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Dr. D Y Patil is a well-known educationist and philanthropist from an agricultural town Kolhapur in the state of Maharashtra. He strongly believed that youth in India needed a greater platform that offers multiple opportunities to educate themselves across the geography.

He envisioned a goal of spreading education across the length and breadth of India by taking steps in a direction to craft each and every institute. He founded the first Engineering College named Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology in Navi Mumbai offering bachelor’s degree in engineering in the year 1983. There was no turning back from there and today, Dr DY Patil has founded more than three deemed Universities with more than 150 independent institutions in India and abroad.

Another area that India needed leadership and investment was healthcare, where Dr Patil believed every Indian should be able get basic healthcare facilities free of charge in order to sustain standard livelihood. In the last 35 years, Dr DY Patil has been successful in creating multiple healthcare facilities catering to the lower income group and hosting several charitable health & education schemes for the general population.

Dr. DY Patil was appointed as the Governor of Tripura, Bihar, and West Bengal states in the last five years where his role has been instrumental in spreading the vision of education, healthcare and sports.

“Ego is death of life, death of ego is real life. If you follow this principle in life you are bound to succeed.”

- Dr D Y Patil

Following are the list of awards and honors that are bestowed upon him:

Government of India conferred the prestigious “Padmashree” award in recognition of his work in the field of education in 1991.

Arizona University, USA awarded honorary doctorate degree in 1988.

The Nottingham Trent University, UK awarded honorary doctorate degree in appreciation of his contribution of the cause of education in 1996.

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneshwar awarded D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) in 2012.

Awarded ‘Man of the Year 2005’ by the American Biographical Institute, USA


The group strongly believes that leadership positions drive growth, serve customers better, attract partners and intellectual capital, and lead to large savings that benefits all stakeholders.


At the DY Patil Group, this is the spirit that has empowered us greatly in our process of "ensuring a better tomorrow". To the group, tomorrow does not belong to mere technology or sophisticated software, but to our core strength - our People. The group has always placed people’s welfare before commercial profits in every activity it has carried out.

Excellence through Education

Appreciated and admired as a front runner in the education scenario, The DY Patil Group has become a name synonymous with quality education. The group strongly believes that world-class education is the stepping stone to progress. With a long standing commitment towards quality teaching and learning, the group has nurtured values that go into the making of successful careers. Reiterating excellence in every venture explored, the group stands tall with its undeterred commitment to deliver better. Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, the group has a chain of over 150 educational institutions that encourage individuals to think, question, explore and apply their well-honed minds to scale newer heights of success. The group believes in imparting education that will build world citizens of tomorrow. It has ventured into areas like technology, architecture, legal studies, sports academy, management school, hospitality & catering school, etc.

Moreover, the group enjoys academic alliances with overseas universities that help bridge the educational and cultural divide between various countries and us. Some of the alliances include those with University at Buffalo, Tufts University, University of Seychelles, University of Central Lancashire and many more.

Deemed University

The group is proud to have not only met but also exceeded the norms set by the Government of India. And this has accorded it the status of Deemed University. This reflects the level of commitment and dedication the group has towards its objectives. Currently there are three such deemed universities each at Navi Mumbai, Pune and Kolhapur, under the banner of DY Patil Group. The biggest advantage of this status is that the group can set up its campus anywhere across India and overseas.

Sports Complex & Academy

With an aim to deliver sports programs and promote all kinds of sports, the group has built a World Class Sports Complex at an approximate cost of USD 20 million. The Academy will also expose Indian students to innovative programs such as sports medicine, sports psychology, sports physiology, sports exercise & nutrition, etc.

Excellence through Foresight

The group has also made its foray in sectors beyond education. Healthcare, Agribusiness, Media and Consultancy are just some of the sectors where the group has spread its wings.


D. Y. Patil Pratishthan, a charitable trust founded in 1991 by Dr. D. Y. Patil, is committed to the noble cause of education in varied disciplines such as Medicine, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Physiotherapy, Engineering, Architecture,Information Technology, Pharmacy, Arts, Science, Commerce and Management.

The Pratishthan has created educational facilities of international standards at Pune, Mumbai and Kolhapur.

It caters to the educational needs of more than 50,000 Indian and foreign students.

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