Dr. D. Y. Patil
Founder, DY Patil Group, India.
The former Governor of Bihar, Tripura & West Bengal and recipient of the prestigious Padmashree Award, Dr. D. Y. Patil is a well-known educationist and philanthropist. He strongly believed that youth in India needed a greater platform that offered multiple opportunities to educate themselves across geographies. He envisioned the goal of spreading education across the length and breadth of India and started the journey with the first engineering college called Ramrao Adik Institute of Technology (RAIT) in Navi Mumbai in the year 1983. There has been no turning back since with the DY Patil Group taking giant leaps in the fields of education, healthcare & sports under his mentorship.
We started our education journey close to four decades ago in the 1980s with the idea of making good education accessible and empowering the youth of India to compete and excel in an accelerating global enterprise. Throughout the course of this long and rewarding journey, our endeavor has been to build a diverse yet welcoming community that can be instrumental in shaping the future of our country. The possibilities of the future generations are defined by the world we choose to create for them & hence we’ve tried to create an ecosystem that offers equal opportunities for students to learn, grow and excel. As the world grows smaller and more connected, we’re beginning to live and work with people who don’t look like us, don’t think like us, don’t come from the same place as us, and don’t share the same values and principles as us. In this converging of the world into one large community, lies the biggest opportunity of the current generation. The opportunity to come together, exchange perspectives and collectively solve problems and do good for the entire human race. At the Vijay Patil School of Management, we intend to play host to this convergence of ideas and values. We have worked on creating a learning environment where every moment is an opportunity to understand, question and reinvent the way the world works. We hope to play our part in helping young minds across the globe realise their limitless potential.
– Dr. D. Y. Patil