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Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth

Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth Pune
Motto Education is the birthright of each and every individual
Established 1980 (1980)
Type Private for profit technical University
Affiliation Maharashtra Self Employment Training Board (Board of Implementation Self Employment Scheme of Government of Maharashtra)
Students 500,000
Location Pune, Maharashtra, India
Campus Pune and Mumbai
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  • State Government of Maharashtra (autonomous)
  • California University FCE


Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth (DV) is an autonomous for profit technical private University . It was founded by Dr. M. D. Apte in 1980 as Private University located in Pune, India. "Vidyapeeth" means university in Marathi and Sanskrit, the Indian regional language. University is named after a great Saint Dnyaneshwar. Dr Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar, an IT computer scientist, was vice chancellor until 2001 and former Mumbai University vice chancellor Snehalata Deshmukh was on the governing council. Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth is an "Educational Trust" and an Engineering School now providing Engineering courses.

In 1995 Grant for MEGSAT projects approved by the Central Government for DV.

In 1992 an Effectiveness in education by D.V. was appreciated in the 8th Five Year Plan of Govt. of India .

In 1995 North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University,represented by Dr. Ajit Kelkar visited Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth for possible collaboration. [1] Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth's courses in Engineering are recognized by Maharashtra Self Employment Training Board (Board of Implementation Self Employment Scheme of Government of Maharashtra) and Government of Maharashtra.

Planning Commission report

Excerpts from the 8th Planning Commission report "Side by side with measures to curb commercialization, AICTE should also encourage innovative institutional initiatives such as the Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth, in Pune. Established in 1980 as an Open University for Technical Education, it has not been recognized by the University system or AICTE so far but the contents of its courses, their flexibility, openness to modern developments, the favorable response from industry, the system of final year work experience, very low costs, its use of students, its rapport with parents are features which elicit admiration and suggest the study of this experiment that deserves to be examined for expanding them on a larger scale in our effort to improve the Technical Education system. AICTE norms should be suitably innovative and cost effective experiments and initiatives."[citation needed]


It was once under NAAC accreditation . Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth is an "Educational Trust" now. It is registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860 and under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth used to offer Engineering Degree and Diploma Courses in Various Branches of Engineering and Para-Medical courses. Set up in 1980, the Vidyapeeth runs 33 private colleges across Maharashtra and Karnataka and offers diploma and degree courses in engineering. Nearly 5,000 students enroll every year paying an annual fees ranging from Rs 22,000 to Rs 35,000. In 2006 Acquired Land at Alandi for its Educational Complex. Since 2006 Vidyapeeth have stopped offering Engineering Degree as per Government Notice. Now it is only providing Engineering diploma.

In 2006 Dnyaneshwar Award Conferred to Hon. Mr. Nanaji Deshmukh on 1 June. At present Manohar Joshi-Ex.Chief Minister of Maharashtra takes over the chancellorship after the dead of Dr. M. D. Apte .

California University FCE has been commissioned by some U.S. universities, colleges and schools to evaluate and assess Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth academic curricula, the credentials of its faculty members, staff and its graduating students’ credits in all areas of study in the curriculum.These evaluation reports were submitted with their application for equivalent to accreditation.

Many of the students are well placed in many companies and Industries overseas and in India and many of them are pursing post graduation from few Government recognized universities. It is a compulsion for its students to do post graduations from government recognized universities after completing their graduations.


The progress made so far has encouraged the Vidyapeeth to forge ahead in the field of higher technical education after getting Government Notice. DV has acquired 12 acres of land at Alandi near Pune to establish "Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth's Technical Education campus for Academic Excellence". This campus has have various courses in the field of Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Management education etc. The campus backed with residential hostel, sport complex, foreign language study center, training center, boat club etc. Having its own private college in Bhosari,Pune by name Dr Manohar Apte College

Approval from AICTE and UGC is still pending.


Joshi chancellor of educational institute

Dr Vijay Bhatkarex VC of DV in Indian Express

Indian University List

Dnyaneshwar Vidyapeeth's MileStones

Teachers day celebration in DV

Prof M D Apte, Chancellor-DV on inauguration of NET EDUCATION IN INDIA

.Pending Request Approval from AICTE

.Ph.D offered

.Maharashtra Institutions

'for-profit university