About Rahul V. Karad
Executive President, MIT-WPU
Rahul Vishwanath Karad is an enterprising educationist at the forefront of the 72 institute, 55000 student 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, Rahul is committed to channelizing the power of youth to augment the country of India, by ensuring their true potential is realised by providing them with a holistic and value based education.
This commitment of his 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). A roaring success, every year 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 civilization can prosper without the active participation of women as equals in the legislative and corporate spheres, Rahul is the Founder & Convener of National Women’s Parliament (NWP), a common platform for women from diverse background like politics, industry, the arts and judiciary. Over 18,000 women from colleges of Higher Education were connected to women legislatures, parliamentarians, corporate leaders, and representatives from social sector.
To further this cause of nation building he has created the National Teachers’ Congress (NTC), a platform for teachers of Higher Education (undergraduate and post-graduate 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.