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Prasad D Khandekar

Dr. Prasad D Khandekar


Founding Vice Chancellor
DES Pune University

Prof. Prasad D. Khandekar, a distinguished figure in Electronics and Communication Engineering, brings 23 years of teaching and 5 years of industry experience to his role as Vice Chancellor at Deccan Education Society’s Pune University. Renowned for his leadership in engineering education, he played a pivotal role in transforming MIT institutes into Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune. Having held key positions such as Dean-Internal Quality Assurance, Dean-Faculty of Engineering and Technology, and Sr. Director-Centre for Industry Academic Partnerships, Prof. Khandekar has significantly contributed to enhancing the industry readiness of engineering graduates. His global engagement includes participation in the ABET Symposium 2016 in Florida, USA, and collaborations with institutions in France, USA, Austria, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Japan. Prof. Khandekar is a sought-after speaker, sharing insights on Indian higher education at conferences, World Education Summit, and in print and electronic media. His forward-looking perspective on university competition with third-party aggregators is sparking discussions and debates within the higher education community in India.