Pravin Gharge

Assistant Professor
Engineering Physics

M.Sc. (Electronics), University of Mumbai 2005
B.Sc. (Physics), University of Mumbai 2003
B.Ed., University of Mumbai 2016


Teaching Experience: 12 Years
Industrial Experience: 03 Years
E-books: 02

Traversing across time and revisiting the nostalgic past makes me pen down a few words here on this page…a glimpse into the diary of my life.

Hailing from a village Vita in Sangli district of Maharashtra, I was very interested in games like cricket, and Kho-Kho from my childhood. In my native place, education was secondary and farming was primary activity. So in search of better educational prospects my father brought me to Mumbai where I completed my education in Thane. At school, I was fascinated by Mathematics and Science which also helped me to attain success in many competitive examinations in Mathematics at the national level. Although I was an average student in academics, my passion for learning was unstoppable.

Subsequently, I completed my H.S.C. examination with the help of a relative who was a Physics lecturer, which further ignited my interests in Physics. While pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Birla College at Kalyan, I started teaching school students. In addition to teaching, I worked on collaborative projects like construction of electronic circuit board for undergraduate Physics Lab in Birla College. The next leg of academics was the postgraduation phase of my life which in itself was a revelation for me, as I realized my curiosity about electrical things and thus I completed two projects based on microcontrollers. In a landmark achievement, I completed my Masters in Electronics with first rank in South Indian Education Society College, Sion.

After completion of Master’s degree, I joined a multinational company as a production engineer wherein my projects in embedded technologies established my position as a research and development engineer where I had done lots of technical projects like energy meter, VIF etc. But the passion of teaching and the desire to contribute to society at large was the turning point of my life. I am fortunate to be a part of the teaching fraternity at Vidyalankar Institute of Technology and learn new things in the technological ambience of the college. Our First Year Engineering students take up projects and I really love to work with them.

Simultaneously, I took up more social responsibility as a Program Officer of our NSS Unit. Under this forum I have organized three annual residential camps in rural areas where the NSS Unit has conducted many significant social development and awareness activities. The team has also conducted many local social activities in adopted areas like medical camps, voter registration programs, donation drives, regular teaching in orphanages etc.

Now, looking back at everything, I must say that I am fortunate enough to have a supportive and encouraging Management which supported me in upgrading myself in teaching as well as in social aspects.