Dr. DY Patil Medical College Kolhapur was established in 2002 to extend healthcare facilities to rural poor under PURA (Providing Urban Facilities in Rural Areas) and Medical / Dental Education in Maharastra under the sponsorship of the Siddhartha Academy of General & Technical Education, Vijayawada which runs 18 educational institutions has started the Siddhartha Foundation to serve as its philanthropic wing. Established in 1997.
The institution Dr. DY Patil Medical College has been named “Dr. Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Science and Research Institution” out of gratitude to the honourable wife of the late Dr. Pinnamaneni Venkateswara Rao, a Surgical Assistant and President of the Siddhartha Academy.
Emphasis in the institution is character building, personality development including professional ethics to make doctors qualified for the medical profession, and proper undergraduate teaching will be integrated with problem-based learning to provide students with a comprehensive understanding and to make teaching more engaging and useful for clinical application.
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