Sanjay Dhande


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



Sanjay Dhande


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 Ed-Tech ecosystem in India is credited to EDUGILD – a brainchild of Dr Sunil Karad. My association with him is an extension of my association with EDUGILD as a Mentor and Venture Partner. Dr Karad’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 and
Digital Marketing





“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
Pune University, Pune