EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

About CES

Camp Education Society is a well established and trusted name in the field of education in Pune. The Society established in the Year 1885 has been carrying out the noble cause of imparting education for the last 134 years, through its 30 different institutions right across Pune.

The society takes pride in the fact that noted social reformer and educationalist Acharya Pralhad Keshav Atre worked as Head Master for Camp Education Society for about two decades.

The idea of starting an educational society for the masses was conceived by late shri. Rajanna L. Polas, Late shri. Balkrishna S. Motado and blessed by none other than the Late Mahatma Phule.

Then came the Golden Era of Camp Education Society under the able and stable leadership of Late Chairman, Dr. Arvind B. Telang, the Society sky rocketed to fame, expanding its horizons to Nigdi. In a span of 20 years Dr. Arvind B. Telang, a past student of this very school started 20 different institutions. The land on which Hotel Management institute stand is a tribute to his hard & dedicated works.

The present Management Board under the able leader-ship of Shri. Walchand Sancheti (Chairman) and Shri. B.V.Jawalekar (Hon. Secretary) have continued the good works of the predecessor. It's a dream come true for the Society that the Government of Maharashtra has given us permission for the Savitribai Phule Pune University recognized course

-Bachelor of Science In Hospitality Studies [BScHS] (Three Year Degree Programme in Hotel Management,Travel & Tourism)

Best Practices

1. To create a in house practice of Simulation of the industry to provide real time learning of the students.

Title of the Practice:

The institute has planned the practice ‘Simulation with industry’ with an aim to excel in the field of hospitality education by moulding and enhancing the skill to meet the challenges of the dynamic business environment.

Objectives:

  • To work parallel with Industry to provide real time learning of the students.
  • To create a platform for the students and faculty to get industry exposure.
  • To Bridge the gap between academics and industry.
  • To be the most preferred hospitality education institute among the aspirants.

The context:

The institute recognizes the need to expose the students to industry work culture through continuous interaction and hand on training during the course.

Practice:

Food Festival and Theme Lunch: Institutes organizes food festival exposure to students, inculcating leadership, team work, sales skills, interpersonal skills, sharpening the technical skills.

Evidence of Success:

Students have successfully acquainted with global practices in hospitality industry. They have adopted the professional work culture with improved technical and interpersonal skills.

Problems Encountered and Resources Required:

Budget constraints: The institute has to make optimal use of budgeted resources for events organized every year. It is a challenge to work with in the budget with fluctuation due to inflation.

Time management: It is challenging to take time out for the preparation of events in the midst of academics. Faculty and the students have to work beyond the academic time to prepare for the event.

Resource person: Hospitality industry being a very demanding industry, it is challenging to get industry experts to the institute.

2. To bring changes amongst students by counselling & mentoring Objective of the Practices.

Title of the Practice:

Counselling aims to identify personal issues like low self-esteem, interpersonal relationship problems and cultural differences.

Objectives:

  • To provide a platform to exhibit and nurture knowledge, skills, talents of the students.
  • To enable the students to develop a sense of culture, morality and social responsibility.
  • To develop gender sensitization and self-discipline
  • To nurture critical thinking, creativity and overall awareness.
  • To develop entrepreneurship attitude and skills.
  • All round personality development of the students.

The Context:

The mentor assigned to every batch of 15 to 20 students strives to understand students’ academic and personal problems and also identifies those in need of extra academic coaching or personal counselling.

The Practice:

Students who take admissions majority are from rural area with education in vernacular medium. Institute take the opportunity to groom them according to the requirement of the hospitality industry.

Evidence of Success:

Students coming from semi-rural and rural backgrounds are groomed successfully to face on campus interviews of leading companies and industries. The academic and non-academic skills, imparted throughout the year, ensure a holistic development of the students.

Problems Encountered and Resources Required:

The limited window for one on one personal interaction with students outside the classroom limits the effectiveness of all counselling and mentoring activities.


Institutional Distinctiveness

Student’s Empowerment:

Our institute strongly believes that empowering students, the most important stakeholders of the institution, is the key to elevate Camp Education Society’s Dr. Arvind B. Telang Institute of Hotel Management as a Centre of Excellence in the field of Higher Education. Hence, the institute devotes its various resources to empower students in different domains as most of the students from the rural background. To achieve the vision of the institution, a perpetual interaction with industries and inculcating holistic concern for values, environment and society are fulfilled through student’s empowerment.

Empowerment through Teaching and Learning:

Attaining academic excellence is a continuous process which requires time, patience and practice to reach the desired level of intellectual. Teaching, Research and Development are the key components of academia. The individual student must make conscious and constant efforts to attain academic brilliance.

To make student centric learning, teaching methodology has been improvised to a great extent by introducing Digital enabled classes with conservative teaching approaches. This encourages students to learn innovative skills. Teaching techniques like brainstorming, discussion leading, group discussion, role play and case study analysis are adapted to make learning fun filled and mutual.

Empowerment through Training and Placement Cell:

Orientation, grooming and life skill trainings for first year students have brought down their learning inhibition and made them flexible. Subsequently, the II year students have got into communication skills, essay writing and internship. For final year students, trainings on interview skills, group discussion and mock interviews empower them to be confident enough to appear both on and off campus drives. As a result of the above mentioned rigorous training methods, our 9 students have done their internship in Robinson Club Noonus Maldives. 4 students in Riu Le Morne Mauritius, 1 student in L’ Auberge de Maison Rouge France and 1 student in Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort have successfully completed their internship in abroad. Big achievement of our some students for their outstanding performance received appreciation letter from respective department head (Ms. Apurva Ashish Bhumkar- AY 2019-20 received WOW Card “Great teamwork in getting 130 rooms ready” in Housekeeping Department at Courtyard By Marriott Chakan, Pune & Ms. Vaishnavi Sachin Lendghar - AY 2019-20 received WOW Card “Work excellent in a busy schedule” MOMo Cafe in Food & Beverage Department at Courtyard By Marriott Chakan, Pune)

Empowerment through ethical values and Integrity:

Our institute’s 15 years of legacy in higher education reflects in its ethical practices and integrity being followed and inculcated to the students since its inception without any flaw.

The beauty of our institute lies in its diversity. Students from multi-lingual background decorate our institute and symbolizing the national integration. Students’ ethnicity is given priority.

NSS Cell organizes awareness programmes and takes part in various rallies against Road Safety Awareness, Save Constitution. Students are given awareness and thus it results the students to make the public to realize the significance of the Harit Wari – Tree Plantation, River Cleaning and Blood Donation.