MAEER was the first step of revolution in the education scenario of Maharashtra, which is the third largest state in the country. The state which has a rich heritage and is known as the land of saints and also, as the one which gave great leaders to the world, was yet to progress in the field of education.
This realization embarked the journey of MAEER - in 1983 with the establishment of Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the first private engineering colleges in Maharashtra, which still remains the flagship institute of the group.
With the sole objective of meeting the long felt need of a centre for scientific and educational research, which would meet the challenges of the present and the future technical advancements of the fast changing world, MIT Group of Institutions was established as a society and charitable trust. Since then, the MIT Group of Institutions has grown leaps and bounds and has made a strong impact in the field of education throughout the country. With more than 10 campuses in the state of Maharashtra, covering almost 1000 acres of area, the MIT Group provides education in the fields of Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Marine Engineering, Insurance, Distance Education, Telecom Management, Lighting, Design, Food & Technology, Retail Management, Business Administration, Government Studies and Primary Education. At any given point of time, 50,000+ students are pursuing various courses across 65+ institutes of MIT Group. With this statistics, the MIT Group is almost a Big University by itself.
An initial step taken by a great visionary Dr. Vishwanath Karad, who nurtured a strong conviction to provide the best of education to the society, today has resulted in a strong educational realm. MIT Group today boasts of the best infrastructure facilities and application of varied teaching methodologies. With highly qualified and dedicated teachers, the group has grown leaps and bounds and will continue to do so looking for both horizontal and vertical growth patterns. Presently, we have 4,000+ teaching staff and 6,000 + non-teaching staff.
Most of our institutes are affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University and as per recent changes in Government regulations, MAEER has applied for a University status and very soon, MIT Group of Institutions will come under the umbrella of a full-fledged University
It is worth mentioning that in appreciation of the work carried out by MAEER's MIT, under the banner of World Peace Centre, in championing the cause of Value Based Universal Education System for spreading the message of peace in the society, based on the appropriate blending of science, technology and spirituality, UNESCO, Paris bestowed the World Peace Centre at MAEER's MIT, Pune, with an UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Democracy, Peace and Tolerance on 12th May 1998.
MIT Group believes in developing the overall personality of its students in order to create future responsible global citizens. Hence, training is imparted based on the five principles of the MIT’s holistic development policy:-
- To develop a spirit of inquiry and achieve Academic Excellence
- To inculcate a sense of Discipline and Character
- To develop a spirit of Social Commitment.
- To promote a Culture of Peace in the society.
- To build a strong Industry – Institute Interface
MIT has traversed the path of rapid development in the field of education, along with the nation, often responding positively to changed needs and at times initiating significant changes. We have evolved in twenty-six years by overcoming tough hurdles set by limitations of thinking in the bye-gone era, rather than lack of ability, to arrive at a point where we can explore the vastness of knowledge and possibilities on the global canvas. At MAEER’s MIT, it’s never about which of our institutes you choose to study in, it is more about how and where you reach in life thereafter.