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Sr.No. Faculty Achievements 2019
Dr. Tushar J. Palekar, on receiving best professor in applied medical sciences by Dewang Mehta National Education Award and distiguish service award by Indian Association of Physiotherapists.
Dr. M Vijayakumar on receiving best teacher award by Salem Branch of Indian Association of Physiotherapists and significant achievement award by Indian Association of Physiotherapists.
Dr Gaurang Baxi on receiving exceptional achivement in health professions education by Hope and Faith foundation, New Delhi and Young Achievement Award by Indian Association of Physiotherapists.
Dr. Tushar Palekar Principal has been invited as Key Note Speaker and Dr. Manisha Rathi, Dr. Seema Saini, Dr. Shilpa Khandare of Dr. D. Y. Patil College Of Physiotherapy , Pune as a Speakers at "6th International conference and Expo on Novel Physiotherapies, Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine" held on August 19-20, 2019 In London, UK.
Dr. Tushar Palekar Principal Dr. D. Y. Patil College Of Physiotherapy , Pune received “Distinguish Service Award “ at 57th Annual Conference Of IAP ,Bangalore February 2019 for meritorious and outstanding contribution in the field of physiotherapy.
Dr. Vijayakumar received “Significant Achievement Award” at 57th Annual conference of IAP,Bangalore February 2019 for his outstanding work done to promote the physiotherapy profession.
Dr. Chinmaya Kumar Patra received “ Significant Achievement Award “ at 57th Annual Conference Of IAP ,Bangalore February 2019 for his outstanding contribution in the field of physiotherapy
Dr.Gaurang Baxi received “Young Achievement Award “ at 57th Annual conference of IAP,Bangalore February 2019 for his outstanding meritorious work done to promote the physiotherapy profession.
Sr.No. Faculty Achievements 2018
Dr. Vijayakumar was invited as a Chairperson & Judge for National Symposium on “Rebranding India” organised by MILE Institute of Leadership and excellence, Wagholi, Pune on 6th October 2018
Dr. Tushar J. Palekar was invited as Guest Speaker on topic “Challenges in Physiotherapy Education” on 19th Oct. 2018 in Seminar Physionext at Late Shree FakirabhaiPansare Education Foundation College of Physiotherapy, Pune
Dr. M. Vijayakumar was awarded National Award for Teaching and Research Excellence by IRDP Group Journal, Chennai on 28th Oct.2018.
Dr. Roopa Desai was invited as Speaker in Certificate course in adolescent medicine on the topic “Role of Physiotherapy in Adolescent Medicine” dated on 3rd November 2018.
Dr. Gaurang Baxi was Resource Faculty for Pre-conference workshop titled “Flipped Classroom: Using E-Learning to keep up with the next generation learner at NCHPE held at Nagpur in Nov 2018.
Dr. M. Vijayakumar was invited as Resource Faculty and Panellist for the topic “Sports Biomechanics” at the Second Global Sports Meet, Mumbai on 15th Dec. 2018.
Dr. GaurangBaxi received National Award for Exceptional Achievement in Health Professions Educations by Sankalp se Siddhi award 2018 on occasion of Atal Smriti Samvad, New Delhi, 23rd Dec.2018
Dr. Tushar J. Palekar  Principal and Professor,  and  Dr. Manisha Rathi  Professor (CBR Dept.) of Dr. D. Y. Patil College Of Physiotherapy, Pune has attended and Presented Scientific paper in "6th World Congress On Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation" held on 12-13 November 2018 at Dubai, UAE. View More
Dr. Roopa Desai Associate Professor, Dr. D. Y. Patil college of Physiotherapy, Pimpri, Pune was invited as a Guest Lecturer to delver talk on the topic “Role of Physiotherapy in Adolescent Medicine” on 3rd November 2018 at Pediatric Department, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pune.
Dr. M. Vijayakumar received "BEST TEACHER AWARD" for his exemplary contribution in the field of physiotherapy education at the International Physiotherapy Conference THERACON 2018 organized by India Association of Physiotherapist,Salem Branch on 16 September 2018
On the occasion of "World Physiotherapy Day" on 8 September 2018 Dr. M.Vijayakaumar was invited as speaker for CME on "Neural Flossing Techniques for Upper Limb"
Dr. Vijayakumar was invited as guest lecturer on Topic "Dosages for electrotherapy for physio NEXT" at Late shree.Fakirbhai Pansare Education Foundation's College of physiotherapy,Nigdi,Pune on 6/08/2018.
Dr. Vijayakumar ,Dr.Ajay ,Dr.Ganesh,Dr.Tanpreet and Dr.Urvashi participated as delegate in First Pune ACL foundation course on ACL injuries at Dr.D.Y.Patil Medical college and Hospital Pimpri ,Pune on 12/08/2018
Dr. Manisha Rathi was invited as the Chief Guest for CME On Ergonomics for Desk Job Workers on 5th August, 2018 organized by IAP Women's Cell, Pune at Lifepoint Hospital, Pune.
Dr. Reema Joshi was invited as Speaker for CME On Ergonomics for Desk Job Workers on 5th August, 2018 organized by IAP Women's Cell, Pune at Lifepoint Hospital, Pune.
Dr. Preeti Gazbare and Dr. Amita Aggarwal participated as a delegate in CME On Ergonomics for Desk Job Workers on 5th August, 2018 organized by IAP Women's Cell, Pune at Lifepoint Hospital, Pune.
Dr. Tushar Palekar, Dr. P. Muruganandam, Dr.Amita Aggarwal, Dr. Neha Kulkarni and Dr. Mayura Deshmukh attended "research methodology workshop" on 4th August, 2018 organized by the University Centre for Professional Education and faculty development of Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth Pune.
Dr. Gaurang Baxi was the coordinator for the Workshop on Research Methodology on 4th August, 2018 organized by the University Centre for Professional Education and faculty development of Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth Pune.
Dr. Tushar J. Palekar was invited as the chief guest at 6th National Conference at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Chinchwad, Pune on QIPS-VI on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety on 28th & 29th July, 2018. Dr. P Muruganandam and Dr. Tanpreet Kaur participated as a delegate and presented poster in the same event.
All the faculties attended Organ Donation Awareness drive on 25th July, 2018.
Dr. Urvashi, Dr. Akhil, Dr. Ankita, Dr. Trupti and Dr. Rhucha attended the Basic Medical Education Technology workshop organized by Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune from 23rd-27th July, 2018.
Dr. Vijaykumar was invited as a resource person for the workshop on "Neural Flossing" on 24th July, 2018 organized by the Department of Orthopedic Physiotherapy at KLE Institute of Physiotherapy, Belgaum, Karnataka.
Dr. Shilpa Khandare and Dr. Urvashi Sharma participated as delegate in "National Seminar on Sexual Harassment at Workplace" organized by Film and Television Institute of India, Pune on 14th July, 2018.
All the faculties and PG students attended CME program on "Advanced Electrotherapy" organized by Dr D Y Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune on 17th July, 2018.
Dr. Reema Joshi, Dr. Preeti Gazbare, Dr. Roopa Desai, Dr. Mrudula Sangaonkar and Dr. Ajay Malshikare participated as a delegate in SOFT SKILL DEVELOPMENT workshop in Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Ayurveda and Research Centre on 5th July, 2018.
Dr. Gaurang Baxi invited as resource faculty for Certificate Course in Orthopedic Manual Therapy from 22nd March-25th March 2018 at Surat and on 29th April-6th May at Ahemdabad and also in Mumbai from 20th-27th May 2018.
Basic Research Methodology Workshop was attended by Dr. Amita Aggarwal and Dr. Mrudula Sangaonkar on 10th-12th April.
Dr. Gaurang Baxi invited as resource faculty by GSMC FAIMER Regional Institute, Mumbai on 21st-22nd April.
Dr. Gaurang Baxi invited as faculty for Medical Education Technology Workshop by MIMER medical College on 19th June.
Dr. Urvashi Sharma presented paper at Indian Association of Physiotherapy Conference United Professionals 2018 on 24th-25th April.
Dr. Tushar J. Palekar was appointed as an Inspection Committee Member by DMER, Mumbai on 25th June for inspection of PES Modern College of Physiotherapy, Pune.
Dr. Manisha Rathi was invited as speaker on the panel discussion "MAHACHARCHA" by Doordarshan Sahyadri Channel, Mumbai to discuss the importance of Yoga and its relevance with Physiotherapy on 21st June, 2018
Dr. Amita Aggarwal and Dr. Ajay Malshikare presented papers in the National Conference- PHYSIOTRONIX organized at Dr. D Y Patil College of Physiotherapy on 10th March, 2018.
Dr. Tushar J. Palekar, Dr. Gaurang Baxi, Dr. Soumik Basu, Dr. Roma Raykar and Dr. Trupti Siddapure attended the Dry Needling at Dr. D Y Patil College of Physiotherapy from 3rd-6th April, 2018.
Dr. Reema Joshi, Dr. Vidhi Shah, Dr. Ketki Joshi completed the BASIC HSET Workshop at MUHS, Regional Centre, Pune from 12-14th February, 2018.
Faculty and Students organized and attended National Conference on PHYSIOTRONIX- UPDATES IN ELECTROTHERAPY on 9th and 10th March, 2018.
Faculty Development Programme on spine and posture analysis attended by faculties on 27th February, 2018 by Mr. Karun Kunden from DIERS International, Germany.
Dr. Shilpa Khandare and Dr. Reema Joshi invited as resource person for delivering lecture on "LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION" for non teaching staff at Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College, Pimpri on the occasion of International Women's Day on 8th March, 2018.
Guest lecture by Dr. Ajit D. Kelkar on Nano engineering & Tissue Engineering: advances and applications in health sciences attended by Faculty and PG students.
Dr. Ajay Malshikare attended a Promotional event organized by DPU at 16th Pune International film festival on 18th January, 2018.
Dr. Tushar J. Palekar and Dr. Gaurang Baxi were invited as guests at the 2nd Convocation of Certified Manual Therapy Practitioners in Mumbai organized by Capri Institute of Manual Therapy, New Delhi in January 2018.
Dr. Tushar  Palekar invited as guest faculty at Dr. D.Y. Patil G.B.S.  Tathawade in February 2018 for the event PARAKRAM 2018.
Dr. Gaurang Baxi was invited to conduct a Workshop on “Manual therapy for the Spine” at 3rd Annual Conference of the society of Indian Physiotherapist held at Kolkata in January 2018
Dr. Vijayakumar was invited as faculty resource person for 39th IASM and 9th Scientifica National Conference  on 3rd and 4th January 2018
Dr. Tushar J. Palekar was awarded as Best Professor in Allied Medical Sciences with Dewang Mehta National Educational Awards in September 2017. 
Dr. Gaurang Baxi was awarded as “Certified International Manual Therapy Teacher” by Capri Institute of Manual Therapy, New Delhi in October 2017.
Dr. Vijayakumar was invited as resource person for workshop on exercise testing and prescription on 10th December 2017 at Pravara Institute of Medical Science, Loni.

Faculty Achievements
Sr.No. Name of the Recipient Designation Name of Fellowship /Honour/ Award / Unique distinctions Awarding Agency and date of award Date
Dr. Gaurang Baxi Associate Professor Certified Manual Therapy Practitioner Capri Institute of Manual Therapy, Delhi 19th August, 2017
Dr. Neha Kulkarni Assistant Professor Certified Manual Therapy Practitioner Capri Institute of Manual Therapy, Delhi 19th August, 2017
Dr. G. D. Vishnuvardhan Assistant Professor Speaker in Panel Discussion on Critical Care Management Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital 27 th May, 2017
Dr. Ajay Malshikre Assistant Professor Judge for PHYSIO- INSPIRA 2017- “Stand-up Comedy” Competition Sancheti Institute College Of Physiotherapy, Pune 11th March, 2017
Dr. Gaurang Baxi Associate Professor Guest faculty for "basic workshop in medical educational technology MIMER Medical College, talegaon 6th April, 2017
Dr. Manisha Rathi Professor Ph.D degree DPU during 8thconvocation 8th April 2017
Dr. Gaurang Baxi Associate Professor Guest faculty forBasic Workshop in Educational Methodology Sancheti  Institute, Pune 3rd March, 2017
Dr. Gaurang Baxi Associate Professor Resource Faculty for Certificate of Orthopedic Manual Therapy Capri Institute of Manual Therapy, New Delhi 22nd-29th Jan, 2017
Dr. Tushar J. Palekar Principal Panel member of physiotherapy recruitment Public Services, Goa 24th October, 2016
Dr. Tushar J. Palekar Principal Member, board of studies Saveetha University, Chennai August, 2016.
Dr. G. D. Vishnuvardhan Assistant Professor presented a paper on “Reliability and Validity of Real Time Chest Expansion(RTCEX) Device with Visual Feedback Mangalore Physiocon 2017 held at Mangalore,Karnataka 3rdand 4th Mar, 2017
Dr. G. D. Vishnuvardhan Assistant Professor Reliability and Validity of Real Time Chest Expansion Device (RTCEX) with visual feedback International Physiocon Conference 22nd to 23rd Jan, 2017
Dr. Tushar J. Palekar Principal Attended an International Conference on EDUCON Israel 26th to 30th Sep, 2016
Dr. Vijaykumar Professor Judge for Senior Poster Presentation. KNOSPE 2016: A National Level physiotherapy conference for professionals and professions,
stake holders organised by faculty of physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad
24th and 25th Sep, 2016.
Dr. Vishnuvardhan Assistant Professor Judge for Junior Poster Presentation. KNOSPE 2016: A National Level physiotherapy conference for professionals and professions,
stake holders organised by faculty of physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad
24th and 25th Sep, 2016.
Dr. Ajay Malshikare Asst.Professor Judge for PHYSIO- INSPIRA 2016- “Stand-up Comedy” Competition Sancheti Institute College Of Physiotherapy, Pune 1st Feb 2016
Dr.Tushar Palekar Principal & Professor “Yuvak Yuvati Puraskar” from Maitri Parivar, Pune Maitri Parivar, Pune 14th Jan 2016
Dr. Rashi Goel Asst.Professor “Yuvak Yuvati Puraskar” from Maitri Parivar, Pune Maitri Parivar, Pune 14th Jan 2016
Dr. Shahnawaz SD Asst.Professor Won best paper award in medicine track for oral presentation in International Conference on Research & Entrepreneurship RK University, Gujarat 5th Jan 2016
Dr. Rashi Goel Asst.Professor Won first prize in Essay competition on “Practice of Hand Therapy-Indian vs Global Scenario” 4th Annual National Conference of Society of Hand therapy, India 12th & 13th Dec 2015
Dr. Shahnawaz SD Asst.Professor Received “Young Achievement Award” on the eve of World Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Society of Physical Therapists, Lucknow 7th & 8th Sep 2015

Name of the Department: Physiotherapy
Brief information about major achievements
Sr. No. Name of the Recipient Designation Name of Fellowship / Honour / Award / Unique distinctions Awarding Agency Date
Dr. Tushar Palekar, (PT) Principal Principal & Professor Certified Internal Auditor Shree Consultants, Nashik 7th, 8thAug., 2015
Dr. Manisha Rathi (PT) Professor
Dr. Shilpa Khandare (PT) Assistant Professor
Dr. Preeti Gazbare (PT) Assistant Professor
Mr. R. Suryawanshi Office section
Dr. Tushar Palekar, (PT) Principal Principal & Professor Steering Committee member of the DPU Unit of the UNESCO chair in Bioethics UNESCO chair in Bioethics, Haifa 30th May, 2015
Dr. Tushar Palekar, (PT) Principal Principal & Professor Judge for Research Conference for Physiotherapy Students, Scientifica 2015 Physiotherapy college of Pune affiliated to MUHS 21st ,22nd Feb., 2015
Dr. Manisha Rathi (PT) Professor
Dr.Vijayakumar (PT) Associate Professor
Dr. Tushar Palekar, (PT) Principal Principal & Professor Best Teacher Award For Outstanding Contribution And Excellence in the field of Physiotherapy Practice National “ Physio-Con 2014” 11th Dec. 2014
Dr. Tushar Palekar, (PT) Principal Principal & Professor Appreciation award International award by Capri Institute of Manual Therapy, New Delhi 10th Oct. 2014
Dr Anandh S Associate Professor Awarded as Significant contribution to welfare & development of physiotherapy profession Bangalore Physiotherapists Network, 4th Annual Physiotherapy Conference-2014. 27th July, 2014
Dr. Venus Pagare(PT), Assistant Professor won first prize at International conference on musculoskeletal and manual physical therapy Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai. 3rd - 5th July 2014
Dr. Pratibha Manhas Assistant Professor received a 2nd Prize in poster presentation at 51st National Annual conference of IAP, Goa 51st National Annual conference of IAP, Goa 22nd - 23rd Feb. 2013
Dr. Manisha Rathi Professor received a 3rd Prize in paper presentation at 51st National Annual conference of IAP, Goa 51st National Annual conference of IAP, Goa 22nd- 23ndFeb. 2013
Dr. Bindya Sharma Assistant Professor received Prize for Best paper presentation in Manual therapy at AIIMSPTCON 2012-2013 AIIMSPTCON 19th - 20th Jan 2013
Dr. Albin Jerome Assistant Professor - 2nd Prize for paper presentation at KLE Belgaum Conference KLE Belgaum Conference 14th - 16th Dec 2012
Dr.C.V. John Franklin Associate Professor received a 1st Prize for Paper Presentation in National Conference on Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Physiotherapy update-2011 at KLE University Belgaum KLE University Belgaum 9th -11th Dec 2011
Dr. Albin Jerome Assistant Professor received a 1st Prize for Paper Presentation in Annual National Conference and Workshop Physical Therapy 2011, at Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium, AIIMS, New Delhi AIIMS, New Delhi 4th - 10th Feb2011
Dr. Tushar Palekar Principal & Professor received a Significant Contribution Award in 49th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, Pune Indian Association of Physiotherapists 7th - 9th Jan 2011
Dr. Albin Jerome Assistant Professor Presented Paper at Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Deemed to be University ,K.J. Pandya College of Physiotherapy, Vadodara, Gujarat "Awarded First prize" K.J. Pandya College of Physiotherapy, Vadodara, Gujarat -
Dr. Tushar J. Palekar Principal & Professor awarded 2nd Prize for Poster Presentation, AIIMS, New Delhi AIIMS, New Delhi 6th - 8th Jan 2010