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Dr. Sunil Karad is the Executive Director, Treasurer, and Trustee of the MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, India.

The MIT, Pune Group founded by Prof. Vishwanath D. Karad, has been a part of the private education sector's growth trajectory for over three decades, with close to 70 centers of learning in the state of Maharashtra. Dr. Sunil is currently focusing his energies on the Group's expansion across the length and breadth of the nation to meet the growing demands of this burgeoning sector. Avantika University, Ujjain - India's first Design Centered University with Design, Engineering, and Economics verticals will commence its first batch in 2017. The academic year of 2017-18 will also see the inclusion of University of Technology and Management (UTM), Shillong within the MIT Group of Institutions. UTM Shillong has a strong presence in the Northeast with its skill-centered and employment-focused programs in Technology and Management.

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Leadership

Steering clear of the beaten track was always a conscious choice made by Dr.Sunil- a choice that springs evident from the projects he helms. Each institute - including MIT Academy of Engineering, VishwashantiGurukul - An IB World School, MIT Institute of Design, MIT Skills, MIT School of Telecom Management, Avantika University, to name a few - bear testimony to his foresight and impeccable acumen as a pioneer and progressive educationist. Institutes under his leadership have forged a lasting impact on the education landscape in India.

As the Chief Convener of Robocon India, he has relished the opportunity to observe and groom the best minds in creative engineering. This contest serves as a world-class platform for students to exhibit their ideas in robotics, as well as establish cross cultural contacts in a stimulating environment.

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Testimonials

Knowing Sunil over the past several years has been a revelation. From a hardworking and passionate young man, his journey has transitioned him into a progressive thinker and analyst with a thorough grasp of the education sector. A natural leader and a risk-taker, he envisions the Indian education sector to be on par with world class standards. Shouldering the legacy of MAEER, Sunil's value system blends the traditional with the modern, enhancing his outlook and influencing his decision-making.

Dr. Vijay Bhatkar
Chancellor - Nalanda University
Chairman, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan(UBA),
Govt. of India

My association with Sunil came by way of our collaboration for Avantika University, Ujjain. I have come to know him as an earnest educationist, dedicated to the cause of infusing innovation in the education sector. He never balks from breaking away from the traditional mold and explore unchartered territory. His background and lineage affords him a world view of the education sector, enabling him to influence trends that will shape the future knowledge sharing in India.

Dr. Sanjay Dhande
Chief Mentor - Avantika University, Ujjain
Former Director- IIT Kanpur
Eminent Educationist and Visionary Institution Builder

A lot of nurturing and sustenance of EdTech ecosystem in India is credited to EDUGILD – a brainchild of Dr. Sunil. My association with him is an extension of my association with EDUGILD as a Mentor and Venture Partner. Sunil's global influence leads him to have a finger on the pulse of the EdTech ecosystem, thereby backing the best emerging ideas in the sector. His insightful, analytical demeanour always leaves a lasting impact on everyone he comes across.

Apurva Chamria
AVP & Head,
Global Brand & Digital Marketing
- HCL

"Sunil Karad studied for an MSc (1995-6) in Polymers and Composites in the Department of Engineering Materials at The University of Sheffield where he got interested in fibre reinforced plastics used in Aerospace and other Engineering applications. He remained in Sheffield for a PhD, which he completed in the minimum time of 2 years (1996-8). This was particularly impressive because he chose to study environmental effects in cyanate ester resins and composites where the moisture absorption kinetics is very slow. Thus to achieve sufficient data in 2 years required an efficient and effective research plan.Sunil's ability to plan carefully the research objectives delivered 7 high quality journal publications.

Emeritus Professor Frank R. Jones
World Fellow of the International Committee for Composite materials
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The University of Sheffield, UK

"Sunil Karad studied for an MSc (1995-6) in Polymers and Composites in the Department of Engineering Materials at The University of Sheffield where he got interested in fibre reinforced plastics used in Aerospace and other Engineering applications. He remained in Sheffield for a PhD, which he completed in the minimum time of 2 years (1996-8). This was particularly impressive because he chose to study environmental effects in cyanate ester resins and composites where the moisture absorption kinetics is very slow. Thus to achieve sufficient data in 2 years required an efficient and effective research plan.Sunil's ability to plan carefully the research objectives delivered 7 high quality journal publications.

Emeritus Professor Frank R. Jones
World Fellow of the International Committee for Composite materials
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The University of Sheffield, UK

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Dr. Sunil Karad

Executive Director, Treasurer & Trustee
MIT Group of Institutions,
Paud Road, Kothrud,
Pune | India 411038.