VPKBIET | Baramati


Vidya Pratishthan's


An Initiative of

Knowledge Partner
Technology Enabler Partner

About IBM

IBM is global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, New York. Started in 1911. With operations in over 175 countries. It specializes in computer hardware, middleware, and software and provides hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is the largest industrial research organization in the world, with 19 research facilities across a dozen countries, and holds the record for most annual U.S. patents generated by a business for 29 consecutive years. The largest technology employer in the world has 380,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. IBM has several leadership development and recognition programs to acknowledge and foster employee potential and achievements. IBM is one of the most respected brands in the world.


Considering tomorrow's need and catering the training facility and world-class research, Vidya Pratishthan is establishing a Center of Excellence in AI with the following objectives.

  • To provide knowledge and skills in AI and other emerging technologies to students from diverse disciplines in the Baramati region.
  • To undertake Skill-development, R&D, product development, and consultancy activities in the field of AI and other emerging technologies.

    Digital Technology is not only disruptive but also all pervasive. No discipline of study has remained ‘insulated from its impact’. IBM interacts with the Universities to design and deliver these integrated courses for our aspiring future generation. Vidya Pratishthan, Baramati has endorsed an Alliance Agreement with IBM’s Innovation Center for Education (ICE) and DesignTech Systems Pvt. Limited, on 28 Dec 2022. With an aim to enhance the skills and train the students ensuring they are industry-ready, and globally competitive, the IBM Innovation Center for Education (ICE) has designed a tailored curriculum to improve the student employability quotient for students pursuing careers at Vidya Pratishthan, Baramati.

  • IBM–ICE program is industry-relevant course by industry relevant trainer to make the students industry-ready.

    Courses Offered

    IBM Innovation Centre for Education (ICE) is a ‘unique global initiative’ by IBM, to offer much-needed applied information technology knowledge to graduating students from Vidya Pratishthan, in various dominant and futuristic technology areas for Certification in

    1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    2. Data Science
    3. CyberSecurity
    4. Internet of Things (IoT)

    Every certification includes four courses distributed over four semesters. These courses would be offered to undergraduate students in addition to their regular university degree courses as:

    Two-year Honours/Majors Program for students having a Computer Science background (usually in the last two years of ongoing degree programme)

    Two-year Minors Program for Non-Computer Science Students (usually in the last two years of an ongoing degree program in any discipline)

    One-year Post Graduate Diploma Program for Graduate Students from various disciplines & Working Professionals (after completion of graduation in any discipline)

    The other courses that IBM Offers under this MoU are as follows

    • Cloud Computing & Virtualization
    • Open Computing
    • Mobile Application Development
    • Telecom Informatics
    • Healthcare Informatics
    • E-Commerce, Retail & Automation
    • Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
    • Cyber Security & Forensics
    • Graphics & Gaming
    • Manufacturing Systems
    • IT Infrastructure
    • Internet of Things and Smarter Cities
    • Mainframe Technology
    • Oil & Gas Informatic

    Salient Features

    A basket of 4 courses will be delivered in Two years, that is, one course per semester, as per our timetable.

    These basket of 4 courses are to be taken by students over and above their regular university coursework.

    Courses will be taught by IBM to a batch of 60 students.

    Students can avail of soft loan at 3.1% per annum (simple interest) to be repaid after graduation and 2 years moratorium.

    Fees For Honours/Minor Degree Programme: Rs. 78,000/- (Rs. 19500/- per course)

    Course delivery: 60% Online and 40% Offline.

    The Program also offers Industry Project & Virtual Internship. On completion. of the course, students would be awarded a globally recognised IBM Badge (Digital Certificate).