Dr. Ashok Patil
Dr. Ashok Patil stands as an epitome of selfless leader and entrepreneur to help bring education at the doorsteps of the rural community in Maharashtra. He has founded, promoted and managed several national and international organisations dealing with education, healthcare, social welfare and promoting human development.
He is the first Indian to become President of International Association of Rural Health & Medicine in Japan. He is the Founder and First Vice Chancellor, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University. He is also the Founder President of Association of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health in India, Loni – 1998. He has immensely contributed to the promotion and development of educational and healthcare institutes in various capacities and not limited to the following -Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni (Tertiary level teaching University hospital) ,Center for Occupational Health and Rehabilitation, Rural Medical College, Loni (Post graduate level medical school),Rural Dental College, Loni (Post graduate level dental school), College of Physiotherapy, Loni , College of Nursing, Loni , Center for Social Medicine, Loni and Center for Biotechnology, Loni
At present he is the Chairman of Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Pune and the Executive Chairman of Pravara Rural Education Society –with over 92 Institutes, dedicated exclusively to the cause of empowering the rural community and women in particular.
The late Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam (Bharat Ratna awardee and the former President of India) on his visit to Loni regarded it as an ideal model for Government’s PURA (Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Area ) initiative. Dr. Ashok Patil has also contributed to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s book “Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future”, which inspires children to choose the right career path. He has been awarded the Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Memorial Award for exemplary work of Innovation in Governance and Public Service held in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on October 15 , 2016. He is also the recipient of Award for Eminent Educationist by Indo- US American Foundation.
Dr. Ashok Patil strives to utilize every available opportunity for the benefit of rural students presently studying at Pravara Rural Education Society and help them gain success. The organization promotes research and education and has successfully entered into two partnerships - the European Union and with the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain under his leadership and guidance.
We at Pravara Rural Education Society are privileged to know and work with Dr. Ashok Vikhe Patil - brilliant, dedicated leader,entrepreneur and a humanitarian.