The last decade has witnessed multitude of changes in the realm of hospitality and transformed the entire industry. At present, the Hospitality & Tourism industry is at an all-time high and is proving to be one of the most viable options for a successful, established and satisfying career. DY. Patil School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies offers a variety of courses across all disciplines of Hospitality and Tourism. These courses are designed in accordance with contemporary academic requirements and industry standards. The college also offers courses through International tie ups and industry associations. These courses provide the students with a cutting edge and prepare them to take the industry head on.
Our Chancellor, Dr. Vijay D. Patil believes that it is vision which one needs to achieve success. He asserts that your vision should bring in front of your eyes a goal- which you must strive to achieve. The youth of today have a lot of promise and potential. It is this potential which needs to be harnessed in order to ensure indomitable progress of our nation. DY Patil School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies salutes Vijay sir’s vision and is working towards turning this vision into reality.
Set in the picturesque and serene landscape of Navi Mumbai, at a stone’s distance from the charismatic city of Mumbai, DY Patil School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies is a pioneer in Hospitality and Tourism Education. It was established by the Founder Chancellor of the University, Padmashree DY Patil in the year 1992. Since then, this institute has grown tremendously and garnered immense recognition. Earlier, it was affiliated to the University of Mumbai but in 2005, it was incorporated under DY Patil Deemed to be University.
Both academia and industry consider the college as one of the best institutes of Hospitality in the country. The Outlook magazine recently ranked the college as 10th at an all India level among the best hotel management colleges of the country. Global Human Resource Development Centre (GHRDC) has awarded the college 1st rank in terms of best hotel management colleges in the state of Maharashtra and 6th in the category of super excellence. India Today magazine ranked the college at no. 14 in its pan India survey of best hotel management colleges of the country. The college also attained no. 3 position in the Times survey of best hotel management colleges of Mumbai.
It has earned this reputation after years of consistent struggle, hard work and determination. The college is not only associated internationally but has a lot of national level tie ups as well. It has tie ups with Indian Culinary Forum (ICF), Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), World Association of Chef Societies (WACS) , Hotel and Restaurants Association of Western India (HRAWI) etc. The college takes pride in its foreign collaboration with the University College of Birmingham, U.K. as well as with City and Guilds. The college sends its students for six months industrial training to one of the most reputed colleges of Hospitality, University College of Birmingham. The college also has a tie up with the leading proponents of hospitality, City & Guilds, U.K. The college offers certificate courses in Front Office, Culinary, Bakery etc. in association with City & Guilds. The students attend lectures here, complete the course here, write the exams here but they get the certification of City & Guilds, U.K. Thus, the college has brought global exposure, global certificate courses right here in Navi Mumbai.
Through the past two and a half decades, the college has progressed immensely and has made a mark in the realm of Hospitality Education. This has made a lot of celebrities and industry stalwarts recognize our potential and have praised us for our contribution to Hospitality. Be it Chef Pankaj Bhoudaria, Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi or ace bartender Shatbhi Basu or Michelin star chef Vikas Khanna – they all have visited us at our campus, have interacted with our students and have shared their experiences with them.
Along with imparting quality par excellence education and industrial exposure, the college also strives to get the best of hospitality brands to the campus for placements. The college takes pride in asserting that our students are placed with brands like The Oberoi, Taj Group, Leela, ITC, Hyatt, Jet Airways, Indigo , Hilton, Radisson, Four Seasons, Mariott, Sheraton Group, Four Points, Vistara, Etihad Airlines, Starbucks, PVR, Inox and many more.
The college, like a true achiever, has never rested on its laurels. It has raised its bar of eminence every passing year in both scholastic as well co scholastic domains, thereby enabling students to blaze new trails and open new portals for themselves. It offers a myriad of courses with professional specialization in Hospitality and Tourism. The programs offered include three year undergraduate degree program in Hospitality as well as in culinary studies. The college also offers PhD. and two years masters program in Tourism. Besides this the college also runs diploma and certificate courses offering specialization in various attributes of Hospitality and Tourism studies.
All the courses provide hands on training in both theoretical as well as practical aspects of Hotel, Catering and Institution Management. Another added feature of the college is its Certificate Course in Spoken English. Recognizing the importance of confident personality and English speaking, the college has taken up this initiative for enhancing the career prospects of students. This course plays a vital role in improving voice & accent of the students and contributes significantly in polishing their personality and making them ready for the industry. The college with its state of the art infrastructure comprising of fully equipped training kitchens, plush bakeries with latest equipments and culinary machines, magnificent restaurants, breathtaking bars, Guest Interaction Laboratories, accommodation and rooms Division Laboratory , Information Technology Laboratories and Communication Laboratory is surely the desired destination of all those who dream of making it big in hospitality. The internationally acclaimed DY Patil Stadium gives added exposure to our students as they get to witness and participate in international events like the recently held Justin Bieber’s Concert, FIFA U-17 World Cup, A.R.Rahman Concert to name a few. Hospitality students not only reap the benefits of being part of the host university but also get the opportunity of undertaking practical training by being a part of the kitchen and Food and Beverage team of such events. This type of industrial interaction is possible only at DY Patil School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies – as we are committed to give the best to our students.
The college has ICT equipped classrooms where latest technology is used during lectures. The students are taught through power point presentations, case studies, quizzes, discussions and are made to see a lot of audio visuals which makes it easier for them to grasp the intended message of their teachers. The college also has a Learning Management System for all its students. LMS is an online portal where each and every student can access the power point presentation, reading material, videos, question banks etc. of all their subjects. They can also submit their assignments through LMS and get an updated attendance status as well. The college also has an active Placement Cell which strives to place each and every student across luxurious hotels of the country. To make our students feel comfortable and enjoy their college life, the college also boasts of plush cafes. These cafes offer healthy meals and delicacies from different cuisines of the world. The college also provides comfortable and reasonable hostel facility to its students.