Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Prof. Dr. Nitin R. Karmalkar, is a well-known scientist in the field of Igneous Petrology. With more than 25 years of teaching and more than 30 research publications ... invarious national and international journals, he is actively involved in academics andresearch along with constantly guiding various facets of academia beinga part of Member of Board of Studies & Recognition Committees for Geology and Enviromental Science

Dr. Prafulla Pawar is currently Registrar at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Dean – Faculty of Commerce & Management and Director – Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Savitribai Phule Pune University He was formerly, ... Professor and Head, Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA), Savitribai Phule Pune University Dr. Prafulla Pawar is engineering graduate [BE – Electronics] from University of Pune and has done MBA in Marketing and MBA in Systems management. He holds a PhD degree in strategic management. Dr. Pawar has previously worked with North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad. During his academic career of 19 years and industrial career of 4 years, he has published 39 research papers in reputed national and international journals. He is the author of two books in management. Dr. Pawar was a visiting Professor for University of Deusto, Spain and University of Bologna, Italy and Masaryk University, Czech Republic. His interest areas are Strategic Management and emerging economies. He has pioneered Innovation & Incubation Centre on the SPPU Campus and he is also the Director of SPPU Alumni Association.

CA Atul Patnakar

CA Atul Patankar is Finance & Accounts Officer at Savitribai Phule Pune University

Dr. Shireesh Kedare

Dr. Shireesh Kedare is Professor, Energy Science & Engineering at IIT Bombay, Praj Ind. Chair Professor & Independent Director, ONGC Ltd." ... in “Reciprocating Wind Machine”. He has been associated with Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), IIT Bombay, Students for Development (a voluntary organization), Vivekananda Gram­vikas Prakalpa, Latur, Society for Advancement of Renewable Materials and EnergyTechnologies(SARMET),Mumbai,Khadiand Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Mumbai till 2001.

Professor Sanjay Govind Dhande, former Director of IIT Kanpur, is an innovative technologist, an acclaimed academician, an eminent researcher, ... a visionary institution builder and an able administrator, whose contributions are acknowledged not only in India but also in many other countries. Under his captainship, IIT Kanpur has been recognized as a technical institution of excellence for providing an international level education and research in Science & Technology. He has been active in terms of promoting new models of technical education in the country. Professor Dhande strongly believes in reforming the curriculum of technical education that will be suitable for the Indian society.

Dr. Aditya Abhyankar is currently working as Dean, Faculty of Technology and Professor in Department of Technology of SP Pune University. ... He is on lien from his duties as Dean R&D, Director CERD (Center for Excellence in R&D) and Professor in Computer Engineering Department of VIIT, Pune. He is associated as an adjunct professor with COEP, Pune, as research associate with Clarkson University, NY, USA and on advisory committee and BOS (board of studies) of many national and international universities.

Mr. Arun Firodia, known as “Mr. R & D” has given revolutionary products like Luna which gave mobility to common man and Kinetic Honda ... which gave mobility to women. Now he is busy developing electric vehicles to eliminate pollution from our cities. He has been instrumental in designing a 90 seater aircraft, an ‘Earthquake Warning System’ and an instrument to enable visually challenged persons to “listen” to books or newspapers.

Pradeep Bhargava is an engineering graduate from IISc Bangalore and completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from IIM Ahmedabad. ... . He worked for Govt. of India for a decade with Atomic Energy Commission, Electronic Commission and public sector undertaking BHEL. He was a consultant to UNDP and World Bank. Pradeep played Business Leadership role in Consumer & Industrial Corporate Sector while working with companies such as Sharp, G.E. Lighting, Bharat Forge and Cummins. He is very active in industry forums such as MCCIA where he is currently President. He conceived Pune Power Model leading to zero load shedding in the Pune City. Pradeep is associated with leading academic institutions such as IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Indore and Udaipur as well as Symbiosis. Currently, he is an Independent Director, Persistent Systems Ltd. He is a Trustee at KEM Hospital, Science and Technology Park and Lila Poonawala foundation, Pune.


Pramod Chaudhari, a first-generation techno-Entrepreneur, is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Praj Industries, ... a global process solutions company driven by innovation and integration capabilities in Bio-Industrial sector. With references across five continents, Praj has in excess of 750 references in over 75 countries. Pramod was the President of prestigious Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) Pune for 2016-18.

M. S. Unnikrishnan is the Managing Director & CEO of Thermax Group, the energy and environment solutions major. The company has a global presence ... and operates in the areas of heating, cooling, power, water and waste management, air pollution control and chemicals.Mr. Unnikrishnan began his career with Thermax after graduating from the VNIT, Nagpur in 1982 in Mechanical engineering. He is a graduate in Advanced Management Program from the Harvard Business School, USA

Advait Kurlekar has over 26 years of valuable experience in industry and management consulting, having worked in leading organizations like Tata Motors, ... AF Ferguson, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Cedar Consulting. Prior to this, he was heading KP Consulting as part of the Kirtane & Pandit Group based in Pune. He has handled assignments in Singapore, Hong Kong, Middle East, West Asia, South Africa, North Africa, UK, France and Germany. He is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences on corporate strategy.

Sanjiv Mehta is Post Graduate in Economics from School of Economics, Panjab University Chandigarh, having over 38 years of... experience in the field of information technology and other industries. He was Founder and Managing Director of Cirrus Electronic Systems Limited. Having vast experience in the field of Business & Strategy Management as well as turn-around and change management, Sanjiv Mehta is currently Advisor & Head Program Development of IBM Innovation Center for Education and President Bombay Amusement Rides P. Ltd. Besides being a Co-Founder of Funkia Amusement LLP, he is also a Mentor for Cache Technologies Pvt Ltd. and X Limitz Adventure World Pvt Ltd.

Prof.Suresh Gosavi is currently Head Of the Department of Physics and Department of Enviromental Science at Savitribai Phule Pune University

Prof. Avinash Kumbhar obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1993 from University of Pune . He joined as Lecturer at Department of Chemistry,... University of Pune (1991-2003). He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of North Carolina, USA (1998-1999). He was promoted to Associate professor at University of Pune (2006-2009) and was selected as a Fulbright Nehru Senior Research Fellow at University of Houston, Texas, USA (2013-2014) and currently, he is Professor at same department (2009-till date).