foreign visits and numerous academic accolades to his credit. 

He has received Industrial Research ScientistAward, from the prestigious Audyogik Samshodhan VikasKendra(VASVIK) in the category of Information and Communication Technology (2021).

Dr. Milind’s expertise lies in Research areas that include Technology Transfers, M-Education, M-Agriculture, M-Health, Smart Sensing Networks, and ICT Innovations. He has also played a vital role in the development of the prestigious international event, Robocon, since its inception in India, in 2005. He is also the initiator of mega technical events like Smart India Hackathon, Research, Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship (R.I.D.E.) He was also the National Convenor  of the G20 Interfaith Summit and the legacy long UNESCO Chair event Sant Shri Dyaneshwara & Sant Shri Tukarama Endowment Lecture series.

He is one of the precursors in starting the MIT-TBI (technology Business Incubator) at MIT World Peace University, Pune. He is a certified PhD Guide & 20 Ph.D. Research Scholars have been awarded doctorates in Management and Engineering under his guidance and leadership.

He is one of the rare recipients of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India on Telecom Technology Transfer. He had relentlessly worked towards realizing the dream of the former President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on the Project, “Providing Urban Opportunities in Rural Areas” (PURA). He has co-authored a world-class textbook on Mobile Communications with a core focus on the Indian Telecom ecosystem. The book, entitled “Next Generation Mobile Communications – Mobile, Infra Technology, Management, and Data” is published by McGraw Hill Education. He serves as a member of TAC (Telecom Advisory Committee), BSNL Pune.

He envisions creating an epoch-making difference in the Indian Higher Education landscape through his work and ardently believes in the notion of Innovative Technology + Indian Talent = India Tomorrow.

“I believe innovation is the most powerful force for change in the world” -Bill Gates

  • Pro Vice Chancellor, MIT World Peace University, Pune, India.
  • Former Project Director, MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, India.
  • Member, Telecom Advisory Council, Ministry of IT & Telecommunication, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • Influential in making MIT School of Technology Management(MITSOT) a ‘Top 50’ranked B-School in India by NIRF, Govt of India (consistentranking for 2 years).
  • 11+ Foreign Visits for Technology Transfer & University Collaborations.
  • 100 + Talks delivered on Business Management, Mobile Technology etc. across the globe.
  • Rotary International “Peace Fellowship” at Bangkok, Thailand, 2018.
  • Life member, MAEER Trust, Pune, India
  • Secretary General, Organizing Committee, World Parliament, Pune, India
  • Chief Convener – Endowment Lecture Series, Pune, India
  • Brand Ambassador for Digital India Campaign, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • Member, UGC Expert Committee, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • Member Assessor, NAAC Committee, MHRD, Govt. of India, Bangalore
  • Chief Initiator of MITWPU Smart Innovation Hackathon
  • Founder Member of MIT Incubation Centre, Pune, India
  • Core Committee Member for presenting the proposal to Govt of India for establishing the“Institution of Eminence– Vishwasheela”
  • Member, Board of Management, MIT World Peace University, Pune, India
  • Former Convener - ABU ROBOCON India (Robotic Contest)
  • Former Member, Academic Council, MIT ADT University, Pune, India
  • Former Member, Board of Management, Avantika University, Ujjain, MP, India
  • Former Member, Organizing Committee, MIT AOE, Alandi
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, ICSSR, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India
  • PhD (International Trade)
  • PhD (Wireless Technology)
  •  Rotary International Fellowships
  • MBA (Marketing), MPM (Industrial Relations), ME (Electronics)
  • Research Areas: International Business Management, Wireless Technology, MobileEducation, Mobile-Health, Mobile-Agriculture.
  • Worked on a Research Fellowship funded by ICSSR, Ministry of HRD, Govt of India on the concept of Honourable Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam: Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas” (PURA)
  • Patent granted for “H2E2”- an Energy efficient advanced wireless sensor network (WSN) technology”
  • PhD Supervisor at University of Pune, TMV-Pune, DPU-Pune, RTMU-Nagpur
  • Authored a world class text book on Mobile Communications with core focus on Indian Telecomecosystem. The book, entitled “Next Generation Mobile Communications -
    Mobile, Infra Technology, Management, and Data” is published by McGraw Hill Education.
  • 50+ Research Papers in International Conferences and Journals including IEEE
  • South African Innovation Patent Number: FA/892/mum/2022: System and Method for Generating and Displaying Personalized Television Content
  • South African Innovation Patent Number: FA/894/mum/2022: System and Method to Detect Twitter Spam Using an Intelligent Hybrid Classifier Approach
  • South African Innovation Patent Number: FA/895/mum/2022: System and Method to Develop a Human-Computer Interaction Based User Interface for Facilitating Musical Instrument Rentals.
  • South African Innovation Patent Number: FA/896/mum/2022: System and Method to Intelligently Display or Suspend Social Media Notifications using Explainable Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI).
  • Australian Innovation Patent Number: 2021106275: “A Zone Specific Weather Monitoring System.”
  • Australian Innovation Patent Number: 2021106258: “A System for managing and automating activates pertaining to human resource Management.”
  • Indian Patent Application Number: 81/MUM/2014* : “H2E2: Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Green Platform for Precision Agriculture”.
  • Indian Design Patent Number:349966-001 : “EEG (Electro Encephalo Graphy) integrated XR (Extended Reality)”
  • Indian Design Patent Number:350362-001 : “Arm Massager using Compressed Air (SET)”
  • Indian Design Patent Number:350363-001 :”Leg Massager Using Compressed Air (SET)”
  • Received an “VASVIK Industry Research Scientist Award” for the year 2021” in the field of Information & Communication Technology.
  • Awarded with “Accredited Management Teacher” (AMT) , in the area of ‘Management of Technology and Innovation’, by All India Management Association
    (AIMA), New Delhi, India.
  • Received the Best "Business School Leadership Award" from the prestigious 19th Dewang Mehta Business School Awards, 2011, Mumbai, India.
  • Awarded for 'Recognizing Excellence in Education' in Concern 2012 –by ASSOCHAM and BalbhartiAcademy, New Delhi, India.
  • Received ‘Cyber Crime Helpline award 2016” for caliber & Commitment from ‘CyberCrime Helpline, Pune, India.
  • Special Jury, Selection Committee for Accenture Innovation Challenge Award, Bangalore, India
  • Awarded with “Jewel in the Crown of MIT” at the auspicious hands of Honorable Shri. Shivraj Patil,the then Minister for Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India
  • Received an Award “Ideal Teacher” at the auspicious hands of then Minister for Finance and Planning, Govt. of Maharashtra.