Devendra Pandit

Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering
Qualification

B.E.(Comp), University of Mumbai 1987

Experience

Teaching Experience: 13 Years
Software application building Experience: 30 Years
Technical papers Published: 3
Books Authored: 1

I come from a very humble Maharashtrian background. Though, I do not have very strong memories or highlights of my school education, I can say that, I very sincerely studied throughout and opted for Computer Engineering Branch at a reputed college under the Mumbai University.

In my engineering studies, I realized that my interest was in creation. I took up software development as my career. My decision worked well. I got opportunity to work on prestigious projects for Indian Railways like Public Announcement and Indicator system, Touch Screen for PNR enquiry, Mail/Express Seat availability Display System and Reservation Charting System etc. It was not only a significant milestone of my career, but also a unique experience, as my creation, Auto Reading Public Announcement System was the first of its kind to get implemented on prestigious CSTM station. Even today, you can hear announcements being done using my system on suburban railway stations.

In 2007, I joined the Computer Engineering Department at Vidyalankar Institute of Technology as a faculty. I started teaching various programming languages such as C, C++, Java, Python along with subjects like Object oriented programing, Database Management systems, etc. I always felt that engineering education requires very good emphasis on hand on practical work. Computer laboratories became my favorite place to be with students. Together with students we have initiated and successfully implemented many vApplications. These have become very useful facilities for students at the campus. One of such creations is vMIS – a Management Information System for handling all day to day activities of our Institute. Currently, I head the vMIS development and management activity.

In-house development of such utilities is core strength of VIT and it has provided ample opportunity to me to experiment on newer avenues in computer engineering with energetic student force for on-the-job experience in development of these packages.