Dr. DY Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri
Dr. DY Patil Medical College is located right behind the Mumbai Pune highway (old) in Pimpri. Travelling by buses is a little inconvenient, because although a number of buses ply on the highway, the college is a 20 minute walk from the bus stops. A vehicle is always preferable.
The Medical College campus is very big and numerous buildings can be seen springing up. There are huge separate buildings for MBBS, BDS and a whole lot of other medical courses like physiotherapy, homeopathy, ayurved and nursing. There two boys and two girls hostels in the campus. The classrooms are roomy, the library has enough number of books and the reading room is open right from 6 am to 11:30 pm. “It’s superb”, says a students and it cannot be denied!!
Approximately Rs. 3,11,000 per year for MBBS
The faculty is excellent - senior experienced teachers. Visiting faculty includes professors from Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) one of the best in the country.
The college is strict about the attendance requirement and students are need to attend atleast 70% of the lectures and practicals for their internal marks not to be affected. “That much discipline is needed” says a student. “After all they are producing doctors”.
The crowd is a good blend of study-oriented and not-too-study-oriented people. Students come from all over the country be it Delhi or Rajasthan. Gujaratis and Maharashtrians form at least 50% of the crowd.
There is a McDonald’s nearby, where students often hang out. Other than this, there is Big Cinema, E-square, and something called Dakshin. “RR ki Tapri” right outside the campus is a favourite of the students and they are found to munch on hot “pohe” and cold coffee every morning.
The canteen is meant only for snacks which the students generally manage from the food stalls outside. Mess food is of average quality and can be managed.
Various workshops, seminars and guest lectures related to academic topics are organized throughout the year. Besides the co curricular activities Annual day is celebrated every year.
DY Patil Hospital, Ruby Hall Clinic, Aditya Birla Hospital, YCM. Number of patients is good and exposure to the students is enough.
DR. DY Patil University’s
Padmashree Dr. DY Patil Medical College,
Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune - 411018
Tel. No.: (020) 27420605 / 27420307 / 27423693 / 27422134 / 2743569
The great infrastructure facilities and excellent faculty make it one of the good choices. But the biggest downside the students face is of huge fees and bad administration. Also the college is not under MUHS but under DY Patil University.