Turning yesterday’s Vision into Today’s Mission

Campus of Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, Pune

Ajeenkya D Y Patil UniversityPune

“Successful people never ask if things will work. They are willing to try and find out,” quotes Brad Gosse, the internet marketing entrepreneur. We have examples of many successful personalities around us but today, we’ll talk about someone who also being a son of a famous personality, earned his own name and fame with his work and innovations.

We are talking about Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil, who has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Richmond College (United Kingdom) and has been awarded Doctorate by University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom) for his outstanding achievements in the fields of education, healthcare, and social services. 


Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil

Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil is the son of Padmashree Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil, a famous politician and Ex-Governor of Bihar, Bengal, and Tripura. He is the youngest son of Mr. D Y Patil and yet has many schools, colleges, Charitable Trusts to his credit. His wife, Mrs. Pooja Patil always stood with him like a shadow to guide and support him in all walks of life. Together they have established various institutions around the world that proudly stands as an emblem of Excellency.

Educational institutions founded by him not only focus on text books but also on the overall growth of a child. His vision is far ahead of the time and makes one feel proud of the brand they are part of. Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil understands what future generation caters to. Apart from the basic textbook knowledge, in order to survive in this fast world, a person must have sharp skills and expertise in order to sustain happily. With this vision, he set onto a mission to establish private institutions where a student can choose engineering or medical along with subjects of their choice as in music, dance, acting and so on. Basic curriculum is not mandatorily listed in the Admission Brochure as the students can pick courses of their interest and perform par excellence.

Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil is an eminent educationist and has a dream of turning any Institution into a center of world-class learning and education. He is the President of Ajeenkya D Y Patil University (ADYPU) and Chairman of Ajeenkya D Y Patil Group (ADYPG). D Y Patil Knowledge City, Pune, and the D Y Patil International Schools have been planned under his leadership.

He also holds leadership positions such as:

  • Vice President in Continental Medicare Foundation
  • Managing Director of Trancefx Studios
  • Vice President of D Y Patil Educational Academy
  • Trustee of D Y Patil Education Society
  • President of Ramrao Adik Education Society, &
  • Pro-Chancellor of Dr D Y Patil University (Navi Mumbai)

D Y Patil Knowledge City has many colleges in its Pune campus. There are colleges of Engineering, Dental, Hotel Management, Film & Media, Acting, Music, Law to name a few. The University holds cultural activities, Award functions, conferences and seminar from time to time. Dignitaries from various spheres participate in it including Bollywood celebrities. Adding to the list, the designer of India’s first sports car and the founder of DC design, Dilip Chhabria, started DYPDC Center for Automotive Research and Studies with D. Y. Patil group in 2010.

Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil’s list of achievements includes being appointed as Chairman of Central Board for Workers Education (CBWE) by Ministry of Labor, Government of India. The President of Guyana appointed him to be the Economic Adviser. During July 2007 and April 2010, he was nominated as Chancellor’s nominee to the Management Council in University of Mumbai.

Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil has received many accolades in the past few years. The Rotary Foundation awarded him with Paul Harris fellowship in March 2000. The ex-President of India, Pranab Mukherjee awarded him with an achievement award for his meritorious role in Education. He has won an ‘Achiever Award’ in September 2004 in recognition of distinguished services, loyalty and devotion in the field of education by Lions Clubs International. In September 2011, he was awarded the Top Management Consortium Award of Excellence 2010-2011 in Pune by K Sankaranarayanan, Governor of Maharashtra. He was invited to speak at the House of Lords on the invitation of Cherie Blair and Lord Patel on the occasion of World Water Day in 2007. In 2010, the Indo-American Society invited him to speak at the Indo-US Summit on Higher Education on Policy Framing and Regulations in Higher Education (Need for Deregulation).

Founder of prestigious institutions, he is also a dedicated social thinker who aggressively supports social causes and also follows it sincerely. Honking is strictly not allowed inside or around the campus, failure to abide is followed by penalty and punishment. Riders are encouraged to wear helmets and the security does not allow any outsider who does not abide by the rule. Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil once said, “As part of University Social Responsibility, road safety and noise pollution are the core thematic focus for transforming our students into responsible citizens of tomorrow. Through our innovative experiential multi-disciplinary pedagogy, the students are encouraged to think and implement innovative and creative solutions on varied social aspects of human well-being.”

Dr Ajeenkya DY Patil is a personification of exceptional leadership ability, with an accomplished track record in articulating a compelling vision and successfully leading institutional change while responding to diverse challenges and interests. He has proven proficiency in attracting meaningful collaborations from public and private sectors at local and international levels. He has actively initiated long-term programs with leading international universities around the world.

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