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Project Director

Dr. Milind Pande

Project Director, MIT Group of Institutions


  • Post Doctoral Research Fellowship by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India on “Telecom Technology Transfer for Indian Rural Education”
  • Ph.D. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (Wireless Technology)
  • Ph. D. in Business Management (International Trades)
  • ME (Electronics), BE (Electronics)
  • MBA (Marketing), MPM (Industrial Relations)

Dr. Milind is currently working in the capacity of Project Director, MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, India, founded in 1983. MIT Pune is a multi-discipline, multi-locational centre of excellence with over 63 institutes imparting value based education to over 54,000 students across India.

A dedicated Professional with 25 years of Academic Experience, Dr. Milind is instrumental in getting license of Private University for MIT Pune in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in India, as well as abroad. He has extensively travelled throughout the World for Technology Transfers, International Tie-ups, Collaborations and Faculty/Student exchange programs. 

Dr. Milind is one of the rare recipients of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India on Telecom Technology Transfer. He has been relentlessly working towards realizing the Dream of the Past President, India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on the Project, Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA).

After Graduating in Engineering, Dr. Milind 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) and the second Ph. D. in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (Wireless Sensor Networks).

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 prestigious International event, Robocon, since its inception in India, in 2005. 

Awards & Honours:

  • Gave a ‘Leadership Talk’ on ‘Automotive TELEMATICS: Trends in Automotive Telematics: The race to Safety – Insurance Telematics’ at Telematics India 2013, organized by Telecom Wire- 22nd of August, 2013
  • Participated as a Panelist in first day’s Session at CommunicAsia2012, Singapore for Panel Discussion titled as Emerging Markets: Incredible India
  • Delivered a talk on National Telecom Policy 2011 and Opportunities for Global Investors in Manufacturing, R&D and Value Added Services CommunicAsia2012, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
  • Awarded for 'Recognizing Excellence in Education' in Concern 2012 –by ASSOCHAM and Bal Bharti Academy, New Delhi India, Awarded MIT School of Telecom & Management Studies, Pune for its contribution towards the 'Education Development in Rural India of the Year 2011-2012
  • Received the Best "Business School Leadership Award" from the Prestigious 19th Dewang Mehta Business School Awards, 2011 in recognition of leadership, development, innovation & rural projects undertaken in the field of telecommunication business on 26th November 2011
  • Awarded with “Accredited Management Teacher” (AMT), in the area of ‘Management of Technology and Innovation’, by All India Management Association (AIMA) in the Silver Jubilee Year of AIMA in 2010. Registration No.: AMT3/11/10
  • Received an Award “Ideal Teacher” at the auspicious hands of Honourable Shri. Sunil Tatkare, Minister for Finance and Planning, Govt. of Maharashtra, in the august presence of Honourable Shri. AbhijitPawar, MD, Sakal Media Group on 5th September, 2010
  • Received an Award “Jewel in the Crown of MIT” at the auspicious hands of Honourable Shri. ShivrajPatil, Minister for Home Affairs, Govt. of India, in the august presence of Honourable Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar, Father of Supercomputers, Former Executive Director of C-DAC on 5th August, 2007

Foreign Travels: 
Dr. Milind has extensively travelled across the globe for Technology Transfers, Tie-ups and Collaborations under Faculty & Student Exchange Programs, has visited more than 17 countries namely: 
USA:Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT, USA), Brown University, RI, Providence, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Boston and the Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan State, and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Detroit, Michigan State, for exploring opportunities of International tie-ups- July 2013
Dubai:Zayed University Dubai, American University Dubai, London School of Business, Dubai for International University Tie-ups- September 2012
Singapore:Delivered a talk on National Telecom Policy 2011 at ‘CommunicAsia 2012’, and also Participated as a Panelist in first day’s Session for Panel Discussion titled as Emerging Markets: Incredible India, June 2012 
UK:University of Dundee, University of Aberty Dundee, University of North Umbria, London School of Economics, Coventry University, University of Bedfordshire, University of Durby- August 2011
USA:Kellogg School of Management, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, Benedictine University, Chicago, USA and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA- 2010
Singapore:‘CommunicAsia 2011’, National University of Singapore, Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Singapore Management University (SMU)
Geneva:Attended International Telecommunications Union (ITU) conference at Geneva, Switzerland to meet the International Telecom Giants and Exchange ideas of Partnering and Collaborating with them
Singapore:National University of Singapore (NUS) and INSEAD Singapore. As an outcome of this visit the Dean, Academics, MBA of National University of Singapore  
Egypt:Represented India at International ROBOCON at Cairo, Egypt in Aug 2010 and took the Delegation of National Robocon Winner Students along with
UAE:Arab Universities in Riyadh, UAE
Belgium:NATO Headquarters, UNESCO Headquarter, Paris
Switzerland:Geneva, WTO, OHCHR, ICRC, UNO, and UNICEF
Netherlands:Hague University, International Court of Justice and Netherlands - India Chambers of Commerce and Trade
Europe:London School of Economics, London. Commonwealth Headquarters, British Parliament and Headquarters of Liberal democrats

Research Grants:

  • Research Project “Regional Study of Telecom Technology Options For Indian Rural Education” got sanction of Rs. 20 Lacs from,Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi - March 2008- March 2010
  • Research Project “Impact of ICT facilities on Rural Education in Backward Regions” (A study in the context of BPL families in Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra State) got sanction of Rs. 10 Lacs from, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi - March 2012- March 2014

Employment Scan
The total 25 years of experience of Dr. Milind includes his current position of Project Director for MIT Group of Institutions under Pune University and prior positions of Approved Professor in MBA Dept. and Assistant Professor in E &TC Dept. of MIT, Pune

Ph. D. Guide for: 
University of Pune, Nagpur University, Amravati University, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth & Dr. D. Y. Patil University Pune  

Dr. Milind is also on Board of various organizations namely:
Member, Program Committee: CUBE 2012, International IT
Member, Advisory Committee: Innovation – 2012 Regional Research Conference, 
Member, Editorial Board: LOREM IPSUM
NIT Graduate School of Management, India, and
Member, Editorial Board: International Journal of Advances in Computing and Information Researches (IJACIR), MITCOE, India.