Ph.D. (Mathematics), SJJTU, 2020
M.Sc. (Mathematics), Shivaji University, Kolhapur 1999
B.Sc. (Mathematics), Shivaji University, Kolhapur 1997
B.Ed., Shivaji University, Kolhapur 2000
Teaching Experience: 20 Years
Research Experience: 03 Years
Technical Publications: 06
I recollect my college days, when I was working to fund my education at Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, Satara. "Education through self-help" was the motto that motivated me as a teenager. I was blessed to have gained my education at an institute founded by Padma Bhushan Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, which had a vision to help needy students along with funding their education. The various hardships faced by me, while earning an average stipend of 300 to 400 rupees per month, prepared me to face the world with the realization of the value of education and money in life.
I managed to bag the second rank in M.Sc. in Mathematics. The idea of taking up Mathematics as a profession came to me when I was inspired by a professor in my college who taught me to develop a passion for Mathematics and triggered my mind whenever he posed a question to me. This passion was instrumental for me in exploring diverse areas in Mathematics, which eventually led me on the path of Doctoral studies, and presenting my research ideas in various conferences and symposia. I have recently developed a Mathematical research project on “Winner’s Curse” problem and applied this solution to the Indian Premier League (IPL). Based on this mathematical model, I have also proposed the upcoming Indian squad for ICC-T20 World Cup to be held in Australia from 18 October to 15 November 2020.
Besides my love for Mathematics, I truly believe in the philosophy - “Stay Fit, Think Fit”. It is difficult to describe the complex mix of emotions I feel – triumph, pride, self-respect and happiness each time I run a marathon. I have participated in many international and national level Half-Marathons (21.097 km) which are approved by The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). I have recently finished the prestigious Navi Mumbai half marathon (by clocking 02 hours: 13 minutes: 20 seconds) and was honoured to be awarded a medal by the cricketing legend Kapil Dev. Running a marathon teaches one to accept pain while embarking on a run, and builds the mental fortitude necessary to overcome it, and successfully reach the finish line.
At VIT, I am working for a common mission - the well-being of students in the subject of Mathematics, under an initiative titled Mission 100, whereby I teach students in a very elaborate and rigorous manner in order to attain 100 percent passing. As OHU Coordinator, I strive to facilitate a strong support system for the Institute’s students who live far away from their families in order to pursue education. I have organized short seminars for students to enhance their knowledge on various topics such as road safety, preparation for competitive exams and mentoring, which contributes towards their holistic development.
Growing up with humble roots, the take-away from my journey so far has been to motivate students to be independent and to advise them that mental and physical health is of great significance to achieve their goals.