Dr. Milind Pande is currently working in the capacity of Pro-Vice Chancellor’s, MIT World Peace University, Pune, India. Founded in MIT Pune is a multi-discipline, multi-location 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 has played a pivotal role in getting license of Private University for MIT Pune in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra in India. He has traveled extensively across 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 Opportunities in Rural Areas” (PURA). He has co-authored a world-class textbook on Mobile Communications with core focus on 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 the member of TAC (Telecom Advisory Committee), BSNL Pune.

After Graduating in Engineering, Dr. Milind acquired Three Masters degrees; ME (Electronics), MBA (Marketing) and MPM (Personnel Management). He has two Doctorates (PhDs) to his credit, the first in International Trade and second in Wireless Technology. 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. At MITSOT, he has been at the helm of providing MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and TSSC (Telecom Sector Skills Council) certifications to students.

Qualifications : 

  • Ph. D. in Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunication, ‛Design & Development of some energy efficient wireless sensor network for precision Agriculture‛- 2014 – RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.
  • Ph. D. in Business Management (International Trades) in March 2004 – SGB Amravati University, Amravati.
  • Post Doctorate Research Fellowship from (ICSSR), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi – April 2008-2010.
  • Rotary International “Peace Fellowship” at Bangkok, Thailand, 2018.
  • Participated in ‘Innovating for Excellence: Program for Leaders in Management Education’ organized by IIM Ahmedabad in 2010.

Educational Summary :

Engineering :

  • Master of Engineering (ME) in Power Electronics Engineering Post Graduation Degree with 1st Division among the Post graduates of the Academic year 1998-1999 – SGS ITS, Indore.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Industrial Electronics Engineering Degree with 1st Division among the graduates of the Academic year 1990-1991 – SSGM College of Engineering, Shegaon.
  • Diploma in Engineering (DIE) in Industrial Electronics Engineering Diploma with 1st Division among the Under-graduates of the Academic year 1987-1988.

Management :

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Post Graduation Degree with 1st Division amongst the Post graduates of the Academic year 1995-1996 – – RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.
  • Master of Industrial Relations & Personnel Management (MPM) Post Graduation Degree with 1st Division among the Post graduates of the Academic year 1993-1994 – SGB Amravati University, Amravati.
  • Certification Course in International Trade from Maratha Chamber of Commerce and Industries in 2005.

Approved Ph. D. Guide for :

  • University of Pune
  • RTM Nagpur University
  • TMV, Pune
  • DYPU, Pune

Approved Ph. D. Guide for :

  • University of Pune – 01
  • RTM Nagpur University- 07 (05 + 02*)
  • TMV, Pune – 02 (01+01*)
  • DYPU, Pune – 01

Patent Regd : Application Number: 81/MUM/2014*

“H2E2: Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Green Platform for Precision Agriculture”.

Academic Experience Highlights and Employment History :

  • Worked as Professor and Director of MIT School of Telecom Management, Pune, India – 12 Years (1 August 2007) to (30 March 2019).
  • Worked as Professor in MBA Dept. of MAEER’s MIT, Pune, Maharashtra, India – (2007-2009).
  • Worked as Assistant Professor in E &TC Dept. of MAEER’s MIT, Pune, Maharashtra, India – (2003 to 2007).
  • Worked as Training and Placement Officer in Engineering and MBA Department of Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering, Shegaon, Maharashtra, India – (1996 to 2003).

Book Publications :

Dr. Milind has written a world class text book on Mobile Communications with core focus on Indian Telecom ecosystem in collaboration with Prof Rishi Kappal. The book, titled‚ Next Generation Mobile Communications-Mobile, Infra Technology, Management, Data‛ is published by McGraw Hill Education.

R&D / Product Development :

  • Dr. Milind has been instrumental in developing the social product. He believes that technology cannot only bring comfort but also help in uplifting the rural masses. With this vision in mind, he has developed social products in healthcare, agriculture, and education sector.
  • M-Agri System: A mobile-based application which helps farmers to get information about crops, soil condition, weather condition, where data is stored, updated and broadcasted at regular intervals. Through Hybrid Hexagonal Energy Efficient (H2E2) Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) platform precision agriculture by covering the maximum area in minimum sensors, increased energy efficiency, network lifetime and reducing cost is possible.
  • Mobi Tech: It is a mobile education technology which helps to educate rural masses through Mobile internet Device (MID). Pre-configured MID has classroom sessions for class 5th and 10th standard students where a child can learn on his own.
  • Mobile Attendance: Mobile Based attendance system developed on Android platform using WiFi or cellular network in the campus to mark the attendance and this intelligent system authenticates the student in the provided classrooms or seminar halls.
  • MobileHealth: An application named EasyPatho working on android platform takes microscopic image of blood as an input, provides report as an output and these reports can be easily send to doctors and patients anywhere in the world.
  • Highway Traffic Management System(HTMS) deals with crucial issues like speed control, accidents and emergency support on the highways and this will be effectively used for monitoring weather, incident detection, video surveillance, classification of vehicles sizes and count using IR based non-intrusive sensors.

Research Areas :

Technology Management, ICT Innovations in Rural Education, Smart Sensing Networks, International Business, M-Agriculture, M-Health, M-education.

Research Project Grants :

  • 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 (ICSSR), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi – March 2012- March 2014.
  • Research Project “Regional Study of Telecom Technology Options For Indian Rural Education” got sanction of Rs. 20 Lacs from (ICSSR), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi – March 2008- March 2010.

Awards & Honours :

  • Member, UGC Expert Committee, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  • Member Assessor, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Committee, MHRD, Govt. of India, Bangalore.
  • Joint Secretary General, Organizing Committee, World Parliament 2018, Pune, India.
  • Convener – ABU ROBOCON India.
  • Member, Telephone Advisory Committee for Pune Telecom District, BSNL Maharashtra for six years.
  • Core Team Member, “Smart Hackathon”-2017, 2019, MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, India (Conceptualized by MHRD, Govt of India)
  • Special Jury, Selection Committee for “Accenture Innovation Challenge Award”, Bangalore, India 2017.
  • 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, 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 19thDewang 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. Abhijit Pawar, MD, Sakal Media Group on 5th September 2010.
  • Received an Award “Jewel in the Crown of MIT” at the auspicious hands of Honourable Shri. Shivraj Patil, 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.

Global University Interactions :

  • Visited Japan Tokyo for G20 Interfaith Conference, Goi peace foundation, Soka Gakkai University, June 2019.
  • Visited Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Salt Lake City Utah, 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- in between 2013 – 2015.
  • Visited Zayed University Dubai, American University Dubai, London School of Business, Dubai for International University Tie-ups- September 2012.
  • Visited UK for International University Tie-ups and interacted with Professors and Deans of University of Dundee, University of Aberty Dundee, University of North Umbria, London School of Economics, Coventry University, University of Bedfordshire, and University of Durby- August 2011.
  • Visited USA for interacting with Professors and Deans of: Kellogg School of Management, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, Benedictine University, Chicago, USA and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA- in between 2011 – 2013.
  • Visited Singapore for ‘CommunicAsia 2011’ and interacted with Professors and Deans of: National University of Singapore, Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Singapore Management University (SMU).
  • Attended International Telecommunications Union (ITU) conference at Geneva, Switzerland to meet the International Telecom Giants and Exchange ideas of Partnering and Collaborating with them.
  • Visited Singapore for Interactions with Faculties, Dean and the Departmental Heads of National University of Singapore (NUS) and INSEAD Singapore. As an outcome of this visit the Dean, Academics, MBA of National University of Singapore joined Board of Studies of MIT School Of Telecom Management, Pune, India.
  • Represented India at International ROBOCON at Cairo, Egypt in Aug 2010 and took the Delegation of National Robocon Winner Students along with
  • Visited Arab Universities in Riyadh, UAE.
  • 11. In Belgium – Brussels visited NATO Headquarters. Visited UNESCO Headquarter in Paris. Visited Switzerland – Geneva, WTO, OHCHR, ICRC, UNO, and UNICEF
  • In Netherlands, visited Hague University, International Court of Justice and Netherlands – India Chambers of Commerce and Trade.
  • Travelled across Europe and UK. In London visited London School of Economics, Commonwealth Headquarters, and British Parliament and Headquarters of Liberal democrats.

On Board :

  • Member, Academic Council, MIT ADT University, Pune, India
  • Member, Board of Management, Avantika University, Ujjain, MP, India.
  • Member, Organizing Committee and Member, Advisory Committee:
    Innovation – 2012, Regional Research Conference – Jointly Organized by Maharashtra Academy of Engineering and Board of College and University Development, Pune University, India.
  • Member, Editorial Board: LOREM IPSUM, NIT Graduate School of Management, Nagpur University, India.
  • Member, Advisory Board:Dr. Bhausaheb Nandurkar College of Engineering and Technology, Yavatmal, Nagpur University, India.
  • Member, Editorial Board:International Journal of Advances in Computing and Information Researches (IJACIR), Pune University, Pune.

Recent Research Paper Publications :

  • “ICT Applications for the Smart Grid OPPORTUNITIES AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS”: Published paper in International Conference on Ongoing Research in Management & IT (INCON-2016) 11th edition with ISBN: 978-81-924861-0-9 organized by ASM Group of Institutes, Institute of Business Management & Research, Chinchwad, Pune, September 01, 2017.
  • “MSME Sector to Play Important Role In Make In India”: A study, International Journal of scientific research and management (IJSRM)||Volume||4||Issue||03||Pages|| 3984-3990||2016||Website: www.ijsrm.in ISSN (e): 2321-3418, August 01, 2017.
  • “Are there ethics in sales profession”: A study, International Journal of scientific research and management (IJSRM)||Volume||4||Issue||03||Pages|| 3984-3990||2016||Website: www.ijsrm.in ISSN (e): 2321-3418, January 08, 2016
  • “Agritourism Development in India: An Extended Literature Review.”: International Conference on Ongoing Reach in Management and IT – INCON-2016, ASM, Pune, India. 8th &9th January 2016 (ISBN : 978-81924861-92), January 08, 2016.
  • “Management of pharmaceutical sales representatives: A literature review”: Journal of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences (Vol. 25, Issue 1, January 2016), 1003-1057 CN 11-2863/R, January 01, 2016.
  • “Effect of Organizational and Occupational Commitment on Satisfaction and Performance of Medical Representatives”: ASM’s International E-Journal on ‘Ongoing Research in Management & IT’ (January 2016), 2320-0065, January 01, 2016.
  • “The Upside of Job Hopping Among Medical Representatives in India.”: International Journal of Research in Commerce & Management (Vol. 6, Issue 1,January 2015), 0976-2183, January 01, 2015.
  • “Prevalence Evidence based Management in Pharmaceutical Sales Management in India”: BITS, Pilani (March 2015), 978-93-84935-18-4, March 10, 2015.
  • “Agritourism In India: Understanding the Consumer Opportunity”: International Journal of Research in Commerce & Management, 6(12). ( ISSN 0976-2183), December 10, 2015.
  • “Advertising and Ethical Theories –A Comparative Study of Select Campaigns”: International Journal of scientific research and management (IJSRM) ||Volume||3||Issue||11||Pages|| 3701-3709||2015||Website: www.ijsrm.in ISSN (e): 2321-3418, March 10, 2015.
  • “Patent Data – an Input to Management for Decision Making”: ASM’s International E-Journal on ‘Ongoing Research in Management & IT’ E-ISSN – 2320-0065, GENERAL MANAGEMENT Volume – 2, pp 95-104, September 10, 2015.
  • “Study of Patents Filed in India in Mechanical Engineering Sector”: Journal of Intellectual Property Rights Vol 20, September 2015, pp 305-319, ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544, September 10, 2015.
  • “Sustainable Development in Manufacturing Sector in India”: Attended & Published paper in International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences (GB15_Thai Conference) with ISBN: 978-1-941505-22-9 Bangkok, Thailand, 20-22 February 2015 Paper ID: T588 February 20, 2015.
  • “Impact Investment Model- A recent trend and a strategy for sustainable Business Management in Small scale and Large Scale units”: Vision Research, National Research Journal of Commerce and Management Vikas Sanstha, Jalgaon. KCE’s College of Engineering and Information Technology, Jalgaon with ISSN No: 2250 – 2025, Volume – 4, No-1,7 Jan 2014, January 10, 2014.
  • “Information and communication Technology (ICT) & skill based education In India: Opportunities, Challenges & Problems.”: SRJIS Skill Based Education System: Impetus for empowered society sponsored by ICSSR New Delhi, Organized by MAEER’s MIT SOE, Alandi, Pune, Published in Scholarly Research Journal’s with ISSN No : 2319 – 4766, January 01, 2014.
  • “The Growth & Performance of MSME to achieve Sustainable Development in India”: Published in Special Issue of Scholarly Research Journal for Humanity Sciences & English Language. Innovative Practices for Active Learning of Social Sciences, with ISSN No: 2349 – 9664, organized by MIT ACSC, Alandi, Sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi, November 14, 2014.
  • “Green wireless & fixed line communication”: National Conference on Recent Initiatives towards Green Electronics ISBN 978-81-922256-9-2, February 8-9, 2013.
  • “H2E2: A Hybrid, Hexagonal & Energy Efficient WSN Green Platform for
    Precision Agriculture”: 12th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent
  • Systems, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP12360-CDR ISBN: 978-1-4673-5115-7, December 7th 2012.
  • “Telecom Technology Transfer in Rural India: A Study with Respect to Marathwada Region in Maharashtra” in The IUP Journal of Infrastructure- An IUP Publication, ISSN NO.- 0972-9194, Vol-9, No. 4, Dec 2011.
  • “Regional Study of Telecom Technology Options for Indian Rural Education” in Research Link Journal, Indore, ISSN No.-0973-1628, Issue- September 2011.