• Born: October 22nd 1935
  • Education: M.A, L.L.B, PhD.
  • Profession: Philanthropist, Agriculturist, Educationist.

Dr. D.Y. Patil, former Governor of Bihar, Tripura and West Bengal, is an established name in the list of revolutionary educationalists and philanthropists in India. He is the founder of D Y Patil Group and one of the top ranked pioneers in the field of Education, Healthcare, Agriculture, Hospitality and Sports. Although born in a small agricultural village of Maharashtra, his visionary social & political work has widely reached all corners of the country.

The D.Y. Patil University is a soul bearer of his compassion for change and openness towards modernization. His personality is a blend of humility and compassion. This reflects in his establishments over the last three decades; be it the D.Y. Patil Medical College or the KrishiVigyan Kendra in Kolhapur. He was conferred with the title ‘Padmashree’ by the President of India for his contributions in holistic reforms.

“Primarily, we should be equipped with the best of infrastructure in every vertical; be it technology, agriculture or education. To run a sound & successful realm, it becomes characteristically important to create and amass a set of competent individuals who will leave their mark globally. ”, he says, driven with passion for creating a lobby of opportunities for today’s youth and envisioning a progressive nation.

With this beacon of thought, DYP Group has now spread its wings encompassing more than 3 Deemed Universities, 150+ institutions, 1,65,000+ pass out students, 11,000+ employees,– need more accomplishments w.r.t group as a whole.

At 83, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil continues to lead the Indian National Congress from Maharashtra, motivating and guiding us through his undulating efforts for a brighter future of the nation.


  • – Served as the Hon. Governor of Tripura from 2009-2013
  • – Appointed as Hon. Governor of the State of Bihar in 2013-14, with an additional charge of the state of West Bengal.
  • – Awarded 4th highest civilian award “Padmashree” by His Excellency the President of India for his contribution to the field of Education in 1991.
  • – Honored by “Cultural Doctorate in Philosophy of Education” by the World University Round  Table, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • – Honored by “Doctorate in Business Management” by Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.
  • -Rajiv Gandhi Award on 12th August 2007
  • – Special recognition of Excellence by Rotary International.
  • – The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has named a road near Vidyanagar, Vashi as “Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Path” in his honor.
  • – Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education during 1994-97
  • – Member, Shivaji University Senate
  • – Member, Bombay University Senate
  • – Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from 1967-68
  • – Founder President of D.Y. Patil Education Society, Kolhapur
  • -D.Y PatilPratishthan, Kolhapur
  • -RamraoAdik Education Society, Mumbai
  • -D.Y Patil Educational Academy, Mumbai
  • -D.Y. PatilVidyaPratishthan, Pimpri – Pune
  • -D.Y. Patil Educational Complex, Akurdi-Pune
  • -D.Y Patil Knowledge City, Charoli-Pune


Our mission is to empower our community through education by offering educational programs that promote creativity, employability and excellence. Since our establishment in 1984, our group has grown steadily, taking on increasing number of students as we strive to expand our reach, positively impacting the community around us. I wish you best of luck in exploring higher education opportunities at our Kolhapur campus and hope that you will choose the group institutes to make a wise decision.

Dr. D.Y Patil Founder-D.Y Patil Group