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Prof. Vijay D. Vaidya


Prof. Vijay D. Vaidya born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.  He has obtained his B.Tech. Degree (Civil Enggg.) from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal, Karnataka (presently known as NIT, Surathkal) in 1981. He  worked in the field with M/s AFCONS, Mumbai at different sites in Karnataka, A.P., Goa, M.P. etc. and also worked with designer firm and did structural designing for different types of structures like Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Public buildings. He joined teaching field in 1985 as Lecturer in Civil Engineering Dept. in Govt. Polytechnic. Since then he worked in different capacities in Government of Maharashtra includes Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Head of Civil Engineering, Training & Placement Officer, Vice Principal & Principal.

He has worked in administration in Directorate of Technical Education, Mumbai as Assistant Director; worked as Deputy Secretary in Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education, Mumbai, which deals with the Diploma Education in Maharashtra.

He is having the following Achievements in his credit :

  1. During field work at site completed time bound projects.
  2. Govt. Polytechnic, Kolhapur  got accredited  by NBA during the tenure of Principal.
  3. Pioneer in designing G- scheme curriculum for MSBTE, Mumbai.
  4. Developed on line monitoring system of institutes for MSBTE, Mumbai and is still in practices for deciding performance.
  5. Organized various types of Training, Workshops, Conferences for Teachers & Students in MSBTE, Mumbai


  1. Enhanced Industry relation & involvement by Industry at every stage of service.


  • Written book on valuation.
  • Attended various National & International Conferences.
  • Presented papers in National Conferences.
  • Organised Training Programmes for Teachers and Staff at Institute level.

Prof. Vaidya is an Executive Council Member of ISTE since 2012.and  he is presently serving  as Executive  Secretary of ISTE.He has adopted  various measures to reduce expenses. He activated various programmes and activities as per the policy of Hon.President & directives of Executive Council.  Prof. Vaidya is working hard for the development & progress of ISTE.