A chemical engineer and a former Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). He was also the president of Indian National Science Academy (2004-2006), President of Institution of Chemical Engineers (2007) as also the President of Global Research Alliance (2007-2018).
Member of Parliament – Rajya Sabha Member of : Parliamentary Executive Committee : Legislative Subordinate Committee : Food Distribution & Consumer Affairs : SC/ST Parliamentary Welfare Committee : Kokan Railways Advisory Committee Whip of : BJP Rajya Sabha President of : All India KVIC Officer’s Association Director of : Hindusthan Samachar VP of : Indo-African Parliamentarian Friendship Summit Senate Member of : Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Ladakh
An Electrical Engineering Graduate from prestigious IIT,Bombay;Pradeep has been a successful business manager with well known Indian corporates. In his 45 years long professional career he has handled national level Marketing and Sales for wide ranging organizations like Voltas, Hawkins, Videocon, BPL-Sanyo, GTL, Dishnet DSL and Aptech. He has served at CEO/Executive Director levels in Phadnis Infrastructure, My Mobile Payments Limited and Bector Automation RML India Pvt Ltd. Recently, he has been a mentor and consultant to companies like SEED Infotech, Symbiosis International University(SCIT) and ETH Limited.
He has 25 years as a science teacher, 5 years supervisor & 3 year as principal. He has awarded as best teacher national award 2008. Two times national award for innovation in schools research competition. He has also received national award in national science twice . top outstanding young science teachers award.
Currently working:Commissioner, Maharashtra State Examination Council, Pune. And Director in charge, Children’s Television, Bhamburda, Pune.
While working in Kolhapur district,for “Rajarshi Shahu A comprehensive education program.” In 2007 this program was awarded with a prize by the Government of India. He had received a prize of Rs. 1 Lack and a certificate from Hon’ble Prime Minister of India