- Established Under: Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956
- Established on: 1st September 2005
- Discipline: Health and Allied Sciences
- Motto: ‘Dnyanadheenam Jagat Sarvam’
Guided by well-defined, clearly articulated Vision, Mission and Goals the University offers contemporary & innovative programs through its Medical College, College of Nursing, School of Hospitality, College of Physiotherapy and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research. Skill based employability-driven programs include DMLT, OT Technician Training Certificate, Dialysis Technician Certificate in addition to MBBS, MD/MS, Medical Fellowships, B.Sc. in Hospitality, B.Sc, PB. B.Sc. and M.Sc. Nursing, M.Sc. programs in Medical Physics, B.PTh, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Medical Biotechnology and Doctoral programs in Interdisciplinary and Medical subjects.
Organisational values of transparency, participative management and decentralisation are reflected in internal quality assurance efforts, modernisation of the examination system, regular meetings of the Heads of Department and various statutory and non-statutory bodies. University has introduced an Annual Quality Assurance Exercise attesting to the pursuit of quality in all aspects at all times. Feedback from different stakeholders is used to assess, improve and excel in performance. Through this efforts University has been re-accredited with ‘A’ grade in 2017 which is valid for the period of five years. The University was ranked in top 100 Universities in India in 2018 by NIRF.
An ISO:9001-2015 certified, 800-bedded multispecialty Hospital provides academic, clinical training and a research platform. Free, rural medical camps and subsidized treatment ensure that primary to tertiary services are available to the poorest of the poor.
In keeping with Digital India mission, e-governance is instituted through pervasive use of computerisation and technology in all departments, moving towards paper-less offices. Extensive use of ICT in education is supported by the latest in infrastructural requirements such as LCDs, Smart Boards, Visualizers, Simulations. Digital Library, E-database subscription (Pro-Quest, Pro-Quest Ebrary, INFLIBNET, NKN, MUHS e-resources), Telemedicine, Wi-Fi campus, OPAC in the library and Radiology department etc. contribute to the ‘Digital India’ vision. A customized Learning Management System allows for better curriculum delivery.
In keeping with global trends in higher education, University imparts to all students a globally relevant and locally applicable curriculum of international standards. Outcome and Skill based training is achieved through the Clinical Skill Labs, Cadaveric Skill Lab, an active Medical Education Training Unit, adoption of the latest pedagogy and assessment methods. Incorporation of research in both UG and PG programs, evidence-based teaching, interactive and case-based learning, early clinical exposure, industry-academia collaborations, remedial classes and emphasis on field and community-based visits ensure our graduates are competitive for both higher education and employment opportunities.
APJ Abdul Kalam Incubation Cell of the University was formed as continuum of the Brainstorming Unit in the RICH Cell (Research in Comprehensive Health). Start-Up Hero (2018) of the State of Maharashtra was awarded by the Hon’ble Union Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari to Mr Abhinandan Patil our PhD student. In Health Category at the same Start-Up camp, both first and second prizes were awarded to PhD students Mr Deepak Sawant and Ms Priyanka Patil. Presently the University hosts a DST-Inspire Fellow Dr Umakant Patil and a Ramanujan Fellow Dr J. L Gunjakar. Ms Shital Kale was awarded the SERB Overseas Fellowship. This has been possible due to experienced faculty, coordinated Comprehensive Research Promotion Practices and requisite administrative and financial support. Research projects funded by ICMR, SEB-DST, CSIR, DRDO, BRNS, etc., and by the University are undertaken at facilities like Advanced Research Facilities, Animal House, Instrumentation lab, 3-D Printers, Stem Cell Research facility, Central Laboratory at the hospital, RICH Cell. Nineteen patents published/awarded, 17 books, 25+ chapters and 30+ conference proceedings, 1300+ publications and MOUs and collaborations in India, Australia, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, Nigeria, UK are some outcomes. Last year, total of 87 conferences and workshops and 103 Guest lectures were organised here and faculty attended 530 academic events in India and abroad. Other initiatives include Research certification of Undergraduates, annual research events for UG (Second MBBS Alliance for Research Training) and PG (Campaign Of University Research Training) students, Research Methodology workshops for UG, PG and Pre-PhD students, student exchange, faculty exchange, hosting and invited talks. The complement of 220 Postgraduate students and 70 PhD scholars and post-doctoral fellows carry out research in basic sciences and clinical areas as well as in emerging areas of nanomaterials, stem cell & regenerative medicine, medical physics, targeted drug delivery, nanobiotechnology, biosensors etc.
Holistic student development is a priority. Measures such as University Moral Guidance Scheme, Student Guardianship Program, Student Councils, PG Club, NSS, Women Development Cell, Internal Complaint Cell, Anti-Discrimination Cell, Student’s Grievance Cell, Entrepreneurship Cell, Anti-ragging cell, Student Welfare Cell all contribute to providing a motivating and supportive environment conducive to optimising personal and professional potential of students.
Universal values and skills are integrated in student training through Students Bioethics Wing of UNESCO Bioethic Unit, NSS, soft-skills training, Language class, Counselling Centre, mentoring programs, career counselling, celebration of National days, social gatherings, sports and extracurricular activities. Students participate in programs such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan, Swachhata-hi-Seva, Rural Community Oriented Medical Training, Beti-Bachao Beti-Padhao, Handwashing campaign, Clean our Schools campaign, Stop Plastic campaign, save the girl child as also in social awareness walkathons, street plays, skits and roadshows.
A conscionable ISR yielded Public-Private Partnerships encompassing one Urban and four Primary Health Centers and one Rural Health training Center, Village Adoption program, five-village adoption under Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan program and RCOMET (Rural Community Oriented Medical Training) at four villages in Kolhapur District. The Family Health Insurance scheme launched by the Hospital ensures highly subsidized, affordable, State-of-the-Art primary and secondary health care to the populace.
Go-Green initiatives include using LED lights, roof-top solar panels, biogas plants, sewage treatment plants, recycling of e-waste, biomedical and sewage waste, composting, tree plantations etc. in our campus, in addition to spreading awareness and education in the rural areas adopted. Twice in succession the campus has been shortlisted in the National Swachh Bharat competition for educational institutions.
Every successive accomplishment serves to bolster our enthusiasm, strengthen our belief and motivates us to do what Sam Levenson said, “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”