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Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
(Deemed to be University)
Established under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, vide NotificationNo. F.9-39/2001-U.3 dated 11th January 2003 of
Government of India

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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 comprising of Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune vide its notification dated 11th January, 2003.

Later on, the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development included three more institutions namely Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri, Pune and Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pimpri Pune (which were established in the year 2000) under the ambit of the deemed-to-be-university vide its notification dated 20th September, 2006.

Subsequently, UGC accorded approval to the three new institutes namely, Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute, Pune, Global Business School & Research Centre, Pune and Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Optometry & Visual Sciences, Pune, vide its Office Memorandum dated 16th March, 2010.

Furthermore, Institute of Distance Learning, Pimpri, Pune was approved by the Joint Committee of UGC-AICTE-DEC, New Delhi vide DEC Letter dated 4th August 2010. Subsequently UGC accorded approval for continuation vide its letter dt. 3rd June, 2014. UGC accorded its latest approval vide its letter 6th September, 2016 for the academic year 2016-17 and 2017-18. The Vidyapeeth has also applied online for recognition of Academic Session July, 2018.

Recently, the Ministry of Human Resource Department (MHRD); vide its notification No. F.10-12/2016-U.3(A) dated 23rd February, 2018, on the advice of UGC, included the Dr. D. Y. Patil Homeopathic Medical College & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune and Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Ayurved & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune under the ambit of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (Deemed to be University) as constituent colleges.

Thus, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU) had a humble beginning with one institution under its fold. Over the last 14 years it has grown by leaps and bounds with the addition of 9 more professional institutions. Today the nine institutions of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune have created a brand name "DPU" in the field of medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, optometry, biotechnology, management including the Institute of Distance Learning, Ayurved and Homeopathy. These nine institutions are providing quality education to about 4500 students. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune has state-of-the-art infrastructure & dedicated faculty over & above the respective council norms. All the programmes offered in these Constituent Units of the Vidyapeeth are duly recognized by the respective Councils such as MCI/DCI/INC/CCIM/CCH/AICTE/UGC, etc.

The Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune has been Re-accredited by NAAC with a CGPA of 3.62 on a four point scale at ‘A’ grade on 3rd March, 2015, valid up to 2nd March 2020. The Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune is also an ISO 9001: 2015 Certified University.

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune has been categorized as “Category-I Deemed to be University” by University Grants Commission (UGC) as per the provision of Categorization of the Deemed to be University under UGC [Categorization of Universities (only) for Grant of Graded Autonomy] Regulations, 2018 vide its Letter dated 20th April, 2018.

DPU Ethics Committee is registered by Drug Controller General of India in 2013 and re-registered in 2017. DPU is registered in 2013 with FRCA (Reg. No. 083930601). Anti Ragging committee, Vidyapeeth Student Council, Grievance Redressal Cell, Research Advisory Board, Internal Complaint Committee, International Quality Assurance Cell and Parent-Teacher associations are fully functional.

DPU recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) in 2014 for a period of 3 years (30/04/2014 to 31/03/2017) and the said recognition is renewed for further period of 3 years (01/04/2017 to 31/03/2020).

Under National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2017, conducted by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), New Delhi, the Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune has achieved rank as 47th in University category and 76th in Overall Category in India. Further in Ranking of NIRF-2018 the Vidyapeeth has achieved rank as 18th in Medical Category, 52nd in University Category and 79th in Overall Category in India.

The thrust areas of the Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth are mainly health care related courses such as Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Optometry, and allied integrated healthcare teaching, learning and research between modern medicines with alternative medicine, development of education and Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, Innovation in Teaching & Learning and Research, Bioethics, Oral Implantology, Oral Oncology, Dental Material Testing, Biomarkers, Advance Centre for Molecular Diagnostics for human Diseases, etc.

The Vidyapeeth has state-of-the-art library facilities in each Constituent Colleges having total about 62000 books along with journals, e-books and e-journals. The library of a Medical College is an architectural bench mark with having specious areas for reading rooms for students as well as faculty members.

Central Research Facility has been established with the latest equipments (Flow Cytometer, Confocal Microscope with software for Karyotying & FISM and Trinocular microscope). Also Vidyapeeth has established a Regenerative Medicine Lab in Dental College and Molecular Diagnostic Lab in Medical College.

  • Regenerative Medicine Lab: The Regenerative Medicine lab to be established at DPU will form a nodal reference centre for dental research all over India. It will offer a platform for in vitro screening of drugs, pharmaceuticals and dental materials. It is likely to open up new era for medical and dental surgeons to refine their skills and think of upcoming novel therapeutic applications of stem cells for unmet medical needs. The banking of oral epithelial cells from oral cancer patients will permit bio- banking of the precious material.
  • Molecular Diagnostic Lab: The Molecular Diagnostic Lab to be established at DPU to provide a platform for ongoing and proposed research theme areas, create awareness and sensitization among the populations about the importance of detection and diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. To extend and support teaching-learning activities of UG / PG / MD / MS programs and start certificate / Diploma courses in molecular diagnostics.

Recently, Biotechnology Institute of the Vidyapeeth has received the prestigious DST-FIST award for Development of Infrastructure and equipment for teaching and Research. Faculty development programmes are initiated and utilized.

The Vidyapeeth has entered into collaborations with large number of national and international institutions / industries for its academic growth and development as well as for its contribution towards national development in health care and professional education. It has enhanced the quality of teaching-learning process, research activities and upgradation of facilities and services, contributed for the enhancement of quality of services and publications in leading national and international journals and have helped in receiving financial assistance for collaborative research projects. The MoUs provide opportunities for clinical trials including that of WHO; Industry and Institute sponsored projects; Training and hands-on experience to students; Faculty and Student Exchange; Webinars, Video-conferencing and sharing of resources. Biotechnology Institute has research-based collaborations with the University of Skövde, Sweden in the field of environment and health protection. The collaborative research projects were funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) which gave scope for meaningful interactions between the counterparts that would lead to technology development. This collaboration has resulted in generation of five national patents.

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune (DPU) and Praj Industries entered into collaboration for a research project to develop microbes and microbial processes for production of compounds of industrial significance. Importance of this research project can be gauged by the fact that Department of Biotechnology (DBT), a wing of Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India has sanctioned a grant of Rs 7.13 Crore for the same.

Linnaeus-Palme teachers’ exchange program between DPU and University of Skövde, has been funded by the Swedish Council of Higher Education, under which two faculty members from DPU (Biotechnology Institute) visited University of Skövde, Sweden for a duration of one month and two teachers, Dr. Abul Mandal and Dr. Helena Enroth from University of Skövde visited the Biotechnology Institute during 2017-18. Also, under a bilateral agreement signed between DPU and University of Skövde, Sweden, four students of M.Tech Biotechnology have completed their one year project at Sweden during 2016-17 and four more students of M. Tech Biotechnology of present batch are performing their project dissertation at Karolinska Institute (popular for conferring the Noble Prize) and Lund University, Sweden for 2017-18.

The Vidyapeeth has developed a system to recharge and rejuvenate the faculty. The strategies are implemented at three levels – (i) at Vidyapeeth level centrally through University Centre for Professional Education & Faculty Development (UCPEFD), (ii) at Institute level, continuous education units MEU, DEU, NEU, PEU, PTEU, MgEU and OpEU, and (iii) at departmental level for Medical and Dental Colleges.