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Faculty – School of Hotel Management Meet our Faculty

Faculty - School of Hotel Management

Sandip S Tapkir

Sandip S Tapkir possess 20 years of rich experience in academics and Hospitality. He had worked with many renowned hotels and has experience of running a successful catering business. Since 2005 till date he had served as professor in Hotel management colleges across the Pune region under the SavitribaiPhule Pune University affiliated institutes. He is associated as opening team with ADYPU University School of Hotel Management.

He had just submitted his thesis “A study of Training and Development practices in the Hotel industry” for the award of degree of PhD from SavitribaiPhule Pune University under faculty ofmanagement and Human resource Management. He had published 10 national and international research papers on the hospitality training, tourism sector and Training and development topics.

He is a dynamic and dedicated personality towards hospitality and tourism sector. Under his leadership –School of Hotel Management progressing and achieving great heights into the students learning and development.

Ms. Geetanjali Kale

Ms Geetanjali Kale is an Assistant Professor in School of Hotel management since June 2018. She has done her Diploma in Hotel Management from Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education, MA in Tourism Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University and PhD Scholar of Savitribai Phule Pune University under department of Commerce doing the research work on Marketing of Tourism.

She is a specialised faculty in Accommodation management. She has an experience of fourteen years in industry and academics. She has been project guide for many students of Bachelor in hotel management, where the students have completed their projects successfully. She has published four research publications in the various journals approved by UGC. She is a member of Board of Studies for Ajeenkya D Y Patil University School of Hotel Management.

Ms. Shilpa Chourishi

Ms. Shilpa Chourishi earned her Master’s in Business Studies in Human Resources. Her passion for the hospitality industry landed her as a Faculty of Food & Beverage services. She has diverse experience of Eleven years’ experience in industry and academics.

Ms. Pranali Sandip Thorat

Ms Pranali accomplished her Bachelors and Masters in Hospitality Management from Nagpur University. She has Hospitality Industry experience for 3 years in different functional areas. Since 2016 she has earned her experience as a faculty to School of Hotel Management, ADYPU.

She has also published a Research Paper in a UGC recognized Journal.

Prof. Prashant Adsule

Prof. Prashant-Adsule earned his masters in Hospitality Mgmt. & HRM. He is presently working as a Masters of Culinary Experts at Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, School of Hotel management; Pune. Since his early youth, he has dedicated himself to the Culinary Arts. Having the 16 years of experience in hospitality & academics, he has done various, Faculty Development program, Seminars, Culinary training & USPH training.

Prof. Prashant has exemplary experience of working with reputed five star luxury Hotels & International Cruises like Princess cruises, Saraswati institute HMCT,and Amby Valley Sahara Lake City. He also has culinary experience as an “Executive Chef” while working with “Sodexo”.

His strength lies in being able to establish and build relationships with varied backgrounds, switching roles between trainer, facilitator, coach and mentor. His passion for Cooking has actually carved a niche for him.

Prof. Kiran Waghchoure

Prof. Kiran Waghchoure is a Lecturer in the department of Hotel Management at Ajeenkya D Y Patil University, Pune since January 2015. He has Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management &Catering Science and Masters in Personnel Management from Savitribai Phule Pune University University of Pune.

He is a culinary expert with 9 years of experience in Hospitality and academics. He has worked with various well-known organizations such as Marriot Hotels, TGIF, and Chili’s grill & Bar, Aromas etc. He has worked on Pune Municipal corporation social initiative for enriching women’s culinary skills to build proprietorship and start own business.

His core area of interest is in culinary skills, food styling, menu engineering and kitchen planning design. He has successfully organized and conducted various food events for ADYPUSHM such as chef’s day, cake mixing ceremony, theme lunch, Formal brunch function, Tourism Day.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities he also works as an Academic coordinator for school of hotel management at University. He is a member of Board of Studies for School of Hotel Management.

Mr. Vikrant Khandve

Mr. Vikrant Khandve accoplished Diploma in Hotel & Catering from MSBTE and Bachelor of commerce from Savitribai Phule Pune University.

He has been working with restaurant and hotels for more than 4 years. He has core area of interest in Food and Beverage service and actively organizes various events and activities in School of Hotel management.

Chaitanya KM

Mr. Chaitanya KM has over 22 years of experience in Hotels, Restaurants and Academics in USA, Australia, Cruise Liners and India. He is specialized in Franchise model end to end concept development and execution.

He is a Culinary expert in American (Cajun, Creole, Fast Food/Deli, New England) Chinese/ Indo-Chinese, Tex Mex, Mediterranean, Italian, Continental, Bakery/ Confectionery, South Indian and North Indian Cuisines. He is also an expert in Molecular Gastronomy, Cocktail Mixology. His Technical expertise includes Hotel Software Customization and Configuration, web designing, online Marketing and Food Photography/Styling. He is also Pursuing a Ph.D. in Food and Beverage Management.

Sachin Shelar

Mr. Sachin Shelar accomplished a Master’s Degree in Hotel & Tourism Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Tourism Mgmt. He also has 3 years Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology from MSIHMCT Pune and MA English from Pune University.

He is a Certified Wine Sommelier and Mixologist from United States Sommelier Association, USA. He worked with various International cruise ships like Island Cruises USA, Celebrity Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International cruise lines. He also worked with various 5-star Hotels in India. He is a Certified USPH trainer, he conducted training programs in cruise ships and Hotel Management Colleges.

He brings immense global exposure and over 15 years of experience to academics thereby imparting his knowledge to budding hospitality professionals.

Surabhi Mitra

Ms. Surabhi Mitra accomplished her bachelor’si n Hotel Management from Institute of Hotel Management, Lucknow and Masters in Management (MBA) from Indira Gandhi National Open University. She is enriched with an experience of over eight years in the industry as well as academics. She holds immense work experience with hotel brands including Trident and Claridges. She has worked with many National and International Hotel Management Institutes as an academic resource and mentor to budding professionals.