Fourth batch of students inducted at VMSIIHE
V. M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE) recently inducted its fourth batch of students for the academic year 2017-18 at its campus in Raia. Also present along with the 60 odd students were their parents and guardians.
This year, VMSIIHE has witnessed admissions from students from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Kerala, besides Goa. NRI students from Maldives and UAE have also joined the present batch.
The induction ceremony commenced with a welcome address by Prof. Mirza, Director, VMSIIHE followed by an introduction of the faculty and the staff.
The students were briefed about the culture of the institute and its legacy. The Director shared an overview of what an academic life at VMSIIHE can entail including internship programs at leading luxury hotels in India and abroad, the international exposure through collaboration with Institutes in Portugal and Switzerland.
The students had an opportunity to interact with the faculty, staff as well as the second year students of the institute which helped them to get a better understanding of life on campus.
Professor Irfan Mirza, Director, V. M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education commented, “At VMSIIHE, we offer a unique curriculum and world class infrastructure to prepare 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.”
Brief sessions were conducted on the rules and regulations of the institute, anti-ragging policy, and academics and leadership program by Dr. I. Bhanumurthy, administrator, VMSIIHE; Dr. Rachel Pereira, Asst. Professor General Management, VMSIIHE; and Martha Rebello, Academic Co-ordinator and Compliance Officer, VMSIIHE.
The new batch of students were brimming with excitement and enthusiasm at the start of the new academic year. Zaosh Namerian, hailing from Mumbai said “The induction ceremony enabled me and my parents to get an overview of the college in a very graphic and detailed manner. The staff and second year students shared their experiences which gave a finer touch to the ceremony. I felt warm and at home throughout”