Visionary Founder

Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad
Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad
Founder, Executive President and Managing Trustee,
Founder, Executive President and Managing Trustee,
President, World Peace Centre (Alandi), Pune, India
UNESCO CHAIR for Human Rights, Democracy, Peace & Tolerance

A man with a great vision and insight, an eminent educationist, a well-known teacher of international repute and an ambassador and torch bearer of world peace - Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad has earned great reverence, respect and recognition for his distinguished services through his missionary pursuit in promoting "Value Based Universal Education System".

He is an ardent follower and believer in the philosophy professed by the greatest saints, sages, seers like Saint Philosopher Sri Dnyaneshwara, Swami Vivekananda, Saint Francis of Assissi and modern scientists like Dr. Albert Einstein.

Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, with his rich knowledge, wisdom and profound understanding of the role of science and spirituality along with the essence and philosophy of all world religions, is constantly engaged in promoting the noble cause of human welfare through various national and international educational activities.

He firmly believes that science and spirituality are the two sides of the same coin. They, in fact, strengthen the concept of NON-DUALITY as enunciated above by the great Philosophers, Saint Dnyaneshwara and Saint Tukaram and the great scientist Dr. Albert Einstein. The very word "Aum", symbolizing the Ultimate Truth, and the most scientific concept of "Non-duality" are possibly the greatest gifts to humanity from India.

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Chief Advisor

Padmabhushan Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar
Eminent Scientist
Chief Mentor - MITSVS

PadmaBhushan Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar is an Indian computer scientist and a Padmashri and Padmabhushan awardee. India's computer magazine Dataquest has placed him among the star pioneers who shaped India's IT industry.

He received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 1972. He obtained his Master of Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, in 1968, and Bachelor of Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology in 1965. Dr. Bhatkar is best known as the architect of India's national initiative in supercomputing where he led the development of Param supercomputers. He developed the first Indian super computer, the Param 8000, in 1991 and later the Param 10000 in 1998.

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Executive Committee

Ms. Swati Karad Chate
Executive Director
MIT School of Vedic Sciences

Prof. Swati Karad – Chate joined MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Pune as an Executive Director in 2006. She possesses a strong administrative strand in establishing and operating various educational units under this conglomerate.

She is a Masters’ in Electronics & Tele-Communications Engineering and has attended various Executive programs in Leadership capacities, Potential leadership qualities among Professional Women and in Organizational Leadership.

She, being the daughter of the visionary and eminent educationist Dr. Vishwashanath D. Karad, has made his vision as her mission to create the knowledge hub which imbues the essence of spirituality in every aspect of its learners’ development.

She is following the footsteps of her farsighted erudite father. She is leading the march towards developing a completely modern education system with the blend of ancient Vedic wisdom, which could transform young generation into a group of holistic human beings who will be equipped to face this dynamic world by providing excellent technological proficiencies as well as the congenial and conducive environment to grow as ingenious thinkers.

Prof. Nagaraj Paturi
Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies FLAME University, Pune

Prof. Dr. Nagaraj Paturi, has contributed two new Vedic Science ideas.

  • one: Breaking the belief held till then that theoretical foundations of Panini’s Ashtadhyayi were not there/known, he established that the very purpose of Bhartrihari’s Vakyapadiyam was to provide the universal theory of language underlying Ashtadhyayi and proposed that theory as Paniniyan Linguistic Theory
  • Two: He created a new Vedic model of Myth-study, bringing out and combining Vedic Cultural Anthropology, Vedic psychoanalysis, Vedic philosophy and Vedic Aesthetics/Poetics.

For the last 30 years, he has been teaching Vedic Aesthetics/Poetics as applied to Classical Literature, Traditional Indian Grammar and Modern Linguistics to post-graduate level students parallel to his university career in cultural studies specializing in folk-classical (Vedic) interface through his fieldwork based research. He has been teaching courses in Cultural Studies related courses such as Qualitative Research, Ethnography, Semiotics, Cognitive Cultural Studies etc. to students of Design, Communication, Classical Dance, Business Management etc. employing Vedic Science approaches in suitable portions of the course.

He has been the co-convener of Veda Vijnana Vedika which is an organization dedicated to popularizing Vedic Sciences through monthly seminars and occasional symposiums.

He completed several own, collaborative and consultation research projects and has around 35 publications and 45 paper presentations to his credit.

Trained in Sanskrit by his hyper-polyglot, polymath and spiritualist father, he is seriously committed to the transmission of Vedic Sciences among the present generation.

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Dr. Sai Ramakrishna Susarla
Dean
MIT School of Vedic Sciences

Dr. Sai Ramakrishna Susarla has a 20-year long career in systems software research and development with multinational corporations. Most recently, he was a technical director at NetApp in Bengaluru. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, and M.Tech in computer science from IIT Kanpur. He has close to 20 research publications and 30 patents in the areas of large-scale software architecture, data management and analytics.

On a different side, he has a deep passion for and long association with the Samskrit language, Indian spirituality and music. He has been a long-time tech volunteer for Samskrita Bharati, a social organization dedicated to spread Samskrit literacy as a mass movement. His latest area of focus is making India's native knowledge more accessible and understandable to the younger generation. He believes technology has a big role to play in bridging the gap between traditional and modern education in India. There is untapped potential for innovation in this space. But this requires training people to bring modern technology and Vedic studies together. That is what draws him to the MIT School of Vedic Sciences.

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Board of Studies

Prof. Nagaraj Paturi
Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies FLAME University, Pune
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Prof. Dr. Shrinivasa Varakhedi
(Recipient of Presidents Award) Professor in Shastra and Dean (Academics) Karnataka Samskrita University, Bengluru
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Prof. Dr. Kanchi Gopinath
Professor Computer Science & Automation Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
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Dr. Vinod Vidwans
Professor & Chair School of Fine & Performing Arts FLAME University, Pune
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Ms Sujata Potay
Academic Consultant for Psychology Programs, MIT SVS Self-Actualization Facilitator, Relationship Coach, Transpersonal Psychotherapist INNER HORIZONS, Hyderabad
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Dr. Sai Ramakrishna Susarla
Dean
MIT School of Vedic Sciences
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Dr Tilaka M Rao
Full-time Faculty
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Dr. Siva Panuganti
Full-time Faculty
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Faculty - Full time & Adjunct/Visiting

Prof. V. N. Jha
Visiting Faculty
Former Director
Centre for Advanced Study in Sanskrit, Pune University, Pune

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Prof. Nagaraj Paturi
Visiting Faculty
Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies, FLAME University, Pune

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Prof. Dr. Kanchi Gopinath
Visiting Faculty
Professor, Computer Science & Automation Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

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Dr. Vinod Vidwans
Visiting Faculty
Professor & Chair, School of Fine & Performing Arts, FLAME University, Pune

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Dr. Sai Ramakrishna Susarla
Dean
MIT School of Vedic Sciences
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Dr Tilaka M Rao
Full-time Faculty
Member of Board of Studies

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Dr. Siva Panuganti
Full-time Faculty
Member of Board of Studies

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Dr. Vaishnavi Nishankar
Adjunct Faculty
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