Makarand (Mak) Pandit

Candidate for Director

Education

  • Electronics Engineering Graduate (1992, University of Pune, India)
  • Marketing Management Post-graduate 1997
  • Diploma in film-making, script writing, and editing
  • Undergoing a three-year course in spiritual development (Self-realization Fellowship of Yogoda Satsang Society of India)

My Association with STC

  • STC Associate Fellow
  • Serving as member of STC Community Achievement Awards Committee (2014)
  • Recipient of Distinguished Chapter Service Award (2009)
  • Recipient of the STC India Volunteer of the Year Award (2003 and 2007)
  • Served STC in many roles, including
    • Co-Manager of the Global Membership Committee in 2006
    • Membership Manager of the AccessAbility SIG in 2006
  • Served the STC India chapter as
    • Chapter President (2005)
    • Conference Program Manager (2003 and 2008)
    • Pune City Representative (2000, 2001, 2008, 2012, 2013)
    • Membership Manager (1999 and 2000)
  • Past Owner of Technical Writers of India (TWIN)

My Association with Educational Institutes

  • Entrepreneurship Mentor at Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai 
  • Member of special study committee of University of Pune and Board of Studies appointed by Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning 
  • Course developer for Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (IGNOU)
  • Visiting faculty at more than 5 educational institutes in Pune, including University of Pune 

My association with NGOs

  • Member & Volunteer of Art of Living Foundation. Working on training programs for under-privileged children.

Candidate Statement

I have been a technical writer for 20 years. I have witnessed its development and the changing trends. The situation today is a lot different from what it was a few years back. In a merging world of interdependent economies, companies are going global and so are products! STC stands an opportunity to emerge as the world’s most admired and valued technical communication professionals association.

I think I owe a lot to STC. I have been contributing a lot in different volunteer positions. I think I am now matured enough to assume a more responsible position. STC has all those knowledgeable folks that I look up to! I grew up observing them and learning from them. It is time for me to see if I can follow their footsteps as a leader. I will be glad to interact with fellow members and community leaders!