Our nation has spiritually, culturally and historically occupied a prominent position in the global evolution of human civilization. Our culture is unique having unity in diversity. However, over the past few decades, a sort of stagnation has crept into the systems in the sub-continent. India which was once a prosperous nation leading the world in education, science, technology, astronomy, medicine, spiritualism and religion, has regressed into a developing country.
I have always given deep thought to this situation. By the grace of God Almighty, Sant Gajanan Maharaj – Shégaon and Shri Satya Sai Baba, it was revealed to me that the path towards psycho-socio-economic and ethical transformation of our country is through education. The need is for quality education in all branches of learning and at all levels from kindergarten to post graduation. It is essential we also move from learning to research and from research to extension activities.
Our group is a pioneer in health sciences, basic sciences, literature, art and architecture. Imbued with a mission of progress, we established academic campuses in Pune, Kolhapur and Navi Mumbai. I am gratified with the fascinating development of academic campuses wherein, over the past four decades, we have established over 100 quality institutions of global standard in Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry and allied Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Architecture. This is in addition to colleges in faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce and Computer Sciences and primary, secondary and international schools.
A steady and focused approach to our mission has culminated in the establishment of the D. Y. Patil Education Society, Kolhapur which sponsored the D. Y. Patil Education Society Deemed to be University, recognized by Government of India and UGC. The University awards degrees to programs conducted at the D. Y. Patil Medical College, D Y Patil College of Nursing, D Y Patil Physiotherapy College and Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, with the D Y Patil School of Hospitality Studies being the latest addition. These constituent units of the University are provided with world class infrastructure and experienced, distinguished and motivated faculty. The 800-bedded ISO certified hospital provides both subsidized medical care to poor patients and also serves as a training ground for our medical and paramedical students. The programs are recognized by relevant statutory bodies such as the Medical Council of India, Indian Nursing Council, Physiotherapy Council of India, AERB, UGC etc. Skill-based programs are also conducted for increasing employability of rural India.
It is notable that the University has been awarded ‘A’ Grade by NAAC in April 2012 and October 2017 and was ranked in top 100 Universities in India in 2018 by NIRF.
May God bless you in all your endeavors. I wish you a brilliant future.
Padma Shri Awardee