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Address : ICC Trade Tower, 
A Wing, 5th Floor,
SenapatiBapat Road, 
Shivajinagar, Pune 411 016, 
Maharashtra, India


Place : PUNE

City : PUNE

Sex : male

Date of Birth : //

Mobile : 20 4011 45

Email :

Educational Qualification : M.A

Work in field of literacy : To provide opportunities to children with physical & multiple disabilities for education, learning a vocation, and becoming contributing and productive members of the society. Mr. Vivek Sawant is the Managing Director and CEO of Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL) since its inception in 2001. Under his leadership, MKCL has emerged as a high-tech initiative of the Government of Maharashtra and 10 universities in Maharashtra for development and delivery of Education, Governance and Empowerment technologies, solutions and services to masses. In MKCL, he has successfully integrated a network of about 5420 Authorized Learning Centers spanning over the Maharashtra state.

No of Beneficiaries : 25000

Social Impact : Under his leadership at ACTS, more than 25,000 engineering graduates from various disciplines were rigorously trained in software engineering and state-of-the-art software development tools and methodologies. All of them were placed in leading IT industries in India and abroad and are now serving in leadership roles all over the developed world. In order to ensure the success of citizen-centric eGovernance projects, Mr. Sawant strategically initiated IT Literacy campaign within the Government of Maharashtra from 1995 which today in the form of MKCL and MS-CIT has emerged as the largest IT Literacy movement in the world. It is widely recognized as the de-facto benchmark in IT Literacy and also the major step towards bridging the Digital Divide and resultant Knowledge Divide and Opportunity Divide in the semi-urban, rural, tribal and hilly areas of the state.

Fund Outlay : 0

The challenge of arranging funds is being met : FUNDS IS NOT A ISSUE

This Award is going to impact the work in future : Mr Vivek who is pioneering this venture, deserves recognition for the kind of work being done under his supervision.

Blood relative a member of 'Rotary Club': No

Whether received any major State/National/International recognitions or award/s earlier : No

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