Hon. Pad. Dr. D. Y. Patil
In the realm of education and healthcare in the state of Maharashtra, one name stands out like a shining beacon, that of Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil. His vision, dedication and passion have been indelibly influenced, by his wisdom and generosity and have left several benchmarks, be it in the schools for imparting basic education or institutes for higher learning. He has materialized his dreams under the umbrella of prestigious education institutes in Kolhapur, Navi Mumbai and Pune. Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil is the Governor of Tripura since 27th Nov 2009. He is pioneer in ushering an era of privatization of technical education in Maharashtra. He is a philanthropist, educationist and social worker and under his able guidance the Pratishthan has more than hundred academic institutes of international repute, from kindergarten to post graduation levels in various disciplines of education.
His regard and respect for traditional values and openness to modern ideas, blended perfectly with his admirable personality. Humble and unassuming Dr. D.Y. Patil is better known for his work, rather than the awards and recognition he has received over the years. For his pioneering contribution in the field of education, he was honored with the title ‘Padmashree’ by the President of India. He is also awarded two Doctorates in philosophy, the first by The World University Round Table (USA) in 1985 and later by Britain (UK) in 1996.
Dr. Sanjay D. Patil is an educationist, agriculturist and a Civil Engineer. He is the architect of Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Educational Institutions of Kolhapur academic complex. He holds positions of President of D. Y. Patil Education Society, President of Dr. D. Y. Patil Pratishtan and Chairman of Kasaba Bavada Shikshan Mandal, Kolhapur. He has to his credit various awards. The Government of Maharashtra has awarded him with “Vanashree Puraskar” in 1991. He is recipient of “Indira Priyadarshini Vrukshamitra” award in 1993. He has been also awarded by “Kolhapur Bhushan” in 2001 for his achievement in educational field, Rashtriya Shikshan Sanman Puraskar”, “Krishinishtha Puraskar” awarded by Government of Maharahshtra in 2004 and he has won first prize in “All India Mango Show ” held at Banglore in 1996.
Shri. Sanjay D. Patil believes in nurturing the potential of the student, giving them exposure to the latest developments and enabling them to become competent and quality conscious engineers, the world class infrastructure and environment in the institutes reflects the meticulous care taken in maintaining high academicians and most ultra modern laboratories. His humane and calm approach towards addressing of problems and his quick decision making ability is responsible for the rapid progress and growth of the educational institutes.
Hon. Dr. Sanjay D. Patil
Hon. Shree. Satej Alias Bunty D. Patil
Shri Satej alias Bunty D. Patil, Minister of State Home (Urban & Rural), Rural Development, Food & Drug Administration, Govt. of Maharashtra is a renowned educationist, social worker and an agriculturist. He is a member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Karveer constituency, Kolhapur since 2004. A young man with tremendous energy, he has translated the vision of Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil into reality by establishing various quality institutions within a short span. He is president of Shri. Mouni Vidyapeeth Gargoti, Kolhapur and Chairman of Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Sahakari Karkhana Ltd., Gaganbavda Kolhapur. He is Director of Kolhapur District Central Cooperative Bank and Kolhapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries. He is also members of World Wide Fund for Nature India, Indian Red Cross Society, Kolhapur, Shree Saibaba Sansthan Shirdi, Shree Parampujya Sant Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan, Shegaon and member Shivaji University Senate.
He takes personal interests in all the facets of efficient functioning and growth of the institutes. His zeal and untiring efforts are behind the creation of conducive environment for teaching, learning and overall personality development of student to elevate the educational institutions to international standards.