Dr. Amol Chandrabhan Goje
Amol C. Goje is a President of Society of Data Science and has served as a Director, Vidya
Pratishthan’s Institute of Information Technology (VIIT), Baramati, Pune for last 19 Years.
He has a total of over Twenty Five years of experience in the field of Information and Computer Technology (ICT). Dr. Amol’s main area of interest is to work for underprivileged people in the rural part of India and his noteworthy innovation is Computer Mobile Van, which are economically sustainable to the rural schools and colleges. He has done lot of research work in Information Technology and its application for rural community. In appreciation to his exemplary work, Dr. Amol has received the Ashoka Fellow award in the year 2002. He is engaged as a Technical advisor on many government and non-government organizations.
He was also a member of the Planning Commission, Government of India in Information Technology division. Dr. Goje has received the Marathwada Bhushan Award for spreading the IT education to the masses. He is the member of the Working group on Agricultural Extension Constituted by Planning Commission government of India. He is key player in setting up the Community Training and Learning Centers (CTLC) in Maharashtra, to provide Computer Training to the women from the Self Help groups (SHG). Dr. Goje has received the Manthan (AIF) award successively for two years in Year 2005 and 2006. Governemt of Maharashtra “Maharashtra IT award (IT HRD) in 2008. He is also the President of Community Radio Association (CRA) of India. Recently he has been bestowed with the honor of ‘Best Director’ of Pune University -2016-17