It has been over 14 years since the inception of Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU) and the institute has the grown manifold. Started off with a single institute, DPU now has 10 functional institutions and the university has created a brand name for itself, in the field of medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, optometry, biotechnology, management, Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Distance Learning. These institutions are providing quality education to about 4500 students, from across different states of our country.
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune is mainly dedicated to health care related courses such as allied integrated healthcare teaching, learning, and research between modern medicines with alternative medicine, development of education and research in Yoga and Naturopathy. The Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, on the advice of UGC, declared Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune as ‘deemed-to-be university’ constituting of Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, dated 11 January 2003.
After creating landmarks in the field of education, by establishing many quality educational institutions in Pune. Dr. P. D. Patil transformed the vision of Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil sir into reality with the rapid and meteoric rise of Pune’s Dr. D. Y. Patil educational institutions. His dedication and dynamic leadership has elevated the institutions in Pune’s complex to match the international standards.In recognition of his invaluable contribution in the field of education, Dr. P. D. Patil has been bestowed with numerous awards, to mention a few, Pradnyavant Puraskar, Jeevan Sadhana Gaurav Puraskar, Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar, and Yeshwant-VenuPuraskar.
With 749 able faculty members in the university, who have the highest of qualifications to their credits. Growth and development of students are systematically planned according to the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) methodology, which uses the information and communications technology to support, enhance, and optimize the delivery of information. Worldwide research has shown that ICT can lead to improved student learning and better teaching methods. As a result, the maximum amount of thrust is given to ICT enabled pedagogy.
Various systems and planners are custom-created at DPU, to help teachers with their daily teaching-related jobs and tasks, thus enabling students the access to all these resources, within the limits of the campus and of the campus. The centralized data and Wi-Fi enabled campus helps in facilitating uninterrupted access to learning resources and e-library.
State-of-the-art ICT facilities such as Wi-Fi, web-based learning facilities, lecture capturing system in the classrooms and labs for teaching and research help students immensely, making teaching and learning mobile and accessible. The teachers are encouraged to adopt blended learning methods, wherein they are trained to use modern teaching aids, technological equipment along with the traditional lecturing methods. The teachers are given full freedom to inspire the students with their teaching, with the help of multi-media devices, like projectors, computers, and smartboards.
The Vidyapeeth invites more than 100 eminent professionals as guest faculties, who come to DPU to share their valuable inputs and guidance on recent advances in the respective fields of profession and industry. To develop core knowledge in the respective subject, Virtual links to the guest lectures are provided. In addition, at DPU, all the teachers use the latest software tools to create e-content for the students learning. The students possess the skills to use digital technology effectively, for learning and working, helping themselves grasp the knowledge better and at their own convenience and ease. And most importantly, “Online access has been provided to all the students through individual logins to the Campus ERP”, stated Dr. P.D.Patil, the Chancellor at the university. He also concluded to his statement regarding the unique teaching and learning methodology followed at DPU, by saying – “The students can view lecture content and other resources uploaded by the teachers. They can also search Library titles and other e-resources”.
Reaching out to the industry
The students of Management, Biotech, Optometry, and Physiotherapy have individual campus placement cells and according to a report at the Vidyapeeth, 87% of students were placed or self-employed and 11% of students had opted for pursuing their higher education in their respective specialty.
As an educational institution offering higher career-oriented higher education, the Vidyapeeth concentrates on providing specified knowledge and skills to students, to become trained health care professionals and inculcate attitude related attributes in them, enabling themselves to be employable or have enough knowledge and strength to try their worth at becoming an entrepreneur. The Vidyapeeth has conjointly entered more than 84 MoU’s with many National and International establishments to facilitate the acquisition of specific knowledge skills by the scholars and enhance their employment opportunities.
The placement department emphasizes on a range of capability enhancement and other skill development programs, like soft skills program, Yoga and wellness program, Analytical skill development program, human-value development program, and professional development and employability program. By attending these programs and learning from them, the students have a fresh wave of confidence budding inside them, which preaches and promotes independence and most importantly enhances their opportunities to get hired or start something on their own.
Major Milestones :
- Ranked 9th, amongst the Cleanest Higher Educational Institutions in the Country by MHRD.
- DPU is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO)
- DPU Ethics Committee is registered by Drug Controller General of India in 2013 and re-registered in 2016.
- DPU is registered with Foreign contribution regulation Act 1976 (FCRA) in 2013 and re-registered in 2018, valid up to 2023.
- Recently, the Biotechnology Institute of the Vidyapeeth has received the prestigious ‘DST-FIST award’.