The Dhole Patils are a well-known business family of Pune, Maharashtra, India known for their keen interest in social work, philanthropy and education.
Several decades ago, Mr. Ulhas Balkrishna Dhole Patil and his wife, Mrs. Kamal U. Dhole Patil, started a dairy business. Mr. Ulhas Dhole Patil had a burning desire to give back to society and this ambition drove him towards becoming the Chairman of Pune Municipal Transport in 1974, as well as the Mayor of Pune in 1986. Mrs. Kamal Dhole Patil, herself has been a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in the State of Maharashtra.
Mr. and Mrs. Ulhas Dhole Patil have two sons, Rahul Dhole Patil and Sagar Dhole Patil. Both the brothers manage the family business, including the dairies and hotel businesses. Mr. Sagar Dhole Patil was a state-level hockey player, and is also very fond of cricket. Mr. Rahul Dhole Patil, has played cricket professionally at Ranji Trophy level. He continues his love for sports and is a member of Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) and also the current President of Poona Club.
Mr. Rahul now looks after Kapila Business Hotel at Dhole Patil Road, the family’s dairy and cattle business as well as an international farming export business that is located on the outskirts of Pune.
Mr Sagar Dhole Patil and his wife, Mrs. Uma Dhole Patil are the Chairman and Secretary of Dhole Patil Education Society. They have a son, Rounak who loves cricket; and a daughter Samruddhi, who plays badminton. They both studied at Bishops School, Kalyani Nagar, Pune. Rounak is currently pursuing his B.E in Automobile Engineering from DPCOE.
Mrs Uma Dhole Patil is actively involved with the family’s well-being and prosperity. She also has additional responsibilities as the Secretary of DPES, and loves to do social work, gardening and cooking.
Dhole Patil Education Society Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Sagar Dhole Patil have always wanted to create something that society can benefit from. With many attempts to try different businesses and models, Mr Sagar realized that his true ambition was to help people around him, and to create a legacy that he could leave behind. Money has never been a motivator for him, and with a genuine desire to help people help themselves, he started a MBA course in Hotel Kapila’s parking basement in 2005.
Even though Mr. Sagar had no prior experience in the field of education, with the help of his dear family and friends, he was able to find the right connections to start the MBA classes. After a few rocky months, he was able to start the first batch of the MBA course which was an autonomous, certified two year course. With an intake of 24 students in the first batch itself, Dhole Patil Education Society was born. As time passed, the Society (DPES) was getting larger and unable to fit in the basement parking any longer. In 2008, DPES was approved by AICTE New Delhi, Govt of Maharashtra and affiliated to University of Pune, now known as Savitribai Phule Pune University(SPPU). With some bravado, the campus was moved near Kharadi IT Park, Wagoli, Pune to a 15-acre plot of land. With all the clearances in place, DPES had 240 intakes in the academic year 2008-09 for under-graduate engineering. By 2010-11, post-graduate engineering was added, and MBA was reintroduced to the college. Ever since, the college has been a successful medium to help educate many deserving students at an affordable cost.