Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (DPU), Pune, sponsored by Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Society, Pune, was declared as Deemed-to-be-University under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956 in 2003. From a humble beginning with one constituent unit i.e. Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pune; DPU over the last 16 years has grown exponentially with addition of eight more constituent units under its ambit. The Government of India, MHRD, on the advice of UGC, declared Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune as Deemed-to-be University comprising of Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune vide its notification dated 11th January 2003. Later on, the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development included three more institutions namely Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing, Pimpri, Pune and Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pimpri Pune (which were established in the year 2000) under the ambit of the deemed-to-be-university vide its notification dated 20th September, 2006. Subsequently, three new institutes namely, Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute, Tathawade, Pune, Global Business School & Research Centre, Tathawade, Pune and Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Optometry & Visual Sciences, Pimpri, Pune were approved by UGC; vide its Office Memorandum dated 16th March 2010.