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Vishwakarma Publications

As an initiative of the Vishwakarma Institutes, leaders in the field of education since 1983, Vishwakarma Publications began operations in December 2012.
From the outset, under the dynamic leadership of Managing Director Mr. Bharat Agarwal, they sought to be mainstream publishers of quality content, with the main thrust of their efforts reflecting their areas of core competence – engineering and management education, and a part of their list consisting of the best books of general interest to readers in English and Marathi.
Thus Vishwakarma Publications commissions books in both these languages, and acquires rights of English books from well-known imprints like Rupa, Penguin, Random House India, Harper Collins etc. for translation into Marathi. In the short time since inception, they have many significant titles to their credit. Today, they are confident that the publishing industry in Western India has been transformed and enriched by their presence.
Many distinguished Puneites have written books for Vishwakarma, including Pralhad Chhabria, Arun Firodia, Madhav Godbole, Ganesh Natarajan, Dr. Deepak Shikarpur, Kiran Bhat, Sekhar Seshan, Dr. Arun Gandhi, Shubhada Gogate, Bharat Bhushan and others. Vishwakarma has also published Ronnie Screwvala’s inspirational book ‘Dream with Your Eyes Open’ in Marathi, and an incisive book of essays on internal security by former chief of the Intelligence Bureau, Vidyadhar Vaidya.
Vishwakarma Publications’ academic books cover a good portion of the syllabi for engineering and management students, and have titles ranging from Strategic Management to Strength of Materials.
They have also launched ‘Views and Vistas’, a nation-wide contest to search for fresh talent, which was set to conclude on September 30, 2015.
By lending support to PILF, Vishwakarma wishes to invite all the readers and associates to be part of an intellectual feast that will enrich the cultural life of Pune and provide many groups and individuals an opportunity to interact with their icons through workshops, panel discussions and book readings. They also wish to invite authors to submit their script for publishing.

MIT Group of Institutions

Rahul Vishwanath Karad is an enterprising young educationist in the forefront of the 68 institutes strong MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Pune with over 55,000 students under its fold. A graduate in engineering and a post graduate in management from Cardiff U.K. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, U.S.A.
Rahul is advancing the inherited vision and mission of his visionary academician father Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad (a visionary educationist of India and Founder and Executive President of MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Pune), with a fearless passion and deep rooted patriotic content in his heart. He holds a firm conviction in channelizing the power of youth to augment their active participation in our pluralistic democracy. His true nationalistic consciousness keeps finding expressions through numerous activities that he initiates and infuses a renewed sense of pride and patriotism amongst the young budding minds of India.
Maharashtra Academy of Engineering and Educational Research (MAEER’s) MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, was the first big step taken by the visionary educationist Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, Founder & Executive President MAEER’s, Pune, to revolutionize the education scenario in Maharashtra and provide quality to the youth. The institute was established in 1983, which have now achieved the status of one of the best private engineering institution of India. The humble flagship of MAEER’s now have 68 institutions catering to graduate and post-graduate studies which offer higher learning to about 65000 students in wide array of fields – Engineering, Medicine, Marine Engineering, Design, IT, Business Management, and Journalism, among others. In addition to imparting cognitive education, we seek to imbibe among our students respect for Democracy, Human Rights, Tolerance and Peace through UNESCO-conferred Chair at World Peace Centre in the campus.
Under the flagship of MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, various social initiative are annually being held on a vast scale, which have been mentioned below.

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