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Principal's Speak



Ms. Seema Shah

Acting Principal &

Dean (Student Affairs)

Vidyalankar Institute of Technology


B.E. Electrical Engg.
M.E. Computer Engg.
Ph.D : Shared Memory with Grid Computing
Full time teaching (Graduate and Post Graduate) - 18 yrs :
Assistant Professor, Computer Dept., Don Bosco Institute of Technology.
Head, Dept. of Electronics, Premlila Vithaldas Polytechnic, SNDT
Lecturer, Electrical Dept. VJTI.
Part time teaching :
BITS collaborative program: Patni, Tech Mahindra and Wipro
Manipal Distance Learning UMIT- SNDT
NMIMS- Mukesh Patel Institute of Technology
MET's Institute of Computer Science
Late Bhausaheb Hiray College
Bhartiya Vidyapeeth's MCA college
Industrial (4.5 yrs) :
Senior Faculty, Patni Computers Systems Ltd
Professional & major Achievements: Scholarships/ Awards :
Felicitation by Crime Prevention Bureau, May 2007 as a part of ‘Crime Free Society’ for assisting Anti Corruption Bureau in nabbing an accountant taking bribe red handed
Best Paper Award, All India Meeting of Women in Science; November, 2004. Paper: titled ‘Intelligent RAM- Memory that Computes’.
Best Polytechnic Teacher Award, Maharashtra State-2001 by ISTE.
Best Teacher Award -2000, by Rotaract Club, Sion.
Publications :
Title on ‘Distributed Computing’ is in the process of publishing
Authored titles: Operating Systems, TY B.Sc. Computers, System Study and UNIX programming TY B.Sc. Computers, Vipul Prakashan.
Authored Information Technology books for Std X, XI- Science and Commerce, XII-Science and Commerce for Reliable Publications
Several articles in The Journal of Engineering Education
Articles in ‘Global Colors of Indian Youth’ - Published by Vishwa Samvad Kendra, Mumbai, 2009.
Published many Technical papers in various International and National Conferences in the area of Grid Computing, Shared Memory, Processor architectures, Teaching Learning processes, Virtual Classrooms, Knowledge Management etc.
Others :
Participation in/ Conduction of Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops (Technical and Non Technical) Reviewer for Technical Papers at conferences
Project guidance for M.Phil, M. Tech (Computers, IT), B.E. (Computers, IT), Diploma curriculum

Personal Profile

Dr. Seema Shah is the Principal (Acting) of Vidyalankar Institute of Technology and a Professor in the Department of Information Technology at the institute. During an illustrious career spanning over 26 years, she has held senior teaching positions at reputed academic institutes such as Don Bosco Institute of Technology, VJTI and SNDT and has industrial experience as Senior Faculty at Patni Computer Systems. Dr. Shah was awarded a PhD in Communication (Technology) in 2013 for her thesis entitled ‘Software Distributed Shared Memory on a Grid of Clustered Computers’. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering (1990) and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (1987). 

Subject Expertise and Project Guidance

Her subject expertise lies in Grid Computing, Advanced Operating Systems, Computer Organization, ERP, SAP, Data Warehousing, Distributed Computing, and Software Testing among others. Additionally, she has also conducted sessions on Teaching Methodology, Microteaching, Professional Excellence and Interpersonal Skills.  She has been felicitated with the Best Teacher Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Research in Engineering by Higher Education Forum and Microtechnologies in 2011, the Best Polytechnic Teacher Award in 2001 by the ISTE, Maharashtra and the Best Teacher Award in 2000, by Rotaract Club, Sion.

She has guided many projects at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels at a number of reputed institutes such as VJTI, Don Bosco Institute of Technology and SNDT.VIOLA (Vidyalankar OnLine Application), a BE Final Year student project that she has mentored, bagged top honours at international project competitions at BITS Pilani and NMIMS in 2011.

Research and Publications

Dr. Shah has coauthored a book on Distributed Computing, published by Oxford University Press, the second international edition of which has been recently published. She has authored around 12 other books on Computer Engineering topics. She has published and presented more than 90 research papers in International and National Journals, Conferences and STTPs. Her research paper titled: ‘Implementing a Communication Framework for Disseminating SMIG Model to Potential Users’ was adjudged the Best Paper in 2012 at the International Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Technology’ conducted by Thakur College of Engineering. She also won the Best Paper Award at the All India Meeting of Women in Science in November, 2004 for her research paper on ‘Intelligent RAM - Memory that Computes’. She is a senior member of IEEE, ACM, and a Life member of ISTE, IWSA, HEF, SAI and CSI and has chaired, organized and participated in many conferences and workshops. Dr. Shah is the           Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Engineering and Technologies and has been a reviewer for international and national conferences and journals.

Coordination and collaborations

Dr. Shah has coordinated a number of successful collaborative events such as PIVOT which is an inter-institute interaction with Principals, TPOs and Heads of the Computer and IT departments in 2010, an inter-institute event ‘Skilling up for Mega trends in IT- Cloud Computing and Big Data,’ facilitated interaction and networking among faculty of Griffith University, Australia and initiated an active interface for faculty interaction in Denver University, UK in 2012. She initiated and played a key role in strengthening the institute’s academic alliance with EMC2 andfacilitated Memorandums of Understanding with Jupiter Hospital and Bayer Corps. Member , She is a member of the Department Advisory Board (DAB) of Computer Engineering Department, Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering (MPSTME) which is  an integral part of the NMIMS.

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Parents, Students and Staff :

Welcome to the portal of Vidyalankar Institute of Technology (VIT). Approved by the AICTE and DTE, Govt. of Maharashtra, VIT was established in 1999 by the premier Vidyalankar Group of Educational Institutes.  A preferred destination to those wishing to pursue engineering and management in an environment that promotes inclusiveness and professionalism, VIT is strategically located in the well-connected area of Wadala, Mumbai. Learning occurs in magnificently designed modern architecture and the Institute has a wide range of infrastructural facilities and resources.

Joel Osteen remarks, “People of excellence go the extra mile to do what's right.”  The education of young people is not only a responsibility but a privilege. We recognize that a great college isn't just about grades; it's about nurturing creativity and developing open and enquiring minds, it's about learning and working together in harmony and it's about embracing new opportunities. More importantly, it isn’t about producing mere graduates, but is about building character and generating skilled professionals. At Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, our students push intellectual boundaries, enjoy the freedom to experiment and research and strive for personal bests. This website will give you an insight into the educational experience that Vidyalankar Institute of Technology offers and the infrastructural facilities available on the campus.

At VIT we are committed to providing a holistic educational experience to our students. We strive for continual excellence in the teaching-learning process. We have a strong focus on student academic progress and achievement.  Our students step out of the threshold of the college as dynamic and responsible global citizens, equipped to play a leading role in whichever path of life they choose to walk in. To achieve this, students are encouraged to participate in the extensive array of opportunities which exist in and beyond the classroom. The plethora of the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities we conduct at our Institute surely makes attending college an enjoyable experience to look forward to. With more than 40 committees for students and professional bodies, we ensure that our students excel not just at academics, but also at learning valuable lessons in interpersonal skills, technical and soft skills, leadership, and camaraderie.

In case you happen to be prospective students, this website will assist you in making an informed decision. I am confident that VIT will guide you in channelizing your interests, in realizing your potential and in achieving your aspirations. Thank you for visiting our portal. I invite you to visit our campus to know more about Vidyalankar Institute of Technology and its student-centric approach in all aspects of a fulfilling college experience. I hope this is the beginning of a long and fruitful association with VIT. Exciting times are ahead of us and I hope you too choose to be a part of our continuing success.


With warm wishes,

Seema Shah
Acting Principal and Dean Student Affairs,
Vidyalankar Institute of Technology

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