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PROFILE:-
      Pravin Kolhe is the Executive Engineer at Water Resources Department, Government of Maharashtra, India. Presently he is working at Pune Irrigation Division, Pune handling the responsibility of water and irrigation management. Previously, he held the position of Executive Engineer and Assistant Executive Engineer, after securing first rank in WRD in Maharashtra Engineering Service Examination-2004 conducted by MPSC.
      Prior to that, Mr. Pravin Kolhe secured gold medal from Pune University for being ranker in Civil Engineering in 2004 and then he completed MTech from IIT Kanpur in 2007. Later, in 2014, he completed IIM Indore's prestigious Executive Post Graduate Programme in e-Governance. He also completed MBA (Finance), Master of Arts in Public Administration and hold three post-graduate diplomas.
      Mr. Pravin Kolhe is honoured with several awards including Sir Visvesvaraya award by hands of Principal Secretary, Government of Maharashtra. He is life member of 13 technical and scientific organizations and he is speaker at conferences including India Water Week. He has also delivered guest lectures at various institutions in India. He has designed, hosted and managed his own website i.e. www.pravinkolhe.com, where Civil Engineering study material is made available to the students. 
CAREER OBJECTIVE:-
To use techno-managerial and e-administrative skills for development of nation, particularly in Water Resources sector, so that water, which is scare, vital valuable, finite resource being base for life on this earth, is managed most efficiently and optimally.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:-

Degree

Qualification / Programme

Institute / University

Grade

Master’s / Post Graduate

MTech in Civil Engineering

IIT Kanpur

Distinction

MBA in Financial Management

IGNOU, New Delhi

1st Division 

Master of Arts (Public Administration)

IGNOU, New Delhi

1st Division 

Executive Post Graduate Diploma in E-Governance

IIM Indore

2nd Rank

PG Diploma in Participatory Management of Displacement, R&R

IGNOU, New Delhi

Distinction

Graduation

BE Civil Engineering

University of Pune

Gold Medal

Certificate / e-Learning

 

Course on Water and Environmental Law and Policy

UNESCO-IHE, Delft

Completed

Certification course in e-Governance

DIT, Govt of Maharashtra

Distinction

Certificate Course  in Right to Information

YASHADA, Pune

Outstanding

DL Program in Hydrology - Basic Hydrological Sciences

NWA, Pune & WMO

Completed

International DL Program in Advanced Topics in Hydraulics

NWA, Pune & WMO

Completed

Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills

University of Michigan (Coursera)

Completed

Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract

Harvard University (Edx)

Completed

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS:-
1)
P S Sharangpani Gold Medal by University of Pune awarded to Mr. Pravin Kolhe for securing highest marks and stood first at BE Civil Examination-2004
2)
Also Received following prizes from University of Pune for being Ranker in BE Civil examination, 2004-
  • Suryakant Deshpande Memorial Prize
  • K Gokhale Memorial Prize.
  • R M Francy Memorial Prize.
  • V N Vartak Memorial Prize.
  • Dattatray Deshpande Memorial Prize.
  • Dinkar Gokhale Memorial Prize.
  • D K Bhave Memorial Prize.
  • D K Datey Memorial Prize.
  • Vishnu Joglekar Memorial Prize
3)
Dr. Bharatratna , Sir Mokshagundam Vishveshvarayya Award”, by the hands of Principal Secretary, Water Resources, Government of Maharashtra at Sinchan Bhavan, Pune.
4)
Academic Excellence award from "Architect Engineers & Surveyors Association, Pune"
5)
Elected as General Secretary of Maharashtra Services of Engineers (Class-I) Association for 2015-2017
PAPER PUBLICATIONS / PUBLISHED ARTICLES
1)
Mendhegiri, H.T., KOLHE, P.S. "Framework for Ethical Development and Management in Water Sector" in India Water Week-2015, New Delhi, India, 2015.
2)
Munde, T.N., Desai P.D., KOLHE, P.S. "e-Jalseva : An e-Governance Initiative of Maharashtra Water Resources Department for Effective Water Management" in India Water Week-2015, New Delhi, India, 2015.
3)
Munde, T.N., Desai P.D., KOLHE, P.S. "Transformation of Water Sector through Innovative e-Governance Project- A case Study of e-Jalseva" in India Water Week-2015, New Delhi, India, 2015.
4)
KOLHE, P.S. "Closed Conduit Irrigation Water Distribution System For Improving Water Use Efficiency To Mitigate Water Scarcity Crisis In 2050" in India Water Week-2013, New Delhi, India, 2013.
5)
KOLHE, P.S. "Towards An Efficient Water Management: A Case Study of Adol Multipurpose Water Resources Project" in India Water Week-2013, New Delhi, India, 2013.
6)
KOLHE, P.S. "Optimum Utilization of Irrigation Water by Use of Pipe Distribution Network (PDN) instead of Canal Distribution Network (CDN) in Command Area." in India Water Week-2012, New Delhi, India, 2012.
7)
KOLHE, P.S.Critical Review of NPRR-2007 & MPAPRA-1999 with regards to provisions related to R&R.” IGNOU, New Delhi, PGDMRR Project, 2012. 50p.
8)
KOLHE, P.S. "Water Resources Department - Past and Future" in Sinchan Vikas, Vol-2, 2015
9)
KOLHE, P.S. “Repair & Rehabilitation of Building” in Aavishkar, Karad, Maharashtra, 2004.
10)
KOLHE, P.S. “Low Cost Housing” in Techcellence-2004, Bhusawal, Maharashtra, 2004.
11)
KOLHE, P.S. “New Construction Concrete” in Search-2004, Loni, Maharashtra, 2004.
 

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