Dr. D Y Patil IHMCT, Pune: Redefining Excellence in Hospitality Education

The city of Pune has been crowned as the ‘The Oxford of The East’ by the virtue of its ability to impart quality education at all levels. Lured by the picturesque surroundings and proximity to Infotech and manufacturing hubs, it has emerged as a global education hub over the last decade.

In this exuberant city, Dr. D Y Patil Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (DYPIHMCT, Pune) is an esteemed institution that has been accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC in 2017. As one of India’s premier institutes, it focuses on increased collaboration with foreign universities, enhancing ISR and entrepreneurship activities. In its continued endeavor to be the best, the institute is keeping abreast with the dynamic global industry by having constant quality enhancement. With a growing reputation and enhancing the quality of education, it has managed to build a dynamic and high-qualified pool of faculties that is competent and has varied industry and academia experience in International and Indian Hospitality Industry.

Located at Tathawade, it stands amidst the renowned colleges and schools of Pune and has a close proximity to the Hinjewadi IT Park as well. The primary focus of the institute is to develop quality infrastructure and cater to the needs of the deserving and capable students, as well as provide them with the best of the academic facilities. The institute is affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University and it offers a blend of two professional courses at UG level (BHMCT- AICTE approved four-year degree course and Bsc. HS – UGC approved three-year degree course). This offering has created a unique proposition that has assisted the students to the core! With a prime principle of encouraging quality in hospitality education, DYPIHMCT has attained new heights by introducing cutting-edge technology and innovative educative measures in the hospitality industry.

The well-known institute stands far ahead when it comes to good governance. Having a transparent and benevolent management has led to mark its signature in the industry. The state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities along with well-equipped laboratories, library with more than 10000 books, and other support facilities enrich the student’s overall experience. The Institute offers academic flexibility in the form of choice based credit system & grading system as well as a range of elective options in the curriculum.


Transforming the farsighted vision of Padmashree Dr. D Y Patil into reality, Dr. P D Patil is the Chairman of Pune’s academic complex of the Dr. D. Y. Patil Unitech Society. It is his dedication and dynamism that has elevated the institutions in the Pune complex to international standard. The stupendous success of the Pune complex is credited to his meticulous planning and implementation. In recognition of his invaluable contribution in the field of education, Dr. P. D. Patil has been bestowed with numerous awards that include:

  • Jeevan Sadhana Puraskar – 2017
  • Pradnya Vant Puraskar – 2017
  • Jivan Gaurav Puraskar – 2016
  • Yeshwant- Venu Puraskar – 2015
  • Samaj Shri Award – 2005
  • Rashtriya Ekta Award – 2004

Dr. Somnath Patil, Secretary, Dr. D.Y. Patil Unitech Society, mentions, “Being a member of senate and management council of Savitribai Phule Pune University, I emphasize on keeping abreast syllabus, infrastructural facilities and pedagogy, which are constantly reviewed and upgraded to reflect the latest trends and developments in industry. It is essential to have industry-academia interactions which will help to impart relevant knowledge and will be sustainable in the changing conditions.”

Professor H.P. Merchant, Principal, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology says, “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.”

Career Opportunities

DYPIHMCT has crafted a plethora of career opportunities that are best-suited for the students perusing hospitality courses. The Institute has been successful in collaborative efforts, which have resulted into signing MoUs with International hotel chains. This collaboration is a ‘processdriven’ approach that leads to promote mutual understanding, association, hospitality services, consultancy, cultural exchanges and sharing facility for research orientation and resource exchange.

The placement drives organized by the institute has managed to place students at various reputed places and organizations. Apart from placements in the national and international chain of hotels, DYPIHMCT is expanding the horizons in other sectors related to facility management; international QSRs, retail outlets, standalone restaurants, bars and lounges. Additionally, it also focuses on creating launch pads for startup ventures for students and alumni. Some of the mentionable organizations that have signed the MOU are:

  • Holiday Inn, Pune
  • Gateway by Taj, Pune
  • Doubletree by Hilton, Pune
  • Westin, Pune
  • Sayaji, Pune

Scholarship and Financial Aid

Alongside imparting quality and industry-oriented education, DYPIHMCT extends scholarship and financial assistance as per the guidelines of Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra. Few of the mentionable scholarship are listed down under

  • Central Government Scholarship – J&K Students.
  • EBC scholarship and TFWS from Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Mumbai.
  • Industry scholarships – Doubletree by Hilton, Pune.

Annual Events and Extra-Curricular Activities

The institute believes in creating marvels at all levels. Along with quality education, it organizes extra-curricular events at regular intervals that enhances ‘all-around’ development for the students. Among the list, the ‘Annual Food Festival’ is the most popular and successful event conducted at DYPIHMCT. Live dance performances, fashion shows and flair of bartending are the major highlights of the event that are attended by celebrities, professionals from the industry and around 1000 acclaimed foodies. With more than 50 flavorsome dishes on the menu, the entire event is being conceptualized and conducted by the students. The ultimate objective is to inculcate the skills sets related to planning, organizing, budgeting, marketing & decision-making.

DYPIHMCT is proud of its alumni network that regularly interacts with the students through the various institute events such Theme Lunches, Food Festivals, Alumni Meet, Guest Lectures etc. Activities like workshops, seminars, intercollegiate competitions are carried out for all round development of the students.

The National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of the institute is registered with Savitribai Phule Pune University, giving opportunity to the faculties and students to extend their services to community and contribute to nation building.

Words of Trust

“Since the time I decided to become a chef during my 10th Standard I was searching for the right IHMCT institute Dr.D.Y.Patil IHMCT – Pune was a good decision I made all that was needed to become a chef. With the skills imparted got selected with The Oberoi Mumbai and now I am progressing in my career”

– Omkar Belwate (B.Sc. H.S)

“It takes many excellent minds that mould, shape and create you along with your own potential to learn to grasp and to be shaped all efforts put by these minds always will hold a special place in my heart and I heartily thank each one of our college faculties who made me today of who I am. Every effort counted and the outcome was I went on to be a university topper”

– Paras Umre (B.H.M.C.T)

“There are many institutes providing Hotel Management education, but do they give you a career and most important the confidence to lead life. At Dr. D. Y. Patil I.H.M.C.T – Pune every student is taken care of in a proper way. Thank god I made a right choice of joining this institute. Today the way I have grown up has made my parents proud”

– Niharika Bhatia (B.Sc. H.S) T R

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