Dr. Nitin Rane

Pro Vice Chancellor.



Name                          :-   Dr. Nitin Rane

Designation              :-    Vice Chancellor

Qualification             :-    Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)

Overview of Profile :-

Dr. Nitin Rane is the Vice Chancellor of MIT University, Meghalaya.

Previously, Dr. Rane was the Professor and Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi, Pune. He holds a Doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering and has rich experience in academics, research and administration. A committed academician, his core areas of expertise include Energy Efficiency, Environmental Pollution Control, Thermodynamics, and Process Equipment Design, among others. With numerous publications and citations in international journals to his credit, Dr. Rane has also received notable grants to augment research and conduct expert lecture series in the field of Chemical Engineering. As a competent professional, he has represented the MIT Group of Institutions, Pune at several national and international platforms and has contributed immensely towards the overall development and progress of MIT Group. Dr. Rane reliably demonstrates efficient time management, successful teamwork and upholds the importance of strong work ethics, persistence, and intellectual integrity. He leads by example and colleagues and students find his enthusiasm both motivating and promising.

Email id:-   vicechancellor@utm.ac.in

  • Awards:   
    • Recipient of the “MAEER’s MIT Pune Foundation Day Award” in 2013 for admirable contribution to academics, research and administration, at the auspicious hands of H.E. Shri. Shriniwasji D Patil, Hon’ble Governor, Sikkim.
    • Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Academics and Research”, MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi, Pune, 2015-2016.
  • Memberships:   
    • Associate Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE).
    • Member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE).
  • Teaching Achievements:   
    • Worked as a Head of Chemical Engineering Department from 01.09.2011 to 31.3.2017.
    • Was responsible for academic, research, financial and human resources for effective implementation.
    • Acted as facilitator for the departmental faculty in laboratory development, laboratory set-up, and laboratory maintenance.
    • Provided guidance to faculty and staff in the department. Facilitated professional development through continuing education, testing and consultancy and research.
    • Organized various faculty, staff and student development programs with the help of external funding agencies like AICTE, Pune University, DST, etc.
    • Worked as a senior supervisor, examiner, member of vigilance committee, moderator, etc. towards various examinations of Pune University.
    • Promoted, guided, facilitated and participated in professional activities through interaction with industries, consultancy, testing, continuing education and trainings, industry sponsored projects, entrepreneurship development.
    • Started industry oriented add-on courses like Process Engineering, Piping Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics, etc. for the students
    • Worked as a Chairman, Board of Studies of Chemical Engineering Department after autonomy was conferred to the institute.
  • Organization and Leadership:   
    • Organized 11th annual session of Student’s Chemical Engineering Congress “SCHEMCON 2015” on 12th and 13 Sept 2015 in the institute.
    • Organized International Conference in association with National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune on topic “Sustainable Development in Energy and Environment”.
    • Was active member of the organizing committee of International Robocon 2014 and National Robocon.
    • Was the Coordinator for Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) sponsored course on “Chemical Reactor Design – Attainable Region Approach” in 2015.
    • Functioned as the Coordinator for Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) sponsored course on “Process Equipment Design” in 2014.
  • Liasoning with External Agencies/Stakeholders:   
    • Represented department in front of NAAC committee and received “A” Grade for the institute with 3.13 CGPA.
    • Represented the department twice in front of NBA committee.
    • Successfully represented department in front of University Grant Commission committee for Autonomy. The UGC committee has conferred autonomy to the institute.
    • Represented department in front of Pune University committee for permanent affiliation. Presently, the department is permanently affiliated to Pune University.
    • Played key role in getting 2(f) and 12(B) status to the institute from University Grants Commission.
    • Was in charge of AICTE correspondence and approvals. Successfully completed the responsibility with AICTE like increase in intake, addition of new courses, name change of the institute, closure of courses. etc.
    • Contributed towards the Name change process of the institution from Maharashtra Academy of Engineering to MIT Academy of Engineering for approval by AICTE.
  • Administration and Top Management Roles:   
    • Key role in establishment of private university in the state of Meghalaya as “MIT University, Meghalaya”.
    • Played key role in establishment of Avantika University, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
    • Has been and is strongly associated with MIT School of Distance Education.
    • Played key role in the establishment of MIT Arts, Commerce and Science College, Alandi, Pune.
    • Had a key role in the establishment of MIT School of Telecom Management, Kothrud, Pune.
    • Played key role in the establishment of MIT College of Education, Alandi, Pune
    • Acted as a member of Governing and Local Management Council at MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi and MIT Arts, Commerce and Science College, Alandi.
  • Doctoral work:   
    • Ph.D. work on the topic:
      “Kinetic investigation and optimization of the adsorption process for the removal of Chromium (VI) from industrial wastewater by using agro waste”.
  • Research Publications:   
    • N. M. Rane, Dr. R .S. Sapkal, S. P. Shewale, Chromium(VI) Removal by using Orange Peel Powder in Batch Adsorption, International Journal of Chemical Sciences and Applications ISSN 0976-2590,online ISSN 2278-6015, Vol 5, Issue 2, Dec-2014, pp 22-29.
    • N. M. Rane, Dr. R. S Sapkal, Dr. V. S. Sapkal, M. B. Patil, S. P. Shewale, Use Of Naturally Available Low Cost Adsorbents For Removal Of Cr(VI) Contaminated Wastewater, International Journal of Chemical Sciences and Applications ISSN 0976-2590, Vol 1, Issue 2, Dec-2010, pp 65-69.
    • N. M. Rane, Dr.R.S.Sapkal, S. P. Shewale, Removal of Cr(VI) from waste Water by Using Lemon Skin Powder, National Conference on Energy and Environment, University of Pune, 20-22 February 2014
    • N. M. Rane, Dr.R.S.Sapkal, M.B.Patil, Removal of Cr(VI) from waste Water by Using Lemon, Orange and Sweet Lime Skin Powder, Proceedings of the International Conference on Water Desalination, Treatment and Management, 21 – 22 February 2013, Jaipur.
    • N.M.Rane Dr. V.S. Sapkal, Manesh B. Patil, Dr. R.S. Sapkal, Treatment of Cr(VI) Contaminated Wastewater Using Naturally Available Low Cost Adsorbent, International Conference on “Trends in Waste Management Technologies (ETWMT – 2009), MIT, Pune, 3-4 Dec. 2009.
    • N. M. Rane, Dr. R. S. Sapkal, Treatment of Cr (VI) Contaminated Wastewater Using Naturally Available Low Cost Adsorbent, Regional Research Conference, INNOVATION 2013. JSPM Rajarshi Shahu COE Pune, 18 April 2013.
    • N. M. Rane, Dr.R.S.Sapkal, Treatment of Cr (VI) Contaminated Wastewater Using Naturally Available Low Cost Adsorbent, Regional Research Conference, INNOVATION-2012. MAE Alandi, Pune 19-20 March 2012.
    • N. M. Rane, Dr.R.S.Sapkal, Treatment of Cr (VI) Contaminated Wastewater Using Naturally Available Adsorbent, Regional Research Conference, INNOVATION 2010. PDVVP COE Ahmednagar.
    • N. M. Rane, Dr.R.S.Sapkal, Treatment of Cr(VI) Contaminated Wastewater using Orange Peel, International conference on “Energy Engineering and Eco-balance ICEEE 2009”. MITR, Pune
    • N M Rane, S P Shewale, A V Kulkarni , Dr R S Sapkal, Removal of Cr (VI) by using sweetlime peel powder in a fixed bed column, national conference Recent Trends In Chemical Engineering and Technology (REACT 2015) AT LIT Nagpur .
    • N M Rane, S V Adamane, Dr R S Sapkal, Dr V S Sapkal, Removal of Hexavalent Chromium from wastewater by using lemon peel powder in a fixed bed column, International conference on New Frontiers in Chemical , Energy and Environmental Engineering (INCEEE) at NIT Warangal.
    • N M Rane, S P Shewale, A V Kulkarni, Dr R S Sapkal Comparative study for removal of Cr (VI) using sweetlime peel powder and lemon peel powder in a fixed bed column at NIT Surathkal.
    • N M Rane, S V Adamane, Dr R S Sapkal, Adsorption of Hexavalent Chromium by using Sweet lime and lemon peel powder in 7th DAE-BRNS Biennial symposium on Emerging trends in separation science and technology (SESTEC 2016) at IIT Guwahati, national conference Recent Trends in Chemical Engineering and Technology.
    • N M Rane, S P Shewale, S V Adamane, Dr R S Sapkal, Adsorption of hexavalent chromium by using sweet lime and orange peel powder, , national conference Recent Trends In Chemical Engineering and Technology (REACT 2016) at LIT Nagpur.
  • Grant Received:   
    • Title: Removal of Cr (VI) from Industrial Waste water by using Agro waste
      Principal Investigator: Nitin M. Rane
      Funding Agency: BCUD, University of Pune
      Sanction Amount: Rs. 2.0 Lacs
      Project Duration: 2011-2013 (2 years)
  • Book Chapters:   
    • Book chapter published with Apple Academic press Canada by CRC press, a Taylor and Francis Groups by N M Rane, S P Shewale, A V Kulkarni, Dr R S Sapkal, Removal of Cr (VI) by using sweet lime peel powder in a fixed bed column.
    • Book chapter published with Springer publisher by N M Rane, S P Shewale, A V Kulkarni, Dr R S Sapkal Comparative study for removal of Cr (VI) using sweet lime peel powder and lemon peel powder in a fixed bed column at NIT Surathkal.
    • Book chapter published with Apple Academic press Canada by CRC press, a Taylor and Francis Groups by N M Rane, S P Shewale, S V Admane, Dr R S Sapkal, Adsorption of Hexavalent Chromium by Using Sweet Lime and Orange Peel Powder.