Brainware, a brainchild of Phalguni Mookhopadhayay, was launched in 1990 as a computer training centre in a tiny 10x10 room in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Within a decade, Brainware Computer Academy had become a trusted brand in the state. Its training centres fast multiplied to 100 across the country, disseminating IT education at affordable fees to students from all walks of life.
During these years, over two lakh students were trained in various disciplines of IT and placed in organisations in India and abroad. Other than computer training, Brainware also designed, produced and distributed over 50 extremely popular interactive multimedia-learning CDs and published over 50 books on IT in English and Bengali.
A sister concern of Brainware, WebGuru Infosytem Private Limited, specialising in web services, was started by Phalguni Mookhopadhayay in 2005. WebGuru now employs over 150 professionals and offers web services in over 32+ countries.
In 2010, Brainware Engineering and Management College, recognised by AICTE, was started on a sprawling, picturesque campus at Barasat, West Bengal.
Six years later, Brainware became a UGC-recognised, private, state unitary university by an Act passed by the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal, offering a wide range of job-riented, undergraduate and post-graduate courses. Brainware University is operational from the same campus at Barasat.
Excellent Infrastructure, competent and qualified manpower, an exemplary pre-placement training module, vibrant countrywide-networked placement cell, personalised attention to all students, an excellent campus life, a range of amenities and affordable course fees with provisions for a large number of merit-cum-means scholarships have contributed to the meteoric rise of this university in the past five years.
At present there are 25 undergraduate, 10 post-graduate, 9 PhD, 7 Diploma and over 25 value-added short courses offered by the university.
Brainware University is committed to the Skilling India programme of the state and central governments. This year, it also intends to start several new degree and diploma programmes to elevate the unique academic experience of its students.