Dr. Arati Prabhu describes herself as "an outgoing person, enthusiastic, self-motivated and disciplined." She further adds working in the industry has made her "sensitive to service, organized, with an eye for detail and sharp follow-ups".
Her educational and professional qualifications include: Doctorate in Organization Management (Savitribai Phule Pune University), qualified NTA-UGC NET examination, Master of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (First class with distinction, Savitribai Phule Pune University), Diploma in Tourism Management (A Grade, University of Waikato, New Zealand), Bachelor of Arts (First Class, Mumbai University) and Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology (First Class, Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Mumbai). She has completed numerous research paper publications, featuring in International and National Journals of Management.
Dr. Prabhu is in academia for close to a decade. Having worked with illustrious institutions like Dr. D.Y. Patil IHMCT and AISSMS College of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, she is now working at the prestigious Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA), at Savitribai Phule Pune University. She is the founding teaching faculty of the newly commenced one-of-its-kind BBA in Hospitality and Facilities Management. She has also taught subjects like Marketing, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship Development, F&B Service, F&B Controls, Principles of Management, Personality Development and Business Communications.
Her strength in teaching is a sound backup of a decade long industry experience with Kamat Hotels India Limited as Assistant Training Manager (September 2008 – April 2009), The O Hotel Pune as Assistant Training Manager (October 2007 – September 2008), Employee Welfare, Taj Lands End Mumbai as Banquet Office Manager (June 2005 – April 2007), Hyatt Regency Mumbai as Catering Sales Manager (May 2004 – May 2005), JW Marriott Mumbai as Assistant Sales Manager (October 2001 – February 2003), and The Leela Mumbai as Assistant Manager, Food and Beverage Service (August 1998 – September 2001).
Ms. Neha Saxena is a Public Relations and Corporate Communication professional with more than 13 years of work experience with international leaders across multiple industries –Advertising, IT, Telecom, Healthcare and Education. She has a rich and diverse experience of working with companies like Infosys BPO, Harbinger Group, Hughes Telecom and RG Group of Hospitals in their Corporate Communications and PR divisions that has made her well versed with the communication needs of an organization. She has worked across a gamut of communication related activities comprising Event Management, Media Relations, Corporate Branding, Management, Business Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. She holds a post graduate degree in Advertising and Public Relations Management from the University department of "Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya", Indore. She is closely associated with the education industry imparting learning and trainings to students in various aspects of Leadership and Management, Public Relations, Business and Corporate Communication, Event Management and Transition from campus to corporate. She is working as a Trainer and Visiting Faculty with some of the premier institutions of Pune including Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA), Department of Commerce (University of Pune), Dr. D.Y. Patil Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, ISB&M and Indira School of Mass Communication. She has also conducted numerous guest lectures, workshops and simulation classes with students of different disciplines on Personality Development, Time Management, Non-verbal Communication, Interviews, Self-development, Soft Skills and Stress Management among others. Apart from work, she dedicatedly pursues her passion in performing arts and incorporates many elements of Performing Arts into her lectures and workshops to give them a unique twist and a different experience to the students. You can connect with her through any of the following social media platforms:
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