A team of star faculty with decades of training and industry experience will lay a strong foundation of hospitality operations and management education in the minds of the students.
Dr. Ruchita Verma is Doctorate in Management and an MBA in Administration & Tourism Management. She also holds PG in Hotel Administration and is an alumnus of famous ‘Dadar Catering College’ of Mumbai in Hotel Management & Catering Technology.
Dr. Verma has 26 years of experience in academics in various positions. She has had a humble beginning as a lecturer and worked her way up to a position of a Group Director. She has headed three hospitality schools and one fashion & design school for the ITM Group of Institutions, Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology and as a Campus Director with Pearl Academy.
Dr. Verma is passionate about driving the operations to the next best level by streamlining the operational procedures, implementing new processes and championing change initiatives, driving academic excellence by streamlining administrative functions, enhancing academic curriculum, setting up the institutional infrastructure and implementing reforms by way of policy changes and improved processes.
She has been very successful in establishing tactical marketing initiatives; talent acquisition and retention; strategic alliance and networking, program/curriculum development, forming corporate policies and procedures, needs analysis & change management; corporate communication, program start-ups, community and media relations, international collaboration & validations.
As a Researcher she has contributed insightful research papers, articles, organized conferences, seminars and workshops, study tours and talk invitations.
Prof. Manikandan P. is a visionary food service management professional with 23 years of progressive international experience. Prof. Manikandan holds MBA in Hotel & Tourism Management from Maastricht Hotel School, The Netherlands and also an MBA in International Business. He is certified for Food Production, Bakery & Pattisserie from IHM Chennai and a certified Hospitality Supervisor from American Hotel and Lodging Association, USA.
Skilled in F&B operations with passion for Culinary Arts and Management, His areas of specialisations & interest are F&B management, Business Development, Market research & analysis, Training and development, Inventory management, General Administration, & Multicultural sensitivity.
Before joining NMIMS School of Hospitality Management he was associated with Indus Hospitality Careers and Training as Regional Director, South India, He also has varied Industry experience in his field of Hospitality with The Trident (Oberoi) Hotel, The Taj Coramandel Hotel, The Amsterdam Marriot Hotel, Royal Caribbean Cruises.-Miami, USA, etc. and was also the Principal of Bell Institute of Hotel Management for 5 years.
Dr. Ketan Chande is a hospitality operations professional turned accomplished educator with demonstrated ability to teach, motivate, and direct students while maintaining high interest and achievement. Articulate communicator able to effectively interact with students at various academic levels.
He has completed his Diploma in Hotel Management from the prestigious IHM, Ahmedabad. He has an experience spanning over 30 years with 16 years in the industry with many 5 star hotels, fine dining restaurants, banquets and quick service restaurants. He has 14 years of experience in academics in various hospitality management colleges and management colleges.
Bimal Kumar Ekka is an Hospitality Academician and Trainer having over 23 years of vital experience in the field of Hospitality and Tourism, both to participate effectively and efficiently for making of future and helping the bridge between Indians ethos and the changing global trend.
A hotel Management Graduate from IHM, New Delhi, having worked in different parts of India and after being associated with various other prestigious and renowned educational Institutes has acquired excellent knowledge of subject matter, varied curriculum, and standards.
An enthusiastic teacher with knowledge of discipline and classroom management techniques, effectively encouraging and engaging students. Has a proven record of success in completing and making a difference in the lives of young people. As an able communicator, guides and provides students with solutions by easily building consensus through valuable experience which produces immediate impact and contributes to long term success.
Karishma Chauhan is an MBA graduate in Hotel Management from Punjab Technical University, Her under graduation is from the reputed IHM – Mumbai also known as Dadar Catering College. She is an AHLEI certified hospitality educator for Front Office and Accommodation Operations. She started her industry career in Sofitel Mumbai, from there she moved on to teach hospitality for the past 5 years in various reputed hospitality colleges in Dehradun. She finds her passion in teaching, painting and human relationships.