The Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, established in 1996, received approval
of the medical council of India (MCI), for the award of MBBS degree for its very
first batch. The college has been accorded the status of Deemed-to-be-University
by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India on recommendation
of the University Grants Commission (UGC) within a period of just six and a half
years of establishment, perhaps the shortest period of such recognition. This is
the first private college in the State of Maharashtra to receive MCI approval to
increase in the intake from 100 to 150 students in 2003 and from 150 to 250, within
the shortest span of time. The college building is a masterpiece of architecture
and has all state-of-the-art facilities that are in tune with the best in the world.
The college building basks in fine aesthetics and is impressive. It has a mural
of Lord Dhanvantari on its facade and the magnificent fibre glass dome can be seen
from miles around.