About MIT Legacy
MIT Pune has a rich legacy of over 4 decades in the field of education and is known amongst the top education institutions in India. It was established in the year 1983 by Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad. MIT Group has 10+ campuses across India covering 1000+ acres of land with world class infrastructure and amenities.
The Founders of MIT Pune, have now embarked upon a journey to make their vision of ‘Attaining World Peace through Education’ a reality. A step towards this vision has been that MIT Group of Institutes, Pune has been accorded status of University by name Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University, Pune (MIT – WPU). Dr Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University is established under Govt. of Maharashtra Act No. XXXV 2017 and is recognized by UGC.
MIT-WPU is situated in Pune, which is the cultural capital of Maharashtra. MIT-WPU is the center for scientific, educational, technological & spiritual development. MIT-WPU offers UG, PG, Ph.D., Certificate and Diploma programmes in Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, Media & Journalism, Engineering, Pharmacy, Management, Design, Political Leadership & Governance, Education, Law and Computer Sciences. At any given point of time, more than 50,000 students are pursuing various courses across 65+ Institutes of MIT World Peace University through campus programmes.
About World Peace Dome, Pune – The World Wonder
About MIT Legacy
The world’s largest dome was inaugurated at Vishwaraj Baug campus at Loni Kalbhor, Pune, Maharashtra, India. It was inaugurated on Oct 02, 2018 by Hon’ble Vice President of India Sh. Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The dome has been built atop MIT World Peace Library and World Peace Prayer Hall, which is named after 13th century poet-saint and philosopher Dnyaneshwar who was pivotal figure of Bhakti movement in Maharashtra. The World Peace Dome has diameter of 160 feet, overtaking earlier record holding of Vatican Dome which is having diameter of 139.6 feet. It stands 263 feet tall with bell hanging from centre and has prayer hall with area of around 30,000 sq ft. It is supported by 24 massive columns, each 63 feet tall. The periphery of the dome and underneath - inside and outside has bronze statues of 54 Peace Leaders, irrespective of nationality and religion.
MAEER’s World Peace Center
The World Peace Centre (Alandi) of MAEER’s MIT, Pune, India was established on 1st December 1996, as an outcome of the “World Philosophers Meet” – A Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy, held in November, 1996 at MIT, Pune. The conference was attended by over 700 eminent scientists, scholars, social scientists, philosophers and religious leaders, apart from educationists and other intellectuals from India and abroad. The World Peace Centre endeavors to establish a “Culture of Peace” in a systematic and organized manner through education and training at the global level.
MIT-WPU School of Media & Journalism
School of Media and Journalism was established in 2017 with the launch of this School, a new chapter has begun
at MIT World Peace University. Within a short span of two years, MIT - WPU has become the preferred destination for pursuing higher education in Media and Journalism. The School of Media and Journalism provides value based learning in media and journalism programmes through interactive sessions, hands-on practical sessions, tutorials, classroom presentations, industry driven assignments. Furthermore, field trips, rural immersion programmes, internship, national and international study tours and projects gives in-depth insights about society and industry. Foundation, core, electives and unique courses related to world peace along with real life research projects, are part of programme design. Adequate emphasis is laid upon co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The school of media aims to provide an overall view of the media industry and helps students to understand the dynamics of the society and industry.
PUNE UNION OF WORKING JOURNALISTS (PUWJ)
Pune Shramik Patrakar Sangh [Pune Union of Working Journalists (PUWJ)] came into existence on December 17, 1941. Veteran journalists of that time - J.S.Karandikar ( the then Editor of Kesari newspaper), Acharya S.D.Javadekar (then Editor of Lokshakti), and K.G. alias Kakasaheb Limaye (Editor of Dnyanprakash), D.V.Gokhale were among the founder members of PUWJ. A socialist movement stalwart S M Joshi has worked as President of this union.
PUWJ is one of the oldest journalists’ unions in the country, which has been relentlessly working for betterment of Journalistic fraternity for nearly 8 decades.