Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University (India)

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Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University is a private university located in Navi Mumbai, India. It was established in 2002 by Dr. D.Y. Patil, a prominent educator and philanthropist with a particular interest in education and health care. Home to a large medical college, the university focuses on the areas of Health Sciences, Science and Technology, Biotechnology, Business Management, Hospitality Management, Law, Liberal Education, and Teacher’s Education. It has a clear commitment to serving society that is summed up by Prof. James Thomas, the Vice Chancellor: “The vision of our Founder Chancellor Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil has always been to make quality education and caring health care available to all, especially to the poor and needy, and to the deprived and downtrodden.” Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University’s website>>

Civic Engagement at Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University

Padmashree Dr DY Patil University CEStudents at the University are actively engaged in community service and outreach activities. For example, many students from the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics are involved with WHARF, an international NGO that provides HIV-AIDS education in vulnerable communities. Perhaps most notable in the university’s service to the community is Dr. D. Y. Patil Hospital and Research Centre, the teaching hospital for the college. As one of the largest charitable hospitals in the country, it strives to make the best in health care available within the means of the economically deprived. The 800 bed hospital has super-specialty services in Cardiac Surgery and Pediatric surgery. As part of the Community Health Department’s outreach services, the hospital offers screening for children’s heart defects and provides surgery to disadvantaged children on a subsidized basis. The Hospital actively engages in outreach to the community with a dedicated team of medical social workers to meet the healthcare needs of economically deprived people and provide advice and counseling. The Hospital has also trained Community Health Volunteers who provide health education and create awareness about the hospital in nearby villages. The Medical College has a rural health centre where leprosy rehabilitation is carried out, as well as an urban health centre. The Research Centre is also actively engaged in research on cardiovascular, pediatric  diseases, and geriatric diseases, as well as genetic disorders and possible treatments using stem cells. Learn more>>