“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
Think MIT Group of Institutes, and the one name that springs to mind is that of Dr. Mangesh T. Karad.
Born on 17TH APRIL 1966 in a small hamlet of Rui Rameshwar in Latur District in a farmer’s family, Dr Karad had a very humble but illustrious beginning in life. His grandfather Dadarao Karad was a freedom fighter, and his father, Tulshiram, although a farmer was very well known in Latur District as a devout devotee of God Panduranga.
The little boy was only nine when his uncle Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, the founder of Maeer’s MIT Group of Institutions brought him to Pune to stay with him and study under his tutelage at the New English School, Tilak Nagar, Pune. The bright little boy grew up to complete Mechanical Engineering, and later a doctorate on “Social Impact of Clean and Green Environment – An Integrated Approach’ in April 2009.
He started on his career as a lecturer at MIT in the footsteps of Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad. The duo shared an uncommon bond. Very soon, Dr. Mangesh T. Karad started proving his mantle to his mentor, and began taking active interest in the growth and expansion of his Uncle’s fast-expanding businesses and the rest, as they say, is history.
Dr. Mangesh Karad is today the Executive Director and Secretary of Maeer’s MIT Group that has tie-ups with several overseas institutes of international repute. In less than one decade, Dr Karad has established a technical education hub over a campus sprawling over 125 acres of lush, green land and has set-up a string of start-ups, including a Mol Mitsui Simulation Centre for students of Marine Engineering that’s architecture as a ‘ship’ modeled from an actual, unused vessel, Alang at Loni Kalbhor.
He then went on to develop a Business Incubation Centre, and established a culture of extra-curricular activities at the campus. He even set-up a separate cell for attracting and inducting international students from neighboring evolving economies, such as African, Tanzania, Nepal, Tibet etc.
Dr. Mangesh Karad could ascend this position only through his unwavering dedication and hard work. The perfectionist that he is, Dr. Mangesh Karad oversees the each and every development effort at MIT.
Dr. Mangesh T. Karad demonstrates remarkable vigor and zeal at every task that he undertakes. While academic excellence is his forte, he also has been involved in designing and planning ‘out of the box’ initiatives that have led to massive expansion and recognition of MIT as a Group of institutes of unparalleled academic excellence.
He has been responsible for establishing many unique colleges such as the Maharashtra Academy of Naval Education & Training (MANET) that imparts engineering education for the maritime industry. With his vast and influential network, extensive research and thoughtful approach, he has been instrumental in designing and customizing new courses in keeping with the prevailing employment trends and industry demands.
Dr. Mangesh Karad is committed to making MIT, the preferred destination for technical education. Focused on providing world-class education in Pune, he set-up the MIT University of Art, Design and Technology that now ranks as the 5th Private State University of Maharashtra.
Dr. Mangesh Karad strongly believes that the most serious challenge before the Indian academicia is the development of world-class infrastructure to reverse the tide of brain drain from India. It’s crucial for Indian Universities to focus on innovation if they want to stand up to the quality challenge posed by Ivy League Institutes of the world.
A strong believer in life-long learning, Dr. Mangesh Karad believes that the real purpose of education is NOT to impact degree but groom students into global leaders and Statesmen, who can lead nations and corporates with integrity. He is committed to imparting life skills to MIT students and give them access to the best resources and technology tools, no matter which field they may choose to excel in.
Above all, he wants MIT to set raise the bar of education in the country. As an educationist with vast experience, and as the trustee and secretary of MAEER, Dr. Mangesh Karad considers it his duty to make MIT a pioneer in quality-driven, practice-oriented, application-geared, technology-enabled world of learning.