Chancellor - Dr. Deepak Jayant Tilak

Educational Qualification:

Ph.D. in Management, University of Pune.

Family Background:

Great grandson of freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

Son of Late Shri Jayantrao Tilak, who spearheaded the Goa Liberation Movement and Sanyukta Maharashtra Samiti. Late Shri. Tilak was also a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) for 12 years and Chairman, Maharashtra Legislative Council for 16 years.

Son of Late Smt. Indutai Tilak, who was a famous Social Worker and guiding spirit for several Educational Institutes like Seva Sadan and Huzur Paga. Family background thus resulted as developing a keen interest in several social activities since childhood.

Major field of Study Management, Journalism
Area of Specialization Journalism Ph.D. research thesis entitled "Problems in Newspapers" Management with special reference to Marathi Newspapers.

Field Position held Institution/Trust Duration
Profession General Manager


Daily Kesari, Pune

Sahyadri, Pune

Daily Kesari, Pune

From 1983 to 2006

From 1984 to till date

From 2001 to till date
Academic Chairman, Distance Education Board

Member, Board of Management

Member, Academic Council

Member, Finance Committee

Member, Building Committee

Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune

1996 to 2004

2004 to 2009
2009 to 2012
2012 onwards

Research Guide

10 candidates successfully completed Ph.D.
03 candidates are pursuing Ph.D. research

Membership of Professional Bodies

• Indian Society of Newspapers
• Audit Bureau of Circulators
• Indian Language Newspapers Association
• All India Editors Council
• Press Accreditation to Maharashtra State

Membership of Academic Bodies

• Ex. Member, Governing Council Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi (October 2010 - 2012)

Association with Social Bodies
Chief Trustee, Kesari Mahratta Trust which runs Daily Kesari founded by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1881. Daily Kesari is the foremost among the Marathi newspapers which have always stood for the upliftment of the down-trodden people.
President & Trustee, Tilak Smarak Trust which promotes social and political service to the citizens. It confers the prestigious Tilak Award on a person for his/her contribution to the service of the Nation.

President & Trustee, Shri Shivaji Mandir Trust which promotes the activities to respect the Great Warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Revolutionary Swatantrya Veer Savarkar by arranging meetings and suitable programmes every year. Various sports activities are also conducted by the Trust.
President & Trustee, Anath Hindu Mahilashram (Hindu Women's Rescue Home Society) founded in 1935 for the protection of shelterless women now takes care of about eighty court committed girls. Lodging, boarding, educational and medical facilities are provided to all inmates. In addition, Trust runs a working women's hostel and school.

President, Vaktrutvottejak Sabha 136 years old organizing month long Spring Lecture Series and Js. Ranade (popularly called “Vasant Vyakhyan Mala” Inter Collegiate Elocution Competition.

President, Vaidika Samshodhana Mandal, established in 1921, as a part of Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune working independently in the field of Vedic research with the financial assistance from Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India under the scheme of Adarsha Sanskrit Shodha Sanstha.

President, Ved Shastrottak Sabha founded by Justice Ranade in 1875 for the preservation of Vedic heritage. Conducts various examinations for Vedik students and has prepared CD version of Rhrugved both sound and script.

President & Trustee, Lokmanya Trust & Karmayogi Trust which run the dailies at Ahmednagar and Sangli.

President & Trustee, Mahila Punarvasan Kendra which helps rehabilitation of widows and needy women and runs restaurant "sugran" for employment and training for needy women.

President & Trustee, Lokmanya Punyatithi Mandal which observes the Death Anniversary of Lokmanya Tilak according to the Hindu calander.

President & Trustee, Lokmanya Tilak Purse Fund Trust which awards donations to individuals and/or institutions for promoting the cause according to the principles of Lokmanya Tilak.

President & Trustee, Lt. Col. B. A. Deodhar Family Educational Trust which awards scholarships to the extent of Rs. Two lakhs per year to students for higher studies in India or abroad.

President & Trustee, Dev Gandharva Bakhale Trust dedicated to classical vocal music and preserving text i.e. Bandishi of Late Bhaskarbua Bakhale.

President, Vastu Smriti Samiti (Blue Plaque) Committee selects eminent persons from Pune who have contributed in the fields of Social, Political, Art, Culture, Music, Cinema etc. and put a Blue Plaque mentioning their name, period and contribution. This activity is controlled by Tilak Smarak Trust.

President, Narvir Tanaji Mandal, which runs a primary school at Donje village, near Sinhgad Fort.

Hon. Chief Advisor, The Rose Society of Pune, established in 1962 which conducts Rose Exhibitions twice a year and work for the promotion of roses in Pune and around.

/ Awards obtained

• P. K. Alias Anna Patil Foundation's "Purushottam Award"
• Sushil Social Forum Award
• Acharya Atre Award - Honorary Member, Rotary Club of Pune South (August 2012)
• Illustrious Alumni Award, M.E.Society's Ness Wadia College of Commerce, Pune

Sports Activities

• Secretary: Poona Judo Association.
• Ex. Vice-President, Judo Federation of India
• Red and White Belt - Judo 8th Dan
• Has exerted for the spread of Judo all over India. Have trained and encourage thousands of young boys and girls in Judo. Have organized several State, National and International Judo Championships.


• Authored "Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak - Maker of Modern India" (English / Marathi / Hindi / Japanese).
• Authored "Indukiran" (Marathi). Authored (i) Judo & Karate and (ii) Tai-otoshi (Judo).
• Judo & Self Defence (Marathi).
• Origami - Part V (Marathi).
• Indu Kiran (Marathi).
• Legal Battel Of Lokmanya B. G. Tilak (English).
• Swaraj Is My Birth Right - (Edited) (Marathi, English).