Today, Robots can be seen in our everyday lives in many ways, from industrial applications to toys for kids. Educators are using robots and robotics to teach their students in novel ways. It also inspires students to learn Science and Math in a very fun manner thereby removing the inhibitions about complexity of the subject. Started in 2011 by Vinay Kunwar in Pune, IndiaFIRST™ Robotics Academy provides a stepping-stone for students to the world of Robotics. With a phenomenal growth of 75 training centres across India, Middle East and Africa in 5 years, Vinay and his team continue to do what they love the most – stimulating innovation and creativity in young minds.
IndiaFIRST™ Robotics Academy (IFRA) is the Robotics training arm of Habib Animatos Pvt. Ltd (HAPL), founded by Vinay Kunwar in 2009. Initially, HAPL offered courses on building Personal Excellence through Technology by partnering with Microsoft, HP, Autodesk and PTC. With the growing curiosity of students in the field of Robotics, Vinay decided to venture in this field in 2011. In the first year, he organised India’s first ever International School Robotics Competition that was supported by various MNCs and Indian organisations. The event generated huge excitement in Pune and with the phenomenal response received, Vinay and his team embarked on the exciting and innovative journey of Robotics.
Education field, as always, is very satisfying. It offers us, educators, a chance to re-shape the young minds of our country and provide them with much needed inputs which will shape their career and life in future.
What differentiates IFRA from other robotics academies is that they are the first in India to manufacture their own modular robotics kits for students in the age group of 6 yrs. to 22 yrs. IFRA teaches students to design user friendly robots using PTC’s Creo 2.0 software and then assemble them using the appropriate modular kits. Their course structure provides hands on practical implementation of various science and mathematics related concepts when the students build their robots. Their robotics kits and business model have received excellent acceptance in Indian education market as well as outside India. They have been implementing Robotics and PTC STEM programs in over 110 schools in Maharashtra and their robotics kits are also exported to Libya, Jordan, Kuwait and Dubai.
Overall, HAPL has trained more than 500,000 students in various technologies since 2009.
Over 75 IndiaFIRST™ Robotics training centres in India, Middle East and Africa
First in India to indigenously develop and manufacture Modular Robotics Kits
We have received very good response from children and their parents who have undergone our robotics training program and courses. Our teaching methodology allows the children to experiment and innovate in the existing system and offers them a chance to challenge the concepts which they learn in schools.
About Vinay Kunwar
Founder Director of Habib Animatos Pvt. Ltd. and IndiaFIRST™ Robotics Academy, Vinay Kunwar has an experience of 26 years in the field of education. In 2011, HAPL received appreciation letters from Shri Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat State and Shri Ramanlal Vora, Education Minister of Gujarat State for training 10000 students and conducting successful job fair for them in Rajkot and Ahmedabad. He has received Maharashtra IT Award in 2008 at the hands of then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh while he was working with MITCON Ltd. as Vice President. He is also Founder Trustee of Asian College of Science and Commerce as well as Asian Institute of Management Studies, Pune .