Dr. Prahlad T. Kulkarni is the Director of Pune Institute of Computer Technology. He obtained his M. Tech. & Ph.D. degree in “Satellite Communication & Remote Sensing” and “Lightwave Networks” respectively, from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has been in teaching profession for more than 38 years. He has guided 5 PhDs and currently guiding 2 PhDs, under Visveswaraya Technical University. He has served as a Visiting Professor in Chonbuk National University, S. Korea. Served as a Visiting Scientist at Center of excellence in Networking, Pisa University, Italy. Dr. Kulkarni has published more than 60 papers in reputed conferences and journals. He has received “Best Paper” award in National conference on Advanced Computing. He has presented papers in many International Conferences including International Conference on Computer Communication at MIT, USA. He is recipient of many awards and appreciations such as “American Medal of Honor”, the “Man of the year-2003” by American Biographical Institute Inc, member of American Biographical Institute Inc’s “Distinguished research board of advisors”, included in contemporary, who’s who, “Jewel of India award”, “Rashtriya Shiksha ratna”, “Shiksha Rattan Puraskar”.