Eminent educationists talk about what is being done by way of fostering knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship to position FHRAI-IHM as a premier hospitality management institute in the next few years
ARUN KUMAR SINGH Director FHRAI-IHM
ESTABLISHING A PREMIER INSTITUTE
All possible efforts will be made to establish FHRAI-IHM as a premier institute of hospitality education in the next few years. We want our students to develop a positive attitude towards the hospitality industry, improve their communication skills, and acquire knowledge & skills that are most suitable for managerial and senior supervisory jobs or self-employment in hospitality & allied industries.
The placement scenario of hospitality institutes was good before COVID-19. We hope that by the time our first batch will be ready for the industry we will make our presence felt, thus leading to better placement in the industry.
I started as Principal, IHM Jodhpur with an intake of 20 students then moved to IHM, Lucknow and finally IHM Mumbai, the largest & oldest and most reputed institute of hospitality management in the country. The vast experience I have gained over the years will be utilised to position FHRAIIHM as a leading hospitality management institute of the country. Apart from regular academic inputs our efforts will be for overall personality development / improving communication techniques among students. Research & development and inclusion of case studies to sharpen the intellectual mind of students will help in developing their self-confidence in moving ahead in their career.
HIMANSHU TALWAR Additional Director FHRAI-IHM
ESTABLISHING A PREMIER INSTITUTE TRAINING PROGRAMMES
It is indeed a matter of pride for me to support the hospitality fraternity from the perspective of policy at FHRAI and education at FHRAI-IHM. In the year 2020, when the entire country was under lockdown and hospitality establishments were shut, following the directions of FHRAIIHM management, I organised FSSAI initiated COVID awareness training programmes through FoSTaC. Around 50 such sessions were organized whereby more than 4,000 people were trained.
AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH
Looking at the future of hospitality education, unprecedented events such as COVID have taught a lot to us. Though these things are beyond our control, however, industry has seen various such phases wherein there was very little hope of revival, however, on every such occasion not only we revived but thrived as well. We at FHRAI-IHM will now be focussing on making young individuals – opting for hospitality as their future – more innovative in their approach and accommodative to new technology.