Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences University was established under Section (3) of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956 on 29th September, 2003 by Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The Pravara Medical Trust is the parent Organisation of the University and was established in 1972 in a small village Loni of Ahmednagar District (Maharashtra State) by a visionary Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil, the founder of Co-operative movement in India.
In 1976 the Trust started providing primary and secondary level medical care with establishment of a modest hospital of 100 beds and over a period of time, the hospital grew into 800 beds multi-disciplinary, super specialty medical institute with state of art facilities.
The University is unique in more than one way. It is specialized in Medical and Health Sciences with a dedication to serving the society as a Center of Excellence with emphasis on socially meaningful medical education, health care, and research.
The trust has received accolades from His Excellency Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, President of India for the pioneer work done in the field of integrated rural Development and appreciated the participative model of Integrated Rural Development followed at Loni as Role Model for the development of Rural India and has been referred by his Excellency as operative model of PURA- Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Area.
The Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences - Deemed University at present offers various undergraduate, postgraduate and Diploma level programs.