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About The School Of Excellence


The School of Excellence is spearheaded by Smeeta Gulvady in association with The SportingLions Foundation & piloted by BCD Travel with the sole objective of providing quality education to students and to develop business professionals capable of responding to global business challenges. In an era of global transformation the demands placed upon business leaders to provide leadership and insights have become imperative. The School of Excellence prepares students for roles that gives them an industry relevant edge. At the School of Excellence we continually demonstrate high quality curriculum through our experience in field of Travel and Tourism for both undergraduate and post graduate levels. With a mission to develop global ready Post-graduates & under-graduate professionals.

Besides tourism-related courses such as Travel technology, Travel agency management the programme also build in core modules such as Travel Management, Marketing , Corporate Travel, MICE, Business communication so that students are fully equipped with the required knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting industry.

Our Mission - Promote education, Develop professional skills & Enhance livelihood


Smeeta Gulvady is a well - known name in the Travel & Tourism industry. She brings with her vast experience in mentoring, guiding and helping students groom their careers. She has spent over 25 years training - students, travel agents, destination boards, Immigration officers. She has been nominated on the mentor council for Hospitality, Tourism and Travel by the Directorate General of Education and Training (DGET), Ministry of Labour and Employment – Government of India. She has served as member of the IATA Training & Development Institute(ITDI) Partners Global Advisory Board (2013-2014) term. She is member Centre of Excellence TISS (SVE) School of Vocational Education for the Travel & Tourism Vertical and member Mumbai University Institute Distance & Open Learning (IDOL) of science & technology committee for academic reforms.

BCD Travel is the third largest travel management company headquartered in Utrecht, The Netherlands, with regional headquarters in London (UK); Atlanta, USA (Americas) and Singapore (APAC).

BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on corporate travel. They have presence in nearly 110 countries with 12,000 creative, committed and experienced people.

SportingLions Foundation is a Not For Profit Organisation (Sec. 8 Company) wholly owned by Lions Club of Bombay Willingdon Crescent Charity Trust. Every profit earned by the foundation is ploughed back to the community services. The founding members “The Charter Members” of Lions Club of Bombay Willingdon Crescent Charity Trust - dreamt of providing the suburbs of Mumbai a play arena to unwind after a hectic schedule at work and given a new meaning to sports while helping municipal schools and underprivileged children in their education besides other community services for enhancing public good.


We devise various training programs, attuned to help individuals cultivate practical skills, build Knowledge and Professional Talent across factions enable contribute to make a difference to the society.

Our faculty team includes erudite and insightful educators from both the academic and business sectors. Students have tremendous opportunity to gain knowledge from the best educationists with academia and industry experience. Interactions with prominent leaders/senior executives from the industry allow you to benefit from their experience gained in leading positions around the globe.

The in-depth and result oriented classroom training sessions are a hallmark of our operations. Through highly developed classroom teaching modules, we deliver knowledge that is interesting as well as result-oriented. High levels of discipline, formal & structured teaching methods, and the latest and best quality courseware contribute towards the overall professional and personal growth of the students.


A unique association between BCD Travel and Sporting Lions. The core purpose of this CSR initiative to provide various training programs to help individuals cultivate practical skills, build their Knowledge and Professional Talent across factions as well as make a difference to the society. The setup of this CSR initiative is piloted by BCD Travel in association with Sporting Lions.

BCD has always been a pioneer in CSR. In line with this philosophy BCD India has undertaken several CSR initiatives. Sporting Lions has constantly engaged in carrying out the CSR initiatives in the region. The initiatives, ranging from drinking water initiatives, vocational trainings to youth, good governance program, education facility to under privileged students, solar street lights, solar pump for public well to provide drinking water and campaigns on the Swach Bharat Abhiyan, save the girl child, save the trees – save the earth, have helped in improving the lives of its communities etc.

link : https://www.bcdtravel.com/in/how-do-i/make-a-social-impact/

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