Quality education to common is the key for rural prosperity in particular and nation in general. With this vision Dr. D.Y. Patil, son of the soil ventured to enter in education field starting with Engineering Colleges at Kolhapur, Pune and Mumbai. Within a span of 25 years spread its wings in the field of Medical, Architech, Management, Science, Commerce, Law, Home science, Catering, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Agril. Engineering, Agril. Business Management, Horticulture, KVK, etc. catering the needs of hundreds and thousands of students across the country. This could be the only education group which has three universities in the country.
This did not satisfy the mentor. Once he offered his farm house bungalow as hostel to the new Govt. Agriculture college at Kolhapur 43 years back. Now his dream to start Agriculture College near Pune, in transitory climate of Ghat and Konkan, at Ambi near Talegaon Dabhade, Tal-Maval, Dist-Pune has come to reality. Dr. D.Y.Patil Educational Academy, Mumbai has decided to establish Agriculture College in the memory of social reforms and Chief Minister of Mahastrashtra late Vasant Dada Patil. As such the college Padmabhushan Vasant Dada Patil College of Agriculture, At post Ambi, -Tal-Maval, Dist-Pune was started on 29 Aug. 2006 during the academic year 2006-07 at HTC with the affiliation of Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, Dist-Ahmednagar. Now this college has been shifted to our own campus at Ambi in a well developed infrastructure since 13 Sept. 2008 where all necessary facilities viz. well equipped 10 laboratory for various subject, four lecture hall, Conference hall, Meeting chamber, library, hostel for girls and boys.