Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth | Global Business School & Research Centre (GBSCRC) – A Global Platform of Transformation

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With an increasing population of health-conscious individuals around the globe, the healthcare industry has seen a boom in the last few decades. Moreover, with the whole world still in the grips of a global pandemic, we as a generation have witnessed evolution of various innovations, products, services, and technologies that cater to the healthcare requirements and demands of the people. In addition, recent times have witnessed businesses which are completely focused on creating products and experiences that add value to customers’ lifestyle, resulting in an increased need of individuals who can function as capable business leaders cum healthcare professionals, ready to take on the mantle of innovating and leading. Thereby, talking about such education hotspots who are effortlessly running hybrid MBA-healthcare courses, welcoming students from diverse educational backgrounds coming together towards the fulfillment of one universal goal of serving the society, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth’s Global Business School & Research Centre comes as a ray of hope for students who aspire to make a mark in the Hospitality World.

Aimed at nurturing future leaders for diverse healthcare segments such as pharmaceutical, hospital, medical device, health insurance, and healthcare IT, at GBSCRC enough emphasis is laid on grooming and developing every individual for which the b-school understands individuals Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Challenges (SWOC). Not only are the students trained in their academics thoroughly, but basic skills are taught too on the campus, helping students gain domain knowledge, functional knowledge, cross-cultural skills and attributes, problem-solving abilities, disaster management, social sensitivity, and so on.

“For the best training and practice, we deliver used cases, conduct role plays, mock drills and simulations, discussions, and brainstorming sessions frequently”, stated – Dr. P. D. Patil, the Chancellor of the Vidyapeeth, during a brief interview session, where he took us on a virtual tour of the campus and explained in detail how the Healthcare PG program hosted by the b-school is catered towards the gen-z. Adding to his above statement, he stated – “That’s not all; we have edX platform where students can avail unlimited knowledge from various globally renowned universities like Harvard University and the University of Columbia and many more on functional, behavioral and social skills that are necessary for an individual in today’s time”.

Unmatched student experience
With a tremendous opportunity to pursue an MBA in Hospitality, the management of DPU | GBSRC welcomes individuals with a zeal to make it big in their respective lives, to come and get immersed in a vast, dynamic global industry that is constantly changing and expanding. Also, guaranteeing a platform where students will be prepared for leading large hotel chains & hospitality sectors, the strong industry connections the b-school has with top hospitality chains and hotels will surely open the doors to a wealth of diverse career opportunities and for those who see themselves as leaders in the Hospitality field, ready to step-in towards a success-filled life. Boasting of rigorous academic coursework, experiential learning opportunities, challenging and supportive faculty, and the tight-knit Hotelier community — all backed by a technologically driven campus and world-class infrastructure, the chancellor stated — “the start of your successful career in hospitality begins here”.

Working towards ensuring that every student on campus receives equal attention and detail, at DPU | Global Business School and Research Centre (GBSRC), it’s mandatory for all the first-year MBA students to work in a team on Industry Study Sectoral Analysis, which is meant to provide a solid foundation, so the student understands which area he/she wants to explore for their Summer Internship Project. Along with this every year, the Institute’s Innovation Council organizes a week-long event to instill innovation and research proficiency in the students and make them aware of the current Indian scenario and how efforts are being taken at the national level, thereby, promoting entrepreneurship on a large scale. There is also an on-campus ‘Entrepreneurship, Startup & Innovation Cell’ which works under the guidance of the Ministry of Education’s Institution’s Innovation Council. The b-school is proud about its early implementation of the ‘National Innovation and Start-up Policy 2019’, according to which, all the teachers were pushed to get involved with the ‘Entrepreneurship, Startup & Innovation Cell’ and invest over 20% of their time in developing and promoting Entrepreneurship culture within the institution.

Despite the issues the pandemic brought along with it, GBSRC’s customized plan helped it to formulate a scheme, so that the whole teaching/learning went on in a safe and secure manner, be it online or offline. Also, as classroom sessions have been replaced by webinars and virtual guest sessions; all lectures were hosted online with the same grace and use of technology and high-speed internet bandwidth. Business events, get-togethers, parent-faculty meets, examinations were held on a virtual platform to ensure students do not miss out on the daily essentials at GBSRC. Furthermore, as COVID protocols demanded a high level of hygiene, sanitization, attention to detail and CARE for self and towards one another; the b-school initiated special sessions from their onboard health science department for all students and staff at regular intervals.

All in all, operating in a 21st century-compliant state-of-the-art infrastructure, spread across a lush green sprawling campus at Bangalore-Mumbai bypass, which is the most prominent part of Pune city, the b-school is home to spacious smart ICT enabled classrooms, lecture halls, computer labs with high-speed internet and Wi-Fi connectivity and many more. The Institute also has a large hostel facility on campus and a dedicated training and placement cell to enhance the employability of the batch, under the able leadership of its onboard faculty members, who apart from being subject matter experts, portray an arena of knowledge resources, relevant to the student’s area of interest. Additionally, the mentors also possess high levels of enthusiasm, self-confidence, and the willingness to mentor students according to what they aspire for, along with ensuring good mental health. Lastly, as DPU | Global Business School and Research Centre (GBSRC) plans to grow in leaps and bounds by means of developing strong ties with the industry and academia, the Vidyapeeth and the b-school have already inked MOUs with industry giants and with leading business schools nationally as well as globally and many such MOUs are in pipelines, making sure that their sole responsibility in future would lie to plan and strengthen the academic and industry journey by bridging the gap to a great extent in the coming years.

Dr. P. D. Patil – Chancellor
A visionary and the architect behind the success of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Dr. P. D. Patil has a bachelor’s degree in Science and Law and a doctorate degree in Philosophy. He has worked at providing vocational and technical training in the college of engineering, Pimpri. He established Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth and Dr. D. Y. Patil Unitech Society, Pimpri, Pune which comprises more than 30 institutions in the fields of Engineering, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Management, Hotel Management, and Medical Sciences with its institutes at its Pimpri & Tathawade campuses. Under his leadership, DPU has achieved 2nd rank in the dental category, 19th rank in the medical category & 49th rank in university category in the NIRF rankings 2021. Dr. P. D. Patil is a member of the Consultative Group of Higher and Technical Education, Planning Commission of India. He is also a member of the Management Council at the University of Pune and has been awarded with various awards like Jivan Sadhana Gaurav Puraskar- 2017, Jivan Gaurav Puraskar – 2016 and Rashtriya Ekta Award – 2004.