About Trust

BANSILAL RAMNATH AGARWAL CHARITABLE TRUST

Address: Budhwar Peth, Pune- 411 002.

Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust (BRACT) was established on 16th June 1975 and registered as public trust under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 vide No. E-531 (Pune) and started social and educational activities in Maharashtra.

BRACT’s Social & Charity work:-

The trust has built a beautiful Mahalaxmi Temple at Sarasbaug, Pune which conducts lot of social and religious activities. Donating money and medical facilities (like ambulance to hospital) and other needy organizations. Awarding 'Adishakti Puraskar' to eminent ladies devoted to social work. Arranging lectures and musical recitals of famous and eminent persons during 'Navratra Mahotsav'. Built Dharamshala in Pandharpur. This will serve warkaris for boarding and lodging. Serve food and tea to approximate 1.5 lakhs of Warkaris standing in the queue for Darshana for 18hrs in a day for 5 days. Distribute stationery material to participating school children during Navratri. Serve food to approximate 1500 warkari during their return from Palkhi in Valay Village. Fee waiver or concession in fees for needy students and many more.

Educational Institutions under BRACT:-

BRAC trust has promoted schools and professional training institutes such as Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology (VIIT) , Vishwakarma Institute of Management (VIM), Vishwakarma Schools ( Primary, Pre Primary, Secondary Higher secondary) English & Marathi medium, Vishwakarma Maritime Institute(VMI) and Vishwakarma College of Arts Commerce and Science (VCACS).

BRAC trust started 'Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT), in the year 1984 to impart quality technical education. VIT is first private autonomous institute in Maharashtra having nine branches of Under-Graduate engineering courses with a total intake of 740 students per year and Post-Graduate courses in four branches with total intake capacity of 170 students per year. The total number of students at VIT campus is about 2500. VIT has total 125 number of teaching faculty and 200 numbers of non-teaching technical / administrative staff. The total area of VIT campus is 17 acres with 1, 46,500 sq. ft. of built-up area for technical and administrative purpose. VIT has 55 well-equipped laboratories of different engineering and basic science subjects. Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi has awarded the 'Best Engineering College' for the year 1999 - 2000.

Having ensured a quality education and standard of VIT at a very commendable level, the trust has also opened another technical institute in the name of "Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology (VIIT)" at Kondhwa (BK.), Pune, which has six branches of Under-Graduate engineering courses with a total intake of 660 students per year and Post-Graduate courses in Five branches with total intake capacity of 90 students per year.

Vishwakarma Institute of Management (VIM) is the flagship B School. VIM was established in the year 2001 and has made rapid strides in the last decade. VIM is approved by AICTE New Delhi, recognized by Government of Maharashtra & permanently affiliated to the University of Pune. It offers the two – years full time MBA programme in affiliation to the University of Pune. It also offers the PhD programme. It is ISO 9001 - 2008 Certified and the MBA programme is rated as “MH-A” by CRISIL since AY 2011. The "Vishwakarma Institute of Management (VIM)", is offering four courses in Management and has trained over 600 managers in Business Management, Computer Management, Marketing Management, and Personnel Management. Ph.D. Research centre has been started in the academic year 2013-14.

In the Academic Year 2007-08 BRACT has started “Vishwakarma College of Arts, Commerce and Science” (VCACS), Pune. Our college is offering B.Com. & B.Sc. courses of Pune University for the Academic Year 2007-08 with 120 intake capacity each. From the Academic Year 2008-09 we received permission from Pune University for the BBA, BCA, BBM (IB) & B. Sc. (Com. Sci.) courses with intake capacity of 80 students each. In addition to VCACS has received permission to start foreign language certificate & diploma courses viz. German, Japanese, French & English with intake capacity of 60 students each. From the Academic Year 2011-12 we received the permission from Pune University & Government of Maharashtra for M.C.A. (Commerce) (Intake 60) & M.Sc. (Computer Science) (Intake 30). Additional division permission received from Pune University & government of Maharashtra of B.Sc. (com. Sci.) (80) & M.Sc.( CS) (30) from the academic year 2012-13.

The Vishwakarma Maritime Institute (VMI) is promoted by Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust (BRACT). Established in 2009, VMI provides certificate and graduate courses in Marine Engineering and Nautical Science disciplines. The “Marine Engineering Institute”, is offering the Marine engineering courses like, Graduate Marine Engineering -GME (1 year) and Diploma in Nautical Science – DNS of Director of Shipping, Government of India with intake capacity of 30 students each.

All the above institutes are operating from ultra-modern educational complex with ample space, playground, well-equipped laboratories and class rooms, auditorium, internet laboratory, Library; hostel, etc. with these infrastructural facilities. All these institutes of BRACT have earned goodwill in technical / professional training fields and are highly sought after by the students.

Vishwakarma Group, which has been in the field of education for more than 27 years. It has over 425 scholarly faculties in the Engineering, IT, Management fields who have contributed immensely in educating thousands of students in the last 27 years.

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