Bentley Institute collaborates with JSPM Group of Institutes to open BIM Advancement Laboratory in Pune

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Pune 23 June 2017 : Bentley Institute today collaborated with JSPM Group of Institutes to open BIM Advancement Laboratory in Pune at Tathawade campus . The Centre will foster BIM engineering knowledge among students & educators. Bentley Institute brings its experience and BIM Best practices from BIM Advancement Academies from all over the world such as CrossRail BIM Advancement Academy in London.


Vinayak Trivedi, Vice President & Global Head Bentley Institute, Dr. Nitin R. Karmalkar, Vice Chancellor, SP Pune University, Binish Parekh, Vice president, ARK Infosolutions, R. S Joshi, Director Planning & Development JSPM group, Dr. R. K Jain, Principal, RSCOE , Dr PP Vitkar Director Tathawade Campus were present at the inauguration. The laboratory will be useful for students of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. R. K Jain, Principal, RSCOE said that more than 100 teachers have been trained over three days on these softwares at BIM Advancement Laboratory   . This will enable the students to work on different tools and software related to infrastructure sector . The laboratory will also be open to past students of the college .

Vinayak Trivedi, Vice President and Global Head Bentley Institute, said “In these days of mega Infrastructural projects the focus of architects, engineers, constructors, owner-operators is on executing projects within time and cost- which is at the heart of 5D BIM. For students to be competitively employable with a career of their choice, while it is important for them to supplement their knowledge with practical experience of cutting edge technologies and tools, it is equally important that engineering institutes expose students to the big picture of project execution. This can be achieved through Academia – Industry collaboration and BIM Advancement Lab at JSPM, Pune is one good medium to bring all that together.”


The team of visionaries who have brought The Bentley BIM Lab to JSPM comprises Dr. RS JOSHI, Director – Planning & development, JSPM group and from the group institute Rajarshi Shahu college of Engineering – Prof. SL Bhilare – Campus Director, Dr. RK JAIN – Principal, Prof. (Mrs.) RA Dubal – HOD Civil Engineering and Mr. SP Rao Borde, Training & Placement Officer. This team jointly said they were delighted and guided students that students should get rid of inertia of learning and accepting new things and innovative changes around them. These technologies and processes implemented at their institute will immensely benefit the students and will create a road to success for students in and around Pune.

Murali Rambhatla, Director – Sales & Mktg. – Bentley Institute added that such BIM Labs leverage technology, through collaborative online and classroom courses, to provide students with complex simulations and scenario-based learning to develop knowledge and skills that stick with learners long after they leave the classroom, making them industry-ready.

Binish Parikh, Vice Prescient of ARK Infosolutions, said “The Vision of ARK, as the Channel Partners of Bentley, is to improve the lives of people by empowering them, Educational Institutions collaboration initiative was taken to bridge the gap between the industry and the academia, through continuous skill development programs.