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Board of Management

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    Prasheel Suryawanshi

    Prasheel Suryawanshi
    Vice ChancellorNominee of Sponsoring Body
    Avantika University

    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".

  • Rahul Karad

    Rahul Karad
    Trustee
    MAEER, Pune

  • Prakash Joshi

    Prakash Joshi
    Trustee
    MAEER, Pune

  • Chandrakant Pandav

    Chandrakant Pandav
    Trustee
    MAEER, Pune

  • Rishi Kapal

    Rishi Kapal
    CEO
    EDUGILD, Pune

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    Yogesh Bhalerao

    Yogesh Bhalerao
    Director
    MITAOE Pune

    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.

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    Sukanta Kundu

    Sukanta Kundu
    Professor - Design
    Avantika University

    Sukanta has completed his engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur with specialization in Aeronautical Engineering and masters from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad specializing in Industrial Design. With more than 29 years of industry experience in India and China, Sukanta has been associated with many illustrious brands such as Bajaj, Philips, Surya Roshni, and Fiem Industries etc., where he worked in different capacities, spearheading the product design vertical in Home Appliances and Luminaries, introducing new product concepts and revamping the available products from concepts to production. With superior expertise in aesthetics and product innovation, and a black belt in Design for Six Sigma, he has set-up factories in India, led the R and D department, and supplied indigenously developed products and marked sales of upto 230 million INR in one month with zero product failure and no incidence report from market. A proven design expert and a leader, he has led multiple project teams from conceptualization to production and is widely acknowledged for value engineering and quality assurance of products. He has been awarded for the Top 100 LED projects by International SSL Alliance, Beijing, China in 2016, has been a runner-up in Simplicity Contest for idea and implementation of Server-based Quality Data Management System and received the company merit award for designing and production of RC2004 Rotating Grill in Desert Coolers. With a proven and avowed legacy in industry, Sukanta joins Avantika as a Professor in Industrial Design to propagate his knowledge among the young learners.

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    Hemant Kaushik

    Hemant Kaushik
    Professor - Design
    Avantika University

    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.

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    Raghav Pandya

    Raghav Pandya
    Associate Professor - Design
    Avantika University

    Raghav Pandya is a hardcore industry professional with an Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bhopal University followed by Masters in Design in Industrial Design from IIT, Delhi (CEED AIR 18). With immense experience of 15 years in the field of motorcycle design in worlds largest two-wheeler company Hero MotoCorp, he is credited for designing Indias most successful motorcycles and scooters; which cover around half of popular market share in India. With a global exposure doing design projects in Africa, Latin America and South Asia, he has also been a very active participant in various user researches in Milan, Cologne, Birmingham, Tokyo and New Delhi auto shows. He has also worked with international design studios and suppliers in Europe and Japan.His expertise includes all aspect of product design from concept development till product unveiling. As an industry professional, he brings superior acquaintance in product forecasting, benchmarking, product development, manufacturing processes and branding. He has proficiency in all design modes of sketching including clay modelling and surface modelling processes. His strongest hold is in understanding the market demand and transforming it into the most successful products. He also has deep insight in graphic design, logo design, color and trim selection, and has also looked into accessory design section in his previous association. His proficiency in the field and the passion for wide spreading industry-oriented education has brought him to contribute as a faculty member of Industrial Design in Avantika University.

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    Rajkumar Jain

    Rajkumar Jain
    Associate Professor - Engg.
    Avantika University

    Rajkumar Jain is a Doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Indore with research interest in Data Mining, Statistical Data Analysis, Social Media Analysis, Clustering Algorithms, Constraint Clustering, Theoretical Computer Science, Approximation Algorithms, NP-complete Problems, Satisfiability, and Optimization Problems. With more than 10 years of work experience, he has headed CSE, IT and MCA departments in various academic institutions and has been the Vice President of the Salasar Group, spearheading software development across multiple teams and company operations. Rajkumar is also a member of professional committees like SCI, IACSIT, IAENG, IFAC, and IEEE etc. He has about 9 publications in peer-reviewed National and International Journals, Conferences and Conventions, and is also a member of the editorial board of International Journal. A passionate researcher and technical guide, his knowledge in the area of computer science and engineering is widely acknowledged.

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    Manesh Patil

    Manesh Patil
    Registrar
    Avantika University

    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.


  • Nominee of State Govt.


  • Nominee of State Govt.