Faculty - Core Faculty

Dr. Narendra Jadhav - Member, Academic Advisory Board

Dr. Narendra Jadhav is a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. He is a noted Indian bureaucrat, economist, social scientist, writer and educationist. He was a member of Planning Commission of India, as well as a member of National Advisory Council (NAC), since 31 May 2010. Prior to this, he had worked with International Monetary Fund (IMF) and headed economic research department at Reserve Bank of India.


Dr. K Gireesan - Professor and Director

Dr. K Gireesan is the Director, School of Government, MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU), Pune. Previous Positions held Head, Dept. of Local Governance; Head, Centre for Policy and Action Research; Faculty Head, Panchayati Raj Institutions and Youth Affairs; Dean (Students’ Welfare) and Controller of Examinations at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India, Sriperumbudur. He was also the Officer on Special Duty at RGNIYD Regional Centre, Chandigarh. He obtained Post Graduate and Doctoral degrees in Public Administration from Panjab University, Chandigarh. At present, he is engaged in formulation of a ‘Constituency Management System’, an ICT-enabled Spatial Decision Support System, as a Tool and Strategy to support the political leadership. Member of the Doctoral committee & Editorial Advisory Board of Indian Journal of Sustainable Development, Central University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has authored/ co-authored/ editor of twelve books, research reports and micro-level studies and published papers in national/ international journals. He is a Life Member of Indian Institute of Public Administration, Indian Political Science Association, Bengal Institute of Political Studies, Indian Adult Education Association, and Extension Education Society.

Email: gireesan.k@mitwpu.edu.in


Prof. Parimal Maya Sudhakar - Head of School

Completed Post-graduation in International Politics from JNU. Received M.Phil on the topic China's Nuclear Policy under Deng Xiaoping and pursuing Ph D in JNU on the topic State and Society Relations in China in the context of Globalization. Has worked with NGOs and international organizations for over 5 years as a Researcher. Earlier worked as a Marathi Newsreader at AIR Delhi. Regular columnist with Marathi newspapers and participated in Prime Time discussions on TV9, Jai Maharashtra and ABP Maza. Had served as elected Joint Secretary and Vice President of JNU Students Union.
Email: parimal.sudhakar@mitwpu.edu.in


Dr. Lenin Kumar - Assistant Professor

Dr. Lenin Kumar has completed PhD in “Political Economy of Neoliberal Reforms in Estonia, 1991-2014". Received M.Phil in International Relations from Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Had served as President of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU). Completed Post-graduation in International Politics from School of International Studies.
Email: v.leninkumar@mitwpu.edu.in


Dr. Ganesh Mantri - Research Associate

Strategic Banker with 16 years of rich International Experience in Financial Institutions. Working in Australia and India conducting, corporate training and Retail Sales, business loan portfolio that includes for small and/or large organizations. Post graduate with specialisation in International Relations from JNU. Completed doctorate degree in “Economic Liberalisation and its impact on Urban Economy” from NIMS University.
Email: ganesh.mantri@mitwpu.edu.in


Prof. Neelam Pandit - Assistant Professor

Asst. Prof. Neelam Pandit has over 20 years of experience working for the development of Urban, Rural and Tribal Communities. She has strong knowledge and grassroot level experience in livelihood promotion, capacity building, networking, program planning and implementation for the vulnerable communities. She heads MIT-World Peace University’s flagship program Rural Immersion Program. Former President: Maharashtra Human Rights Council (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Email: neelam.pandit@mitwpu.edu.in