Vishwanath D. Karad - an eminent educationist having teaching experience of 35 years in College of Engineering as an Undergraduate and Postgraduate teacher, thinker, a devoted teacher and a dedicated social worker, is a man of great vision, who is totally committed to the developmentof technical education and the cause of raising the qualities of life of the Indian masses for the betterment of tomorrow.
He was awarded the Degree of Doctorate in Philosophy and Education by the International University of Washington.
He is the founder of various initiatives such as "Maharashtra Institute of Technology, WORLD PEACECENTER of MAEER's MIT", Pune, UNESCO CHAIR for Human Rights, Democracy and Peace, Shree Kshetra Alandi Parisar Vikas Samiti, Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara and Saint Shree Tukaram Endowment Lecture Series Trust.
Apart from recognition for his works in education, he has been honoured by the various awards such as National award for the year 1992 for the most outstanding work in Engineering and Technical Education for his commendable rural development work in the field of Environmental and Pollution Control at Shree Kshetra Alandi-Dehu, "Madhav- Mandakini Award" for his commendable work in the field of Rural Development - Environmental and Pollution Control at Shree Kshetra Alandi - Dehu in Pune district for changing the outlook of these holy places.
He has been member of various organizations of national and international repute.