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DR. VASI SHAIKH

Professor

 

About Me

Enthusiastic, committed and fervent educator having over 28 years’ of experience in the field of education, research and industry with innate ability to understand and motivate students. Decorated with two awards in teaching and one in research. I was awarded with an “Ideal Teacher Award” by MIT-WPU in 2011 and I received another prestigious “Best Teacher Award” by Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in 2019.

Also, received a research funding under the “Young Scientist Scheme” from DST, New Delhi - an esteemed scientific body in India.

Born in a small village in Nanded district, I completed my primary schooling from local Government School and secondary schooling from Government Public School, Aurangabad - a school, specially started for meritorious students from rural background.

I did my graduation, post-graduation and Ph.D. degree from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

 

EXPERIENCE

Roles & Responsibilities

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INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE


ASIAN PAINTS (I) LTD.

My first assignment with Asian Paints (I) Ltd., immediately after post-graduation. This job gave me an exposure to shop floor working, manpower management, independent  shift handling, process handling, resin manufacturing, QC department, ETP management and even a packaging unit.

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RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

JRF & SRF ON DST, NEW DELHI, FUNDED &  SPONSORED PROJECT

Research exposure and fellowship as a JRF and SRF on a Department of Science  and Technology (DST), New Delhi sponsored research project, "Novel Biopolymer Containing Mesogenic Side Groups". Simultaneously worked for Ph.D. degree in the area of  "Liquid Crystalline Polymers" and completed it from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE


SHIVAJI UNIVERSITY, KOLHAPUR, MAHARASHTRA

Taught PG students of Polymer Chemistry Department at Shivaji University, PG Centre, Solapur. Engaged theory and laboratory sessions pertaining to M.Sc. Polymer Chemistry students.

 
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SARDAR PATEL UNIVERSITY, GUJARAT

Another teaching opportunity to teach undergraduate students of Sardar Patel University, Gujarat. Taught Industrial Polymer Chemistry course and conducted laboratory sessions. Also worked as an university appointed examiner.

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MIT WORLD PEACE UNIVERSITY, PUNE

Joined MIT in 2001 to teach Polymer Chemistry subject to engineering undergraduates. Over a period of almost 20 years taught various subjects like Polymer Materials, Speciality Polymers, Paints and Surface Coating, Physical Chemistry of Polymers, Rubber Technology, Polymer Waste Management, Paints and Adhesives etc. to UG as well as PG students. Conducted laboratory sessions for the same students. Also guided various students for their BE project as well as PG thesis.

Involved in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as educational visits to various industries and exhibitions, cultural activities, discipline committee, world peace activities and activities like Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, Bharat Asmita Awards, designing the structure and syllabus etc. 

Major achievements include setting up a DST sponsored research lab through funding of Rs 9.0 lakh under the Young Scientist Scheme in 2004 and introducing a new PG program M.Sc. Industrial Polymer Chemistry from the academic year 2020.


Presently working as a Professor at MIT-WPU.

 

EDUCATION

PH.D.

SHIVAJI UNIVERSITY

KOLHAPUR

Ph.D. in Chemistry on thesis entitled "Synthesis and Characterization of Liquid Crystalline (I) Cellulose Derivatives and (II) Steroid Based Main-Chain Polymers. The research work was partly funded by DST, New Delhi.

M.SC.

SHIVAJI UNIVERSITY

KOLHAPUR

Completed M.Sc. in Polymer Chemistry with distinction.

B.SC.

SHIVAJI UNIVERSITY

KOLHAPUR

Completed B.Sc. in Chemistry with first class marks. Stood second in college at third year B.Sc.

 

OTHER INFORMATION / ACHIEVEMENTS

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Polymers synthesis, modifications & characterization.

Synthetic organic chemistry.

Liquid crystalline polymers.

Heavy metal ions separation and polymeric adsorbents.

Polymeric membrane science and technology.

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ABOUT MIT WORLD PEACE UNIVERSITY, PUNE, INDIA

MIT Pune is now MIT-World Peace University !

MIT-World Peace University (MIT-WPU) is known to be among the top education institutions in India since the establishment of the MIT Group of Institutes in 1983. The ‘MIT World Peace University’ is recognised by the UGC under the Govt. of Maharashtra Act XXXV 2017, since 2017. Today MIT-WPU is at the epicentre for imparting a holistic value based education for the promotion of a universal culture of peace and welfare among the youth.

Witnessing rapid growth & expansion the MIT Group now encompasses 10+ campuses across India covering more than 1000 acres, all equipped with state of the art infrastructure and amenities. At any given point of time, more than 50,000 students are pursuing various courses across 65+ Institutes of MIT World Peace University.

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"Do not go where the path may lead. Instead, go where there is no path and leave a trail"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

LET’S CONNECT

I’d love to hear from you. Please drop me a message or meet me in my office at 
Room No. E308
School of Polymer Engineering
MIT World Peace University, Paud road, Kothrud, Pune  411038, India
E-mail: vasi.shaikh@mitwpu.edu.in
Contact No. 9850974763

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