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Accredited (3rd Cycle) by NAAC with a CGPA of
3.64 on four point scale at ‘A++’ Grade
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
(Deemed To Be University)
Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital
Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune-411018

Message From Desk

Dr. P. D. Patil, Chairman - DPU.
Hon. Dr. P. D. Patil
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune.
(Deemed to be University)

Chancellor's Message

Dear Students,

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the ‘Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth’ (Deemed to be University) at Pune which is a temple of learning, innovation and research with a futuristic vision.

I am very pleased to see the overwhelming response of the students seeking admission for the various programs under the ‘Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth’. I look at this response as a reward for the excellent work and efforts taken by our highly trained faculty members and also due to the acclaimed performance of our alumni in their respective professional careers.

We have always emphasized on offering world class quality education & the best of learning facilities for our students thus enabling them to be at par with the global challenges, competition and the demanding educational scenario. We ensure that we follow the latest trends in education & technology to impart the best of professional studies, research and innovation techniques for our students.

My dear students, I once again welcome you all here at the ‘Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth’(Deemed to be University) at Pune and I can assure you that we are here to facilitate all your efforts thus empowering you to reach out to the sky and conquer the world of tomorrow.

All the very best, God bless you all!

Chancellor's Profile

Dr. P. D. Patil is the architect of Pune’s academic complex of the Pratisthan and has transformed the vision of Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil into reality by establishing many quality institutions within a short span of time. The credit of rapid and meteoric rise of the Pune complex goes only to Dr. P. D. Patil. It is his dedication and dynamics that has elevated the institutions in Pune complex to international standards.

  1. Consultative group- Higher & Technical Education, Planning Commission, Govt. of India.
  2. Planning & Monitoring Board of National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar Haryana, Nominee of University Grants Commission (UGC)
  3. Management Council, University of Pune as the Chancellor’s Nominee (His Excellency, Governor of Maharashtra).
  4. Board of Governors of the Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASHDA), Pune.
Awards & Honour
  1. Pradnya Vant Puraskar - 2017
  2. Jivan Sadhana Gaurav Puraskar - 2017
  3. Jivan Gaurav Puraskar - 2016
  1. Yeshwant- Venu Puraskar - 2015
  2. Samaj Shri Award -2005
  3. Rashtriya Ekta Award - 2004
  1. Bharatiya Chikitsak Ratna Award
  2. Man of the Year - 2003
  3. Morya Puraskar - 2003
  4. Pimpri Chinchwad Bhushan Award - 2002
Dr. N. J. Pawar, Vice-Chancellor, DPU.
Prof. (Dr.) N. J. Pawar,
Vice-Chancellor of
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune.
(Deemed to be University)

Vice-Chancellor's Message

Dear Students,

I am indeed very happy to welcome you to this prestigious Institution, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune. I know that you all have chosen this Institution of learning with lot of aspirations and hopes. I am sure that by acquiring the knowledge and skills and with positive attitude and values you will certainly make your dreams come true. Education is a lifelong process and just reading books, gathering knowledge alone is not a true education. It is more important to assimilate and put into practice at least a fraction of what one has learnt. Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune believes in this philosophy and has taken steps forward in that direction to provide quality education for holistic development of the student. Vidyapeeth offers vide range of professional programs for the development of youth in the area of health education.

To provide quality education, the Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune has been established. Presently, it comprises of nine constituent units – Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Dr. D Y Patil Dental College & Hospital, Dr. D Y Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute, Dr. D Y Patil Institute of Optometry & Visual Sciences, Dr. D Y Patil College of Physiotherapy, Dr. D Y Patil College of Nursing, Dr. D Y Patil Global Business School and Research Centre, Dr. D Y Patil College of Ayurved and Research Centre, Dr. D Y Patil Homeopathic Medical College and Research Centre.

The Vidyapeeth provides unique learning opportunities to the students by combining pedagogically sound and comprehensive professional courses for a variety of subjects. It also incorporates innovative teaching and learning methodologies supported by state of the art library resources, focussing on all-round development of the student. The curricula provide market-driven programs and studies, developed, tested and continually improved by the competent faculty based on the feedback from stakeholders. I am sure that as a student; you will learn, grow and cherish your stay here.

Best Wishes.....

Vice-Chancellor's Profile

Born in June 1957, Professor N. J. Pawar obtained his B.Sc. degree securing First class with Distinction (1974) from Shivaji University, Kolhapur and M.Sc. (Geology) withFirst class in 1980 from the then University of Pune (currently Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune). He later acquired his Ph.D. degree in Geology in 1985, from the University of Pune. He was recipient of the Young Scientist Award (in 1984) instituted by Indian Science Congress Association for his research work. For post-doctoral research, he received the prestigious British Council Fellowship for two consecutive terms in 1985 and 1987 for carrying out research at University of East Anglia, Norwich, in U.K. Despite hailing from rural based family, Dr. Pawar has risen rapidly in the academic circles through sheer perseverance and patience. He has contributed immensely to the fields of higher education teaching and research,especially in terms of his specializations in hydrogeology and environmental geochemistry. Professor Pawar has worked as a teacher, researcher and academic administrator in a professional career of over 35 years. He was Lecturer in Geology (1986-91), Reader (1991-1999), full time Joint Co-ordinator in the Department of Environmental Science (1993-1999), Professor ofGeology, (2000-2017), Head of the Department of Geology (January 2008-February 2010) at University of Pune before being appointed as a Vice-Chancellor of Shivaji University, Kolhapur (February 2010–February 2015). After successful completion of his term as a Vice-Chancellor, he joined back as a Professor in the Department of Geology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune and superannuated in 2017. After his retirement he was working at the Joint Centre for collaborative engagements between Savitribai Phule Pune University and Penn State University, USA for a short period (2017-2018). In May 2018 he joined Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (DPU), Pimpri, Pune as a Director (Academics) and subsequently has been appointed as a Vice-Chancellor of DPU from January 1st, 2019.

As a Vice-Chancellor of Shivaji University, Kolhapur Professor Pawar was instrumental in implementing Semester System at undergraduate level and Choice Based Credit System at Post-Graduate level in 2010 and motivated faculty for up gradation in teaching skills and research. During his tenure he established two new academic programmes namely 1] School of Nano Science and Technology (Integrated course of five years) and 2] Yashwantrao Chavan School of Rural Development (similar to IRMA and NIRD) with the support from Government of Maharashtra and 3] Started Interdisciplinary Program in Life Sciences (IPLS) with the financial supports from DBT, Government of India. He also strengthened all old courses in terms of curriculum, infrastructure, resource mobilization, modern methods of teaching–learning (by making MOODLE compulsory to faculty and students) and research by generating financial resources (about 180 cr.) by way of individual research projects from DST, UGC, DBT and others,DST-PURSE program, IPLS-DBT scheme, DST-FIST funds, UGC-SAP, TEQIP (World Bank), SAIF-DST, Lead Botanical Garden and development of campus as Biodiversity Park. During this period eight departments were recognized as DST-FIST and ten as UGC-SAP supported. His efforts to celebrate Golden Jubilee of the University were supported generouslyby the Government of Maharashtra by providing funds (50 cr.) and sanctioning 113 teaching and administrative positions. As a result of this H index of the university rose from 36 in 2010 to 55 in 2015 indicating excellent research output at international level. At national level research ranking of the Shivaji University (on the basis of ‘p’ index) came up to 25th place ( and at 28th place infirst NIRF ranking at national level. Further he supported sports activities by developing Synthetic Athletic Track of International Standards, established Space Science studies Centre (at Panhala) and state of art Data Centre in the Shivaji University. Strengthened library by enhancing seating capacity of students (1000) and initiated the ‘Shodhganga ETD’ project through INFLIBNET, completed campus networking under NME-ICT project of MHRD and connected affiliated colleges with National Knowledge Network. Several MOUs were signed at international (25)and national (10) level and strengthened industry-academia program (Lupin, CLRI and Infosys). As a result of all these initiatives, Shivaji University for the first time received “A” grade from NAAC with highest CGPA (3.16) amongst all the universities in the State of Maharashtra at that time.

Besides academic administration Professor Pawar has made varied and significant research contributions in the field of Geology in general and Environmental Geology, Geochemistry and Hydrogeology in particular. His important contributions relate to the geochemistry of ground waters from Deccan Volcanic Province with special emphasis on heavy metals, fluoride contamination and arsenic in sediments, kidney stone epidemics and rock-water interaction as a modern way of carbon sequestration and control over global climate change. He has successfully guided the Ph.D. research of 18 Ph.D. students in the Geology and Environmental Science departments, published over 75 research papers, edited 4 research volumes, 2 abstract volumes and translated 2 books on popularization of science besides several popular articles.

In recognition of his research work, he was elected as a Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences; Fellow of the Geological Society of India; Life Member, Association of Hydrologists of India; Executive and Life Member, Gondwana Geological Society; Life Member, Indian Mineralogical Society and Indian Geotechnical Society.

Professor Pawar has made important contributions to national level research program launched by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He was active researcher in the nationwide scheme on “Science of Shallow Subsurface” developed by DST, Govt. of India. Through this research plan as a Principal Investigator, Dr. Pawar received funds for the Department of Geology for working in Ankaleshwar oil field and industrial area. He was also Coordinator of DRS-SAP scheme of UGC. He has developed collaborative research plan with Osaka City University, Japan on the “design and development of water quality data logger sensor system”, andwas also involved in multi-university international research on “Solving environmental conflicts in coastal areas: global change, human mobility and sustainable urban development” a collaborative project between universities in European Union (8), India (2) and South-East Asia (1).

In addition to this he strengthened industry-academia interaction by involving the faculty members in the program of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation), ONGC-Energy Centre and Reliance Industries, while working as HOD in Department of Geology, University of Pune. Through these initiatives DrPawar has developed state of the art infrastructure in the Department of Geology. Professor Pawar was largely instrumental in modifying the admission process in Geology by introducing entrance examination and also designed and introduced new one year diploma courses in Geology such as “Geo-environmental Appraisal and Management” and “Geotechnology” both attracting the students from Geology, Environmental Science and Civil Engineering streams. His ideas have helped in inculcating the spirit of competitiveness in the faculty as well as students both at Shivaji University, Kolhapur and Geology Department of S.P. Pune University, Pune. Professor Pawar strongly believes that it is of primeimportance to share knowledge and information with the local communities so that informed choicesand decisions can be made for social good.

Dr. (Mrs.) Smita Jadhav, DPU.
Dr. (Mrs.) Smita Jadhav,
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune.
(Deemed to be University)

Pro-Vice-Chancellor's Message

Dear Students,

Welcome to the vibrant learning community of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune. I write to share my thoughts with you about the community you are about to enter, and the journey you are set to begin.

Education, it is often said, is the passport to the future. For tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Late President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam had said, “The ignited minds of the youth are the most powerful resource on the Earth. I am convinced that the power of the youth if properly directed will bring about transformed humanity by meeting its challenges and bringing peace and prosperity.” Our mission has always been to educate future leaders woven throughout the DPU experience, inspiring every member of our community to strive toward a more just, fair, and promising world. It has also been our priority to instill in our students the commitment to their goals along with integrity and concern for the environment and society they live in. Firstly, we have incorporated relevance and symbiosis in education, and for that many innovative initiatives have been launched. On offer are a variety of programs designed to either start a career or move one's career forward while enabling students to confidently explore new industries for career possibilities and consider opportunities that they may not be aware were available to them. Our curricula are relevant, timely, and continuously adapt to address new social and economic challenges in a global context. We do this through our commitment to transformative power education.

The campus is always abuzz with a plethora of activities and has become a dynamic venue where brilliant minds from all over the world converge and share their vast reserves of knowledge and skills. As you move towards your goals, you must always keep in mind that you owe more to the world than it owes you. Each of you can and must do your bit to help build a universe that will nurture our future generation.

I look forward to welcoming you on campus; I believe you’ll find it exciting, stimulating, and a nurturing place to shape your future. Make the most of it!

I wish you all the best for your future studies and career.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor's Profile

Dr. (Mrs.) 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. (Mrs.) 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. (Mrs.) 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 Ph. D. 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

Dr. D. Gopalakrishnan
Dr. D. Gopalakrishnan
Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital.

Dean's Profile

Name Dr. D. Gopalakrishnan
Qualification BDS, MDS, PhD ( Periodontology)
Address Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Mahesh Nagar, Pimpri, Pune - 411018
Office 020 27805611
Fax 020-27423427

Dean's Message

My Dear Students,

Over the last two decades, dentistry has advanced as a science, matured as an art and gained the society’s respect as a vocation. Today, we sit at the cusp of a scientific revolution in technologies that could change the very nature of this field. Advances in material science, digital printing, manufacturing, and genetics, coupled with innovative techniques, increased collaboration due to rapid advances in information technology, and out-of-the-box thinkers in our area of expertise have created vast opportunities and challenges to the future of this vocation.

Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune is a constituent college of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth. Here we intend to prepare students in such a way that they will not just do us proud, but outshine the previous generation.

We have some of the best teachers in the country, the most modern equipment and machinery, and fantastic facilities for your benefit. We are involved in research projects assisted by organisations such as the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Dr. D. Y. Patil University, and other equally reputed institutions. We have continuing dental education initiatives in every department, PhD programmes in all subjects, excellent patient material, an enviable collection of books in our library, multi-disciplinary training for patient management, and value-added classes on various other topics. We also provide for cultural and sports facilities and programmes for your all-round development.

At this hallowed institute, students are expected not just to learn about the science and the art of dentistry, but also about being better human beings, through discipline, good conduct, and productive use of their time and energies. I would have a great pleasure to see you graduate from here and good dentists, but I would have greater satisfaction if you also become good human beings at the same time.

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