Prasheel Suryawanshi is an established academician with a focused interest in Systems and Control, Signal Processing, Computing, Mechatronics, and their intersection towards Cyber-Physical Systems. He has a Doctorate in Control Systems from College of Engineering, Pune. Dr. Prasheel has more than 2-decades of experience in academics, research, and consulting, and his proficiency as a teacher and researcher has been widely acknowledged. Dr. Prasheel has pursued a deeper understanding of the dynamics between Design and Engineering, with a focus on Design-Centered Education. This liberal approach aims at, transcending disciplinary boundaries, creating new directions, giving birth to new ideas, and having the confidence to bring about a change. A passionate researcher, Dr. Prasheel's primary research interests are in sliding mode control, uncertainty and disturbance estimation, active disturbance rejection control, and autonomous systems. He has made significant contributions in robust control, by combining uncertainty estimation techniques with sliding-mode control, and developing simultaneous state and disturbance observers for uncertain systems. Dr. Prasheel has received research grants to the tune of INR 5-million and contributed significantly in engineering and educational consulting. A celebrated author of 4-books, 3-book-chapters, and over 50-research papers in archival journals and peer-reviewed conferences, Dr. Prasheel is also the author of several monographs, technical reports, and white-papers. A Senior Member of IEEE, Dr. Prasheel is a holder of several prestigious awards for his scientific and professional achievements. Currently, Dr. Prasheel is Professor and Director of Avantika University, Ujjain. The guiding thought of his life is, "DO NOT GO, WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, GO INSTEAD WHERE THERE IS NO PATH AND LEAVE A TRAIL".
Dr. Yogesh Bhalerao is a committed educationalist, administrator and researcher. He competed his Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the then University of Pune. His PhD work entitled 'Thermal Analysis of Grinding Process' was well received and appreciated by distinguished experts in the domain. He has also been the proud recipient of the 'Young Scientist Award' from Department of Science and Technology (DST), India under the FASTTRACK Scheme. He continues to pursue his post Ph.D. research from the Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Through the many years of his work in the higher education sector, he has gained a rich experience that can be flexibly deployed across domains and functions. He has worked at all level of teaching practice and presently is leading the MIT Academy of Engineering as the Director, in its progression. As the Director, he continues to exercise leadership, demonstrate vision, and empower others to deliver the agreed Institutional strategies and objectives and achieve the highest possible standards of excellence. As an academician, Prof. Bhalerao has introduced innovative patterns, methods and designs of education. He continues to experiment with his teaching and leadership styles to effortlessly adopt to fresh challenges and opportunities. He has a strong publications record and his outputs continue to contribute to and make impact in the field of Engineering, Education and Administration. Prof. Bhalerao brings along his profound experience, progressive vision and enthusiastic efforts to all the endeavors he undertakes.
Mahesh D Goudar
Professor - Engineering
Dr. Goudar has a Doctoral degree in Electronics Engineering (Ph.D. (Electronics)) from Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad. With a Post Graduate degree in Electronics Design Technology (M.Tech. (EDT)), and a Bachelor degree in Electronics & Communication (B.E. (E & C)), Dr. Goudar has focused his interest in the field of Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation. He has 13 years of industry experience and 17 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy. He has represented India, as a mentor and expert, in the Electronics skill at the World Skills Competition 2013 at Leipzig, Germany and World Skills Russia 2014, Yekaterinburg, Russia. He has also represented India, as a mentor to the Indian team, in the Mobile Robotics skill at World Skills Competition 2015, Euro Skills 2016, World Skills 2017 at Sau Paulo (Brazil), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Abu Dhabi (UAE), respectively. He also has the honor of receiving a ‘Medallion of Excellence’ for team India in the skill of Mobile Robotics. He has been felicitated by FICCI, at the hands of Shri. Dharmendra Debendra Pradhan, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India, at the 6 th Global Summit and World Skills India for his immense contribution towards skill development. Dr. Goudar has also received a research and consultancy project fund of Rs. 40 lakhs. He is a member of reputed professional societies like IET, IETE, IEI and ISTE, and has 34 publications in reputed National and International journals. Dr. Goudar is Professor and Coordinator for School of Engineering at Avantika. He believes in the doctrine - ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’.
Professor - Engineering
Rakesh has a Ph.D. from the Central University of Allahabad, UP, India in Steady and Unsteady Hydro Dynamical Flows and Heat Transfer Problems. He is a thorough academician with over 20 years of experience and has held senior positions in the Department of Mathematics across renowned educational institutions from India. Before Avantika, he was the Professor and Head, Department of Applied Science and Humanities with ITS Engineering College Greater Noida, Dr. A P J Technical University, UP, India. Beyond this, he has also had international teaching experience with BITS Pilani at their Dubai Campus, and at Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Rakesh has published several research papers and conference papers. He has also co-authored curriculum books on Mathematics for Engineering students.
Professor - Design
Hemant is a Professor with Avantika University. He is an Artist, along with being an Art and Design Educationist. He has a Ph.D. from Barkatullah University, Bhopal in Drawing and Painting. With over 20 years of teaching experience, he has worked as a Principal, HOD, Art Director, and Guest Lecturer at various renowned private and government educational institutions. Before Avantika, he was the Principal at SDPS Women's College. He was also associated with Government Fine Arts College, Indore as the Assistant Professor (Art Director). His expertise lies in Mural Design, Graphics, Etching, and Sculpture. Moreover, he has mastered Indian traditional Folk painting and Wash Techniques. He has won several national and international awards, including National Kalidas Puraskar. Additionally, he has been instrumental in conducting a variety of workshops and has authored several research papers and publications for Art, Design, and Education.
Asst. Professor - Design
Rupesh is a Raheja School of Art (LSR) Mumbai alumnus with a profound experience in the field of Applied, Graphic and Communication Design. He has 17 years of industry experience varied from media, entertainment, packaging, pharma and also as art educator. He has worked as a HOD and Art Director at various corporate. Before Avantika he was working as the Head of Department in Pharma company, where he has created various brand logos and packaging designs which has great market presence. He was also associated with University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) for M.Des Transportation Design in past. His work got selected in many national level competitions and appreciated well in industry.
Manesh is a dedicated academic professional with a collective experience of over 15 years.He holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI) Kanpur, followed by a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Technology. His research interests include Fuel Cell Technology, Non-conventional Energy, Mass Transfer, Energy and Environment. Over the course of his academic journey, he has authored and presented over 18 research papers in journals and conferences of international repute. He has been credited for drafting numerous monographs, technical reports, and white papers. He is member of professional societies like IIChE, ISTE and IAENG. He was awarded the Best Teacher of the Year, 2013 at MIT Academy of Engineering and received citations for contribution in academics, research and institution building.