“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






“Dr Sunil Karad impressed me right from the first meeting several years ago due to his progressive thinking. He carries a great legacy of Karad family and MIT. His early grooming was under mentorship of Dr Vishwanath Karad who has greatly influenced and inspired this young scholar. Coming from small village near Latur, he acquired admissions to most prestigious institutions including Jana Prabodhini School and the University of Sheffield UK from where he did MS and PhD in engineering and technology. While it may have been a tempting option to develop career abroad, he chose to return to India and contribute to development of MIT. He has developed a unique identity as a young leader in higher education with very professional approach

Professor Bhushan Patwardhan
Vice Chancellor
Symbiosis International University, Pune