Dr. P. N. Razdan

Vice Chancellor

Dear Student,

It gives me immense pleasure to meet you, through this brochure. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune has been established with a world class infrastructure and facilities to ensuring high quality education catering to the needs of the society. The University is offering wide range of professional programmes towards the development of youth in a healthy educational environment. The University is deeply concerned with the holistic development of its student community, by giving greater emphasis on problem solving capabilities and appropriate use of information and communication technologies to support quality teaching and learning. In a short span of thirteen years, Vidyapeeth has achieved recognition in both teaching-learning and research. Further, the University has been Re-accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a CGPA of 3.62 on a four point scale at 'A' grade.

Distance education is one of the most effective methods of instruction which has helped the country to meet the demand for education of millions of people at different levels. It can significantly improve the quality of life of the people by making technology-mediated education accessible to the remotest corner of the country and to all those who cannot afford to attend regular classes. Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) is a Constituent Unit of the Vidyapeeth. The dedicated faculty trained in distance education methodology, is responsible for planning, designing, developing and delivering the academic programmes. The Institute is making strenuous efforts to upgrade the quality of learning materials, student support services and the system of professional development.

I extend my best wishes for the success.

Dr. Mrs. Smita Jadhav

Executive Director

Dear Student,

Gone are the days when one joined the workforce never to return to education and learning. And later on, even if one ventured to take some educational pursuit for improvement in job prospects, his studying through distance mode was not always considered at par with the regular on campus education. By and large, such educational pursuits catered to an individual's urge to read and learn more, rather than progress in work life.

However, things took a U-turn somewhere around one and a half decade back, when quality of distance education was honed by the service providers to keep abreast of the latest and the most desired programmes. Public approval was not far beyond. And today, distance education has come of age.

Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth has emerged over the last 10 years as a quality education provider and a conglomerate of research-oriented institutes in the field of Health Sciences. As a step to further provide education to the corners of the society, Institute of Distance Learning was established. Institute of Distance learning has begun modestly by providing distance learning programmes in the field of Medicine, Dentistry and Management while introduction of some more disciplines is in the offering.

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