Suryadatta Education Foundation’s

Suryadatta College of
Hospitality Management & Travel Tourism (SCHMTT)

Quality Education and Holistic Development for Assured Success in Corporate World at Affordable Fees
ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified Institutes & Accredited by NVT - QC, ANAB & IAF
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Conferences and Development Programs


Mr.Sachin gave information on how to open a Restaurant and the Licenses required for its operation. He spoke about the various types of restaurant currently in the market and how important it is for Market Survey.

Ideally to open a Restaurant the Location or site is considered first, then the various source of finance available to open and operate the restaurant. The décor along with the furniture, Lighting, equipment required for the restaurant has to be in alignment with the theme of the restaurant.

The size of the structure should be measured accurately in order to ideally locate all the equipments in proper place and also to place the tables and chairs to accommodate maximum number of seating for the guest to dine in.

He spoke about the various records to be maintained like Purchase order, Requisition book, Invoices record and also the computer system which is ideal for restaurant operation which is Micros to get the daily sales record and number of each food and beverage items sold on the particular day.

Mr Sachin then spoke about the licenses required to operate the restaurant like the Shops & Establishment Certificate, BMC Health license to serve food, Heavy Machine operating permission from BMC, permission to operate more than two cylinders of gas at a time from BMC etc.

He gave a brief about staffing adequately and the necessary documents required like Provident Fund registration, ESIC certificate for hiring more than 10 staff, professional tax certificate for employees.

  Mr Sachin’s workshop was very informative.

At the end of the session the students asked Mr Sachin many questions about a career in the hospitality Industry and to start own business. He answered all the questions with patience and told the students that to be successful in the industry they have to work hard and be enthusiastic about their careers.


To add value to the curriculum and give the students the best of academic inputs Suryadatta College of Hospitality Management, Travel and Tourism regularly invites experts from the hospitality industry to share their knowledge and expertise

On 3rd September 2013 invited Chef Mohsin Mullani to demonstrate and teach the students of Suryadatta College of hospitality Management, Travel and Tourism the art of French Cuisine. Chef Mohsin has done his Post Graduation in Culinary Arts from UK he then joined the Marriott in London in the Food Production department. After two years he moved to Dubai and joined Fairmont Hotel and Resorts and from there he joined the Ritz Carlton Dubai. He is presently working with Emirates Airlines as a menu designer.

The students were fortunate to have the opportunity to work along with a chef with such tremendous knowledge and experience. Chef Mohsin showed the students how to make a couple OF French starters, salads and entrees. He also showed them the art of presenting a dish and explained to them the importance of plate presentation.

At the end of the session the students asked Chef Mohsin many questions about a career in the hospitality Industry and the food production department. He answered all the questions with patience and told the students that to be successful in the industry they have to work hard and be enthusiastic about their careers.


To add value to the curriculum and give the students the best of academic inputs Suryadatta College Of Hospitality Management, Travel And Tourism regularly invites experts from the hospitality industry to share their knowledge and expertise.

A bartending, mixology and Flaring Demo was organized for the SCHMTT students on the    3rd September 2015. The Guest Lecturers were Mr Pankaj Kamble and Mr Sachin Gowda who are Guinness World Record holders for flarology and have also represented India at other Global Challenges across the world.

 Mr Pankaj Kamble commenced the session by explaining the origins of the word ‘Bar’. He then briefed the students about how to set up a bar and showed them the various equipments, accessories, garnishes, etc. used to make Cocktails.

The various methods used to make cocktails were demonstrated to the students by actually making the cocktails with substituted ingredients. An interesting cocktail was an award winning one called ‘eco tail’ served in a mud pot. Students were also shown the art of Flaring and mixing cocktails.

The students were very excited to see the two Guinness World record holders perform the flaring act with bottles.

Mr Pankaj Kamble stressed that the art of making cocktails requires knowledge, driven by passion and dedication to get the perfect blend

He also gave information to the students on careers in bartending & Flaring and told them that bartending is a lucrative career for students of hospitality.

The students were very happy with the session as they gained tremendous knowledge about bartending, mixology and Flaring


Seminar on ‘Revenue Management – the key to a successful hotel operation’

The Suryadatta College of Hospitality Management, Travel and Tourism, Pune organized a Seminar on ‘Revenue Management – the key to a successful hotel operations’ at the Bavdhan Campus.

There has always been a debate about the disconnect between academics and the industry with regard to what the students learn in the Colleges and what they should learn .Fortunately these days  many Industry experts  realize the importance of how important and valuable their contributions are in the learning process of the students.  The speakers for this Seminar were stalwarts who have been associated with the hospitality industry and department heads of leading hotel brands in Pune. The aim of the seminar is to enlighten the participants with the importance of the need of efficient and effective revenue management to satisfy the current needs of the hospitality industry to sustain in the competitive market.

The Chief guest was Mr Vishal Chordia . He is the Director Strategy Marketing of Pravin Masalewale . He addressed the students and explained to them the importance of their profession. As the Hospitality Industry plays a very important role in giving a good impression about the destination to the international and domestic tourists  .

The key note speaker was Mr Sachin Krishna  the Director Market Strategy ( revenue management )Marriott international PuneCluster.He  gave a presentation on ‘the Intricate world of Revenue Management.’ He explained that the primary aim of Revenue Management is selling the right product to the right customer at the right time for the right price.Businesses face important decisions regarding what to sell, when to sell, to whom to sell, and for how much. Revenue Management uses data-driven tactics and strategy to answer  these  questions in order to increase revenue .Before the emergence of Revenue Management, BOAC (now British Airways) experimented with differentiated fare products by offering capacity controlled “Earlybird” discounts to stimulate demand for seats that would otherwise fly empty. Taking it a step further, Robert Crandall, former  Chairman and CEO of American Airlines, pioneered a practice he called Yield Management, which focused primarily maximizing revenue through analytics-based inventory control Robert crandall discussed his success with Yield Management with  Bill Marriott CEO of  Marriott International Marriott International had many of the same issues that airlines did: perishable inventory, customers booking in advance, lower cost competition and wide swings with regard to balancing supply and demand. Since “yield” was an airline term and did not necessarily pertain to hotels, Marriott International and others began calling the practice Revenue Management. The presentation gave our students a greater insight into the world of revenue management.Mr Mohammad Khan  - Food and Beverage Manager of  Courtyard by Marriott City Center, Pune, spoke on Revenue management in Food and Beverage Service department. He explained how the Hospitality Industry now emphasizes on occupancy which is the turnover percentage, in the restaurants to determine profits. He  also explained how software was used to help with managing revenue. Ms Mrinal Joshi Manager -Center for learning, Thomas Cook  introduced the students to the concept of  revenue management in airlines The first day’s session ended with Mr Sanjay Aratla , Training Manager of Westin, Pune conducting a very interesting and interactive session which the students thoroughly enjoyed. The Second day of the Seminar opened with a session on Revenue Management in the Kitchen. By Chef Shailendra Kekade who is a consultant chef and also works with the’ Food Food’ Channel. He emphasized the importance of optimum use of ingredients to get maximum profits. The second speaker on Day two was Mr Pravin Kanago, a hospitality consultant. His presentation was regarding the points to be kept in mind while opening a new enterprise so as to make it a profitable operation. The post lunch session had Ms Megha Ajgaonkar Director Sales of the Westin Hotel, Pune. She said that Sales and Marketing was an Art and had to be perfected so as to get the Sale and thus increase the revenue of a hotel. She gave tips to the students on how to prepare for a Sales call.  And how to close the deal. The last speaker for the day was Ms Aditi Raishankar  - Manager - Rooms Reservations at Westin Hotel. She spoke about the various software systems  which facilitated  reservations centrally and rapidly. The students found the seminar a great learning experience and went back from it richer in thought and knowledge. We at Suryadatta constantly strive to bring together the Industry and Academics so as to bridge the gap between the two.  This 2 way effort will definitely help in molding the students to become hospitality professionals befitting the Industry.



Ms Sue Young Placement Manager of Global Education Management Ltd, UK Guided student

Ms Sue Young, Placement Manager of Global Education Management Ltd, UK
Ms Sue Young, Placement Manager of Global Education Management Ltd, UK,  guided  Hospitality Managment Students about internship opportunities in UK.

Suryadatta SCHMTT prepares students for a Successful Hospitality Career

SCHMTT is part of the Suryadatta Group of Institutes established in 1997. The Group has recently received the award for The Best Integrated Campus in India. SCHMTT is affiliated to The University of Pune for the B.Sc – Hospitality Studies 3 Year Degree Program, approved by the DTE and recognized by the Government of Maharashtra .It is a Study Center of the YCMOU (Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik) for Undergraduate and Post Graduate programs in Hotel Management & Travel Tourism. The Competition Success Review ranked SCHMTT as 3rd in Hospitality Management Colleges of Western India.

The curriculum is delivered by experienced Faculty with rich industry experience. They are therefore able to groom and train the students as per the standards required by the Industry. The curriculum is thus enhanced by courses in Personality Development, Communication Skills and Interview Skills to prepare the students for their future careers. Study Tours to hotels and related organizations like the winery, brewery and laundry are arranged to give practical exposure to the students Our students actively participate and organize Food Festivals and theme lunches, thus getting a firsthand experience in Marketing, Event Management and Function Catering.

In addition to the regular academic curriculum our students gain experience in the Hospitality Industry through Internships in Star rated Hotels in India and abroad. Last year seven of our students had gone for their internship to Germany and this year our students are in Singapore for their training. SCHMTT has a 100 % placement record since inception and our students are in good positions in hotels India as well as overseas.

The College maintains excellent relations with the Industry. Many Industry experts have visited the College and spoken to the students regarding the latest trends in the Hospitality Industry – Mr Sudhir Andrews- foremost Hospitality educationist, Mr Jimmy Shaw – Managing Director of Shawman Software, Mr Sanjay Aratla- Training Manager, Westin Hotel, Ms Vaishali Sharma – Executive Housekeeper, Taj Vivanta Blue Diamond to name a few.

Each year SCHMTT organizes Seminars related to the Hospitality Industry under the Quality Improvement Program of the University of Pune. This year we have planned an International Seminar on’ Revenue Management – The key to successful hotel operations.’ on the 26th, 27th and 28th February 2013. The 21st century has seen a positive transformation because of the systematic use of revenue management in the hospitality industry. Efficient revenue management is very important to run a profitable lodging enterprise. It reflects a positive approach to the business of making money through the sale of rooms and mitigates some of the unavoidable complications arising from the forced and highly perishable nature of hotel core products. Running a hotel without managing revenue would be returning to the crude tools of yester year. Revenue Management has thus revolutionized the hotel industry.

The aim of the Seminar is to enlighten the participants with the importance of the need of efficient and effective revenue management to satisfy the current needs of the hospitality industry to sustain the competitive market. The participants will be professionals from the Hospitality Industry, faculty of various Hotel Management Colleges from Pune and other cities and students of these Colleges.

We have a panel of distinguished and eminent speakers for this Seminar .The Chief guest is Mr Vishal Chordia, Director Strategy Marketing- Pravin Masalewale. The Keynote speaker is Mr Sachin Krishna - Director Revenue Strategy Pune Cluster at Marriott International. The experts from the Industry addressing and sharing their knowledge with the participants over the two days. are, Ms Megha Ajgaonkar- Director of Sales and Marketing , Westin Pune Mr Mohammad Khan- Manager Food and Beverage, Courtyard Marriott, Pune and Ms. Aditi Joshi Rashinkar - Manager Rooms Reservations, Westin Pune.

It would be a great learning experience for faculty , students and hospitality professionals

The per head charge is Rs. 250 / for the two day session.

For registration contact
Mr. Ketan Patwardhan - 9960397731 or Ms. Samira Naik - 7798579227

Prof. Vandana S Malhotra | Principal

Suryadatta College of Hospitality Management & Travel Tourism
"Gayatri", S No. 342, Chandani Chowk - Pashan Road, Beside DSK Ranwara, Bavdhan (BK), Pune - 411021
Tel. No. : 91 20 67901300
Fax No. : 91 20 67901333
Mobile No. : 91 8956932408

Art of Blissful Living - FDP conducted by Oshodhara at Suryadatta

 Suryadatta espouses the firm belief that a genius is not born but created, so long as the right conducive environment is nurtured. In keeping with this belief, Faculty Development Programs are conducted for the faculty to unleash their latent talents and to inspire them in recognizing, tapping as well as utilizing their full potential.

Suryadatta Group of Institutes recently organized a Faculty Development Program “Art of Blissful Living” conducted by Oshodhara. The program was conducted by Swami KundKundji on behalf of “OSHO”. It was assisted by Mrs. Bora and her son Mr.Vishal Bora from Kolhapur.

Prof Dr. Sanjay B Chordiya inaugurated the programme and welcomed the esteemed speakers.  This week long program highlighted several methods of blissful living and essentially covered various aspects of “Anand Pragya” and “Samadhi Pragya”

Anand Pragya encompassed the basics of blissful living through the eightfold path of Lord Buddha. The main topics covered included positive thinking, Anger management, Right Action, Right living and right commitment. The practical sessions of Dhyan and meditation and experience sharing session were very beneficial.

Samadhi Pragya covered various forms of yoga and its practical application. Some of the participants gave a commitment to adopt yoga Panch Vrata including non-violence, vegetarianism,  non-proliferation in the future.

The overall contents of the programme were highly absorbing and definitely beneficial to all the faculty members.  The contents will definitely help in achieving the individual goals of the participants as well as the organizational goals. The event enabled spiritual development of all the participants.

Prof. Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya participation in 7th Sakal Educon - Annual Conference on Higher Education at Dubai, From 16th to 19th September, 2011

 Sakal Media Group organized EDUCON in Dubai from 16th to 19th September, 2011. Prof. Dr. Sanjay B. Chordiya – Founder President and Chairman- Suryadatta Group of Institutes participated in the same.

The audience for the Educon was a propitious mix of policy makers and implementing authorities such as Vice Chancellors of Universities, Directors of leading institutions, Heads of deemed Universities, leading Industry professionals.

The highlights of this annual conference was - Interaction with Dubai Education Cluster, Interaction between High Profile Educationists and Industry Delegates, and Interaction with key Policy makers from India.

It was based on a theme of Innovative Practices in Universities: The road map for inclusive growth of the nation. During the conference the following topics were essentially included-

  •     Involvement of Stake Holders in building up University Syllabus.
  •     Policy making by involving Stake Holders.
  •     Quality Vs Quantity of students and faculties : How to strike a balance.
  •     Employability Quotient of our student product.
  •     Integration of skill development and vocational; Education in collegiate stream.
  •     Integrated Vocational and technical education.
  •     Encouraging and rewarding self-research / patenting / copy rights / Inventions for new generation scientists and researchers.
  •     Models of PPP in the sector of Higher Education.

The event was placed in the context of today’s prevalent realities. We live today in knowledge age. The world is split into a bipolar existence according to the digital divide. Success in any field presupposes a very good grasp of the various aspects & applications of technology. EDUCON 2011 was all about exploring new horizons of academic brilliance in the knowledge age.

The conference was held in nine sessions with Union human resources development minister Kapil Sibbal and Bharat Forge chairman and managing director Baba Kalyani holding an interaction with participating vice chancellors (VCs) during the first session.

Prof. Dr. Sanjay B Chordiya also chaired a session which had prominent speakers.

It was a readymade platform for direct communication with tremendous impact with a focused niche and very powerful audience. The platform provided enormous opportunities to enforce views in the collective conscious of all the people who matter in one shot!

Life is the biggest teacher Suryadatta celebrates teachers Week in a unique way to develop good ci

Speakers invited  
  • Mr. Prakash Dhayarkar, Topic : Memory Development & Psycho Neurobics..
  • Shri Raghunath Medge & Shri G..Talekar of Mumbai Dabbawala Association
  • Dr. Deepak Shikarpur – Eminent IT Expert, Global Opportunities for Management & IT students
  • Magsaysay Award Recipient Dr. Rajendra Singh ji, Topic :  “Save Water Save Nation”
  • Chak- De Fame Mr. Mir Ranjan Negi, presented Inspirational One Act Play : Gloom to Glory
  • Dr. Anil Awachat, Chief Initiator, Muktangan – Pune Based Leading De- addiction centre
  • Dr. Deepak Sarda,  President Pune Cycle Pratishthan
  • Mr. Sameer Dharmadhikhari – Renowned Model & Actor
  • and Dr. Sanjay Chordiya enlighten the students on this occasion

Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Teacher par excellence, whose birthday September 5, is commemorated by the Nation as Teachers Day, assumes special significance at Suryadatta. This year, Suryadatta came out with concept of celebrating Teachers Week as we felt it is more important to guide, and groom students by imparting value based education, and moreover, inculcating social spirit / responsibility amongst them, to make them a complete human being. If students are trained / taught art of living and they have social spirit inculcated in them, they can remain away from bad habits. In view of this we celebrated a week long program by inviting four exceptional individuals from different fields of life, who shared their respective experiences to the students of the institute.

This unique message was propagated, during this week long celebration at Suryadatta. Suryadatta celebrated the Teachers’ week in a unique way The guests were Mumbai Dabbawalas, Mr. Mir Ranjan Negi, Dr. Rajendra Singh ji, Dr. Anil Achawat, Dr. Deepak Shikarpur, Dr. Prakash Dhayarkar etc..According to them life is the biggest teacher and you learn the best from your personal life experiences.

Day Wise Activities and students learning’s are given below

Day 1 : Dr. Prakash Dhayarkar, spoke on the topic of Memory Development & Psycho Neurobics. Students found it very interesting and beneficial for their studies. Suryadatta is also introducing short duration courses in this field, and has specially set up a neurobics lab for the same in the campus.

Day 2 : Mumbai Dabbawalas, who are world famous for their food supply network, shared their ‘six sigma’ standard of delivering Tiffin boxes across Mumbai with the students and the faculty members of the institute. Mr. Raghunath Medge, President of Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Charity Trust (NMTBSA) and Mr. Gangaram Talekar, General Secretary of NMTBSA presented their unique and error free method of carrying out their supply chain of Tiffin. The Dabbawalas shared their secret of delivering 2 lakh dabbas on time with an accuracy rate of 99.99% with 100% customer satisfaction. This is the perfect example of excellent supply chain and logistics management. Mr. Raghunah Medge, President of NMTBSA said, “Coming to Suryadatta campus gives us immense happiness as we get to share our practical knowledge to shape the next generation of managers.”

Day 3 :  Chak-De-India fame, Mir Ranjan Negi, former Goal keeper of Indian Hockey Team shared his real life experiences through a one act play – “Gloom to Glory” . The one act play was about Mr. Negi gracefully coming out of the wrong accusation for match fixing in a match with Pakistan during the 1982 Asian Games, by coaching the Indian female Hockey team. The team won the gold medal in the 1998 Asian Games, under the training and mentorship of Mir Ranjan Negi. He said “It was sheer love of the game and my mother’s wish that made me take up the game with such gusto. Whenever, life takes a setback, it pushes me to try a lot harder to prove myself. The youth of today should take their lives ahead with equal hard work and passion and most important of all not let setbacks take a beating. Work extra hard and let your work speak for you”.

Day 4 : Dr. Deepak Shikarpur : eminent IT expert, shared his views on the topic of global Opportunities in the Management & IT field for students of MBA, PGDM, MCA, M.Sc- Cs. Etc.. Dr Deepak put emphasis on the much needed essential quality of Multitasking. He also did mention that students should know minimum two languages, upgrade their IT skills, learn new modules on regular basis etc.. which will fetch them good employment opportunities.  According to him, the Indian talent will fill up the global opportunities which are approaching very soon…

Day 5 :  -  Magsaysay award winner Dr. Rajendra Singh Ji, the “Waterman of India” visited the campus of Suryadatta Group of Institutes. Magsaysay award winner Dr. Rajendra Singh Ji was felicitated by Suryadatta Group of Institutes with the Suryadatta National Award 2012 for his pioneering work in water harvesting and water management. Dr. Rajendra Singh Ji, during his speech at Suryadatta, spoke about the importance of water conservation and how the youth of the nation can be of great help at saving the nation by conserving water. He said “Our country is facing severe problems due to lack of drinking water. This issue will snowball to a bigger problem if we do not take severe steps to resolve it. Each one of us has to understand the importance of protecting our environment by saving atleast a drop of water. Every initiative taken by each individual will contribute to the betterment of our society, our nation and the mother earth”

Tree Plantation was done at the hands of Dr. Rajendra Singh ji, and Suryadatta symbol ( statue / murale) was revealed  on this occasion at his hands.

One of our student Mr. Sunil Tambe is “ SARPANCH” of Khirdi Village. This village has won the President’s Award for Best Village in Maharashtra for Rain Water Management, was felicitated on the occasion.

Day 6 :  Dr. Anil Awachat, Chief Initiator of Pune Based leading De-addiction Centre ; Muktangan, who gave a moral session to the students on the lack of sensitivity towards the poor in our society and how the youth can help make the scenario better. Dr. Achawat said “The poor is getting poorer and the rich is getting richer. There should be a balance in the society”.

Tree plantation was done at the hands of these celebrities at the campus.

Day 7 : Dr. Dilip Sarda, President, Pune Cycle Pratishthan, addressed students on a very lively topic on Mind & Body fitness through a program titled as “ Get Set Go”. The session was given an emphasis on How to improve the link between Mind and body,  tips were shared with students on how to remain physically & mentally fit, and the importance of regular exercise to improve the functions of brain… Students found these sessions very informative and educative.

Day 8 : Mr. Sameer Dharmadhikari : Renowned model and actor shared his success story with our budding mangers.  He also unveiled the secret of his success in the field : i.e. Confidence and language proficiency.  His success mantra is ‘ Enjoy your job”. Being academically qualified as Engineer, Sameer shifted his professional career on the track of modeling and subsequently in acting..And with his live story, he shared brief guidelines with the students for effective transformation of one career path into another emerging sector.. It was an eye opening session for students. He further added that student must take part in minimum one or two co-curricular / extra  curricular activity which Suryadatta is already conducting; would certainly be beneficial in their personal and professional life..

Chairman of Suryadatta Group of Institutes, Prof. Dr. Sanjay B Chordiya, said “We are obliged to have these great personalities in our institute and pass on their knowledge to these budding managers. I am sure that these days were a great learning for our students present here.”

The celebratory week concluded with the felicitation of the faculty at Suryadatta Group of Institutes, and a Gala cultural program performed by students.  Ganesh Vandana offered by a energetic group of students was the attraction of this program.

These inspirational sessions were attended by 750 students of Suryadatta Group of Institutes.