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.
  • Journal Publications   
    • Nitin Rane, Dr. R .S. Sapkal 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) Wastewater, International Journal of Chemical Sciences and Applications ISSN 0976-2590, Vol 1, Issue 2, Dec-2010, pp 65-69.
    • Smita R. Samdani, Sandeep P Shewale and Nitin M. Rane , “Recycling Of Pet Bottle By Glycolysis Process”, International Journal of Biotechnology, Chemical & Environmental Engineering (IJBCEE), Vol.1, (1), April 2012 ISSN 2278 – 0696
    • Sandeep P Shewale, Smita R. Samdani, Nitin M. Rane and Makarand D. Deshpande, “An overview on carbon Nanotubes”, Inter.Jr. of chem.. Sci. and app., ISSN 0976-2590, Vol.3, Issue1, 2012, pp 241-248
    • Shewale Sandeep P. , PatilManesh B., Rane N. M., Garkal D. J., Samdani S. R. , “Pervaporation Process for Ethanol-Water Mixture”, International Journal of Research in Chemistry and Environment, Vol. 1 Issue 2 Oct. 2011,147-152 (ISSN 2248-9649).
  • Paper Presented (National & International Conferences)   
    • N M Rane, A V Kulkarni, R S Sapkal, Adsorption, Kinetics and Isotherm Studies on Removal of Cr(VI) from Aqueous Solutions Using Lemon and Orange Peel Powder, Indian Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON 2016) at IIT Chennai, 27-30, Dec 2016.
    • N M Rane, S V Admane, R S Sapkal, Adsorption of Hexavalent Chromium From Wastewater by Using Sweetlime and Lemon Peel Powder by Batch Studies, 6th International Conference on Solid waste Management (IconSWM 2016), Jadavpur University, Kolkatta, 24-26 Nov 2016.
    • N M Rane, S P Shewale, S V Adamane, R S Sapkal, Adsorption of hexavalent chromium by using sweetlime and orange peel powder, National conference on Recent Trends In Chemical Engineering & Technology (REACT 2016) at LIT Nagpur, 27-28 Feb. 2016.
    • N M Rane, S V Adamane, R S Sapkal, Adsorption of Hexavalent Chromium by using Sweetlime 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 on Recent Trends in Chemical Engineering & Technology.
    • N M Rane, A V Kulkarni,S P Shewale,R S Sapkal, Comparative study for removal of Cr(VI) using sweetlime peel powder and lemon peel powder in a fixed bed column, International conference on Advances in Chemical Enginering at NITKSurthkal, 20-22 Dec. 2015.
    • N M Rane, S V Adamane, Dr R S Sapkal&Dr V S Sapkal, Removal of Chromium(VI) 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, 20-21 March 2015.
    • N M Rane, R S Sapkal, S P Shewale, Removal of Cr(VI) from wastewater by using sweetlime peel powder in a fixed bed column, National Conference on Recent Trends In Chemical Engineering & Technology (REACT 2015) LIT Nagpur, 27-28 Feb 2015.
    • N. M. Rane, Dr.R.S.Sapkal, M B Patil, Removal of Cr(VI) from Waste Water by Using Lemon Skin Powder, 1stNational Conference on Energy and Environment (NC2E-2014), University of Pune, 20-22 February 2014.
    • N. M. Rane, R.S.Sapkal, V. S. Sapkal and M.B.Patil, Removal of Cr(VI) from Wastewater by Using Lemon, Orange and Sweetlime Skin Powder, Proceedings of the International Conference on Water Desalination, Treatment and Management& Indian Desalination Association Annual Congress-2013 (InDACON 2013), 21 – 22 February 2013, MNIT Jaipur.
    • N. M. Rane, Dr R S SapkalTreatment of Cr(VI) Contaminated Wastewater Using Naturally Available Low Cost Adsorbents, Regional Research Conference, INNOVATION 2013, BCUD Pune University , 18 April 2013.
    • N. M. Rane, Dr. R. S. Sapkal, Treatment of Cr(VI) Contaminated Wastewater Using Naturally Available Low Cost Adsorbents, Regional Research Conference, INNOVATION-2012. BCUD Pune University, 19-20 March 2012.
    • N. M. Rane, Dr.R.S.Sapkal, Treatment of Cr(VI) Contaminated Wastewater Using Naturally Available Low Cost Adsorbents, Regional Research Conference,INNOVATION 2010,BCUD Pune University,19-20 March 2010.
    • N. M. Rane, Dr.R.S.Sapkal, Treatment of Cr(VI) Contaminated Wastewater using Orange Peel, International conference on “Energy Engineering & Eco-balance ICEEE 2009”. MITR, Pune, 16-18 Feb 2009.
    • N. M. Rane, Dr. R.S. Sapkal, Dr. V.S. Sapkal, M. B. Patil, S R Samdani , Treatment of Cr(VI) Contaminated Wastewater Using Naturally Available Low Cost Adsorbents, Indo-Italian Conference on “Emerging Trends in Waste Management Technologies (ETWMT – 2009), MIT Pune, 3-4 Dec. 2009.
  • Book Chapters   
    • Book chapter published in a book “Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering” selected Proceedings of ICACE 2015 at NITK Surathkal, Springer Nature Singapore, 2019, N M Rane, A V Kulkarni, S P Shewale, R S Sapkal on “Comparative Study for Removal of Cr(VI) Using Sweetlime Peel Powder and Lemon Peel Powder in a Fixed Bed Column.” ISBN: 9789811016332.
    • Book chapter published in a book “Novel Water Treatment and Separation Methods”, Apple Academic press Canada by CRC press, a Taylor and Francis Group, 2017, N M Rane, S P Shewale, S V Admane, R S Sapkal, “Adsorption of Hexavalent Chromium by Using Sweetlime and Orange Peel Powder” ISBN: 9781771885782.
    • Book chapter published in a book “Waste Management and Resource Efficiency” proceedings of IconSWM 2016, Springer Nature Singapore by N M Rane, S V Admane, R S Sapkalon “Adsorption of Hexavalent Chromium from wastewater by using Sweetlime and Lemon Peel Powder by Batch Studies” ISBN: 9789811072901.
    • Book chapter published in a book “Process Modeling, Simulation and Environmental Applications in Chemical Engineering”, Apple Academic press Canada by CRC press, a Taylor and Francis Group, 2016, N M Rane, S P Shewale, A V Kulkarni, R S Sapkal on “Removal of Cr(VI) by Using Sweetlime Peel Powder in a Fixed Bed Column” ISBN: 9781771883245.
  • Research Project Completed   

    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)