The DY Patil Group is highly regarded as one of the largest educational groups in the country. Padmashree Dr DY Patil founded it in the year 1983. The group activities encompass the fields of Education, Healthcare‚ Agriculture and Sports. It has over 180 Institutes of learning along with its three universities‚ based out of Navi Mumbai‚ Pune and Kolhapur. The group runs three hospitals and provides affordable healthcare and medical attention to scores of needy people. The D.Y. Patil International Cricket Stadium at Mumbai is rated‚ as one of the 6 best stadiums in the world and amongst the best sporting facility in India.