Sanjeev Dwivedi

Assistant Professor
Computer Engineering

M.E. (Computer Engineering), Mumbai University 2014
B.E. (Computer Engineering), Mumbai University 2005


Teaching Experience: 14 Years
Technical Papers Published: 8

Myself, Sanjeev M. Dwivedi born in family of farmers in small village of UttarPradesh, and bought up in chawl, in suburb of Mumbai. My father was Acharya (M.A) in Sanskrit and taught in Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya. He was very passionate teacher, always striving to somehow ease the understanding of shlokas and verses of Vedas. I grew in company of these Scriptures and inherited his passion for teaching. I enjoy reading fiction and motivational books, “The 5 am Club” by Robin Sharma and “Business Sutra” by Devdutt Pattanaik are my favorites.

There is story etched in my memory worth sharing, I was in sixth standard and there was public elocution competition held for teachers day function. My English teacher wanted me to participate as I was reluctant of public speaking. She motivated me to participate and ensured that I practice enough by asking me to present in every class she took. I not only excelled in elocution but also became a descent speaker that resulted into whatever teacher I am now. This demonstrates that students can do miracles if teacher has confidence and is ready to do labor.

I always found Engineering as challenging and exciting career. Albert Einstein said “Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been”. I opted for Computer Engineering for graduation as with technology progressing exponentially because every new innovation breeds more and more positive outcomes, computer engineering is always changing and always having real effects across multiple industries and businesses. .After my Graduation in Computer Engineering in 2005, there was ample opportunity in I.T industry, but somehow the passion of teaching took me to Vidyalankar Institute of Technology. Vidyalankar Institute of Technology since its inception is known to be student centric Institute. I got opportunity to teach Computer Programing, Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms, and Advanced Web Technology to undergraduate students.

I always believed “Learning is fun”. I worked to create lesson plans tailored to the students’ level of cognitive ability and interests. I tried to move away from traditional methods of teaching and using more creative and abstract ways of presenting topics in class. Guiding final year students in their project exposed me to the latest developments in technology. One such project motivated me to take up Security and Algorithm as domain for my Masters titled as “Information Security Using Wireless Device”. After my Masters in 2004, I was more mature and resourceful teacher for helping students to work on real world projects. One such project, “WOMEN SECURITY BASED ON SPEECH RECOGNITION” won first prize at Tantra-Vihar (Inter-college Project Competition) in 2018. With time and advancement Artificial Intelligence has gained attention of researcher in recent years. In course of helping students in a project on ”BUILDING A RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM: MILLION SONG DATASET CHALLENGE” in 2018, I was introduced to basics of Machine Learning, and since then I have channelized my focus and am pursuing PhD research in this domain.

My students are doing wonders in I.T Industry with many of them are at prominent position. Many others are contributing in research at top universities like Oxford and Harvard. Few students are entrepreneur and are founder of startup like “CoutLoot” etc. Together they are representative of Vidyalankar legacy and are valuable alumni , always ready to contribute to their Alma mater.

I intend to devote my knowledge to student community to help them become a good human being and global professional. What kept me here for almost one and half decade is the realization that I have a long-lasting impact on engineering graduates—and later professionals—that will continue over my lifetime, and, in some cases, from my theological vantage point, even beyond.

For my students, I am actor, friend, and nurse, finder of lost articles, psychologist, and substitute parents. I am paradox, I speak loudest when I listen the most. My greatest gifts are what I am willing to appreciatively receive from my students. I have a present that is challenging, adventurous, and fun because I am allowed to spend my days with future.

I am a teacher, and I thank God for it every single day.