Academic Team

Asst. Prof. Bhakti Naik

Finance is an integral department of any industry. Management and finances go hand in hand and spell the formula of success of any organization. Within this purview, Mrs. Bhakti Naik, teaches with vigor and contribute in enlightening young minds in various attributes of finances and management.

She is Masters in Finance from New Hampshire University United States with 10 years of experience in various aspects of finance like Banking, Insurance, Equity, sales, etc. She has worked with renowned organizations like TATA, HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank, Birla Mutual Funds.

Prior to this she was working with Aditya Birla Financial Services as Head Relationship Manager taking care of investments for various customers. From last 5 years she has been a part of D.Y.Patil School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies.

Asst. Prof. Aarti Pandirkar

‘The quality of the experience will be remembered long after the price has been forgotten’ as it is rightly said, an Alumni of IHM Mumbai, with 9 years of professional experience in Five Star Luxury Brands like The Taj Hotels Palaces & Resorts, The Lalit & The Leela, Assistant Professor Aarti Pandirkar is passionate about imparting knowledge in Front office to the aspiring hoteliers which are our students. She has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and high level leadership and mentoring qualities.

As it is rightly said Front Office department is the’ Face of the Hotel’, Asst. Prof Aarti tries to indoctrinate the values of ‘Athithi Devo Bhava’ and trains students in Front office operations, Guest Relationship management, management of cross functional teams and property management systems.

Having conducted multiple International Industrial visits for students to Singapore, Malaysia & Dubai she believes ‘Travel is like knowledge, the more you see the more you know’. Being a part of hospitality the students should be abreast with the new changing trends globally. Presently pursuing Masters in

Asst. Prof. Milind Kilpadi

With an experience of over a decade in the marketing and sales sector and 4 years of invaluable experience as an academician, Mr. Milind Kilpadi is a prodigy in the realm of business administration and entrepreneurship.

He brings to the students an indomitable passion for managerial skills and a zeal to impart the best knowledge to the candidates. He strives to make the student learning process endearing , comprehensive a well as challenging. He specializes in Marketing and sales management. He is a merit holder from University of Mumbai and is a known name in the academic circles.

Asst. Prof. Naeem

He is currently working as a chef Lecturer for first year & second year culinary students and is responsible for taking practical and theory lectures. Academically he has Post Graduate Diploma in International Cuisine from West London College (U.K) and a Masters degree in Hotel Management. He Started his career with Oberoi flight services, Mumbai were he gained knowledge by working in various sections of the flight kitchens, to excel in career he worked Princess cruise liner to learn and understand the vast ocean of international cuisine.

Later he moved to the restaurant capital of the world “London”. Where he started working with some of the best chefs in U.K in the The Meat and Wine Co’s flagship restaurant in Sherberds bush, London as opening team to learn the culinary art from the masters in various section like starters, grill and pastry section. Guidance of celebrity head chef Balaji Balchander helped him to sharpen his cooking skilled and techniques while working for the restaurant.

Later on was transferred to Dubai to be part of opening team of the flagship restaurant chain in speciality African cuisine “Tribes” in Kempenki hotel, Mall of Emirates. After gaining plenty knowledge and expertise in the culinary field he to move come back to India and worked as a Sous Chef for Adventure Residency Resort near Mumbai.