The Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society’s Dr. DY Patil Law College is based in the educational hub of Pune in Maharashtra. It covers an area of two acres of land. The college is affiliated to the Savitri Phule Pune University. This affiliation, ensures the approval of the UGC (University Grants Commission). The law courses here have also been ratified by the BCI (Bar Council of India), as is the norm for legal education in the country. While it was started only in 2001, its association with the Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth ensures that it is part of a much larger group.
The Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth was set up back in 2003 in Pune. Known as the DPU, the university started with only a single institute, but has now grown to be a very big brand all over Maharashtra. The group has become synonymous with educational excellence, all over western India. The university has been named after Dr. D.Y. Patil who has been a noted educationist and social reformer, all his career. A number of educational institutions, research organizations and sports academies have been named after him, due to his work in getting them started. The DPU now runs academic institutions for the academic areas of- Engineering, Law, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Education, Nursing, Dental, Bio Technology, Management and even one for Ayurveda.
The Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society’s Dr. DY Patil Law College offers courses at only the UG level. This programme may be pursued under both the five- year as well as the three- year modes. The former may be pursued immediately after school, while for the latter, a minimum of graduation is needed. The five- year programme is an integrated BA plus LLB programme, but the latter is a stand- alone one. The LLB of course is the standard degree offered to Common Law countries’ legal study graduates. In addition, a couple of Diploma programmes are also on offer here. These may be taken up by the enrolled students as add- on courses, or by some external ones as well. They are primarily meant for working professionals, seeking a skill upgrade. These Diplomas may be undertaken here for the areas of- Taxation Laws, Cyber Laws and for Labour Laws & Labour Welfare.
Admissions to these programmes is via the MAH- CET (Common Entrance Test), held across the different levels. Non- Resident Indians (NRIs) or foreigners need not apply to this exam, but may avail admission via the CAP (Common Admissions Process). The library here is one of the best stocked within the region. Besides the physical books on display, it also provides digital access to en number of international academic journals for research and academic purposes. There is also a very well- designed campus ERP here at this institute. This is in support of the institute’s firm belief in the digitization in education. The placements at the Pune- based Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society’s Dr. DY Patil Law College have kept improving over the years. Some of the key recruiters in recent seasons here have been the likes of- Infosys, Mind crest and Wiksate Solutions.
The campus has much to offer. There are hostel facilities for both boys and girls at the adjoining Dr. D.Y. Patil Unitech Society’s complex. Banking facilities with ATM are available in the campus’s vicinity. Some provisions are made for indoor games. A large auditorium is there to facilitate major events, at both intra and inter college level. An important aspect of law college life is the moot court contests. For this a separate hall has been curated, replete with all real court room paraphernalia. This then resembles the closest to the real model. The campus is Wi- Fi enabled. Science laboratories have the latest of equipment. A health centre is also there to cater to medical emergencies. Hygienic food is prepared at the college cafeteria. There is access to public transport and public parks for sports just outside the college campus. A convenience store is also located within campus.
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