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Faculty Achievements

Sr.No.Faculty Achievements
1 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
2 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"
3 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.
4 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
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 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.
11 All the faculties attended Organ Donation Awareness drive on 25th July, 2018.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 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.
16 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.
17 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.
18 Basic Research Methodology Workshop was attended by Dr. Amita Aggarwal and Dr. Mrudula Sangaonkar on 10th-12th April.
19 Dr. Gaurang Baxi invited as resource faculty by GSMC FAIMER Regional Institute, Mumbai on 21st-22nd April.
20 Dr. Gaurang Baxi invited as faculty for Medical Education Technology Workshop by MIMER medical College on 19th June.
21 Dr. Urvashi Sharma presented paper at Indian Association of Physiotherapy Conference United Professionals 2018 on 24th-25th April.
22 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.
23 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
24 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.
25 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.
26 Dr. Reema Joshi, Dr. Vidhi Shah, Dr. Ketki Joshi completed the BASIC HSET Workshop at MUHS, Regional Centre, Pune from 12-14th February, 2018.
27 Faculty and Students organized and attended National Conference on PHYSIOTRONIX- UPDATES IN ELECTROTHERAPY on 9th and 10th March, 2018.
28 Faculty Development Programme on spine and posture analysis attended by faculties on 27th February, 2018 by Mr. Karun Kunden from DIERS International, Germany.
29 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.
30 Guest lecture by Dr. Ajit D. Kelkar on Nano engineering & Tissue Engineering: advances and applications in health sciences attended by Faculty and PG students.
31 Dr. Ajay Malshikare attended a Promotional event organized by DPU at 16th Pune International film festival on 18th January, 2018.
32 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.
33 Dr. Tushar  Palekar invited as guest faculty at Dr. D.Y. Patil G.B.S.  Tathawade in February 2018 for the event PARAKRAM 2018.
34 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
35 Dr. Vijayakumar was invited as faculty resource person for 39th IASM and 9th Scientifica National Conference  on 3rd and 4th January 2018
36 Dr. Tushar J. Palekar was awarded as Best Professor in Allied Medical Sciences with Dewang Mehta National Educational Awards in September 2017. 
37 Dr. Gaurang Baxi was awarded as “Certified International Manual Therapy Teacher” by Capri Institute of Manual Therapy, New Delhi in October 2017.
38 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
1 Dr. Gaurang Baxi Associate Professor Certified Manual Therapy Practitioner Capri Institute of Manual Therapy, Delhi19th August, 2017
2 Dr. Neha Kulkarni Assistant Professor Certified Manual Therapy Practitioner Capri Institute of Manual Therapy, Delhi19th August, 2017
3 Dr. G. D. Vishnuvardhan Assistant Professor Speaker in Panel Discussion on Critical Care Management Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital27 th May, 2017
4 Dr. Ajay Malshikre Assistant Professor Judge for PHYSIO- INSPIRA 2017- “Stand-up Comedy” Competition Sancheti Institute College Of Physiotherapy, Pune 11th March, 2017
5 Dr. Gaurang Baxi Associate Professor Guest faculty for "basic workshop in medical educational technology MIMER Medical College, talegaon 6th April, 2017
6 Dr. Manisha Rathi Professor Ph.D degree DPU during 8thconvocation 8th April 2017
7 Dr. Gaurang Baxi Associate Professor Guest faculty forBasic Workshop in Educational Methodology Sancheti  Institute, Pune 3rd March, 2017
8 Dr. Gaurang Baxi Associate Professor Resource Faculty for Certificate of Orthopedic Manual Therapy Capri Institute of Manual Therapy, New Delhi 22nd-29th Jan, 2017
9 Dr. Tushar J. Palekar Principal Panel member of physiotherapy recruitment Public Services, Goa 24th October, 2016
10 Dr. Tushar J. Palekar Principal Member, board of studies Saveetha University, Chennai August, 2016.
11 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
12 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
13 Dr. Tushar J. Palekar Principal Attended an International Conference on EDUCON Israel 26th to 30th Sep, 2016
14 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.
15 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.
16 Dr. Ajay Malshikare Asst.Professor Judge for PHYSIO- INSPIRA 2016- “Stand-up Comedy” Competition Sancheti Institute College Of Physiotherapy, Pune 1st Feb 2016
17 Dr.Tushar Palekar Principal & Professor “Yuvak Yuvati Puraskar” from Maitri Parivar, Pune Maitri Parivar, Pune 14th Jan 2016
18 Dr. Rashi Goel Asst.Professor “Yuvak Yuvati Puraskar” from Maitri Parivar, Pune Maitri Parivar, Pune 14th Jan 2016
19 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
20 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
21 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
1 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
2Dr. Tushar Palekar, (PT) PrincipalPrincipal & ProfessorSteering Committee member of the DPU Unit of the UNESCO chair in BioethicsUNESCO chair in Bioethics, Haifa30th May, 2015
3Dr. Tushar Palekar, (PT) PrincipalPrincipal & Professor Judge for Research Conference for Physiotherapy Students, Scientifica 2015Physiotherapy college of Pune affiliated to MUHS21st ,22nd Feb., 2015
Dr. Manisha Rathi (PT)Professor
Dr.Vijayakumar (PT)Associate Professor
4Dr. Tushar Palekar, (PT) PrincipalPrincipal & ProfessorBest Teacher Award For Outstanding Contribution And Excellence in the field of Physiotherapy PracticeNational “ Physio-Con 2014”11th Dec. 2014
5Dr. Tushar Palekar, (PT) PrincipalPrincipal & Professor Appreciation awardInternational award by Capri Institute of Manual Therapy, New Delhi10th Oct. 2014
6Dr Anandh SAssociate ProfessorAwarded as Significant contribution to welfare & development of physiotherapy professionBangalore Physiotherapists Network, 4th Annual Physiotherapy Conference-2014.27th July, 2014
7Dr. Venus Pagare(PT), Assistant Professor won first prize at International conference on musculoskeletal and manual physical therapySri Ramachandra University, Chennai.3rd - 5th July 2014
8Dr. Pratibha ManhasAssistant Professorreceived a 2nd Prize in poster presentation at 51st National Annual conference of IAP, Goa 51st National Annual conference of IAP, Goa22nd - 23rd Feb. 2013
9Dr. Manisha Rathi Professorreceived a 3rd Prize in paper presentation at 51st National Annual conference of IAP, Goa 51st National Annual conference of IAP, Goa22nd- 23ndFeb. 2013
10Dr. Bindya Sharma Assistant Professor received Prize for Best paper presentation in Manual therapy at AIIMSPTCON 2012-2013AIIMSPTCON 19th - 20th Jan 2013
11Dr. Albin JeromeAssistant Professor - 2nd Prize for paper presentation at KLE Belgaum ConferenceKLE Belgaum Conference 14th - 16th Dec 2012
12Dr.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 BelgaumKLE University Belgaum 9th -11th Dec 2011
13Dr. 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
14Dr. Tushar PalekarPrincipal & Professor received a Significant Contribution Award in 49th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapists, PuneIndian Association of Physiotherapists 7th - 9th Jan 2011
15Dr. Albin JeromeAssistant 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-
16Dr. Tushar J. PalekarPrincipal & Professorawarded 2nd Prize for Poster Presentation, AIIMS, New Delhi AIIMS, New Delhi 6th - 8th Jan 2010