D. Y. Patil College of Engineering & Technology Kasba Bawada, Kolhapur
This college is a second institution, among the huge D. Y. Patil group of institutions started in the academic year 1984-85 on 6th August 1984, The late, Hon. Vasantrao Dada Patil, the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, a good friend of Hon. D. Y. Dada was instrumental in starting this Engineering College, Hon. Dada, an Ex. M.L.A. of Gaganbavada Tashil was a politician till 1983. The transformation of a politician into an educationalist took place in that year when the 1st engineering college was started, under D. Y. Patil group in Vashi, Mumbai. Today under the banner of D. Y. Patil group, there are about 150 educational institutions in Pune, Mumbai, and Kolhapur. All these institutions providing diversified education in almost all branches of Engineering, Medicine, Sciences, Management, Schools of National & International standards etc. The number of students, taking their best education in all these institutions, is about one lakh, the faculty needed to educate them is more than 15 thousand.