Centre of Excellence

Centres of Excellence

Microsoft Virtual Academy with ATS Infotech – FAMT, Ratnagiri

Microsoft Virtual academy is a membership program in collaboration with ATS Info tech – Mumbai, designed to help the college offer students and faculty online learning solutions for IT skills training and certification as well as technology essentials for professionals.

The program features access to official Microsoft E-Learning materials, and certifications. The E-Learning and course materials range from computer basics to high-level programming, along with information and communications technology (ICT) management.

The MVA offers a mix of on-demand courses and live events; each course contains a video and PDF download of the video transcript.  A self-assessment component is available at the end of each module. Students are awarded points and can move to different levels of recognition based on the progress they make.  Points are earned by watching videos, downloading video transcripts and self-assessment quizzes; the more points a member earns, the more opportunities she is given to participate in other MVA offerings. A leader board tracks the most active members.

INTEL® Intelligent Systems Laboratory

INTEL ® Intelligent Systems Laboratory was started on 16.04.2018 jointly by INTEL-FICE and Finolex Academy of Management & Technology, Ratnagiri. Academy signed a MoU with INTEL TECHNOLOGY PRIVATE INDIA LIMITED. Hands on sessions were conducted by the experts, Suryender Kumar and Abhishek Kumar from Intel – Fice Technical team and Dr. Vinayak Bharadi, HOD IT. INTEL Intelligent Systems Lab has been setup with an objective to enhance student’s knowledge in the field of Internet of Things and employability skills. Total investment to set up this lab is INR 5,31,000/-.

The lab has been set-up with Intel Edison breakout boards (8), two set of sensors box consisting 27 sensors each. The personal computer systems interfaced with Intel Edison boards are equipped with both windows-10, Fedora-28 and installed   with Intel Arduino IDE. The lab is open for all the students and faculty of FAMT for their research activities.

Center of Excellence in Geoinformatics – I²IT, Pune

The Center of Excellence in Geoinformatics, is an initiative aimed at promoting education, research and support services for Information Communication Technology (ICT) enablement of Geospatial applications using open source solutions. Its main efforts are geared towards increasing awareness, understanding, appreciation and application of Geospatial solutions using a participatory and community driven approach.

The center is focused to various facets of Geoinformation technology and systems in the form of research, outreach and consultancy. The research activities in the center are in the form of community development projects and sponsored projects by national & international funding agencies.

I²IT currently has received sanction for two research project grants worth Rs. 50 Lacs. These projects shall be executed in collaboration with a.) Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and University Kebangsaan, Malaysia and b.) Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI) – I²IT, Pune

Hope Foundation’s International Institute of Information Technology (I²IT), Pune has launched the Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is second in series after Center of excellence in Geoinformatics, which they launched in the same month last year. The Centre of Excellence is an initiative aimed at promoting education, research and support services for Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications by collaborating industry leaders.  Its main efforts will be geared towards increasing awareness, understanding, appreciation and application of AI based solutions using industry driven approach. I²IT has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with WiselyWise Pte Ltd., a Singapore based company for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) & Block Chain technology based online education services to their students and faculty members. WiselyWise is a Singapore headquartered AI EdTech company which embarked on this journey to build curriculum to enable students for Industry leading job requirements around AI & ML. With this MoU, I²IT is a nodal center for WiselyWise online certification courses in India.

The inaugural international workshop on Conversational AI was held on 30 August 2019, for which Mr Prasad Deore, Regional Head, NASSCOM, Mr Sohan Maheswar, Alexa Evangelist from Amazon India, Mr Chandra, CEO of WiselyWise, and Mrs Priti Khare, CEO of Lila Poonawala Foundation were present.  During his keynote speech, Mr Prasad Deore, assured that he will connect AI based industries through NASSCOM to the Centre of Excellence and reiterated his support to I²IT Pune.

iOS Developer University Program

Information Technology department of FAMT has got approval from Apple Inc., USA for starting Apple iOS Developer University Program (Apple iDUP). The details of the program are as follows:Program Type –  iOS Developer University Program
Team Name –  Finolex Academy of Management and Technology (Information Technology)
Team ID – 5B55PYQWH9
Entity Type –  Education / University

IT Department have signed an MoU for the same. Apple has made available their XCODE platform for the mobile phone application development for Apple iPhone, iPad and iMac.

Center of Excellence in “Cloud Computing & Cyber Security”

In this Center of Excellence two of our faculty members Prof Bhovi Bailappa & Prof Ramkrushna Maheswar has undergone training with AWS Academy and are Certified AWS Educator by AWS Academy .They have trained more than 80 students of I²IT on Cloud Practitioner course. They are the only certified professional AWS educator and directly trained under AWS professionals in the entire pune region.

AWS Academy provides higher education institutions with a free, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum that prepares students to pursue industry-recognized certifications and in-demand cloud jobs. AWS curriculum helps educators stay at the forefront of AWS Cloud innovation so that students trained by these educators, can equip with the skills they need to get hired in one of the fastest-growing industries.