The Trust has responded to the changing paradigm of the Country for last 40 years in terms of social, economic, educational and industrial progress. The Trust was formed at the time when India was only about 25 year’s old liberated country. The challenges for the society at large were steep and that time it was a resource deficit state. That point in time way back in 1970’s, formation of the Trust was a green field project to contribute to the educational and social development of society with a challenge of serving society but having limitations on the resources. The Trust embarked on this challenge under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Rajkumar Ji Agarwal, a young, inspired, passionate and enterprising mind in his 30’s who could envision the value and need of educational endeavours for contribution to society. The much needed schools – first point of teaching were started then. The founding principles and values were to effectively and efficiently use available resources, instil impeccable ethical values, enabling work culture and most important pay respect to teachers who are pillars of strengths in educational mission.
As country progressed, Trust readily responded to the need of the industry to provide well-groomed engineering students a three decades to contribute in the regional development. The growth of the institutes under the framework of the Trust was organic and in tandem with the need of industry - a Bottom-Up approach wherein resources were generated and ploughed back for the development for expansion and sustainable growth. There was surge in industry requirement and the intake of students was increased from 200 to 700 in a span of 2 years in the decade of 1990 – the time India witnessed financial freedom for Foreign Direct Investment resulting in the surge of foreign companies establishing businesses in India.
Over the period of three decades the Trust has initiated greenfield projects of establishment of educational institutes in 1989, 2002 and 2011, The experience of establishing and educational institutes at different stages of Indian economic development wherein aspirations of society, expectations and need changed and evolved has provided VI, Group an enriching experience and expertise in the field of establishment, governance and operationalization of the educational institutes to contribute in the regional development. This has resulted in a robust model of know-how, the VI, group is well known and established in ICT sector in terms of education and has experience of ICT enterprise.
At this point in time, VI, Group under the auspices of Mr. Bharat Agarwal (Managing Trustee and Son of Mr. Rajkumar Ji Agarwal) comprises of 1500 full time employees, 17 institutes comprising engineering, management, marine, science, schools, value added programme having about 17000 students. A unique blend of mechanical engineering and Master’s in Business Management, Mr. Bharat with his integrated quality, user centric and financial sustainable yet socially responsible approach has grown this Trust and VI, group to new heights gaining national and international recognition. Vishwakarma Publications, a publication firm is initiated as a supporting and complementing entity in academic endeavours. Mr. Bharat has established a Foundry which supplies finished parts to Tier 1 and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) in India, USA, UK, China and others. The vendors include top of the line automobile companies.
VI, Group embarked on providing foreign students educational facility. There are more than 500 foreign students studying in VI, Pune. The strong international tie-ups / collaborations in USA, Canada, Europe, South East Asia, Korea has provided VI, Pune students and faculty an international platform for trans-national collaborative activities and cross-cultural experience.