South Asia’s acclaimed academician Professor Dr.Sudhir Gavhane is the Vice-Chancellor of the MGM University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Earlier he was Director General ( Academics) of MGM Group of Institutions, Aurangabad. He is also former VC of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.

The MGM University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India, is established by Mahatma Gandhi Mission charitable Trust as the self-financed state university .Professor Dr. Sudhir Gavhane is one of the highly experienced and efficient acclaimed academician , with post graduate degree in Journalism as well as Master’s degree in Economics. His doctoral degree is in the area of interdisciplinary research of Media Economics in general and Newspaper Monopoly , Duopoly & oligopoly Newspaper Economics in particular. Professor Dr. G. Sudhir also served Pune based MIT-World Peace University as the Dean , Liberal Arts, Science and Commerce as well as Director, National Outreach & Network and Director, Rural Immersion Program and National Coordinator of National Teachers’ Congress ( NTC-2019) during 2017-19.He is also Advisory Council member of People’s University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Prof. Dr. Sudhir Gavhane With Association of Indian Universities ( AIU) Secretary General Dr. Pankaj Mittal

As the proactive and passionate academic leader with missionary zeal he has made imprints in the field of higher education by note-worthy and meaningful contribution in the capacity of Vice-Chancellor, Dean , Director , Chairperson, Campus Development Committee, Professor and Head of university level Department of Mass Communication & Journalism , Member Management Council and Senate , Academic Council , UGC appointed Educational Advisor , Research and Recognition Committees, Expert Member of School Councils and many more academic engagements. He is associated with more than 50 universities in India in various capacities and very strong network of national-International academics.

Prof. Dr. Sudhir Gavhane with Bharat Ratna Scientist Dr. C.N.R. Rao while releasing international journal of higher education “ IDEA “ edited by Prof. Sudhir Gavhane at Pune

He possess three & half decades university level vast experience as the change maker academician and academic leader. In BAMU university (” A “Grade University) based in Aurangabad -Maharashtra, as the Chairman of Campus Development Committee he converted 200 acres of Waste-Land to Fruit-Land by dry land Horticulture Project planting 10,000 Fruit plants and in turn developing Oxygen Hub for the city of Aurangabad. In his own Department he could get financial support from Government of Maharashtra to establish World Class Digital Studio infrastructure of HD TV & Radio , Apple Computers’ Multimedia laboratory.

Professor Sudhir Gavhane consider himself as the lifetime learner and hence since last 25 years actively engaged in college and university teacher’s training. He has delivered more than 500 special lectures at various Academic Staff Colleges ( presently known as the HRDCs) of universities covering many aspects of higher education, ICT applications in HE , New Trends in Teaching and Learning, Media , Economics, Research and Development in India, RUSA , UN’s MDGs and SDGs. He has more than 100 PPTS to his credit.

Prof. Dr. Sudhir Gavhane with veteran scientist of international repute Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar

Professor Dr. Sudhir Gavhane is associated with NAAC for quality assessment mission in the higher education sector since last 17 years in the capacity of Chairperson, Peer Team , Member Secretary and Member and visited more than 75 Higher Education Institutions ( HEIs) including 50 colleges and Autonomous institutions of India,including Management Institutions and also 25 universities-State, Central & private. He is enriched by these visits quality assessment and accreditation process.

Professor Dr. G. Sudhir is expert curricula designer as he is associated with more than 30 universities in India on their BoS and chaired BoS meetings of different disciplines as the Dean of Liberal Arts, Science and Commerce.Professor Dr. Sudhir is physically fit And energetic person , who believes in performance and delivery.He is holding top leadership position of reputed higher education institution namely Mahatma Gandhi Mission ( MGM) , Aurangabad as the founding Vice-Chancellor of their MGM University and before that as the Director General( Academics)to yield the fruits quality enhancement of programs and research initiatives, developing new curricula as well as establishing new schools with innovative Teaching Learning Methodologies( TLMs).

MGM Group of Institutions has launched a new self-financing university : MGM University at Aurangabad , Maharashtra and an act has been passed by the Government of Maharashtra in July 2019 by Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and Maharashtra Legislative Council. The MGM University, Aurangabad, India has came into force from 20 th of August 2019 and the MGM University became operational from 9 th September 2019.Professor Dr. Sudhir Gavhane is shouldering the academic leadership responsibility of the Vice-Chancellor to build this MGM University , Aurangabad on sound foundation based on future-ready higher education to create future-ready and industry-ready graduates and learned young minds with entreprenuership spirit. In his opinion the focus is on creating job creators than job seekers.


Mission of MGM University:
The MGM University is founded by Mahatma Gandhi Mission ( MGM) charitable trust of Maharashtra under stewardship of noted visionary educationist Kamalkishore N. Kadam ( M. Tech: IIT, Mumbai) as the chairman of the MGM Trust and backbone of MGM Trust , his engineer brother Ankushrao N. Kadam as the secretary of the MGM trust and builder of the beautiful green- clean campuses of of MGM Group of Institutions at Aurangabad, Nanded, Navi Mumbai and National Capital Region Noida-Delhi. There are as much as 67 institutions, colleges and centres established across India and focusing on Maharashtra state. There is already a deemed to be Medical university based in Navi Mumbai “MGM Institute of Health Sciences” of this group. The MGM University, Aurangabad is the second university of MGM Group of Institutions, which is known as the prestigious provider of quality education with missionary zeal in India.

The establishment of the MGM University, Aurangabad is the another landmark achievement in the meaningful journey of MGM Trust , which is launched to mark the celebration of 150 th birth anniversary year ( 2019) of father of the nation and champion of non-violence way of struggle in achieving freedom ; Mahatma Gandhi.

Editorial team of Education Paper


  1. Best wishes VC Sudhir Gavhane Sir. Many photographs in this article reminded me of our work together at MITWPU. You may remember that my 5th through SSc education was in Aurangabad at SB High School.


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