“Changing Lives” - Education the only way forward!
Imparting quality education at affordable cost in emerging areas of technology with a promising future for the students
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Building careers through quality education
Educating and nurturing student talent and skills leading to a valuable learning outcome
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Research and Development
Research and Development activities carried out in several diverse and emerging fields of science, engineering and technology
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Community Outreach
Believe that our lives are richer when we give and share, and greater inner joy comes from helping others to better their lives
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Awards and Scholarships
Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them
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Creating a lasting legacy

Provide a platform for the students to highlight their talent and skills leading to a valuable learning outcome

Empower our communities and support

One of the most fundamental needs of developing countries like ours is good medical health and we cater to support such causes

Building a world we want

Provide opportunity to the less fortunate to prosper, thrive, and feel like they belong

Announcements and News

Our Introduction

Our vision for just, equitable and resilient communities

Hope Foundation and Research Centre (Hope Foundation) is a Registered Public Charitable Trust / Society established by Late Shri Pralhad P. Chhabria in the year 1979 and is pursuing its charitable objectives in the fields of education, research and development, medical assistance and community outreach programs for over 44+ years to:

Founder President -
Hope Foundation

Late Shri Pralhad P. Chhabria, Founder President, Hope Foundation and Founder Chairman, Finolex Group of Companies
“I have not gone, just moved on. Each morning, we are born again to work hard and live another beautiful journey.”

Pralhad P. Chhabria Awards

Hope Foundation in association with the IEEE India Council and Women In Engineering Affinity Group, IEEE Pune Section has instituted the Pralhad P. Chhabria Awards from the year 2017, in memory of Late Shri Pralhad P. Chhabria.


Our Goal Is To Make Your Life Better

Hope Foundation and Research Centre is committed to educating aspiring youth and supporting social issues that will transform lives and communities.
To create a sustainable world for future generations by promoting education and medical health, facilitating effective research, and accelerating progress through innovative collaborations.
  • Foster enduring knowledge, civic and social responsibilities, leadership & personal growth within the environment in which every individual matters
  • Hold high standards of character and truthfulness as the foundation upon which our institutions are built
  • Embrace the diversity of all individuals, ideas and expressions for both personal and institutional success

Our Institutions

Education and Research

Finolex Academy of Management and Technology (FAMT), Ratnagiri

Est. 1996

  • 6 Undergraduate Engineering Programmes
  • 2 Master Degree Programmes
  • 2 Doctoral Programmes
  • 1600 + students on campus
  • 73+ University Rankholders
  • Accredited by NAAC

International Institute of Information Technology (I²IT), Pune

Est. 2001

  • 3 Undergraduate Engineering Programmes
  • Dedicated in-house Research Centre
  • 1200 + students on campus
  • 16+ University Rankholders
  • Accredited by NAAC
  • Recognised u/s 2(f) of UGC Act
  • NBA Accredited – 2 UG Programmes

Pralhad P. Chhabria Research Center (PPCRC), Pune

Est. 2016

  • Recognized as a SIRO
  • 145 Research Faculty
  • 3 Thematic Research Areas
  • Outreach Activities and Services
  • National and International Collaborations
  • Funded & Sponsored Research Projects

Managing Committee

Board of Trustees

Ms. Aruna Mukesh Katara

President & Founder Member

Mr. Amit Mukesh Katara

Vice President & Trustee

Ms. Amrita Mukesh Katara

Member & Trustee

Dr. Mukesh Dolumal Katara

Member & Trustee

Dr. Samita Moolani

Member & Trustee

Dr. Avinash Nand Katara

Member & Trustee

Ms. Sangeeta Sarju Bajaj

Member & Trustee

Mr. Amit Mukesh Katara

Vice President & Trustee

Ms. Aruna Mukesh Katara

President & Founder Member

Ms. Amrita Mukesh Katara

Member & Trustee

Dr. Mukesh Dolumal Katara

Member & Trustee

Dr. Samita Moolani

Member & Trustee

Dr. Avinash Nand Katara

Member & Trustee

Ms. Sangeeta Sarju Bajaj

Member & Trustee


You’ve The Power Today To Change Tomorrow


Funds raised by 7020 people in 18 days


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Facts and Figures

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Donors and Patrons

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Our Team

500 +

Number of Beneficiaries

5402 +

Student Alumni


Financial Support

Causes We Support

Even small donations can give big smiles

Donate For Causes You Care About

We wish to state that every donation matters to us and we solicit the support of individuals and organizations who share our passion and commitment to create an environment enabling an “inclusive society.”
We extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the promoters, corporate and individual donors, establishments, Government agencies, HUFs & Trusts, and other persons who are supporting us with their generous contributions and donations and assisting us in fulfilling our social and charitable initiatives.




Community Outreach

Charity Partners

Providing financing support to help social organization build livelihoods
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Awards and Recognition

7 Feb 2024
Presented by : Suryadatta Group of Institutes

Excellence in the field of Social Service & NGO

26th Foundation Day and Suryadatta National Award Ceremony, Pune
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3 September 2023
Presented by : The Knowledge Review Magazine

The Most Impactful Education Leaders in India, 2023

For outstanding dedication, innovative approaches, and transformative contributions to the field of education
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1 September 2023
Presented by : Vadini infoCenter.io Private Limited

Most Preferred College for Campus Talent

Finolex Academy of Management and Technology is recognized as "Most Preferred College for Campus Talent
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29 July 2023
Presented by : Navbharat Times

I²IT: Leading Information Technology College of the Year 2023 Award

Navbharat Times Education Conclave and Awards, Mumbai
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26 May 2023
Presented by : National Board of Accreditation (NBA)

I²IT : NBA Accredited for 3 Years

NBA accreditation of two programs, namely Computer Engineering and Electronics & Telecommunication
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13 May 2022
Presented by : Assocham National Council on Education

Excellence in Promoting Education for Social Cause

15th International Education Leadership Summit, Expo & Awards, New Delhi
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23 September 2021
Presented by : Beginup Research Intelligence Private Limited

Most Innovative and Leading Engineering College of the Year

National Educational Excellence Awards & Conference, Taj West End Bengaluru
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Latest events

News and Happenings

The Week Hansa Research 2024

The Week Hansa Research Best College Survey 2024 Engineering Rankings results are out and FAMT secured 20th Rank among Private Engineering colleges…



We are delighted to announce that the results of the OUTLOOK-ICARE Professional College Survey 2024 are out. FAMT has secured…

Tree Plantation Drive

Tree Plantation Drive

I²IT participated in a successful tree plantation drive at Jawalkar Nagar. In collaboration with a dedicated social NGO, I²IT organized…


What They Say

Thank you for the opportunity to speak and interact with students. Wish you the very best in the major mission you have undertaken.

Som Mittal
Former President, NASSCOM

Great Day! It was wonderful unveiling the statue of PP Saheb, a great institution and inspiration.

Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, FRS
National Research Professor, President - Global Research Alliance

Amazing infrastructure, wonderful staff and very powerful leadership of IIIT. Interesting discovery of a great institution in Pune

Mr. Narendra Barhate
Managing Director & CEO, Seed Infotech Ltd

I am so impressed by what has been built and even more impressed by the passion to build an even greater future.

Edgard D Kegan
US Consul General

Very good institute and faculty with energy and devotion.

Dr. Manpreet S. Manna
Director, SWAYAM & PMSS INcharge Parliament Cell All India Council for technical Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi

My visit showed me that PP Ji is still guiding this institute. The Research center is for many creative ideas and is headed by a very energetic person with expertise in many different fields. I congratulate the whole team and of course the leader Mrs. Aruna for her efforts and leadership. I wish the institute all the success.

Dr. A. S,. Kolaskar
Former Vice Chancellor, The Neotia University

Dr. Y. M. Gajmal

Best Paper Award

The Department of Information Technology is pleased to announce that our faculty Dr. Yogesh Manohar Gajmal received the Best Paper Award in Springer Conference – International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Network Systems (CINS 2023) held from 18 to 20 October at Dubai, UAE.