Prof. Dhote is an academician serving at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal. He is an acknowledged Urban Development planner. Additionally, he is involved with professional bodies like Council of Architecture, New Delhi; AICTE, New Delhi; ITPI, New Delhi; and IIA, Mumbai. His notable research assignments include- Identifying sustainable practices of tribes of Central India (sponsored by M.P. Council of Science and Technology, Bhopal), and Social impact assessment of basic services to urban poor (sponsored by HSMI, New Delhi). He has been consultant to M.P. Housing and Infrastructure Board (for project of ten mega ITI’s in M.P.), M.P. Town and Country Planning (for preparation of development plan of Bhopal- 2031), and Department of Urban Administration and Development (for social audit of PMAY projects). His knowledge products as research papers, reviews, Chapters in books and edited books, are well-received by national and international journals and conferences. He extends academic and professional services as “Recognized Professor” to the Gautam Buddha University.