Campus | May 2017

Students of VMSIIHE embark on a culinary journey to Portugal

Students along with Prof.  Irfan Mirza, Director, VMSIIHE  and Martha Rebello, Academic Coordinator gearing up to embark on a month long culinary adventure to  Portugal
Students along with Prof. Irfan Mirza, Director, VMSIIHE and Martha Rebello, Academic Coordinator gearing up to embark on a month long culinary adventure to Portugal

Students of V. M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE) are gearing up to embark on a month-long culinary adventure to Portugal in the coming week. 10 outstanding students have been shortlisted by the institute to visit Portugal as a part of a knowledge exchange program. The initiative stems from a MOU signed recently by the institute with Turismo de Portugal in the presence of the Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa when he was in Goa on a state visit.

Professor Irfan Mirza, Director of V. M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education led the efforts in forging collaboration between the two nations. The knowledge exchange programme between the two countries will see a collaborative effort in the fields of research, training, teaching-learning methods and other aspects over the next 2 years. The exchange programme to Portugal is the first of many such initiatives.

Over the month long educational tour curated by Turismo de Portugal, the students accompanied by Martha Rebello, Academic Coordinator and Compliance Officer, VMSIIHE, will go through a wholesome academic experience, which will include lectures, masterclasses by experts, wine appreciation sessions and visits to culinary institutes. The delegation from VMSIIHE will be hosted at the Escola do Turismo de Portugal located in the beautiful coastal town of Douro Lamego. The team from VMSIIHE will also showcase Indian cuisine and culture while on their visit to Portugal.

As part of the exchange programme, VMSIIHE will be hosting a similar delegation of students and faculty members from Portugal at their campus in Raia during the academic year.

Kare College to provide free legal service

Vidya Vikas Mandal’s G R Kare College of Law, Margao joined hands with the South Goa Collectorate to provide free legal service to the citizens, and create legal awareness on laws.

A memorandum was recently signed between Vidya Vikas Mandal’s G R Kare College of Law and the South Goa Collectorate in respect of setting up of a permanent citizens’ facilitation centre named Jana Suvidha Kendra at the South Goa Collectorate building. Principal of G R Kare College of Law Dr. Saba Da Silva and Collector of South Goa Swapnil Naik signed and exchanged the MoU documentation at the Matanhy Saldanha Complex, on behalf of the College and South Goa Collectorate respectively. The event was also attended by Advocate Pritam Morais, second Vice President of Vidya Vikas  Mandal; Vishal C Kundaikar, Mamlatdar, Salcete; and Shruti Nadkarni, Assistant Professor of the college and nodal officer of the Kendra.

According to a press note, the law students shall provide free legal service through the Jana Suvidha Kendra and assist the citizens to avail various services like mutation of land records, issuance of residence certificate, solvency certificate, divergence certificate, caste certificate, dependency certificate, income certificate etc. Besides, the college in collaboration with the Collectorate will also organize legal awareness programmes for the benefit of the citizens.

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