The Vishwakarma University was established on 3 May 2017 as a State Private University by the Government of Maharashtra. The university enjoys an autonomy in designing its own curriculum, teaching methods, examination system and awarding degrees as per the provisions of Vishwakarma University Act 2017. The academic programs commenced from June 2017. Vishwakarma University has a campus located in Kondwa, suburbs of Pune city in Maharashtra, India. It is 10 km from Pune station and 17 km from Pune airport.
The Vishwakarma University is a natural offshoot of the Vishwakarma Group's educational legacy spanning 35 years. The Group functions under the framework of Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust(BRACT). The Trust runs several educational institutes, a publishing division, retail stores, a managing consultancy and a temple under its aegis.
The first educational venture of the trust - Vishwakarma Institute of Technology (VIT) was established in the year 1983. Vishwakarma Vidyalaya was established in the year 1986, followed by a series of educational institutes in the subsequent years. Presently, the Vishwakarma Group has 1500 full-time employees, 17 educational institutes that have programmes ranging from high school, junior school, undergraduate, postgraduate to Phd. Programmes, in the fields of engineering, law, management, marine engineering, and value added programmes with approximately 17,000 student enrollments.