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Dear Students,

Welcome to DPU!!! I am very happy to communicate with you through this message! My simple believe in life is that education is a lifelong process! It not only empowers us in terms of knowledge and skills, it does more than that!!! Just reading books, gathering knowledge like bookworms is not education. It is more important to assimilate and put into practice at least a fraction of what one has learnt. But, how does one go about it? In that direction, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune has moved a step forward! It believes in the holistic development of the student! To fulfill that wide range of professional programs are offered for the development of youth in health educational environment.

To provide quality education, the prestigious Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune has been established. Presently, it comprises of nine constituents units - Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Optometry & Visual Sciences, Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Dr. D. Y. Patil Global Business School and Research Centre, Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Ayurved and Research Centre, Dr. D. Y. Patil Homoeopathic Medical College and Research Centre.

The Vidyapeeth provides unique learning solutions, which is a combination of pedagogically sound and comprehensive courses for a variety of subjects. It also incorporates innovative learning and teaching resources focused on all-round development of the student. The curricula provide market-driven programs and studies, developed, tested and continually improved by the faculty and other stakeholders. I am sure as a student; you will learn, grow and cherish your stay here.

Best Wishes….

P-N-Razdan-Vice-Chancellor-DPU
Dr. P. N. Razdan,
Vice-Chancellor
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune.
(Deemed to be University)

Born at Srinagar, Kashmir in 1948, Dr. P N Razdan did his schooling from Srinagar. In 1971, he got his M.Sc. degree in chemistry from Kashmir University. In 1976, he received his Ph. D degree from the University of Roorkee.

Subsequently in 1975, Dr. Razdan was appointed as the Assistant Professor at H.P. Agriculture University, Solan. While working at the University, he worked on "Residual Effect of Pesticide in Orchard Soils" and "Characterization of Saffron Soils". In 1983, Dr. Razdan joined Geological Survey of India and reached the level of Director (Geochemistry) in 1992. In 2005, he was appointed as the Dy. Director General. He worked for more than three years as the Sr. Deputy Director General and as the HOD NR, GSI, Ministry of Mines, and Government of India. During his tenure, he looked after all the geoscientific activities of the Northern Region such as Mineral Investigations, Geochemical and Geophysical Mapping, Seismic Microzonation, Engineering Geology, Glaciology and other theme oriented research items.

During his 21 years of service in GSI, his field of specialization was ‘Analytical Geochemistry’ and has worked at BRGM, France on ‘Inductively Coupled Plasma’. His contribution towards preparation of SRM in GSI has been highly significant and was associated with analysis of various references minerals under ISO/TC-10. He was National Coordinator for NGCM Program of GSI and Chairman of IGCP- 470 and 506. He has been the member of a number of subcommittees for the preparation of draft documents in BIS.

In 2001, Dr. Razdan joined the ‘All India Council for Technical Education’ as Adviser-I. In 2002, he looked after various bureaus, before joining as Advisor Quality Assurance (QA) and Member Secretary (NBA) for about 3 years. As the Member Secretary of NBA, he was responsible for the awareness of accreditation throughout the country. His contribution towards NBA and then becoming a member of Washington accord / INQQHAE / Asian Accord is widely appreciated. In 2004, an application for the membership of Washington accord was submitted by Dr. Razdan at New Zeeland. He was the main architect for initial drafting of Regulations for "Entry & Operation of Foreign University /Institutions intending/intend to impart Technical Education in India. He is member of various societies such as Life member, Indian Society of Technical Education, Life member, Institute of Engineers, Life member, Institute of Chemist, Executive member, Indian society of Applied Geochemistry, Empanelled as adviser in Union Public Service Commission.

Dr. Razdan has published a large number of research papers in various Journals of International repute. He was a visiting faculty at Allahabad University and a guest faculty at GSI Training Institute. In 2006, he was awarded the H. K. Sen. Memorial Medal by the Institution of Chemist. Due to his administrative and scientific contributions, he was nominated as member of the High Power Committee on GSI. He was also the member of a committee of Revitalization of Technical Education in India. Not only that, Dr. Razdan is the Member of Advisory Board of ITM University, Gwalior and SSM College of Engineering, Pattan, Kashmir. He is the member of Board of Management of MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai and has been nominated on the Court of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Prior to joining Dr. D.Y.Patil University, Dr. Razdan was the Pro Vice-Chancellor of KIIT University, Bhubaneswar for about 2 Years, wherein he was responsible for various academic, administrative and research-related activities in seven independent Schools of Engineering. These Schools had about 6000 students. He had been associated in planning, implementing & monitoring various Value additions in academic programmes of KIIT University.

P-N-Razdan-Vice-Chancellor-DPU
Dr. P. N. Razdan,
Vice-Chancellor
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune.
(Deemed to be University)