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Dr. D.Y. Patil University is a private university in Pune, India. It was founded in 2003 by Dr. D.Y. Patil, a prominent educator and philanthropist with a particular interest in education and health care. The university focuses on health care and business and consists of the Medical College, the Dental College, the Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute, the College of Physiotherapy, the Institute of Optometry & Visual Sciences, the College of Nursing, and the Global Business School & Research Centre. The University’s mission is “to contribute to the socio-economic and ethical development of the nation, by providing high quality education through institutions that have dedicated faculty and state-of-the-art infrastructure, and are capable of developing competent professional and liberal-minded citizens.” Dr. D.Y. Patil University, Pune’s website>>

Extension Activities

Dr DY Patil medicineOne of the elements of Dr. D.Y. Patil University’s vision is “to undertake extension activities with a view to bringing about holistic development of the adjoining rural areas.” Each college and institute engages with and serves the community. For example, the Medical College operates a Rural Health Training Centre and an Urban Health Training Centre, as well as providing free diagnostics and screenings, preventative care, and health education programs for the disadvantaged. The Dental College provides free or low-cost services to poor communities. The Institute for Optometry and Visual Sciences works alongside various NGOs to conduct vision screening camps and visual rehabilitation in rural areas. To learn more about Dr. D.Y. Patil University’s extension activities, visit the page for each college>>