The Seed Thought : A Newspaper Article on ‘Engineering Education Scenario in Maharashtra’

A Newspaper Article featuring a story on dearth of Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra- India, leading to the failure for bright students in getting admissions to Engineering colleges, which in turn resulted in depression and incidences of suicide. This situation became the driving force for Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad- an engineering Professor at Government college of Engineering (C.O.E.P-Pune) – to change this adverse situation into an opportunity of learning for young aspirants.


Establishment of Maharashtra Institute of Technology-MIT

This realization embarked the journey of MAEER’s – in 1983 with the establishment of Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT). On 24th June 1983, news announcements of the 9th Engineering College in Maharashtra offered ray of hope to many engineering aspirants. The News headlines flashed, “First Private Engineering College in the city of Pune after 125 long years under the name Maharashtra Institute of Technology-MIT, Pune.” -which still remains the flagship institute of the group.

The Opening Day: 5th August 1983

5th August 1983. The first bell, which rang at 7.00 in the morning, was a moment to rejoice in realisation of the dream and start of the Journey. Initially the Institute operated from seven class-rooms in Shivaji Maratha High School premises and had six branches viz. Mechanical, Electronics and Telecommunication, Civil (Construction), Polymer, Petroleum and Petrochemical with 240 admissions. Later, in the same year Dr. Suresh Ghaisas made the magnanimous offer of donating 16 ½ acres of his family land situated at Kothrud, Pune.


Establishment of First School of Management Education under MAEER’s MIT

Another chapter in the History of MAEER’s MIT began in 1987, with the establishment of the MIT School of Management and MIT School of Business (MITSOB) in the field of management education. These schools of Management Education were created to provide Managers, Leaders and Entrepreneurs to the nation and the world. MITSOM is the first flagship institute of MAEER and first school in Management Education and Information Technology of MIT Group of Institutions. It’s a Leading B-School in India & is ranked by NIRF, accredited by NBA.


Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER), Pune

MAEER’S MIT Pune, established, Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER) in the year 1995 at Talegaon Dabhade, near Pune-India. The institute originally affiliated to the University of Pune, is now under Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Nashik, and is recognized by Medical Council of India. The college provides facilities for the MBBS courses with intake capacity of 150 students.


MAEER’s MIT Polytechnic, Pune

MAEER’s MIT Polytechnic [Formerly Sri Savitribai Phule Women’s Polytechnic, Pune] was established in the year 1995 in Pune. It created its own mark as an institute with highest passing percentage and students have topped the MSBTE Merit list as well. It is one of the first private Diploma institute to achieve the ISO certification. With the increasing demand by the male students, it duly became a co-ed institution in the year 2003.With the increasing demands, in 2008 it started working in two shifts.


Establishment of World Peace Centre-at Alandi

Establishment of World Peace Centre-at Alandi in Quest of Universal Peace and Searching the Pathway for World Peace under the auspices of MAEER’s MIT, Pune, India, which was actually established on 1st December 1996 in the presence of all these delegates representing all the world
religions. All the global philosophers unanimously resolved and approved the proposal of establishing ‘World Peace Centre at Alandi, near Pune, Maharashtra-India’, which is the birth place of the Great Indian Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara.


Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy (MIP), Pune

MAEER’s Maharashtra Institute of Pharmacy was established in 1997 and has an excellent academic track record depicted through University Examination results and co-curricular as well as extracurricular achievements. The Institute offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes in Pharmacy.


UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Democracy, Tolerance and Peace at World Peace Centre, MAERR’s MIT, Pune

In appreciation of the work carried out by MAEER’s MIT, Pune-India under the banner World Peace Centre (Alandi), of championing the cause of promoting the ‘Value Based Universal Education System’ for spreading the message of Peace based on appropriate blending of Science, Technology, and Spirituality, UNESCO-Paris bestowed the World Peace Centre (Alandi) with UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Democracy, Tolerance on 12th May 1998


Established Maharashtra Academy of Engineering (MITAOE), Alandi, Pune

MIT Academy of Engineering (MITAOE), Alandi, Pune, was established in 1999 under MAEER by the honourable Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, Founder and Executive President of MIT Group. The institute offers seven UG programs (B.Tech) and three PG programs (M.Tech).


Establishment of MIT-College of Engineering

Established in 2001, MITCOE is a sister concern of MIT, Pune and has been the destination of choice for most aspiring engineers, not only from Maharashtra, but also from the rest of India. MITCOE has built the pedagogy of interactive teaching-learning methods and was among the few institutes, who were ISO certified. MITCOE got ISO certificate from American Quality Assessors (AQA) a prestigious body especially in Europe & USA. MITCOE created flaw less processes and a working environment of International standards.


MITSOM College – UG Management Courses

Established in 2004

MITSOM College for Undergraduate Studies was established in the year 2004 under the aegis of MAEER’s MIT, Pune. The principle objective of this college is to provide undergraduate education in professional courses like Business Administration, International Business and Computer Applications. The college was ranked 21st by Business India.

MAEER’s College of Arts, Commerce & Science

MAEER’s Arts, Commerce & Science College, Pune is a constituent unit of MAEER’s MIT Group established in 2004 and has completed over one decade of Academic Excellence. The College ensures holistic development of students by providing an ideal academic environment for need based as well as value based education. Accredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC, the College provides education in all the streams like Arts, Commerce & Science.


Established MIT School of Government (MITSOG)

MIT-SOG is a part of the MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Pune and is First of its kind Institute in India & Asia established in 2005. MITSOG was initiated by Shri. Rahul V. Karad with the vision of creating Ethical, Spirited and Committed Political Leadership for the country from the grassroots and from all walks of life. MIT-SOG participants are provided assignments, projects and workshops as a regular feature for up to a period of two months with Political Leaders & Political Party Offices.


‘Vishwashanti Gurukul’ Inauguration of first phase

It took Dr. Karad and the famous Architect Shri Naren Kuwadekar from Mumbai, almost 6 months to put on paper his concept of architectural planning, design and the perception of “Gurukul” based on Saptswar, Saptrang and Saptrishi. The inauguration of the First Phase of “Vishwashanti Gurukul” at the auspicious hands of Bharat Ratna Smt. Lata Mangeshkar took place on Monday, 7th August 2006, in the presence of Smt. Krishna Kapoor, a symbol of Indian womanhood and under the Chairmanship of Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar, the world famous Computer Scientist.


Establishment of MIT- School of Technology Management (MITSOT)

An AICTE approved Management institute, MITSOT was established in the year 2007. It is India’s 1st Technology Management Institute to Offer Job Oriented Skill Certifications and is ranked in Top 50 Management Institutes by MHRD-NIRF 2017.


MIT-ADT University, Loni Kalbhor-Pune

Establishment of “MIT-ADT University, Pune”, at Rajbaug Campus, Loni Kalbhor Pune in 2015 was a lead towards imparting world class education. MIT-ADT is a state Private University which established as per the Government & University Act.

Avatika University, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India

Avantika University is a private, cross-disciplinary university based in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India. It has been described as India’s first design-centred university.


MIT-WPU University, Kothrud-Pune

MIT, Pune is now MIT-World Peace University! (MIT-WPU) We are among the best private universities in Maharashtra and in the whole of India.
Our eco-friendly, vibrant and lively campus offers courses on a diverse of subjects such as Engineering, Management, Governance, Law, Economics, Liberal Arts, Science, and Media which conform to the highest expected industry standards. MIT-WPU’s uniquely designed programmes combined with top class facilities and amenities illustrate our vision of ‘Attaining World Peace through Education’. Currently we support more than a 1000 faculty, close to 15,000 students and an alumni network numbering more than 100,000! MIT Pune was established by Dr. Vishwanath Karad in 1983 to more closely meet the demands of a nation on the brink of modernization. The spirit of its establishment was the creation of a student who would be an efficient and productive member of society. This is accomplished by a holistic approach towards education where we provide the students with a coordinated learning strategy tailor-made for each individual department.
We, at MIT-WPU are also proud of our Peace Studies Initiative by which we try an effuse the benefits of peace to our students. Such a student will harmonize themselves in any working environment. We can count on all the top Companies in the world in the list of institutions that have MIT Pune alumni working successfully and productively. We at MIT are committed to making India ‘Vishwa Guru’ which means the ‘Teacher of the World’!