Dr. Mahale Vilas Shantaram is working as Assistant professor at Veer Wajekar A.S.C. College, Phunde, Taluka- Uran, & District- Raigad. He is the Head, Dept. of Rural Development. Recently, he has completed Ph.D.on the topic "Regulated Agricultural Marketing in 21st century with special reference to APMC, Vashi" in 2016 from University of Mumbai. His area of interest in research includes Tourism, NGOs, & Agricultural Marketing. He is a PG teacher, having 25 years of teaching experience at UG level for B.A. course, Rural Development subject. He has guided many projects at PG level in University of Mumbai. He has published 3 research papers at international level & 4 at national level. He is the co-author of 2 books for distance education students (I.D.O.L.). He has been working as paper setter, examiner, moderator in Rural Development, University of Mumbai. He is the former member of the Board of Studies in Rural Development in the University of Mumbai. He has been the member of the affiliation committee for selection process in University of Mumbai. He is a life member in Yusuf Meher Ali Centre, Tara & the member of Mumbai Marathi Granth sangrahalaya. He is the member of L.M.C., Incharge of sports committee, chairman of discipline committee, and chairman of Anti-Ragging committee & member of college security in Veer Wajekar A.S.C. College, Phunde.