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Success Stories – Mr. Harshal Kekan

Every great success story begins with a dream and every great dream begins with a dreamer. AISSMS Institute of Information Technology is more than pleased to introduce such a dreamer, Mr. Harshal Kekan Inspired and grown with the values and culture of AISSMS, he then forged on carrying the educational excellence forward with his own academic venture- Unique Academy. Hear this inspirational story of Harshal through our Insights on Start-Ups, a series launched on the occasion of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark exceptional alumni entrepreneurs.
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Success Stories – Mr. Omkar Vichare

Website Story: Mr. Omkar Vichare is a reputed alumnus of AISSMS Institute of Information Technology. He constantly involved himself in academic teachings of Information Technology and learned a fair deal of technical skill sets during his graduation years. He shared a passion for computers and automation since his very childhood days. He innately believes that though technical learning is an endless process, it is a strong source of intellectual delight too. The insightful discussions with experienced faculties over various subjects of the computing world truly offer students the perspective to think clearly. Also, various academic processes at AISSMS IOT help students to envision all the possibilities before executing the right technical decision. Mr. Omkar rigorously studied the dynamics of computing and completed his B.E. in Information in the year 2019.

“Involvement in student organizations strengthens the collaborative faculties of computing students.”

At the very first time, when Mr. Omkar Vichare walked through the Multipurpose Hall entrance door to attend his induction program, he never thought that he’ll exit AISSMS Institute as the Best Outgoing Student of the Year – 2019. According to him, this was only possible due to the institute’s inclination to provide abundant opportunities for the students willing to grow as unique individuals. With the guidance of his teachers, he enhanced his skills to participate in as well as organize various inter-college events. He was entitled as the President of I.T. Students Association (2018-19) to lead significant inter-college events like Alacrity and Departmental fest.

Mr. Omkar Vichare expresses that he got the biggest opportunity to get in touch with the nerves of almost every IOIT’ian while handling the editorial functions of Annual College Magazine 2018. He was rightfully appointed as the Student Editorial in “Chief of Aayam”’ which represents the 10th Edition of Annual College Magazine. His final year project on the internet of Things-based Smart Parking System played an important role in his placement. He considers his project-related interactions with Prof. Pritesh Patil and Prof. Pragati Mahale, extremely important in his professional life. The faculties offered him exceptional mentorship to help him understand and advance his expertise in dealing with RFID-based access control and LED Navigation Systems.

The completion of his final year project got him a professional automation engineering position in Wipro Ltd., a leading Information Technology Company. He is currently working in Wipro Ltd. as a Robotics Process Automation Developer. His profile mainly focuses on designing and engineering programs that produce automation in new or existing software. His creative approach to solving problems related to technology is serving optimum methods of automation to the high-tech firm. In recent years, automation bots are demonstrating major significance in performing complex computing tasks with ease. We wholeheartedly wish Mr. Omkar Vichare, a rewarding and successful journey in the field of computer automation.

Success Stories – Mr. Yash Sultania

Mr. Yash Sultania, an alumnus of AISSMS Institute of Information Technology, was a very observant student during his graduation lectures. His passion for the field of technology was always evident in his semester results. He looked at every subject as a medium to supplement his technical knowledge. He appropriately developed his academic skills and graduated in Information Technology in the year 2017. In a recent interaction with him, he stated that AISSMS IOIT helped him find the core team members with whom he went ahead and founded a Software Development Firm.

“The latest progress in Digital Transformation considers Technology as a core instrument to further entrepreneurial boom.”

After bidding farewell to AISSMS Institute of Information Technology, Mr. Yash Sultania got inspired to lay the foundations for his Start-Up Company – Virtoustack Softwares. He started off with a small team of 5 members and explored the challenges of building a company from the ground up. According to him, the initial 6 months were as crucial as they were challenging. After enduring those difficult months, the software company began following steady economic growth. Under the entrepreneurial leadership of Mr. Yash Sultania, the company is now attracting clients from faraway corners of a digitally interconnected world.

When asked about the challenges he went through in terms of capital and marketing, Mr. Yash Sultania gave us a very practical response. He mentioned that coming from a technical background, the idea of marketing surfaced as a very steep learning curve. He figured out the missing pieces of marketing by interacting with a number of experienced people belonging to the marketing field. Books, nonetheless, offered him enough insights into the market he was dealing with. In terms of capital, the software company is currently bootstrapped. A couple of investors are expressing interest in his company, but Mr. Yash Sultania is focusing less on investors and more on reinvesting the profits his company is steadily generating.

He stated that the pandemic is surely impacting his business but the company is still growing at a steady pace. As of now, the business is on its path to reach annual revenue of 2 CR for the fiscal year 2021-2022. Even better, the company is consistently generating employment for people with similar interests. To all the aspiring technical entrepreneurs, Mr. Yash expresses that like any other business, the struggles will always be there in the initial stages. One should always focus on the process and the results will arrive at the right time. AISSMS Institute of Information Technology is grateful to Mr. Yash Sultania for all the practical insights he offered to the upcoming leaders of technology. We wish that his business reaches the pinnacles of all success.

Success Stories – Miss Harsha Shah


Miss Harsha Shah is a notable alumnus of the AISSMS Institute of Information Technology. She completed her graduation in Computer Engineering in the year 2017. Her academic history in AISSMS IOIT holds a bright position. The college’s culture of helping students identify their true aspirations through the medium of extra-curricular activities proved to be a key to her success. Such activities give way to a student’s ambitions and inspire careers that correspond to the student’s dream. Miss Harsha has left guiding footprints in AISSMS IOIT for the new dancers aiming to sharpen their art form.

“Engineers can be all-rounders. Their passion for understanding different dynamics of a subject becomes their greatest strength.”

Miss Harsha Shah truly believes that the big opportunity you dream of is always lingering right around your present moment. Her strong belief in her inner strengths was distinctly visible during her time in graduation that marks her participation in the National Level – Cultural Group Dance Competition. She consistently practiced her steps and danced her heart out to rank 2nd among all in the final stage of the National Level Dance Competition. And all of this happened alongside the technical events she was always expected to be a part of. Surprisingly, her understanding of technical skills was just as good as her dancing abilities.

Watching her dance skills grow so flexibly with her academic journey is an experience for the new engineers to learn from. Besides the rank she held in the National Level Group Dance Competition during her graduation, Miss Harsha had also proved herself internationally proficient in the South Korea Group Dance competition. Her teamwork and determination to represent India internationally earned our country 4th position in a reputed Group Dance competition. This achievement is a portrayal of encouragement for engineers all around our country to keep pushing on their passions.

A bachelor’s degree will always be beneficial in supporting your passionate dreams. The studying and adapting capabilities she developed at AISSMS Institute of Information Technology widely contributed to her field of interest. The years following her farewell in AISSMS College proved very advantageous to her goals of thriving as a professional dancer. She validated her confidence in education even more by gaining a Diploma certification in HipHop. During this period, she further excelled her dance abilities under the mentorship of World Champions “The Kings”. Learning from the experiences of artists who won the World Hip Hop Dance Championship fueled her aspirations of adding pride to the country’s history.

“The Kings” provided her with invaluable expertise to stand out in the field of Dance. She considers her interactions with the winners of NBC’S World of Dance extremely significant in her life. Adding more to underline her all-rounder capacities, Miss Harsha Shah is now freelancing as a dance instructor, a fitness coach, and also a sales executive for an online dance firm. AISSMS Institute will always hold a special place for exceptional talents like Miss Harsha Shah.

Stories behind the Shining Gems of AISSMS

Mr. Anuj More

Alumnus- AISSMS Institute of Information Technology

Mr. Anuj More, alumnus of AISSMS Institute of Information Technology was a best outgoing student since the very beginning. He participated in various & all possible contests (domestic and international), which exposed him to what and how the industry works. These early-stage lessons and learnings became his foundation and are proving beneficial to him even today.

With the encouragement of the faculties he always went beyond the regular syllabus to learn a little extra.

Here is a list of his achievements during the graduation-

  1. He developed a mobile app for College cultural/technical fest in the year 2013, which was first of its kind in any cultural/technical festival.
  2. Being a great Football & Table Tennis player, he represented AISSMS IOIT at inter-college tournaments.
  3. Ranked 19th in an International Contest for web app development.
  4. Awarded “Best Outgoing Student” for the IT department.

‘’A leap of faith is always better than a leap of doubt’’.

Today Mr. Anuj is the Founder & Design Head at Awesome Chaps IT Studio LLP. It was established in 2017. It is a company that helps businesses build their software products with an awesome User Interface (UI) and bespoke User Experience (UX). It nurtures new ideas, researches them, and sets them into action. Along with UI/UX, they also happen to work in Mobile App Development (Native and hybrid), Web App Development, and Graphic & Branding design.

Over the period of 3 years, Awesome Chaps IT Studio LLP has worked with more than 60 domestic and international clients. But it was not as smooth as it looks; Setting up a firm from scratch for sure is difficult considering factors such as sufficient capital, a good plan of action, number of working hours, etc.

When one start afresh, networking and acquiring new clients is a vital role. But with a strong determination & a few initial hiccups, all sets well; just like Anuj did. He acquired clients not only from India but the US, Canada, Europe (Germany, Spain, Czech Republic), Australia, New Zealand & delivered 60+ projects (domestic and internationally). He believes that profit is not only monetary but networking, meeting new people with amazing ideas, continuous learning, and making a better place for yourself along with other people you surround yourself with is the real wealth.

He considers himself fortunate for getting constant support from his friends and family and especially his elder brother who stood strong for him and believed his dreams. After all, leaving an ongoing job for a new venture is a risk but passion and consistency is the only trick to overcome this risk.

Stories behind the Shining Gems of AISSMS

Mr. Pushkaraj Phadnis

Alumnus- AISSMS Institute of Information Technology

Physically challenged due to ‘Cerebral Palsy’, Mr. Pushkaraj Phadnis has overcome his disabilities with his strong will power & manoeuvred his mental abilities. AISSMS Institute of Information Technology is proud of such alumnus who looked beyond the obstacles & has become an inspiration to many. With this locomotor disability, he came to college on a bicycle with side wheels but never gave up his zeal. Considering his passion, with not sympathy but empathy, all the faculty & other staff were always supportive and made sure he never faced any inconveniences. Making use of the well-stocked library, he always kept studying & cleared all his semesters not only in first attempt but with a decent score too. Getting his papers written from the non-technical writers while dictating them the answers was an exhaustive task for him. But he never gave up! His polite nature helped him make many friends who used to help him write down notes of the lectures.

‘Disability is not inability but the real opportunity’

Looking at his passion to learn he was rewarded by Principal Dr. Pradeep Mane on completion of his B.E. in first class despite the physical challenges.

Within 6 months of engineering, he acquired a job at Persistent Systems as a Software Engineer. He has spread his charm even there. He has received other awards like-

  1. Reward and Recognition award at company for good work and positive attitude.
  2. Award for successful differently abled person from National Association for the Welfare of Physically challenged, at hands of MLA Mrs. Medha Kulkarni.
  3. Most recent, received a long service award.

Being cheerful despite challenges is what he is known for. He mentions how grateful he is to AISSMS Institute of Information Technology where he could build his foundation and make an independent life of his own.

Stories behind the Shining Gems of AISSMS

Ms Samruddhi Kulkarni
Founder Meliora Techonlogies
Alumnus- AISSMS Institute of Information Technology

It is often said that success depends upon its second letter that is ‘U’. We can affirm this as Ms. Samruddhi Kulkarni, alumni of AISSMS Institute of Information Technology has truly proven this quote. Being a motivated & passionate student, she has always kept her flame of learning burning. Today she has her own company named Meliora Technologies.

Completing her primary education from a small city, she moved to Pune and pursued her BE at AISSMS. With an active participation in all the events & activities of college, she kept her doors to learn always open. After graduation, like every other student she was in a hunt of a job of her liking. But with time something clicked her & she realized her potential of being a leader. She thought why to keep seeking if I can start something of my own & in fact provide opportunities to people like me!

‘The habit of persistence is the habit of victory’.

She transformed this thought, planned a new venture & brought it into action in 2018- “Meliora Technologies”. Starting with a team of 2 with a WFH set-up & no previous business background, she faced certain challenges. But nothing stopped her from doing what she aimed at & kept growing. Services of Meliora Technologies include Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Email Marketing, Content Marketing and Lead Generation with clients across industries like Healthcare, Education, Finance, etc. Not only in India, but the list now includes international clients too.

With a belief that success is a journey not a destination, Ms Samruddhi has achieved everything she wanted & still works with persistence. She considers her graduation years as her core that helped her succeed. She adds-‘the academics of the Computer Engineering department at AISSMS IOIT was very interactive in nature & the knowledge shared by the faculty has been immensely helpful to all the students’.

Shining Gems of AISSMS

Stories behind the Shining Gems of AISSMS

Mr. Shubham Vishnu Dhakane
Alumnus – AISSMS Institute of Information Technology


Shubham Vishnu Dhakane an alumnus of AISSMS Institute of Information Technology has now reached all the heights he looked at. He has had a curious mind for electronic gadgets since his childhood which he wanted to take further as an educational degree first and then a professional career. For this to happen, he first started with a general diploma course in engineering and took all the efforts to learn as much & also kept doing a few projects. During this time, he realised that there is so much to learn and wanted to do more in the field. For this he started looking for a course which could give him an in- depth knowledge around his interest. His search got successfully completed at college where he took admission to the bachelor’s degree in engineering.

“A journey of a student from an urge to learn to an aim to succeed.”

Just when he completed his second year, he started to do mini projects with an eye for practical experience. His consistency in doing what he aimed at & urge towards learning new things took his understanding of the subject to a desired level.

One fine day he wanted to work on electronic products which demanded costly instruments. Being a student of AISSMS Institute of Information Technology, with his professor’s guidance he seemly explores the college laboratory & made the most out of it which kick started his journey of success. He then used to organise workshops in the college and simultaneously started working into different domains of Electronics and IT fields.

His work and experience into 100+ different real time projects during his studies probably played a major role in creating an entrepreneur out of him today. With a mindset of a leader, he established his own company IDLE SOLUTIONS PVT LTD which gives all the latest business solutions worldwide giving the company a turnover of around 2 Crore and more.

He extends his gratitude towards his professors, friends, parents who supported him in his journey.

Webinar Conducted by Our Prominent Alumni Ms. Sonali Patwe,Solution Architect,Block Chain Technology.

This Webinar was  Conducted for Final Year Computer Students  on 1st August 2020.