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
Accredited (3rd Cycle) by NAAC with a CGPA of 3.64 on four point scale at ‘A++’ Grade

Pro Vice Chancellor

Dr. Smita Jadhav

Dr. Smita Jadhav

Pro Vice Chancellor

Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune


Dr. Smita Jadhav is an educationist par excellence! A trailblazer with a vision, Dr. Jadhav believes in empowering the young generation for a brighter tomorrow! Unwavering in her devotion to perfection, Dr. Smita Jadhav's relentless work ethic is a shining example of creativity and innovation. She has orchestrated a symphony of academic collaborations nationally and globally. Dr. Jadhav has stretched the boundaries of conventional higher education ushering in new avenues in holistic learning where education is empowering, futuristic, and globally relevant.

As Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Smita Jadhav is the catalyst for raising the bar of higher education. She has seamlessly integrated simple digital solutions into the education system, revolutionizing the lives of both teachers and students. Today, she stands as the guiding force behind multiple education institutions under Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, collectively impacting the lives of over 25,000 students.

As for her educational qualifications, she has a PhD in Education from Savitribai Phule Pune University. She has completed her MBA in Financial Management, and a BE in Computers from the University of Pune. She has also done a Leadership Training Programme, at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Jadhav has worn many hats in her distinguished career. She is also the Director at Pudhari Publication Pvt. Ltd., Executive Director of Tomato 94.3 FM and Aapla FM 91.9, and President of the Kasturi Club, a community of over 16,000 women. Here, she has not only created a platform for women, but a thriving ecosystem, nurturing successful entrepreneurs within its fold. 

 Dr. Jadhav’s journey is not just a collection of accolades; but a harmonious blend of education and transformation, abounding in excellence, impact, and innovation, making her a driving force to reckon it. Her achievements reflect the heights that can be reached through unwavering dedication, devotion, prowess, and leadership.

Viniti Yashavantrao
Venutai Chavan Yuvati Puraskar

for her contributions to the upliftment of women

Bharat Sanman
Bharat Samman Nidhi Puruskar

for her impactful contributions to education

Pune Festival
Best Women’s Group and Women Empowerment

a testament to her unwavering commitment to women's empowerment.

CSr Award
CSR Excellent Chairman of a Leading Institute in India

recognizing her outstanding leadership in education.

Global Woman
Global Women Inspiration Award

as an "Invincible Potential of Women Change Maker"

Edupreneur Award
Edupreneur of the Year

highlighting her innovative approach to education

Higher Education
Outstanding Leadership in Higher Education

Higher Education Edtech Conclave, for her leadership in empowering the youth

Pride of India
Best CEO, Pride of India Awards

for her administrative prowess.
Dr. Smita Yogesh Jadhav