Former Agriculture Minister and MP Hon’ble Shri Sharad Pawarji virtually inaugurated the D Y Patil Agriculture and Technical University, Talsande, at an event held in Mumbai on Thursday, 1st July 2021. The event was presided over by the former governor of Bihar, Tripura and West Bengal, Dr. D Y Patil.
As many as eight other Maharashtra ministers viz. Revenue Minister Hon’ble Shri. Balasaheb Thoratji, Agriculture Minister Hon’ble Shri. Dadaji Bhuseji, Water Resources Minister Hon’ble Shri. Jayant Patilji, Higher and Technical Education Minister Hon’ble Shri. Uday Samantji, Rural Development Minister Hon’ble Shri. Hasan Mushrifji, Agriculture Minister of state Hon’ble Shri. Dr. Vishwajeet Kadamji, Higher and Technical Education Minister of State Hon’ble Shri. Prajakt Tanpureji and Health Minister of state Hon’ble Shri. Rajendra Patil Yadravkarji were also present on the occasion.
The university will begin its operations from the academic year 2021-22. The curriculum is designed as 50% for pure education, 30% for practical education and the remaining 20% for experiential learning. “The education of this university will not be focusing only on theoretical but also practical knowledge. The curriculum has been decided after considering all the future aspects and prospects,” said Dr Sanjay Patil, president, D Y Patil Group. While one of the university’s specialisation is agriculture, there is equal emphasis on preparing students for careers in Architecture, Management, Engineering and many such domains. Importantly, the university is replete with state-of-the-art connectivity for global webinars and lectures which will allow students or teachers—local or international—to communicate irrespective of their location.