MAEER's

MIT PUNE

VISHWASHANTI GURUKUL SCHOOLS

Messages

Founder's Message

Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad,
Founder and Director General, MAEER’s MIT, Pune.

"Union of Science and Spirituality Religion alone will bring peace to mankind."

This sentence sums up the entire vision, mission and philosophy of the establishment of MAEER’s MIT Schools, known for imparting value based education from KG to PG for more than two decades. Although modernization, high-end technological advances and intellectual progress in these years have been a boon to this generation, but unfortunately, have not contributed entirely to the building of a great character.

We shoulder the responsibility to mould the future by training the younger generation with science and morals. We strongly believe that this is the era where we need to revive the age-old ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’ for the sake of the younger generation who will be global citizens of tomorrow. With the world coming closer to the concept of a Global Village, the advent and advancement of technology has only increased the pace of education.

An effort has to be made to make the youngsters aware of their ancient Indian culture and the deep rooted ethos of the holy soil of our country. The Gurukul system would be the perfect technique to blend the modern technological advancements and the ancient Indian culture to create a new genre of all-rounders and ‘winners’.

This age-old education system of ancient India develops an emotional, intellectual and spiritual bond between the Guru and the Shishya. The ‘Guru’ takes the ‘Shishya’ from the darkness of ignorance towards the enlightenment of knowledge. He guides the Shishya not only to pursue knowledge, but also to build character.

Today what we desperately need, more than advanced technology is men and women of strong character, self-discipline and capability of being global citizens who can make the utmost utilization of technology for the benefit of mankind.

Let’s not forget that the nation is always built by disciplined, cultured, devoted and educated individuals, with full faith in themselves and the nation. This faith and discipline is concentrated on character building and developing a sense of cross-cultural tolerance, co-operation and harmony. With faith in incorporating all such qualities in their students to develop ‘winning personalities,’ MIT schools are committed to these ideals of making them ‘Physically strong, mentally alert, intellectually sharp and spiritually elevated’

Executive Director's Message

Swati Chate,
Executive Director, MIT Group of Institutions

"Never compete with an opponent. Compete with your own self, for your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that gives a real joy"

We value the individual differences each child brings to the classroom. The very diverse cultural backgrounds and learning styles of our student population makes Vishwashanti Gurukul Pandharpur an ideal setting for young minds to grow. Our curriculum sets the foundation for a global perspective on learning. The richness of our academic programs encourages students to connect separate elements of knowledge to form a coherent perspective of the whole, thus producing insightful, creative and analytical thinkers.

As we embark on this unique journey, I am confident we will succeed in challenging our students to become engaged citizens of the 21st Century who possess not only the knowledge for critical thinking but also the motivation for keeping their minds actively engaged in learning for the rest of their lives.

With your support we can have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of our younger generation. Together we can ensure they have a more informed understanding not only of themselves but also of the world in which they live. This is truly an exciting time to be in education.

Project Director's Message

Dr. P. N. Prasad,
Project Director
Academics – School Development & Training

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world "

It is with pride and great pleasure that I welcome you to Vishwashanti Gurukul Schools (VGSs), a vibrant group of CBSE schools and a truly exceptional community. Here at VGSs, we strive to create a conducive & congenial environment for our students wherein they have fun while challenging themselves academically.

At VGSs we follows Gurukul culture committed to an stimulating and empowering environment in which students realize their greatest intellectual, aesthetic, creative, moral, spiritual and physical promise. We are defined by an energized, attentive, and diverse student-teacher culture. We value every individual child and work in unison with all the stakeholders to facilitate in achieving the highest potential of the child. One of our goals is to build our student’s self-confidence and self-esteem so they feel prepared to face the challenges of life.

As we firmly believe in the words of Aristotle that “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no Education at all”, so all our endeavours reflects interactive approach and inculcating leadership qualities in our children. Our teachers strive to engage our student’s imagination by nourishing their curiosity and equip them to solve problems and think effectively. Through our numerous scholastic and co-scholastic activities, we provide a platform to our children to showcase their talents and discover a new facet of their personality.

I take this opportunity to welcome & congratulate one and all who are associated to VGS. Let us all join hands to make education not merely an endeavour of learning of facts, but the training of mind to think.

Advisory Members

Sujatha Mohan Kumar,
Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore

It is exciting that besides my various science and social interests, and the overriding ambition towards contributing to my country and its people, my passion to be involved in inspiring young lives has found an opportune moment in my being placed in your School Managing Committee of Vishwashanti Gurukal Schools. I look forward to seek in this opportunity a mutually eventful and rewarding experience.

Having completed my post graduation in science, I obtained my Doctorate in marine biology from Karnatak University, Dharwad. While my participation in the activities of the ‘Biodiesel Society Executive Committee’ and ‘Navachetana’ give critical expression to the country’s social issues, my support to ‘Kalabharathi’ is a learning experience in promoting the values of art, culture and heritage and has inspired me to develop a network of potential patrons and artistes.

Being a part of the Indian Institute of Science enabled me to be a collaborator in the documentation of its flora in a published book and to be a Founding Member of the exhilerating ‘Science Club’ for children.

My present job as Editor of ‘Resonance – journal of science education’, published by the Indian Academy of Sciences, caters to the pedagogical interests of students and researchers and is an outcome of a larger science education initiative of India’s science academies to serve science students and teachers. The Academies, among other ongoing programmes, make recommendations to various agencies of the Government, such as the Planning Commission, Ministry of HRD and the UGC for improving science education at the higher levels. Additionally, the Academies actively advise and assist in the details of some of the components of the INSPIRE programme of the DST. Thereby significantly enhancing in impact and prestige the determining role of the academies in science education.

Lakshmi Kumar

Lakshmi Kumar is a well known Educationist and Interculturalist. Her expertise spans from establishing quality schools, building teams, developing educational processes and initiating best practices – for both school and higher education. She is the Director of Pradnya Niketan Education Society, which runs - The Orchid School in Pune and An Engineering College in Solapur, Maharashtra.

As the Founder Director of Orchid School and the visionary for educational process that is meaningful and relevant, she strives to bring teaching practices, methods, curriculum in alignment with today’s generation of learners. She specializes in Life Skill Education for young adults. For the Technical college, she works in the area of developing employability quotient for the students.

She is a certified cross cultural Training Consultant. She has trained International assignees on cross cultural competence and business processes. Ms. Kumar has specialized in training culture workers mainly from Sweden – teachers, social workers, lawyers, nurses and doctors – to work with multicultural communities. She has been a coordinator and academic supervisor for Sweden-India Project based in Orebro University for last twenty years.

Contact E-mail: lakshmikumar62@gmail.com

Contact number -0091 9823018488

Dr. Asawari Bhave-Gudipudi

Dr. Asawari is currently Project Director of MIT School of Education & Research, Principal of MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul Teacher‘s Training Academy, B. Ed College, Loni Kalbhor, Pune, as well as Head, MITSOE&R;, Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Pune.

She has total 21 years of teaching experience, wherein for 12 years, she taught Physics to students at under graduation level and for last 9½ years she is actively involved in the field of Teacher Education and trainings. She is also online subject matter expert with Texila American University’s School of Education, Guyana, South America.

She firmly believe in lifelong learning, keeping in view this aspect; she has completed Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers & Trainers (CIDTT) with Distinction and also is Programme Leader for Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching and Learning.

She is also pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from IGNOU. She has 10 research papers to my credit published in National and International journals with ISSN / ISBN no. respectively.

She had received the ‘Staff Exchange Award’ from UKIERI to visit University of Stirling, Scotland, UK for Collaborating in the exchange, development and delivery professional teacher education and educational leadership. She was instrumental in receiving 3 grant-in-aids for Research Projects from ICSSR, New Delhi, India for her current institution.

Her forte is Educational Psychology, Educational Philosophy and Action Research. She regularly conduct workshops for teacher trainees, educators and educational leaders on:

  • Reflective Teaching,
  • Effective Teaching Through Active Learning,
  • Understanding Learners,
  • Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation System,
  • Life Skills Education,
  • Personality Development,
  • Stress Management & Time Management
  • Advanced Pedagogy
  • Inclusive Education & Learning Difficulties

Dr. Indira Kasala

Dr. K. Indira is an educationist with over 25 years of experience. She has been a Senior Associate Inspector associated with the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau since 2008. She is a qualified teacher and has a professional qualification from the University of Cambridge. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Sociology and a Master’s degree in Sociology.

Her doctorate degree is in Organisational Behaviour and she has specialised in Leadership Training. She has taught English and Social Studies in schools in India and in the Middle East. As Education Officer, she has experience of working with public and private schools across India. She has also been involved in accreditation of CBSE schools in India.

Dr. Indira has vast experience of inspecting schools within India and in the Middle East. She has conducted baseline studies, audits and school inspections of more than 300 schools. She has inspected a wide range of schools offering the UAE, Philippino, UK, US and Indian curricula.