Meet the H.O.D.

Prof. Milind Patre - H.O.D, Dept. of World Peace Studies

Prof. Milind Patre – H.O.D, Dept. of World Peace Studies

Dear Student/Parent,

It has been a matter of great honour that Government has awarded MIT with the status of “World Peace University”, which has a legacy of over four decades in the field of Education, Learning and Social Initiatives; under the Divine grace and guidance of our legendary founder Hon’ble Dr Vishwanath D.Karad and the dynamic leadership of our Executive President Mr. Rahul V. Karad.

For the first time in India, and probably in the whole World, a genuine effort is being made to blend together Science and Spirituality, Modern Technology and Meditation, Entrepreneurship and Ethics.

In accordance to our new role as World Peace University, alongside core content, “The World Peace Studies Subjects” are intrinsically blended in all the study disciplines at MIT-WPU. Our goal is to transform Students into responsible citizens of the World, who are – Physically fit, Mentally alert, Intellectually sharp and Spiritually elevated.

We have received and continuously been receiving tremendous positive feedback from students as well as parents for incorporating this uniquely designed “World Peace Studies Subjects” as an integral part of all our academic delivery. In fact, these “World Peace Studies” are going to form the very DNA of our progressive University. Our ‘Peace Teachers’ take pride in helping students understand and practice the philosophy of Swami Vivekananda…

“The deeper you move in, the farther you move out.”

Peace is an integrative and all-embracing subject. Peace begins with the individual and spreads to the family, to the community, to the nation, and to the whole World. With this understanding in mind, various World Peace Studies Subjects are specifically designed, to move from ‘peace within’ to ‘peace without’.

We have already started to experience the transformation of energies of our students towards more noble, innovative and life affirming pursuits, for the common good of society at large – and to make this World a better place to live in.

Vision & Mission

The World Peace Studies of MIT-WPU will sensitize students and enable them to lead a far more peaceful, awakened, aware and involved existence. And since the youth are the torch bearers of society, they will learn how to build businesses for the greater good.

The World Peace Studies @ MIT-WPU

Peace education is the core component of all the programmes taught at MIT-WPU. It is the process of promoting the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to bring about behavioral changes that will enable students to prevent conflict and violence, to resolve conflict peacefully; and to create the conditions conducive to peace, whether at an interpersonal, interpersonal, national or international level.

The World Peace Studies is such an empowering catalytic component that aims to make the youth realize the importance of inner peace and peace in the outer world. The curriculum includes but is not limited to yoga and philosophy of science and spirituality but also incorporates 21st century skills of team building, peaceful communication, human dynamics, conflict resolution etc.

5 Ps of the Peace Programme:

        • Learning PEACE

        • Practicing PEACE

        • Living in PEACE

        • Sharing & Spreading PEACE

        • Securing PEACE

Programme Highlights

In this program you are imparted skills that are capable of setting you apart from your contemporaries. It will catapult your capabilities to greater levels where students understand not only their core competencies but they also recognize the competencies in others.

MIT-WPU understands the need for a curriculum to make significant material impact for the humankind

The teaching pedagogy uses innovative approaches such as interactive sessions,discussions,presentations, inspiring talks by eminent scholars and gurus. The curriculum is prepared by a panel of experts and delivered by a team of extremely dedicated and highly qualified faculty. Their purpose is to facilitate the rapid exchange of knowledge and perspectives among todays youth to create awareness, sensitize them and stimulate discussion.

You will learn skills of communication, human dynamics, civics, governance and imbibe our rich heritage of Indian Culture and context propelling you to become a leader in todays society with the absolute skills required for a 21st century global citizen.
Our integrated philanthropic and holistic education creates transformational leaders and international influencers.

The World Peace University is focused on giving you all the skills that you need to interact successfully with people and the environment around you. The endeavor is to make you a proactive citizen of your universe, to live an engaged and fulfilled life.
Peace program holds the promise of making the students live with awareness for their betterment and the society on the whole.

These life-transforming programs are uniquely innovated with a metamorphosis within and outside.

Peace education is the core component of the all programmes taught at MIT-WPU. Peace Programme is the process of promoting the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to bring about behaviour changes that will enable students to prevent conflict and violence, to resolve conflict peacefully; and to create the conditions conducive to peace, whether at an interpersonal, interpersonal, intergroup, national or international level.

These life-transforming programs are uniquely formulated with

capacity to make metamorphical changes in students
creating fulfilling and meaningful relationships, psychological stability and peace of mind.

About the Event

Every year, International Day of Peace is observed around the World on 21st September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and without. Within means our own inner peaceful state of mind; without means peace among all nations and people, specifically the absence of war and violence. This day was first celebrated in 1982.

MIT Group of Institutions have always thought ahead of time and have taken lead in many areas to imbibe in the young minds “The Universal Values” utmost necessary to mould them as better human beings. Being World Peace University, it is appropriate that we celebrate this day in its true spirit.

Hence, a “Run for Peace and Democracy” was organised by MIT World Peace University in which over 20000 students along with the entire teaching and non-teaching staff members of MIT World Peace University , Kothrud, Pune participated. The run originated from BMCC Ground, Baburao Sanas Ground, Sadhu Vaswani Ground, Agriculture College Ground and converged at Historic Shaniwar Wada.

OBJECTIVE OF EVENT

    • To imbibe in young minds the need to stand for and spread the message of World Peace.

    • To express our solidarity and commitment towards World Peace and Democracy.

    • To carry the message of preservation, protection and practice of humanitarian values in our day to day life.

    • To remind everyone about our common humanity, that “The whole World is One Family” – Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam.

MIT-WPU RUN FOR PEACE: THEME

  • The theme for 2017 was:

    • “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”

    • The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.

    • So, this year, the International Day of Peace will focus on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the World to show support for refugees and migrants.

    • Young people will have a vital role to play like volunteering to help refugees and migrants in their communities, making friendship with young refugees and migrants who might be in their neighbourhood and classrooms.

CORE THOUGHT OF MIT-WPU

    • “Union of Science and Religion/Spirituality alone will bring Harmony and Peace to the Entire Mankind.” – Swami Vivekananda

    • Since 1983, We are driven by Indian Values, Culture and Traditions for the well-being of the Global Society at large.

The World Peace Studies

The World Peace Studies, keeping in mind the sustainable development goals, teaches students harmonious communication, team dynamics and content through our rich heritage to empower them to lead thought provoking dynamic lives. With their focus towards peace values and commitment for holistic development, they are geared to transform social and societal issues for personal and global concerns.

We are constantly innovating and striving to improvise these Peace Studies Subjects.

This life transforming journey is planned by scholars and experts and is being executed by a team of dedicated professionals from various fields.

Yoga

In an attempt to attaining higher states of awareness, yoga and pranayama have been introduced in MIT-WPU.

These practices realized by the sages of ancient India are known to bring harmony between mind, body and spirit.

Indian Vedic system has bestowed the world with Yoga, one of the most powerful and efficient ways of living life. Pranayam, meditation, mantra and asana are an integral part of this practice.

MIT-WPU students will benefit from these ancient tried and tested practices since Yoga helps in relieving stress, improve immunity, boost energy levels, live life with greater awareness, improve concentration etc and much more.

Peaceful Communication

The communication module explores the role of communication in negotiation and conflict.

It analyses the strategies and tactics that can be used for peaceful dialogue and interaction.The objective being…We should be able to communicate in ways that reduce conflict.

The communications module teaches active listening skills, importance of verbal and non-verbal communication etc thus preparing students for job interviews, group discussions and plays a role in Peaceful Comunication whether between individuals or groups and communities across the globe.

Human Dynamics

The Human Dynamics module helps to assist us to maintain harmonious relationships, form better bonds and have a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

It helps organisations to facilitate working in teams effectively, families to bond better, individuals to handle stress and situations while maintaining work-life balance.

World Famous Philosophers, Sages, Saints and Scientists

  • According to Plato, who introduced for the first time “The Philosophy of Education”, the aim of education should be;

    • for the development of the qualities of citizenship,

    • for the development of faith in truth and goodness,

    • for the development of personality and human qualities.

All the great sages and saints of the past were ‘peace teachers’ in their own ways. Hence, one complete World Peace Studies subject is devoted to the teachings of greatest of Philosophers, Sages, Saints and Scientists.

When students are exposed to these great minds and souls, it will surely invigorate them with renewed energy, zest, joy and enthusiasm in life; and it will propel them to fly high in skies without losing the foundational roots of Universal Values and Truthfulness..

Classical Language

Learning interesting facts and gaining valuable information about our classical languages such as Sanskrit and studying about the ancient texts such as Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads which have been written in this rich vibrant language allows the students to explore our rich heritage and culture. Sanskrit is an ancient language with a recorded history of over a period of 1500-2000 years. It has mathematical significance, the chants of which are believed to stimulate the brain and body functions in individuals.

Learning Peace

Practicing Peace

Core thought of MIT-WPU

Peace Exhibition

“Art for Peace” Exhibition was held on 9th OCT 2017 in Dnyaneshwara Hall at MIT–WPU, Pune. A ‘peace week’ was celebrated on campus from 14th Sep to 21st Sep 2017 commemorating UN International Day of Peace to encourage a day of non-violence and cease-fire. The peace week culminated on 21 st sep – the UN INTERNATIONAL day of peace.

A” RUN FOR PEACE and DEMOCRACY” was organised on 21st Sep 2017 in which about 20,000 students, faculty and staff members participated.

The exhibition was a showcase of talent from students across the MIT-WPU university who exhibited peace in all its forms during the peace week.They made slogans, banners and posters, all depicting peace or the need for peace in various ways. Students also composed poems and made colourful paintings and sketches. The enthusiasm and fervour with which the students participated was outstanding.

Events like these, encourage students to be at their creative best and also instill in them the importance of peace at individual, national and international level.

Yoga

In an attempt to attaining higher states of awareness, yoga and pranayama have been introduced in MIT-WPU.

These practices realized by the sages of ancient India are known to bring harmony between mind body and spirit.

Indian Vedic system has bestowed the world with Yoga, one of the most powerful and efficient ways of living life. Pranayam, meditation, mantra and asana are an integral part of this practice.

MIT-WPU students will benefit from these ancient tried and tested practices since Yoga helps: Relieve stress, improve immunity, boost energy levels, live life with greater awareness, improve concentration etc,