Department of Community Resource Management

This young progressive department was rechristened as Department of Community Resource Management in 1992. Being an inter-disciplinary field, it focuses at improving quality of life of the family as a unit as well as community at large. Multiple perspectives of the diverse focus areas help broaden the career scope of the specialization.

All courses offered by the Department aims at developing professional skills such as leadership, problem-solving and team dynamics as well as essential value-added skills. The Department encourages independent study and under-graduate research projects in current advances in relevant fields. It offers 1 – month internship program wherein students gain valuable experience and accomplishments that enhance their resume creating an added advantage.

The Department undertakes outreach programs, consultancy, organizes conferences, seminars, workshops and other training activities in the pertinent fields. It works in close collaboration with various industries, consumer organizations, academic and research institutions.

Value-added Courses (3-months)
  • Workstation Design and Applied Ergonomics - Certificate course
  • Cultural Heritage Management - Value Added Course

Focus Areas

  • Ergonomics and Occupational Safety & Health
  • Hospitality Management, Tourism and Event Management
  • Interior Design and Decoration
  • Management – Human Resource management, Entrepreneurship Management, Marketing Management
  • Community Work and Field Work

Mission

To build strong independent professional women with a deep sense of loyalty and commitment, by equipping them knowledge and skills in the areas of Ergonomics, Hospitality, Management, Interior Design and Community Work. To continually innovate and deliver a curriculum that is globally valuable, locally relevant and responsive to the changing time.

Collaborations
Internships
  • Oberoi Hotels
  • Grand Hyatt, Kalina
  • Meluha –The Fern, Powai
  • The Park, Navi Mumbai
  • The Lalit, Mumbai
  • ITC Maratha
  • ITC Grand Central
  • Holiday Inn
  • Hotel Novotel
  • Ramada Hotels and Convention Centre, Powai

Knowledge Based
  • Asian Paints – Colour World, Bandra
  • Central Labour Institute (CLI), Chunabhatti
  • Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI)
  • Council for Fair Business Practices (CFBP)
  • Ergonomics Lab, NITIE – Powai.

Employers
  • The Oberoi Hotels
  • L & T, Powai
  • Amazon, India
  • ITC Maratha
  • Parsi Diary
  • Solitaire Media Entertainment
  • Indigo Airlines
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Veena World
  • SOTC
  • Kuoni Travels
  • Being Human
  • Banijay Asia
  • Chhatrapatti Shivaji International Airport
  • Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
  • Fortis Hospitals
  • Maharashtra Times

Community & Extension
  • Creative Handicrafts
  • Women India Trust
  • Bright Future India NGO
  • Sahara Charitable trust
  • Family Service Centre
  • Gyan Community College, Kharasgaon
  • Nirmala Niketan Community Centre (Chuim, Roha, Kolad, Mangaon)
Activities of the Department
Visits to Various Industries
Asian Paints, Colour World, Bandra

A student begins to love colours from the time she starts studying about Principles of Design. The foundation of the subject draws out the creativity of every girl from the first year itself. The same colour and design applications were actually seen by the CRM girls in their visit to Asian Paints Colour World, Bandra which was a delightful experience.

The Colour World is the Signature Store of Asian paints giving a complete experience of the genuine products. The digital journey guarantees a customer the feel of newest colours, textures and wallpapers

Central Labour Institute, Chunabhatti

As part of Value Added Course “Work Station Design and Ergonomics “students are taken for field visit and one of the institute visited is CLI at Chunabhatti Mumbai.It is a daylong visit to the safety, Industrial Hygiene and the Environment Laboratory. Students also visit the Non Respiratory Protective device (NRTL) department.

These visits help students gain first-hand information regarding the functioning of the industry. Most important they learnt the do’s and don’ts of the industrial practice. Students benefit tremendously through minor ergonomics research conducted in these industries on posture analysis, shift system, environmental evaluation and stress.

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Student Led Activities
Mom’s Day Out

Students get hand on experience to organize Informal event as part of Hospitality Electives.It is a learning experience and getting a practical knowledge about how to organize and manage an event.

CRM Market

The CRM market is a legacy that provides opportunity to entrepreneurial minds. Students work on different themes and set up an environment very much similar to our traditional HAAT BAZAAR.

Introduction to Event Management (F. Y. B. Sc. Level)

At the first-year level Students get an opportunity to learnt how to plan, budget and organize a small event. They also learnt how to attract crowd for increased foot fall to the event. Students select their own theme such as Farmers Rejoice, Halloween, Carnival, Rainbow.

Cultural Fare

As part of practical component of Skills in Hospitality Industry students were given hand on experience to organize Cultural Fare which is an innovative teaching initiative by the department to give FY Students an opportunity to understand the vast topic on Indian Tourism.

Students (in groups of 4-5 ) were allotted slots to exhibit artifacts, places of tourist interests, cultural insights of an Indian State.

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Student Development Activities
Workshops and Guests Lectures

The curriculum is designed in such a way that students are given exposure to Workshops which is part of educational programme designed to teach or introduce practical skills, techniques or ideas.

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Community and Extension Activities

Extension activities of our college are integrated with our academic Department of Community Resource Management is actively involves in Extension activities and community services targeting both urban slums of Mumbai city as well as rural villages in Raighgadh district and Kharasgaon targeting the underprivileged sectors of the society.

Apart from the routine curricular activities, the students are also involved in different extension activities. They organize and participate in different extension activities like AIDS awareness, Anti – Dowry programs, Awareness programmes on Health and Sanitation, child marriages, Importance of nutrients in diet, through Role plays, street plays, and Flash card presentations.

Awareness programme amongst children through puppet show topics covered Personal Health and Hygiene, Personal etiquette Celebration of International Breast Feeding Week in collaboration with ICDS.

Visit to Kharasgaon

Gyan Jyoti Community students conducting various sessions on "Housekeeping Operations".

Topics covered:
Introduction to Housekeeping Operations, Importance of housekeeping in Hotels, Hospitals and other institutions, Career opportunities, Grooming and language skill, Cleaning procedures, Guestroom cleaning and Cleaning of other articles, Napkin folds, Table setting, Bed making.

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Job Opportunities in CRM
Hospitality Management
Aviation Industry
  • Traffic assistance
  • Reservation Staff
  • Counter Staff
  • Ground Services
  • Ticketing Executives
  • Passenger Service Agent
  • Reservation Service Agent
  • Reservation Service Agent
Tourism
  • Tour Manager
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel desk Manager
  • Tour Escort
  • Tour Operators
Hotel Industry
  • Accommodation Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Front Office Executives
  • Guest Relations Manager
  • Housekeeping Executives
  • Reservations Staff
Management Related
  • HR Generalist
  • HR Recruiter
  • HR Specialist
  • Compensation Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Brand/Product Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Development Communicators
Interior Designers
  • Interior Designers
  • Interior Decorators
  • Colour Consultants
  • Model Making Consultants
  • Set Design Consultants
  • Lighting Designers
  • Furniture Designers
  • Kitchen Designers
Ergonomics
  • Safety Specialist
  • Product Designer
  • Ergonomist
  • Workplace Analyst
  • Occupational Hygienist
  • Occupational Health Consultant
Further Studies
Masters Program
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Masters in Management Studies (MMS)
  • Masters in Tourism Management (MTM)
  • Masters in Travel & Tourism Management (MTTM)
  • Masters in Hospitality Management (MHM)
  • Masters in Occupational Health & Safety
  • Masters in Human Resource Management (MHRM)
  • MBAin Hospitality Studies
  • Masters in SocialWork (MSW)
  • Masters in Home Science (MHSc)
    1. Resource Management
    2. Extension Education
Post-Graduate Diploma
  • Ergonomics
  • Hospitality Management
  • Event Management (PGDEM)
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Consumer Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Product Design
  • Housekeeping Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Event Management
  • Brand/ Retail Management
  • Consumer ergonomics
  • Airport Management
  • Aviation Management