Mr. Rahul Karad
Executive President MIT-WPU & Founder RISE WPU
Mr. Rahul Vishwanath Karad is an enterprising educationist at the forefront of the 72 institutes, 55000 students strong MAEER’S MIT Group of Institutions, Pune. He is the Executive President of MIT WPU.
A graduate in Engineering, a post-graduate in management from Cardiff U.K, and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, USA, Mr. Rahul is committed to channelising youths’ power to augment India as a country by ensuring their true potential is realised by providing them with a holistic and value-based education.
This commitment has resulted in the founding of the MIT School of Government, the first institute of its kind in Asia, which is committed to strengthening the fabric of Indian Democratic Leadership. His underlying belief in the democratic process and his faith in the youth of the country has led him to found the leading Indian platform for students interested in politics and development of the country, the “INDIAN STUDENT PARLIAMENT” (BHARATIYA CHHATRA SANSAD). Every year, a roaring success, 10 to 12,000 politically and socially active students from about 450 universities across 29 states of India participate in the annual conclave.
Understanding that no culture or civilisation can prosper without the active participation of women as equals in the legislative and corporate spheres, Mr. Rahul is the Founder & Convener of the National Women’s Parliament (NWP), a common platform for women from diverse backgrounds like politics, industry, the arts and judiciary. Over 18,000 women from higher education colleges were connected to women legislatures, parliamentarians, corporate leaders, and representatives from the social sector.
To raise voice for the notion of nation-building, he has created the National Teachers Congress (NTC), a platform for teachers of higher education (undergraduate and postgraduate colleges) from across the nation
He is also the Founder of Rashtriya Sarpanch Sansad, a unique initiative to bring together Sarpanchs from different villages, Government, Media and Experts with a long-term vision of rural development.
Executive President’s Message
I am delighted to welcome the aspiring students of higher education on a vibrant learning journey at MIT World Peace University (MIT WPU), the flagship university of MIT Group of Institutions. You will definitely attach a sense of pride to these very precincts that boast of its legacy of four decades, producing many brilliant and gifted minds over the years. We have always been uniquely committed to providing young minds with the necessary means and knowledge to excel in their professional lives and teaching the values that are vital to mould them as complete human beings. Over 1,00,000 proud alumni doing extraordinary assignments around India and the globe are a testimony to our commitment and high standard of teachings.
Today the world has been shaped by advances in Science & Technology. The knowledge and information are available at an unthinkable pace, and today’s students may be engaged in future in the kinds of jobs that perhaps are not even thinkable today. They need to learn critical skills and transferable competencies to face the unforeseen challenges of professional life. They must be trained to possess a universal mindset to interact in the globalised world’s melting pot. It will require plenty of creative and innovative teaching for building such strong content in their character. Being one of the top colleges in the fields of Engineering, Management, Arts, Science & Commerce over the years, we have always thought ahead of time and hence, have risen to meet such challenges by adopting transformational changes in the way we impart education to you at MIT WPU.
Having the status of a ‘State University’ now, we have the freedom and autonomy to incorporate the very best for imparting world-class education for our students. While we will be following UGC guidelines, but have set ‘Technology, Research, Social Innovation and Partnerships’ as the university’s core approach. With the synergy of academia with technology, technology with research, research with industry, an industry with the economy with social innovation and social innovation with peace. We are committed to making MIT WPU a world-class intellectual excellence space, where reason and rationality reign, humanism rules, and learning become a great adventure.
With this vision, the peace component in the curriculum and yoga practices have been quite thoughtfully added to the credit system. Our prominent national initiatives- Bhartiya Chhatra Sansad, National Teachers Congress, Rashtriya Sarpanch Sansad, and National Women’s Parliament involving active student participation aids in sensitising them towards their role in nation-building efforts.
We value the faith bestowed upon us by students and parents over the years, empowering us to deliver on continuously updated education across disciplines. I invite you to join hands with us to synergise our efforts for developing young minds as global citizens by keeping the development of our society and nation at the core of their hearts.
With Best Wishes,
Mr. Rahul V. Karad
MIT World Peace University, Pune, India
Dr. Aditi Karad
Executive Director - VishwaRaj Hospital | Member, Trustee and Joint Secretary General, MAEER's MIT Group of Institutions, Pune
Dr. Aditi Karad has passionately taken up the cause of providing excellent and affordable healthcare & education to the community. She is a visionary leader who aims to create a global ecosystem where all stakeholders come together with a single goal of excellent and affordable healthcare & education to all with personal touch and compassion.
Vishwaraj Hospital is a movement that arose out of Dr. Aditi Karad’s passion for providing quality and affordable healthcare in every part of the country. The 300 – bed hospital built on a total area of 300,000 square feet has a patient-centric design. It encompasses a wide range of specialities and ensures a dedicated focus on patient care. The state-of-the-art infrastructure meets all the needs for an advanced medical facility and ensures no compromise on delivering the best healthcare standards. From the day of inception, the hospital has been nurtured under her leadership with care and diligence, keeping in mind the region’s current and future healthcare needs.
She has been awarded the “Healthcare Transformation Leaders Award under Indian Health Ministry, 2019” for her leadership and dedication in the healthcare industry. And the award of “The 10 Most Recommended Superspeciality Hospitals in India by Insight Success, 2020” showcases the growth and success story of Vishwaraj Hospital.