Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trusts
Vishwakarma Institute Of Information Technology (An Autonomous Institute affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University)
An ISO 9001-2015 Certified Institute Accredited with 'A' Grade By NAAC

Research & Development



Center of Excellence in Research and Development (CERD)

Center of Excellence in Research and Development (CERD) formulated to promote R&D activities.

Intellectual merits of CERD - Developing a new class of high resolution analysis techniques in respective fields, developing new technologies for rapid deployment in real applications.

Incharge Research and Development Cell


  • Gaining more vitality and acceptance in academic sectors
  • Allows one to think out of the box
  • It’s all about defying the convention
  • Research carries huge futuristic scope
  • Quality concern in research necessary
  • A common platform for R&D activities required
  • Research culture desired to be developed
  • Hence Center of Excellence in R&D (CERD)!!!

CERD objectives

  • To create a pool of researchers in the field of applied innovations
  • To serves as a stepping stone for the researchers
  • To guide research teams and help maintain the quality through research panel
  • The center tries and foster research as a field of interest across the institute
  • To increase the knowledge base of faculty leading to overall development of institute
  • Involvement of Eminent researchers/experts from various fields in the research activity to enhance quality
  • The key focus of CERD is to promote research activities at institutional level, professionally

R & D Initiative

  • The institute has a well drafted faculty development policy under which faculty members of the institute are sponsored to present their research papers in India or abroad, as well as attend STTPs, Workshops to update and enhance their teaching and technical skills
  • The institute provides seed money to the faculty members to implement their research ideas in initial stages

Broader impacts of CERD

  • Advancing theoretical understanding, thus impacting numerous fields of science and technology
  • Developing interactive web-based course material for courses that will be introduced at the host institution and will be disseminated publicly for use by other schools,
  • Helping to put the applied innovations in the mainstream of R&D through development and wide dissemination of database/software modules
  • Leveraging research to undergraduate/graduate education through planned experiential learning activities in currently offered course
  • Education of highly qualified students on the post-graduate level (Ph.D. and Master’s) attracting talented undergraduate students, to graduate studies in engineering
  • Fostering interest in engineering and science among high school students (e.g. creating a techno museum)
  • Increasing cross-disciplinary interaction between engineering and other disciplines