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Dr. Milind Pande

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

Eminent educationist Prof. Dr. Milind Pande commenced his professional journey in 2003 as an Assistant Professor at E&TC Department and MAEER’s MIT Pune till 2007. Later, he embellished as a professor, MBA until 2009.

With his vision & excellence in academics, he was appointed as a Project Director at MIT School of Telecom Management till 2018. His guidance and perseverance emerged as the strong leadership personality he possessed. For the year 2018-2019, he was designated R&D head of MIT-WPU, and Pune. His dedication & endurance have proved an asset to the institution. In 2019 he was commissioned as a Pro-Vice-Chancellor at MIT WPU Pune.

He has effortlessly worked towards realizing the Dream of the former President of India, the Late Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on “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 titled “Next Generation Mobile Communications – Mobile, Infra Technology, Management, and Data” was published by McGraw Hill Education. He serves as a member of TAC (Telecom Advisory Committee), Ministry of IT & Telecommunication of India, New Delhi, and BSNL Pune.

He has on his credit several National and International Paper Publications and has visited & attended more than 13 International conferences at several international universities. He had the privilege of meeting Former presidents of India Dr. A.P.J Abdul kalam, Smt. Pratibha Tai Patil & Shri. Ramnath Kovind.

At MIT School of Telecom, he has been at the helm of providing MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and TSSC (Telecom Sector Skills Council) Certifications to the students.

  • 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
  • Patent Regarding: Awarded Two Australian Patents & Three Indian Patents.
  • 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.