Endowed with a gift of good academic career, C. S. Deshpande completed his Inter Science Examination in 1950 from Willingdon College, Sangli with a spectacular performance by standing FIRST in the University, winning all the University prizes and scholarships in all the subjects and creating records in Mathematics and in Aggregate total marks. (The 2nd rank student was behind him by as many as 70 marks i.e. by 10%).
After completing his B.E. (Electronics and Telecom.) from the College of Engineering, Pune, he joined the prestigious T.I.F.R. (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) in 1954 as a research scholar in Nuclear Particle Accelerator Section. His name was specially recommended by his principal to Dr. Homi J Bhabha, the noted scientist and the founder of TIFR In the following year, he appeared at the I.E.S. ( Indian Engineering Services) Examination and secured the top rank in this All India Competitive examination. He was posted in the I.R.S.E. (Indian Railway)
Mr. Vishwas Deshpande has been a thorough student of Vidyalankar and like his father has been a merit holder all his academic life. He secured a high merit rank in his H.S.C exam and was first in the merit list of engineering admissions of V.J.T.I. After his B.E from V.J.T.I., he went to U.S.A to complete his M.S from Maryland College Park and came back armed with a youthful vision and passion like his father.
Mr. Avinash Chatorikar after completing his B.Tech from U.D.C.T in 1987 went on to do his M.Tech from I.I.T, Mumbai. Passionate about studying further, he completed his M.S in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, U.S.A. After returning back to India, Avinash chose to join the institute as a partner
Mrs. Rashmi Deshpande, daughter of C.S Deshpande, also has been dedicated to the progress of Vidyalankar. After her M.Sc. from Mumbai University, she went to U.S.A for higher education and completed her M.B.A. She then returned in 1996 and took over a part of the management at Vidyalankar.
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We exist to serve our students. While we do pay attention to competitors, we firmly believe that leadership will be achieved and sustained by obsessing over students, not competitors. Every business decision made must be for the benefit of our students.
We set the highest standards for ourselves – even if it seems unreasonable, even if it is exhausting. This often means being data driven, paying attention to the details and actively seeking criticism to improve our work and ourselves.
We have a bias for action and believe in intelligent risk taking. Most decisions can be reversed if they turn out to be sub optimal. We also learn from experience and have an aversion to making the same mistake twice.
Curiosity enables us to dig deep into challenges. It also prevents us from stagnating as it pushes us to think about why things are the way they are and drives us to improve on them.
We will not rest till we positively impact the lives of each individual. For this, we must think of solutions that scale and solutions that deliver value in the long term.
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