Dr. R. M. Chitnis is associated with the noble field of education for more than 3 decades and has contributed significantly to every organisation’s growth that he worked for. He was nominated and actively worked in various academic roles and responsibilities at Savitribai Phule Pune University (formerly known as the University of Pune). He has been a pioneer of various important activities at MIT WPU like International Summer Schools, the Business Simulation Program for management students, intercollegiate festivals such as Enthusia and Sports Fiesta, and Short-term Certificate Courses like Business English to name a few. He is recognised as a Ph.D. research guide by VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is also recognised as a PhD guide by Savitribai Phule Pune University and Symbiosis International University. He has executed more than 4 National and 2 International projects. Dr. Chitnis has more than 11 National and International research publications to his credit and has authored 11 books.
Dr. Chitnis is the Chairman of the NAAC Peer Team for accreditation of various Institutes and Universities. He is Academic Peer Reviewer on QS International University Rating system. He is a member of the University Grants Commission (UGC- New Delhi) Committee of STRIDE: - Scheme for Trans-Disciplinary Research for Academic Institutes and Universities. He has travelled overseas several times and visited reputed universities abroad and has been successful in establishing MoUs/ Academic Agreements with International Universities for Summer Schools, Joint Research, and Faculty and student exchange programmes. He is a recipient of many awards including the Best Teacher Award on Education Management by the Higher Education Forum of India (HEF), the Ideal Citizen Award, and the Pune Municipal Corporation.
Dr. R. M. Chitnis is known for his futurist clear vision, conviction, and ability to bring ideas into reality quite efficiently and successfully by working in a team.