Dr. Amol C. Goje is a President of Society of Data Science and 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). He has developed many systems for the University. Dr. Amol’s main area of interest is to work for underprivileged people in the rural part of India. In his nineteen years as a Director, he has designed and implemented numerous path-breaking, innovative and cost effective solutions. Some solutions to name a few are – number of computer labs, which are economically sustainable to the rural schools and colleges. Dr. Amols’s main innovation is Computer Mobile Van. 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 sub committee of the Planning Commission, Government of India in Information Technology division. In his tenure as the Director at VIIT, he has organized 8 international conferences in Baramati under the aegis of Baramati Initiatives. 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. In this project, VIIT is providing 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. Currently he is a Chairman Board of Studies,Savitribai Phule Pune University,Pune.