Dr. Vijay Dnyandeo Patil - President
DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium, Nerul, India
Dr Vijay Dnyandeo Patil was born on 17th September in Pune. He is the son of the prolific statesman and academician Dr D Y Patil, a Padmashree recipient.
His family hails from Kolhapur and is known for generations of scholars and eminent persons in the field of medicine, education and law.
Dr Vijay has received his Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering and has done his Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Corporate Financial Management from Bond University (Australia) of which he is the only international student to be honored with the prestigious Robert Stable Alumni Medal.
Dr Vijay has been bestowed with a Certificate of Commendation at the hands of the Australian High Commissioner to India in recognition of his outstanding contribution as an Australian Alumni in the area of education.
He has been conferred an Honorary Doctorate by J J T University, Rajasthan for his yeoman services towards the field of education, healthcare and sports.
A recipient of numerous awards Dr Vijay has also been honored with the Krida Mitra Award.
He has held the position of Vice President of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for two consecutive terms.
Under his leadership the DY Patil Group houses in its ambit some of the leading institutes of higher learning and has a culture of commitment, transparency and teamwork.
Spearheading the D Y Patil University, Navi Mumbai as the President, Dr Vijay has played a pivotal role in bringing all the medical and paramedical facilities under the umbrella of the D Y Patil University and in achieving ‘A’ Grade NAAC accreditation.
His vision in blurring boundaries by encompassing a wide spectrum of techniques provides for the best possible learning experience for the students and faculty alike.
This thought is echoed in his ongoing project the new School of Business which aims to be at the forefront of sustainability and is being designed by UK based architects Foster and Partners famous for high-tech architecture. The facility is planned for around 4000 students and will provide graduate level degree programs focused on business and management studies.
The University already runs collaborative student and faculty exchange programmes with other eminent University’s abroad.
Another of Dr Vijay’s landmark achievements has been the establishment of the DY Patil Hospital and Research Centre – 1540 bedded postgraduate teaching, tertiary level, super specialty charitable hospital that provides free OPD and free IPD services to people from all strata.
The hospital was launched with a vision to provide excellent healthcare to the socially challenged at an affordable cost and has seen the light of the day in a record time of less than two years. It follows the principles of Bhagwan Shri Satya Sai Trust Foundation.
He now proposes to establish a 300 bed super specialty hospital specializing in Oncology and Cancer Research at the facility. His commitment and dedication towards innovative and integrated Environment friendly designs has resulted in him engaging the services of one of the leading designers of medical facilities, the US based Architecture and Engineering firm HOK.
Dr Vijay has always been fascinated by cricket grounds and sports facilities, and did a lot of research all over the world to incorporate the best features of various grounds at the DY Patil Sports Academy and Stadium of which he is the President.
The academy-cum-stadium has received much acclaim from players and administrators alike. It has hosted the Indian Premier League matches including the finals and was the home ground for the Indian Super League football tournament’s Mumbai City Football Club.
In 2009-10, it was ranked by the British Architects’ Journal as the sixth best cricket stadium in the world. Under Dr Vijay’s astute guidance the stadium hosted the FIFA under 17 Football World Cup for which it had been ratified by FIFA organizing committee.
Dr Vijay’s vision in sports inspires other such Universities to adopt the same model and bring a sea of change in the field of sports.
Appreciated and admired as a frontrunner in the education scenario Dr Vijay also heads the DY Patil Technical campus, Ambi, Pune which has spread its wings in sectors like healthcare and agriculture too.
Dr Vijay firmly believes that knowledge enables the individual to contribute to nation building and it is through education; health care and sports that one can prepare young people in this country to meet all challenges which the future millennium poses to our country.
In spite of his list of accomplishments he is extremely modest; and attributes his success to the blessings of Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj of Shegaon and his Parents.
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