Former Governor of West Bengal
Former Governor of Bihar
Former Governor of Tripura
“Ego is death of life; death of ego is real life” - One has to understand that lesser the knowledge more the ego, more the knowledge lesser the ego. By understanding and practicing this in life one will be at peace.
In India, Hon'ble Dr. D Y Patil is a well-known educationist and philanthropist. His vision has helped in building the Indian education industry over the last 40 years. He is well known for his commitment towards developing larger platforms for students and faculty; and encouraging universities and institutions for providing high quality education and service to society.
He envisioned that, the Indian youth needs quality education to unleash their potential and make positive impact in their professional life. In 1983, the first engineering college affiliated with Mumbai University named as Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology (RAIT) was started in Navi Mumbai. Today under the father founder’s able leadership, Five Deemed Universities and more than 150 education institutions are successfully running in the Indian subcontinent. Students from pan India and other countries are currently studying at various campuses.
Since its inception, the Dr. D Y Patil Group has set up an example for taking social responsibility through the initiatives such as providing education, healthcare facility at Universities and Medical Campuses to the people from various backgrounds of the society. Educational trusts and foundations are currently engaged in implementing charitable health & education schemes.
Known for extraordinary leadership among peers, as “leader of the people ”, and towards contribution in the society, Dr. D Y Patil was appointed three times as the Governor of Tripura, Governor of Bihar and Governor of West Bengal.
For contribution in various fields such as education, industry, science, social service, sports and public affairs Dr. D Y Patil has been recognized at national and international level. Several awards and honors have been conferred on our father founder
In 1991, the Government of India conferred the “Padma Shri” for his contribution in the field of education. In 1996, the Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom awarded him an “Honorary Doctorate”.
In 1988, the Arizona University, U.S. awarded him an “Honorary Doctorate”. Was honored the ‘Cultural Doctorate in Philosophy of Education’ at World University Roundtable, Arizona, U.S. in 2000.
In 2012, the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneshwar awarded Dr. D Y Patil with D.Litt. (Honoris Causa).
He was awarded as the ‘Man of the Year 2005’ American Biographical Institute, U.S. in 2005.
Recipient of “Samaj Shri” award by the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation, India.