Goa Khabar:V.M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE) recently inducted its sixth batch of students for the academic year 2019-20 at its campus in Raia, Goa, accompanied by their parents and guardians. This year, besides students from Goa, VMSIIHE witnessed admissions from Chennai,Dehradun,Visakhapatnam, Belgaum.
The induction ceremony commenced with a welcome address by Prof. Mirza, Director and Principal, VMSIIHE followed by an introduction of the faculty and the staff with a total of 88 students and 126 parents present for the event.
Professor Irfan Mirza, Director and Principal, V. M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education, remarked that “At VMSIIHE, we offer a unique curriculum and world class infrastructure to prepare the students for the ever-changing needs of the hospitality industry. Our goal is to make this institute the center of excellence for the hospitality industry in India. We are here to ensure that all our students acquire the knowledge and skills that are unmatched in this field. The students have an opportunity to get trained under the guidance of senior industry and academic experts.”
The Director introduced the students to the culture and legacy of the institute while also sharing an insight into what an academic life at VMSIIHE would entail including a globally relevant curriculum, internship programs at leading luxury hotels, student exchange programmes and international exposure through collaborations with Institutes in Europe. He stressed on the need for a disciplined outlook and the right attitude which can go a long way in preparing a student for the future ahead.
Dr. Aldina Braganza (MA, NET, PHD) addressed the parents, she emphasized on the importance of connecting with children emotionally. She stressed that emotional connectedness will help lay the foundation for a healthy relationship between a parent and a child and urged the parents to constantly communicate with their children to be well informed about them.
“I really enjoyed the induction ceremony, the institute hosted an interesting ceremony, and I am thrilled to join the institute” said Eesha Newalkar newly enrolled student at VMSIIHE. A student of King’s School, Eesha topped the Humanities stream.
Abhijeet Chaudhary hailing from Dehradun added, “I read up about the institute online and its placement opportunities and faculty appealed to me. This was what pushed me to enroll at an institute in Goa miles away from my home town.”
The students and parents were also made aware of the opportunities available to them such as interest free education loans for Higher Education offered by the Goa Education Development Corporation (GEDC) through an informative presentation by Prof. Bhaskar Nayak, Advisor- Education, VM Salgaocar Corporation and Former Director of Higher Education.
The 3rd year students shared their experiences on ways and means to improve the academic experience on campus which left the new batch brimming with excitement and enthusiasm at the start of the new academic year.
Affiliated to the Goa University and supported by the Marriott resort & Spa Goa, VMSIIHE offers a B.Sc. in International Hospitality Management. The institute has an existing collaboration with Turismo de Portugal resulting from an MoU signed between the two countries. The partnership opens the door to opportunity to students of the institute for knowledge exchange, study tours and further studies in Switzerland.
The course boasts of a dedicated and experienced faculty, world-class infrastructure, interactions with industry experts and educational tours to Europe, international exchange programmes and professional internships in reputed starred hotels in India and abroad.
At VMSIIHE, students can be assured the ideal environment for quick career growth. On completion of the course they will have the skills to meet challenging opportunities in a dynamic industry and adapt to requirements around the world.