“Pralhad P. Chhabria Research Center (PPCRC),” has been established in the memory of Late Shri. Pralhad P. Chhabria, iconic businessman and the Founder Chairman of Finolex Group of Companies. His lifelong commitment towards fostering social development in India, led him to establish "Hope Foundation and Research Centre" that pursues its charitable objectives in the fields of medicine, education and research. PPCRC is a constituent of Hope Foundation and Research Centre established to promote research.
PPCRC's intent is to advance knowledge through research and provide education & training in Science, Engineering, and Technology, to serve India and the world. PPCRC focuses on research and convergence of Information Technology, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Cognitive Technology. The research areas are grouped under major themes of Intelligent Systems, Engineering Systems, Electronic & Photonic Systems, Neuro Systems and Applied Materials Systems. The center offers programs based on the research outcomes for professionals working in industry to enhance their knowledge and skills to adapt themselves to the ever transforming world of technology.
Hope Foundation and Research Centre has been accorded recognition as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India with effect from January 24 th 2018. This allows PPCRC to fully utilize the recognition to apply for research grants through various government funding agencies like DBT,DST, SERB, DSIR, ISRO etc,. And to avail exemptions in customs duty, central excise duty on purchases related to research. PPCRC is being solely dedicated for interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, crossdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research in Science, Engineering and Technology.