Dr. Arun Chavan

Professor and Head
Computer Engineering
Qualification

PhD Etrx & Telecomm, SGB Amravati University 2017
M.E. (Biomed),Mumbai University 2004
B.E.(Electronics), Shivaji University 1991

Experience

Teaching Experience: 28 Years
Administrative and managerial Experience: 10 Years
Technical papers Published: 18
Doctoral/Masters Students Guided: 9

It begins from the year back in 1987 when I passed my 12th Grade and associated myself with an NGO working for underprivileged children. My passion for teaching initiated with my voluntary training sessions on subjects like Mathematics and Science for students from 5th to 10th standard. After receiving recognition for my dedication and methodology as a teacher in early age from this act, I continued to follow my passion for teaching by taking training classes for students throughout my four years of engineering.

My professional career started when I worked as a lecturer in an Engineering College for few years. However, it was in 2006, when I joined Vidyalankar Institute of Technology and actually discovered that teaching is not just an art but blend of different technologies. In this context, I believe that upskilling is very important not only from the perspective of a subject like Electronics but also towards its application for the society and students. This in turn calls for a flexible aptitude, which I try to inculcate by creating a classroom atmosphere that ensures to meet every student’s learning styles and abilities. I am a warm and caring teacher who wants all students to be successful learners. My passion to understand the students and the varying cultures, provided me with the additional responsibility of a Convener of Student Council for almost six years.

An important milestone for me was when I took up the challenging position of Head of the Department of Computer Engineering. I initiated one of the major events in the campus called TEDx-VIT, wherein eminent personalities from different fields and domains share their ideas and experiences in the form of short and powerful talks. The technical One day conference - CyberFrat, in association with Cyber Fraternity, an Enterprise Risk management community was another event to start under my guidance. I also guided and motivated my students to participate in different national level coding competitions like SIH (Smart India Hackathon). In SIH 2019, out of six teams qualified two teams won the prizes in their respective categories. I am now actively contributing to the research domain by being a PhD guide in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering under University of Mumbai. Associated with CSI, as student chapter, my efforts in making the overall development of the students, faculty members, and Institute were awarded with ‘Best HOD of the year 2019’ by Computer Society of India-Mumbai Chapter.

Today, when I cherish this journey of academia and life, I find it to be a moral obligation to provide students with a window into the real world. Hence, I always make it a point to stress upon the students to harness skills that can be implemented in real life for the betterment of the society.