About Us

HOPE FOUNDATION AND RESEARCH CENTRE (HOPE FOUNDATION)

Hope Foundation and Research Centre (Hope Foundation) is a Public Charitable Trust / Society established by Late Shri Pralhad P. Chhabria in the year 1979 with the objective of rendering social services towards nation-building. Hope Foundation is registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950 (now known as the Maharashtra Public Trusts Act, 1950) and the Societies Registration Act, 1860 under the auspices of the Finolex Group of Companies and has been contributing to the field of higher education, medical assistance and research and development activities and is successfully accomplishing its societal objectives to the deserving communities across the country.

Hope Foundation is registered and the income of the Trust is exempted u/s 12AB of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Further, donations made to the Hope Foundation and Research Centre are exempt u/s 80G (5) (vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Further, Hope Foundation and Research Centre is registered and approved by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Government of India for undertaking CSR activities.

Hope Foundation is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.

Education Objectives

Finolex Academy of Management and Technology (FAMT)

Finolex Academy of Management and Technology, Ratnagiri (FAMT) was established in 1996 to impart quality technical education at affordable cost and contribute to the industrial growth of our nation.  The academy is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi; recognized by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Maharashtra, affiliated to University of Mumbai and offers B.E. in seven branches, two post graduate courses in Engineering and Computer Application and a doctoral programme with approximately 1600+ students on its campus.

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi has accredited the Finolex Academy of Management and Technology (FAMT), Ratnagiri with B++ Grade in Accreditation Cycle 1. This accreditation is valid for a period of 5 years from March 28, 2019 to March 27, 2024.

For more details, please visit www.famt.ac.in

 

International Institute of Information Technology (I²IT)

The International Institute of Information Technology (I²IT), Pune [pronounced as I Square IT] was established in the year 2001 as a world-class academy to impart high-end education in Engineering and Technology to meet the growing needs of the industry.  Established on 10 acres of land, this institute equips students to accept challenges in the areas of Information Technology, Engineering, and other niche areas of expertise.

I²IT is currently an Undergraduate Engineering Institute approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi; Recognized by the Directorate of Technical  Education (DTE), Govt. of Maharashtra and is affiliated to the Savitribai Phule Pune University and offers 4 years full-time B.E. Courses in Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Electronics and Telecommunication with approximately 1000+ students on campus.

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi has accredited the International Institute of Information Technology (I²IT) with a B++ Grade in Accreditation Cycle 1. This accreditation is valid for a period of 5 years from April 01, 2019, to March 31, 2024.

The International Institute of Information Technology (I²IT) is also recognized u/s 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956.

For more details, please visit www.isquareit.edu.in

 

Pralhad P. Chhabria Research Center (PPCRC)

Pralhad P. Chhabria Research Center (PPCRC), has been established in the year 2016 in memory of Late Shri. Pralhad P. Chhabria, iconic businessman and the Founder Chairman of Finolex Group of Companies. His lifelong commitment towards fostering social development in India led him to establish “Hope Foundation and Research Centre” that pursues its charitable objectives in the fields of medicine, education, and research.

PPCRC’s intent is to advance knowledge through research and provide education & training in Science, Engineering, and Technology, to serve India and the world. The research and development activities are carried on in several diverse fields of engineering and technology including energy, environment, telecommunication, spatial data infrastructure, and computation, etc. PPCRC offers programs based on the research outcomes for professionals working in the industry to enhance their knowledge and skills to adapt themselves to the ever-transforming world of technology.

PPCRC now operates as a dedicated in-house Research, Development, Consultancy, and Collaboration (RDCC) Cell of I²IT, Pune, and is poised to become an eminent wing of academics and research to find and create technological solutions to create a better quality of life.

For more details, please visit www.ppcrc.isquareit.edu.in 

Medical Objectives

The medical objectives of Hope Foundation provide for rendering assistance through the provision of financial assistance for the treatment of persons suffering from any illness in general and in particular cancer of all types, or any other manner.

In association with the Moolani Eye Care Centre, Pune (www.eyemoolani.com); Hope Foundation seeks contributions from the corporate by way of donations / CSR and conducts eye camps, eye surgeries with a focus on those which aim at reducing preventable blindness such a cataract, glaucoma, pterygium and corneal surgeries in young and old, also to include surgical procedures for underprivileged children and young adults such a squint, ptosis and refractive procedures in high refractive errors to help them to achieve a stable social and financial life. It also conducts blood donation camps, medical camps like eye screening and general health check-up camps etc.