Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology

By Dr. P.D Patil, Chairman
Dr. P.D Patil,Chairman With the sheer determination of emphasizing and imparting quality education in the field of hospitality, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology was initiated. Located at Tathawade on the Bangalore-Mumbai Express Highway near Pune, the institute owns a sprawling and beautiful campus offering the students with well-ventilated and spacious classrooms, seminar halls, well-equipped training kitchens, training bar and restaurants, front office lab, housekeeping lab, computer lab and so on. Furthermore, for advocating a sophisticated and smooth learning process, the institute has a full-fledged library with OPAC and DELNET with over 10000 books, providing the students with a better learning environment with adequate learning materials. The avant-garde infrastructural facilities of the institution thus, enhance the students’ experience, where they can apply their theoretical learning into practical life.Since its inception itself, the institute has been able to contribute appreciably in the field of Hospitality Education, targeting to develop quality infrastructure and gratify to the needs of the students and abide by to provide them with the best academic facilities. “Our vision is to create socially responsible leaders and attain global standards in the field of Hospitality”, says Dr. P.D Patil, Chairman, Dr. D.Y Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society.The institute believes not only in career development but also in character
building and nation building through citizenship development.Alongside, the students are trained in a manner where they are capable to face industry challenges and assimilate Quality Management Concepts, nurturing the skills and proficiency in the students to bring about holistic development that helps to grab lead positions in the hospitality industry globally.

The noteworthy fact about the institution is that, they offer a blend of two professional courses at UG level, with an annual intake capacity of 60 students in Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BHMCT), approved by AICTE, affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University and 120 in B.Sc. Hospitality Studies also affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University. The institute offers choice based credit and grading system as well as a range of elective options in the curriculum, so that the students can access the subjects they are really interested in. In this regards, there is a constant collaboration with Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) for revision and awareness, training in curriculum development and implementation. Dr. Somnath Patil, Secretary, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidya Patil Vidya Pratishthan Society, mentions, “In order to enrich the curriculum, the core departments, conducts shortterm soft skills and communication skills training programs leading to holistic development of students. Likewise, workshop on writing of resume, interview skills, mock interview sessions with operational heads and training heads and so on are also organized from time totime, to counter balance the hands on
training of the students.” Apart from theoretical teaching, the instructor essentially lays focus and significance on learner centric ICT based teaching and pedagogic innovations.

“We encourage the faculties to upgrade their knowledge and qualification, granting them on duty leave and financial assistance. On that account, the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) conducts various faculty development programs to enhance teaching quality, ICT Skills, professional
skills and activities,” says Professor H.P. Merchant, Principal, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology.

The Institute also undertakes meaningful engagements with the community, stakeholders and conducts effective extension and outreach programs with the belief of developing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationship with all. The institution has always sworn by good governance with transparency, accountability and participatory management. It upholds, strong industry and institute linkages with reputed hotel chains like The Oberoi group of Hotel, Taj group of Hotels and Holiday Inn and MoU with world-class institutes for knowledge sharing, training and placement activity. On that account, the outstanding determination and hard work of both the students and the faculty members, has been capable in holding consistency ranking of students in the University at toppers list as well as a good placement record.