Deemed University status was granted to Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth vide Notification No. F. 9-39/2001-U.3 dated 11/01/2003 by department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, New Delhi, and vide Notification No. 6-9/2002 (CPP-I) dated 24/01/2003 by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
Activities of the University
- Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Deemed University, comprising of Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, was accorded the status of Deemed University by Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary & Higher Education, New Delhi, vide their Notification No.F.9-39/2001-U.3 dated 11/01/2003 and by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, vide their Notification No.F6-9/2003 (CPP-I) dated 24/01/2003.
- The First meeting of the First Board of Management was convened on 12th January 2003. The Board of Management resolved to delegate its powers of decisions regarding the admissions, procedure to be adopted for the admission subject to the conditions of the UGC guidelines and also the powers of taking emergency actions as and when necessary.
- The appointments of Dr. P. D. Patil as the First Vice-chancellor of this University and Dr. D. L. Ingole as the First Pro-Vice Chancellor were made on 15th January 2003.
- As per the resolution of First Board of Management delegating powers to the Vice Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor took following decision:
- a) Taking into consideration the UGC guidelines for the admissions to the Deemed Universities on all India basis and the precedence of other deemed universities of conducting Common Entrance Test on all India basis for the admissions to the first year of MBBS course, it was decided that Dr. D. Y. Patil University should also hold Common Entrance Test on all India basis for the admissions to the first year of MBBS and Post-graduate admissions. The schedule of this test and the entrance test for postgraduate admissions on all India basis should be prepared.
- Adequate office staff was appointed in the second week of February 2003.
- Information brochures for AICET-2003 and PGCET-2003 were prepared, and the Common Entrance Test for admissions to first MBBS and the Common Entrance Test for PG admissions was advertised on all India basis in the first week of April 2003.
- The appointments of Registrar and the Controller of Examinations were made in the First week of May 2003 and last week of April 2003 respectively.
- The AICET-2003 for admissions to first year MBBS was conducted successfully on 29th May 2003 at Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin and Pune. The answer-sheets of this examination were assessed on computer using scanner and ICR 7 software. The result of assessment on computer was tallied by manual assessment of random samples. The result of this test was declared on 12th June 2003 on the website and the first 300 candidates in merit were called for counseling and on the spot admission session on 26th, 27th and 28th June 2003. Admission process was complete on 28th of June 2003 and the classes of First Year MBBS started from 1st July 2003 regularly.
- It was decided by the university authorities that during the transition period, and till the authorities of the Vidyapeeth are formed and are fully functional, the syllabus and the evaluation methods of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences to which the college was affiliated before the Deemed University status, will be followed for the First Year of MBBS Course.
- The PGCET-2003 was conducted at Pune on 22nd June 2003. The result of this examination was declared on 7th July 2003. The oral and counseling for PG admissions was done on 14th July 2003 and the final result and merit list of 84 candidates was declared on the website on 21st July 2003. The admissions were completed before 1st of August 2003.
- The authorities of Board of Studies, Faculty of Medicine, Board of Examinations and Academic Council and the committee for framing the Bye-laws of the Vidyapeeth were constituted in May 2003.
- First meeting of the Board of Studies was convened on 18th August 2003. The Board of Studies unanimously resolved that for this year the syllabus and the method of evaluation including the internal assessment of Maharashtra University of Health Sciences shall be followed. The Board also decided that the changes in the syllabi, the internal assessment and the university examination, if any, to achieve a better standard shall be suggested by all members and will be discussed in the next meeting. The Faculty of Medicine in its meeting also ratified the recommendations of Board of Studies.
- The University finalised its Academic Calendar scrupulously maintaining 240 working days for thoroughly covering the syllabus of pre-clinical subjects.
- The University invited applications from eligible teachers to work as examiners, paper setters, moderators from teachers in Medical Colleges in the State as well as from teachers from other States. There has been good response. These applications have been scrutinized for eligibility as per MCI norms and they will be placed before the pre-clinical board for making panel. Suitable examiners will be appointed from this panel by the Board of Examinations.
- The authorities of Board of Management, Finance Committee and the Planning and Monitoring Board were constituted as per the Rules of the Vidyapeeth.
- The University has thus started its regular working keeping in mind the mission of the trust and the objectives of the Vidyapeeth.