Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences – a Deemed University was granted this status by the University Grants Commission in 2005. Its Chancellor is Hon’ble Shri Dattaji Meghe and its founder Vice-Chancellor is Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra. It is the first self funded University of this region and another feather was added to its cap when it was accredited with an “A” grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) which is an autonomous body set up by the University Grants Commission. The University is focusing on research and the pointers towards its growing esteem in this regard are the B.C. Roy Award for Research which was conferred on the University by Her Excellency Shrimati Pratibha Patil, the President of India on the occasion of the ‘Teacher’s Day’ and also the indexing of its house journal in only its third year of existence thereby becoming only the second Deemed University in the country to be worthy of this honour inspite of being located in a rural area. In order to further strengthen and provide impetus to research, a separate department namely “Datta Meghe Department of Post Graduate Education and Research” has been created.