Dr Vijay D Patil

Dr Vijay D Patil
President and Chancellor,
DY Patil Deemed to be University

A Computer engineer from the University of Mumbai, with a degree in Management from the Bond University, Australia, Dr Vijay D. Patil is a beacon in the field of education, sports and health care in India. Applauded and recognized in all these three fields across India, his quest for delivering the best in each of these domains continue to prevail.

He has been instrumental in creating the internationally acclaimed DY Patil Sports Stadium, which is rated to be one of the 6 best cricket stadiums in the world. The sports infrastructure nurtured by him promotes the development of sports at the grassroots level, making it an integral part of university experience. As a bearer of the legacy of his father, the illustrious founder of the institution, Dr Vijay D Patil has constantly strived to provide low cost healthcare to the sick and needy in the community. The 1600 bedded DY Patil charitable hospital is a testimony to this.

In his role as a social entrepreneur,educationist and sports enthusiast Dr Vijay D. Patil, has envisaged several projects that will further enhance the Education, Healthcare and Sports milieu of DY Patil Deemed to be University. He strongly believes in developing and delivering state of the art sustainable projects that act as catalysts in the growth of the nation


“In a proliferating global economy, the best way to empower the youth of the nation is to make world class educational facilities available to them. The progress of future generations is defined by the world we choose to create for them & hence the best way to empower the youth would be to develop an ecosystem that offers opportunities for them to learn, grow and excel. Our University has constantly strived to achieve this by providing state of the art infrastructure, excellent faculty, sound curriculum and research opportunities. The DYPU School of Public Health established in the year 2021 has been envisaged as a centre of excellence with a focus on quality education, impactful research and meaningful community engagement. The school has been strategically located at the centre of excellence that also houses the schools of management and law. The three disciplines have the unique opportunity to collaborate and provide exciting new courses, carry out relevant research as well as be relevant in the health policy scenario of the country. With state of the art infrastructure, dynamic faculty and a thoughtfully curated globally relevant curriculum the school of public health is poised for great growth. I wish the school the very best in its endeavor to train competent and skilled public health leaders of tomorrow.”

Significant Achievements

Alumni Excellence Commendation

Australian Government presented the ‘2010 Alumni Excellence Commendation for education award to Mr. Vijay Patil in recognition of his academic achievements & professional pursuit since studying in Australia.

Bond University’s Highest Commendation

Indian Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Mr. Vijay D. Patil has been awarded Bond University’s highest commendation at its annual Alumni Awards.

Maharashtra Gaurav Award

Maharashtra Gaurav Award for his meritorious role in the field of sports. Indian Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.

Significant Endeavors

DY Patil Stadium

The origin of the internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary DY Patil Sports Stadium took place in the early 1980s when Vijay set upon his eyes on a plot of land. Today the stadium has been universally applauded.

DY Patil University

The DY Patil University was founded in 2002 by Dr. D. Y. Patil to provide holistic learning and development. Dr. Vijay Patil with his fervent vision has been leading the university and transforming it into a Global Educational Space.