Hon'ble Dr. D Y Patil, Founder President
“Ego is the death of life; the death of ego is real life.”

One must understand that with less knowledge comes more ego, while with more knowledge comes less ego. By embracing this principle in life, one can achieve true peace.

Hon'ble Dr. D Y Patil,
Educationist & Philanthropist

Hon'ble Dr. D Y Patil

Padma Shri
Former Governor of West Bengal
Former Governor of Bihar
Former Governor of Tripura

In India, the esteemed Dr. D Y Patil is renowned as a distinguished educationist and philanthropist, whose visionary zeal has significantly shaped the nation's educational landscape over the past four decades. His steadfast commitment to fostering expansive platforms for both students and faculty, coupled with his advocacy for delivering high-quality education and service to society, has left an indelible mark.

Recognizing the imperative of providing quality education to unlock the potential of Indian youth and catalyze positive professional outcomes, Dr. D Y Patil inaugurated the first engineering college affiliated with Mumbai University, the Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology (RAIT), in Navi Mumbai in 1983. Under his sagacious stewardship, this initial endeavor burgeoned into a formidable legacy, comprising five Deemed Universities and over 150 educational institutions, attracting students from diverse backgrounds across India and beyond.

Since its inception, the Dr. D Y Patil Group has exemplified social responsibility through initiatives such as furnishing education and healthcare amenities at its universities and medical campuses, catering to individuals from all strata of society. Educational trusts and foundations spearhead charitable health and education programs, embodying the ethos of benevolence.

Celebrated for his exceptional leadership and revered as the "leader of the people," Dr. D Y Patil has served thrice as the Governor of Tripura, Governor of Bihar, and Governor of West Bengal. His multifaceted contributions to education, industry, science, social service, sports, and public affairs have earned him national and international acclaim, manifesting in numerous prestigious awards and honors bestowed upon our revered founding father.

  • In 1991, Dr. D Y Patil was conferred with the Padma Shri, one of India's most esteemed civilian honors, in recognition of his remarkable contributions to social work. This prestigious award underscores his unwavering commitment to uplifting society and exemplifies his profound impact on the welfare of the community.
  • Dr. D Y Patil's illustrious career encompasses diverse roles, including serving as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (MLA) and holding Governor Positions in three Indian states, West Bengal, Tripura and Bihar. His tenure in these esteemed roles reflects dedication to public service and his invaluable contributions to the governance and development of the nation.
  • Padma Shri - Government of India, 1991
  • Honorary Doctorate - Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, 1996
  • Honorary Doctorate - Arizona University, U.S., 1988
  • Cultural Doctorate in Philosophy of Education - World University Roundtable, Arizona, U.S., 20008
  • D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) - Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneshwar, 2012
  • Man of the Year 2005 - American Biographical Institute, U.S., 2005
  • Samaj Shri Award - Kolhapur Municipal Corporation, India