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Hope Foundation

The Hope Foundation and Research Centre is a Public Charitable Trust established by Mr. P.P. Chhabria in 1979 (The Year of the Child).

The Foundation is largely funded by the Finolex Group and pursues its charitable objectives in the twin fields of medicine and education.

Medicine

Kalpana Mammography Centre, Pune

The Hope Foundation was a pioneer in the establishment of a well-equipped Kalpana Mammography Centre in Pune for early detection of breast cancer. The Centre was inaugurated in August 1993 by Smt. Pratibhatai Pawar, wife of the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Sharadrao Pawar. The Centre is effectively working with its team of Radiographers under the guidance of a panel of eminent Radiologists and has done more than 8000 mammography’s so far.

It provides free medicines including life-saving drugs and treatment such as chemotherapy to the economically backward members of the society mainly to fight the scourge of cancer and related diseases. The Foundation also provides financial assistance to enable treatment of cancer. The Foundation continues to distribute costly life-saving drugs for the poor cancer patients irrespective of their caste, creed or social status on the recommendation of recognised medical/surgical specialists without any motive for profit. Services are provided free of charge to the poor and with concession to those who can afford to pay.

AIDS Project

Now the Foundation is assisting University of South Florida, USA and Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, in a project to build local capacity and make Indian Medical Scientists self-sufficient to conduct activities independently through training and research. The goal of this project is to continue and strengthen medical, public health, biomedical and behavioural training programmes to further Infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS research and prevention in India.

Education

Finolex Academy of Management & Technology, Ratnagiri

The Hope Foundation's Education Division commenced with the establishment of the Finolex Academy of Management & Technology (FAMT) which is the first Engineering College at Ratnagiri on the West coast of Maharashtra. The College has been set up on 1,40,000 sq ft. of land located in M.I.D.C. Mirjole, Ratnagiri and is offering educational opportunities since 1996 to the students of this backward region.

The Finolex Academy of Management & Technology is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. It has also obtained the approval of the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and offers four-year degree courses in Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The Academy has also received approval from AICTE and Government of Maharashtra to start courses in Information Technology, Chemical & Automobile Engineering at the Academy. Established with an investment of ₹10 crores, the Academy boasts of well-equipped classrooms and science laboratories, a library, workshops, residential quarters for the Director and staff and hostel facilities for the students. The total strength of the Academy is around 1300 students for the current academic year.

International Institute of Information Technology, Pune ( I2IT)

The International Institute of Information Technology (pronounced I square IT) rated amongst the top Technology schools in India (NASSCOM-IDC-Dataquest May ‘05) is situated amongst IT leaders such as Infosys, Wipro, Tata Technologies and Cognizant at the Infotech Park, Hinjewadi, in Pune.

Bharat Ratna Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, the Honorable President of India, on the 28th of May 2003 dedicated I2IT to the nation. With a curriculum developed and delivered by leading academicians and industry professionals, I2IT provides aspirants full residential MS and MA Programs in Advanced Technology. The Institute is an approved centre of the University of Pune for research leading to Ph.D in Engineering.

For more information on I2IT please visit their website at  www.isquareit.ac.in

Collaborating with universities and educational institutions from all over the world, I2IT offers programs that are internationally recognised and industry-relevant. I2IT attracts and trains the brightest students from all over India as well as other countries. I2IT provides state-of-the-art infrastructure, excellent research environment and highly qualified faculty to fully develop a student’s potential.

I2IT also concentrates on developing a student’s self-confidence and personality and promotes team-based goal achievement. By cultivating values of innovation and leadership, I2IT aims to produce the industry leaders of tomorrow. It is this focus on holistic development that is fast earning it the reputation of being amongst the best Technology schools in India.

Infotek Software & Systems

Infotek Software & Systems (i-TEK), an associate of Finolex has spread its wings in RFID System. i-TEK is a world-class RFID System Integration Company – based at Pune (India), serving the globe. It has to its credit several live sites and unique pilot traces across diverse market verticals deployed by its vibrant & experienced team of engineers. i-TEK‘s products and applications improve business processes where identification, authentication and automatisation are of prime concern. i-TEK adds value to organisations by way of improved labour efficiency, better inventory management across the supply chain, improved product integrity and reduced shrinkages.

For more information on i-TEK, please visit their website at www.infoteksoftware.com