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.