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Faculty Members

Dr. Milind Pande
Designation: Project Director
Ph. D. - Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (Wireless Technology)
Ph. D. - Business Management (International Trades)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow-Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi for Research Work on “Telecom Technology Options for Indian Rural Education”
MBA (Marketing), MPM (Industrial Relations), ME (Electronics)

Dr.Milind Pande, Project Director of MIT Pune’s MIT School of Telecom Management, is a staunch Researcher, an Educationist with more than 25 years of Academic Experience as Professor & Director MBA departments.
Dr.Milind Pande’s area of expertise lies in Research areas that include Technology Transfers in Mobile domain such as M-Education, M-Agriculture, M-Health, Smart Sensing Networks and ICT Innovations. He has played a vital role in the prestigious event National & International Robocons, since its inception in India, in 2005. He has contributed remarkably in Innovation through New Product Development & Industry-Academia Partnerships in Pune.
Dr.Milind Pande has been conferred with various Awards during this long span like, Best "Business School Leadership Award" from the Prestigious 19th Dewang Mehta Business School Awards, “Ideal Teacher” Award at the hands of the Minister, Govt. of Maharashtra, “Jewel in the Crown” Award at the hands of Ministry of HRD, Govt of India, New Delhi. He was also awarded with “Accredited Management Teacher” (AMT), in the area of ‘Management of Technology and Innovation’ and “Concern 2012” –by ASSOCHAM and Bal Bharti Academy, New Delhi India
Dr.Milind Pande successfully completed ‘Innovating for Excellence: Program for Leaders in Management Education’ organized by IIM Ahmedabad. His Research Papers have been reviewed at various International Conferences & Journals of in IEEE, IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Hyderabad
Recently, a Patent for a Research Product developed by Dr. MilindPande“H2E2”- an Energy efficient advanced wireless sensor network (WSN) technology, developed with novel technology for Precision Agriculture management, has been filed.
Dr.Milind Pande has travelled extensively throughout the World for Technology Transfers, International Tie-ups, Collaborations and Faculty/Student exchange programs. Apart from traveling and contributing to various International Conferences, such as WISE Conference - Doha, CommunicAsia- Singapore, Education Summit- Detroit, USA and so on, Dr.Milind Pande, has also been delivering Leadership Talks at number of Conferences across India.

Dr. Milind Pande Project Director

Dr. Mahesh R. Deshpande
Designation: Professor
Qualification: Ph.D.,M.Phil.,MBA (HRM), PGDBM 

Dr. Mahesh Deshpande is the Professor at MITSOT. Dr Mahesh has previously served at esteemed industrial houses/premier academic institutions over 18 years in various capacities. He as an MBA Gold Medalist and completed Ph.D. in Management from University of Pune. His areas of expertise are Administration, Assessment and Evaluation Methodology, Compliance for Regulatory Affairs and Policy making. He is Recipient of “Rashtriya Vidya Saraswati Award” for outstanding achievements at national level.
Dr. Mahesh R. Deshpande Professor

Dr. Jaideep G. Jadhav 
Designation: Associate Professor - Finance and Head Academics
Qualification: PhD, MBA, M.Com 

Dr. Jaideep  Professor in Finance Department and Head Academics. He has a widespread academic experience of 16 years. He has presented research papers at national; international forum. His areas of expertise are Management Accounting, Financial Management, Banking; Financial Services. Prof Jaideep is a qualified trainer certified by Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC).


Dr. Jaideep G. Jadhav Associate Professor - Finance and Head Academics

Prof. Rajashri Kadam
Designation: Asst. Professor - Marketing
Qualification: Pursing PhD, MBA, B.Sc, UGC-NET

Prof. Rajashri is Faculty in Marketing Department. She has an extensive academic; training experience of 11 years. She has presented research papers at national; international level Conference. Her areas of expertise are Services Marketing, Product; Brand management, Retail and Strategic Management.Pursuing PhD in Marketing. Prof Rajashri is a qualified trainer certified by Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC).

Prof. Rajashri Kadam  Asst. Professor - Marketing

Prof. Suhrud Neurgaonkar 
Designation: Asst. Professor - Finance
Qualification: Pursing PhD,MBS,M.Com, B.Com 

Prof. Suhrud is Professor In-charge Student Development, In-charge National Entrepreneurship Network Cell;  Faculty in Finance Department. He has an extensive corporate, academic; consulting experience of 12 years. He organizes; manages student development activities for the students of MITSOT. His areas of expertise are Indian Economy, Taxation, International Business; Banking and Finance.Pursuing PhD in Finance.Prof Suhrud is a qualified trainer certified by Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC).

Prof. Suhrud Neurgaonkar Asst. Professor - Finance.

Dr. Malhar Pangrikar 
Designation: Asst. Professor - Marketing
Qualification: Ph.D., MMM, MBA, B.E 

Prof. Malhar is Professor In-Charge Admissions & Faculty in Marketing Department. He has an extensive corporate & academic experience of 05 years. He organizes & manages student development activities for the students of MITSOT. He has presented research papers at national & international forum. He is an active member of National Entrepreneurship Network. His areas of expertise are Telecom Business, Telecom Solutions Consulting, Sales, New Business Development and Entrepreneurship Development.He is PhD in strategic management. Prof Malhar is a qualified trainer certified by Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC).

Dr. Malhar Pangrikar Asst. Professor - Marketing

Prof. Rashmi Paranjpye 
Designation: Asst. Professor - Finance
Qualification: Ph. D., MBA (Finance), B.Com. 

Prof. Rashmi is Faculty in Finance Department. She has academic experience of 8 years and entrepreneurial experience of 20 years. She has completed her MBA from PUMBA in finance and Ph. D. from Pune University. She has presented research papers at national level conference. Her areas of expertise are Management Accounting, Cost Accounting, Financial Services and Financial Management.

Dr. Rashmi Paranjpye Asst. Professor - Finance

Prof. Shashank Divekar
Designation: Asst. Professor 
Qualification: M.Com, MMS

Prof. Shashank is Faculty in Strategic Management. He has 20 years extensive experience as industrial expert in functional areas of Marketing, Finance, Contracts Management, Stock broking and Financial Services and 5 Years academic experience.

Prof. Shashank Divekar  Asst. Professor

Dr. Pooja Shukla
Designation: Assistant Professor - Marketing 
Qualification:PhD., MBA, B.Sc

Dr. Pooja Shukla is a Professor in Marketing Department. She is a University Merit Rank Holder in MBA. She has a widespread experience of 12 years in Industry and Academics. She has presented research papers at national and international forum. Her areas of expertise are Rural Marketing, Integrated Marketing Communications, Supply Chain Management, Brand Management and Corporate Communications.Her other area of interest is writing short stories/articles and Poems.

Dr. Pooja Shukla Assistant Professor - Marketing

Dr. Neerja Rajendra Aswale
Designation: Assistant Professor-HR
Qualification: Ph.D (HR), MBA (HR), DLL&LW

Dr. Neerja Aswale is an Assistant Professor at MITSOT. Her domain of expertise are in Human Resources Management & her specializations into Talent Management. She is a Rank holder from Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) for her specialization in Human Resources Management. She has total 04 years of experience consisting of both Industry and academics. She has presented her immensely acknowledged scholarly contributions at various National & International Forums. Her keen interest in academics gets re-registered as she is pursuing LLB from SPPU.

Dr. Neerja Rajendra Aswale Assistant Professor-HR

Prof. Sangeeta Dokey 
Designation: Ass.istant Professor – General Management, systems
Qualification: Exe-MBA, DSD , B Sc. 

Prof. Sangeeta is having more than 25 years of experience in teaching, Training and Administration. She has been senior faculty at NIIT, Datapro at each for more than 6 years. She has handled successfully various portfolios as Faculty , Chairperson Executive Development Program ,Head –IT , Head –Corporate Relations at symbiosis SIBM ,SCIT and also visiting faculty at SCMHRD, SICSR.
She has conducted many lectures for esteemed corporates on IT as well as general management topics . She has presented Paper on LMIS e-learning at National conference at IME Delhi in the year 2005 .Her major contribution is in designing developing innovative management development programs for various levels of employees for esteemed corporate clients in India as well as overseas .She has written book on PPM and also written lot of articles on management topics. Through virtual centers she has delivered sessions on Marketing, Basics of business, Packaging and Branding for the large number of women population in rural area of Maharashtra. She has worked on foreign University collaborations. .

Prof. Sangeeta Dokey Ass.istant Professor – General Management, systems

Prof. Avadhut Arun Patwardhan;
Designation:  Asst. Professor - Marketing
Qualification: Fellow (Doctoral) NITIE- Mumbai, UGC-NET, M.B.A.(Marketing and HR, Shivaji University), B.Sc.

Prof. Patwardhan is a proud alumnus of NITIE Mumbai who is presently associated with MITSOT Pune at Marketing Department. Till date he has published his 4 scholarly contributions in journals of international repute out of which 2 are listed in a list published by Australian Business Deans Council. He has also presented his research papers in the national level conferences held at premier organizations (IIM- Indore, IIM- Kozhikode). His area of expertise are Marketing Management, Services Marketing and Marketing Research. He has keen interest in Marketing analytics.

Prof. Avadhut Arun Patwardhan Asst. Professor - Marketing

Prof. Dr. Nutan Nigade
Designation: Assistant Professor (System)
Qualification:MCM, MCA, PhD, Pune University

Dr. Nutan Nigade is System faculty at MITSOT Pune, at WPU University. She is part of sustainability initiative at the university and teaches courses on Information Technology. Since 2012, in her academic research, she has studied organisational and technical perspectives of practicing Blue Ocean and Cloud computing in SMEs in and around Pune.

In her writings, Dr.Nutan tries to weave the concerns on Green computing in regards with SMEs in and around Pune. She has published 4 research papers in reputed international journals and presented more than 10 research papers in different national and international Conferences.

Prof. Dr. Nutan Nigade  Assistant Professor (System)

Ms. Shobana Anand 
Designation: Head ( Corporate Relations & Placements
Qualification:MBA(Operations ), PGDBM ,B.Tech (Electrical & Electronics – CET)

Mrs. Shobana Anand is heading the Corporate Relations & Placements of MIT School of Telecom & Management Studies. She has extensive industry experience (IEPC ltd & Sharp Automation) & Academic experience of more than 15 years. ; She has also worked as Corporate Relations Manager with various management institutes. The Institute has established a separate Office for Industry – Academia Collaborations headed by her. This Office co- ordinates with Industry regarding Final Placement , Summer Internship Program, , Guest Lectures & organizes Industrial Visits ensuring very strong Industry - Institute Relationship. Shobana manages student development activities & maintain consistent relationship with corporate houses to coordinate events in association with them. She has represented MITSOT in various National & International conferences. She is an active member of HR & IR panel –CII( Confederation of Indian Industry) ,Pune from 2012.

Ms. Shobana Anand  Head ( Corporate Relations & Placements

Prof. Vachaspati Mishra
Designation:Visiting Faculty – Strategic Management
Qualification: PhD, MBA, AISM,PGD – Foreign Trade, PTSC 

Dr. Mishra has worked with Indian Defense Force in the capacity of Lieutenant Colonel, Chief of Logistics – Indian Scientific Research Station, Maîtri, Antarctica, Director at BIMHRD – Pune. He is the Head of new projects at MIT Group of Institutions, Pune Secretariat ABU Asia Pacific ROBOCON, and Vice President IMCI – Pune Chapter. His areas of expertise are strategic management, operations research, Statistics; quantitative methods.

Dr.Vachaspati Mishra Visiting Faculty – Strategic Management