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

  • The institution’s vision to mould students into physically fit, mentally robust & professionally competent individuals. Institute has always given priority to empower the students with sound technical knowledge and skill. Promoting academic, physical, moral and cultural development of students also preparing students for the competitive world.
  • Institute provides a perfect platform to students to develop their innovative skills by promoting a research based teaching and learning process. Teachers always encourage students to understand topics through research minded approach, which ensures better understanding and provides strong foundation for their future academics.
  • Social service is a compulsory component for all students. An active NSS Cell organize outreach programmes for the student community. Institute organized week long NSS Camp from 12 Jan. to 18 Jan. 2019 also provided funds for Kerala and Kolhapur flooded area.
  • During the current academic session, the innovative practices that were started included:-
    The Institute continued with its policy of internal exams on the pattern of the University Exams: Uniform examination schedule was notified, question papers were set. Their copies were evaluated and displayed in the classrooms, and suggestions were made for improvement to each and every student. This encouraged them to excel in the final exams.
  • The Institute enhances skill of students in cooperation with hotel industry – Industrial Visits, Training, Outdoor Catering MoU has been signed in this regards.
  • Institute started Alumni activities and planning – to initiate various events (to share their experience with students).
  • Institute has created a mark in teaching learning activities blended by pedagogy techniques. The most distinctive feature which is in line with the Institutes vision is the institute’s presence in helping the society and community through various social events (e.g. Food Festival), activities (e.g. Alumni Meet). This includes all the stakeholders like management, faculty, students, industries, parents and alumni.
  • Apart from academic excellence, Institute also pays sincere attention to the physical, moral and cultural development of students. Students have shown outstanding performance in sports and cultural activity in the year 2018-2019 Mr Ayush Thakur won 1st prize (Gold Medal) in 3rd Open National Taekwondo Championship, Miss Vijayalakshmi Iyer Participate in Singing Competition at Morya Youth Festival . Institute also actively encourages the organization of moral and cultural events such as observance of 125th anniversary of “Swami Vivekananda Speech Competition” on Occasion of National Youth Day (12th Jan 2019) at Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari (Branch – Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune.)
  • According to our Vision and Mission Institute imbibe all goals for its distinctive standards.