After the recent declaration of the board examination results, students were exploring various options from the wide array of career options available. There was no doubt that choosing a stream is a major decision and students were exploring various options available.In order to help them make a better career choice for their future, V.M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE) organized VMSIIHE Open Day for students and parents at its state-of- the-art campus recently.The initiative offered students an insight into the hospitality industry and an opportunity to explore it as a career.
To get a firsthand account of campus life, faculty members as well as students interacted with visitors on the course structures, evaluation methods and other aspects of the college which were of interest to students. Faculty members also took them for a tour of the college campus and showed them the various facilities available to students including the state-of-the-art, technologically advanced campus.
The well designed campus has a fully functional 5-starred training hotel on campus, with a grand lobby area and reception, well appointed guestrooms, a restaurant, kitchen area and banqueting facilities. Additionally, the institute has spacious air-conditioned classrooms equipped with technologically advanced facilities including, LCD screens, projectors, laptops and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Affiliated to the Goa University, VMSIIHE is one of the best hotel management institutes in the country offering a B.Sc in International Hospitality Management. The institute has a strategic tie-up with the international hospitality chain, the Marriott Group, for knowledge sharing and training purpose.
The program provides participants with an in-depth exposure to various facets of the industry, departmental processes related to food & beverage planning, showmanship, front office and housekeeping practices, human resource management and food production operations. It also offers them a leadership programme which inculcates a professional attitude in a holistic learning environment. The course curriculum also includes academic learning, practical sessions and professional internships in top hotels in India and abroad.
The three year full-time program at VMSIIHE is designed to equip the students with practical training and necessary skills, with special attention to personality development, professional attitude and leadership qualities, which are essential to be a global manager of repute. The course boasts of a dedicated and experienced faculty, which includes international faculty on campus, world-class infrastructure, interactions with industry experts and professional internships in reputed hotels in India and abroad.
After the successful completion of the 3-year International Hospitality degree at VMSIIHE the students can directly join the final year of the Master’s program at HTMi Switzerland. The duration of this program comprises of 1 academic semester of taught modules, followed by the completion of a master’s dissertation within 6 months of the completion of the taught modules. Upon completion students will receive 3 post graduate degrees:
1) Post-graduation diploma in Hospitality Management by HTMi
2) M.Sc. in hospitality and tourism managementby Edinburgh Napier University (ENU).
3) MBA in hospitality Management by HTMi
The students will also be able to complete a training period of 6 to 12 months in Switzerland with a paid internship.
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