Director, VNIT, Nagpur
A diligent researcher, an administrator who strictly follows morals and ethics Dr. Pramod M. Padole, the Director of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur is focused on the strategic vision and the long-term mission of VNIT, Nagpur.
Prof. Padole’s ability to comprehend the broad picture and think proactively enabled him to operate effectively in a variety of administrative roles at VNIT, including Dean (Faculty Welfare), Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Training & Placement officer, Professor In-charge of Alumni affairs and many more. Prof. Padole, joined VNIT, former Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE), Nagpur in 1988 as a faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Since then, he is involved in teaching, research and administration. Prof. Padole is a vibrant personality, eloquent teacher, popular professor, and prominent researcher with a vision of using science and technology for the benefit of society.
Prof. Padole earned his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from VRCE, and a Master’s in Machine Design from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai. He completed his Ph.D. from VRCE, Nagpur.
Prof. Padole works in the field of Mechanisms and Machine Design, Finite Element Method, and Biomechanical Engineering. He has guided 17 Ph.D. research scholars and 50 M.Tech students. He has 4 patents and more than 160 research publications in reputed international and national journals to his credit. Prof. Padole visited various countries like the United Kingdom, United States of America, Germany, Romania, France, and Hong Kong for presenting his research work. He chaired technical sessions at prestigious international conferences. He has completed more than 16 Research and consultancy projects in the areas of appropriate technology, design, and finite element analysis which were funded by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Education (Shiksha Mantralaya), Khadi, and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Prof. Padole developed functional and appropriate technologies for rural sector to improve it’s livelihood. He is working as the President of the Bio-medical Engineering Forum and has also developed medical implants and other gadgets for the medical fraternity. He is passionate about using his research to benefit the community.
Prof. Padole has received numerous awards for his academic and research contributions. He is the recipient of the “Academician Par Excellence” award from the Institute of Engineers in 2017 for his lifetime contribution in the areas of product development, process development, and technology transfer. He has also received the best “S & T” innovation award from the Government of India for KVIC sponsored project and developed ten intervention technologies for creating self-sustainability and economic development in the rural sector. His enthusiasm to initiate and complete works across multiple domains of the institute with full dedication can be witnessed through the present prestigious position of VNIT Ranking, state of art facilities, unique infrastructure and beautiful campus which fetched “Green Champion award” recently.
Prof. Padole, a zestful personality, leads his team in a friendly manner and has the capabilities to recognize the talents and skills of the faculty and staff members and delegate the task and responsibilities to grow in their positions and prepare them for future leadership positions. Currently he is also handling the post of in-charge Director of NIT, Andhra Pradesh.
Apart from achieving excellence in the profession (academics, administrative, and research), Prof. Padole a versatile personality is equally good at Painting, Sports, and Singing.
More details such as research, teaching, list of publications, academics, administrative services, etc. is available on website Link – https://mec.vnit.ac.in/people/pmpadole/