KURLA, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011: On September 8, 2011 Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT) took a major step in signing an MOU with I Create India (ICI) and PanIIT Alumni India to establish an ICreate DBIT Centre at Don Bosco Centre for Learning (DBCL), Kurla, Mumbai.
The aim and objective of this ICreate DBIT Centre will be to provide access to training in Entrepreneurship Development to students of DBIT and other Institutes on the Campus of DBCL. The ICreate Centre will also help in establishing and developing an incubation centre.
Fr. Mario Vaz, Executive Director, DBIT-MMS together with Mr. Ulhas Kamat, CEO, ICreate, India and Mr. Satish Kini, COO, Pan IIT Alumni India were the signatories at a quiet but possibly path breaking occasion. Dr. Krishnamoorthy, Director (DBIT) coordinated the effort to make this event a reality. Mr. Soman, Principal (DBMA) was instrumental in getting ICreate and Pan IIT to the DBCL campus. Fr. Rector though not present was remembered for giving the go ahead after the first meeting itself.
Fr. Mario Vaz reiterated the rationale for going into this strategic alliance. The Don Bosco values of having a preference for the disadvantaged as well as providing livelihood skills is in alignment with what ICreate and PanIIT are attempting to do with this initiative. This was reaffirmed by Mr. Ulhas Kamat , Mr. Satish Kini, and Mr. Ashok Kalbag. Fr.Vaz also informed those present that the ICreate DBIT Centre would be coordinated by Dr. Sarika Kulkarni.