The inaugural ceremony was administered by the Chairman of DY Patil Knowledge City- Dr.Ajeenkya DY Patil. And, the Vice Chancellor of University of Pune Dr. WN Gade was the Chief Guest for the Occasion.
Dr. Ajeenkya who addressed the gathering elaborated on the need for an open education system. He laid strong emphasis on education for economically deprived sections of society. He further added that in keeping with the noble tradition of the D Y Patil Group, the D Y Patil Knowledge City Pune also endeavours to bring world class education to the doorstep of the common man.
Dr W N Gade in his speech had stressed on the significance of the difference between academics and industrial culture. He observed that despite having the technological expertise, India lacks behind China purely due to non-utilisation of the existing potential. He focused on the need of a leader for every organisation and how a good leadership can bring about a remarkable difference to an organisation.
The guest of honour includes, Dr S G Bhirud, advisor, AICTE, New Delhi; Prof B K Mohanty, IIM, Lucknow. Dr S B Kolte, executive president, Management Association of MCA Institutes, (MAMI) Maharashtra; Col Prem Anand, general manager, DCC&A and Dr Sachin Vernekar, director, BVIMR, Pune. Prof B G Bhandarkar, director (corporate relations) D Y Patil Knowledge city; Advt Sushant Patil, director, D Y Patil Knowledge city and Praveen Patil, chief administrative officer, D Y Patil Knowledge city.
Finally, the convenor of the conference, Professor Dr. OP Haldar presented the Vote of Thanks and concluded the event.