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Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
(Deemed to be University)
Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy
Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune-411018


Dr. ( Mrs) Smita Jadhav
Dr. (Mrs.) Smita Jadhav
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune.
(Deemed to be University)

Dear Students,

Welcome to the vibrant learning community of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune. I write to share my thoughts with you about the community you are about to enter, and the journey you are set to begin.

Education, it is often said, is the passport to the future. For tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Late President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam had said, “The ignited minds of the youth are the most powerful resource on the Earth. I am convinced that the power of the youth if properly directed will bring about transformed humanity by meeting its challenges and bringing peace and prosperity.” Our mission has always been to educate future leaders woven throughout the DPU experience, inspiring every member of our community to strive toward a more just, fair, and promising world. It has also been our priority to instill in our students the commitment to their goals along with integrity and concern for the environment and society they live in. Firstly, we have incorporated relevance and symbiosis in education, and for that many innovative initiatives have been launched. On offer are a variety of programs designed to either start a career or move one's career forward while enabling students to confidently explore new industries for career possibilities and consider opportunities that they may not be aware were available to them. Our curricula are relevant, timely, and continuously adapt to address new social and economic challenges in a global context. We do this through our commitment to transformative power education.

The campus is always abuzz with a plethora of activities and has become a dynamic venue where brilliant minds from all over the world converge and share their vast reserves of knowledge and skills. As you move towards your goals, you must always keep in mind that you owe more to the world than it owes you. Each of you can and must do your bit to help build a universe that will nurture our future generation.

I look forward to welcoming you on campus; I believe you’ll find it exciting, stimulating, and a nurturing place to shape your future. Make the most of it!

I wish you all the best for your future studies and career.

Dr. (Mrs.) Smita Jadhav
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune.
(Deemed to be University)

Dr. (Mrs.) Smita Jadhav is an educationist par excellence! A trailblazer with a vision, Dr. Jadhav believes in empowering the young generation for a brighter tomorrow! Unwavering in her devotion to perfection, Dr. (Mrs.) Smita Jadhav's relentless work ethic is a shining example of creativity and innovation. She has orchestrated a symphony of academic collaborations nationally and globally. Dr. Jadhav has stretched the boundaries of conventional higher education ushering in new avenues in holistic learning where education is empowering, futuristic, and globally relevant.

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dr. (Mrs.) Smita Jadhav is the catalyst for raising the bar of higher education. She has seamlessly integrated simple digital solutions into the education system, revolutionizing the lives of both teachers and students. Today, she stands as the guiding force behind multiple education institutions under Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, collectively impacting the lives of over 25,000 students.

As for her educational qualifications, she has a Ph. D. in Education from Savitribai Phule Pune University. She has completed her MBA in Financial Management, and a BE in Computers from the University of Pune. She has also done a Leadership Training Programme, at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Jadhav has worn many hats in her distinguished career. She is also the Director at Pudhari Publication Pvt. Ltd., Executive Director of Tomato 94.3 FM and Aapla FM 91.9, and President of the Kasturi Club, a community of over 16,000 women. Here, she has not only created a platform for women, but a thriving ecosystem, nurturing successful entrepreneurs within its fold. 

 Dr. Jadhav’s journey is not just a collection of accolades; but a harmonious blend of education and transformation, abounding in excellence, impact, and innovation, making her a driving force to reckon it. Her achievements reflect the heights that can be reached through unwavering dedication, devotion, prowess, and leadership.

Viniti Yashavantrao
Venutai Chavan Yuvati Puraskar

for her contributions to the upliftment of women

Bharat Sanman
Bharat Samman Nidhi Puruskar

for her impactful contributions to education

Pune Festival
Best Women’s Group and Women Empowerment

a testament to her unwavering commitment to women's empowerment.

CSr Award
CSR Excellent Chairman of a Leading Institute in India

recognizing her outstanding leadership in education.

Global Woman
Global Women Inspiration Award

as an "Invincible Potential of Women Change Maker"

Edupreneur Award
Edupreneur of the Year

highlighting her innovative approach to education

Higher Education
Outstanding Leadership in Higher Education

Higher Education Edtech Conclave, for her leadership in empowering the youth

Pride of India
Best CEO, Pride of India Awards

for her administrative prowess.
Dr. Smita Yogesh Jadhav