Department of Hotel Management

The Department of Hotel Management is committed to offer quality education training in India and abroad to those aspiring to be the future managers in the hospitality industry. With the world becoming a global village, travel for pleasure and business has increased manifold and is expected to rise further in future making travel and tourism as the world's second largest industry. This has resulted in increased demand for hospitality services worldwide that conform to internationally acceptable service standards. This has resulted in great demand for skilled manpower all over the globe.

Candidates opting for career in the hospitality sector have to go through a rigorous training program to be able to sustain the ever growing demands of this industry. Its multi-disciplinary program focuses on critical analysis of management styles and strategic thinking required to succeed in hospitality industry.

Faculty Profiles

Mr. Subodh Choudhary

Department of Hotel & Tourism Management, Associate Dean & Head of Department

Professional Qualification:

i. Docorate Degree with discipline only ( Kindly mention if perusing): N/A

ii. Post-Graduate Degree with Specialization only: Master in Tourism Management (Hotel & Tourism Management)

Work Experience

A Hotel Management professional with a passion for imparting knowledge of the Hospitality field. Master in Tourism & Hospitality Management, B.Sc. in Hospitality & Hotel Administration from I.H.M, Jaipur (Under National Council for Hotel Management: an apex body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India) . Has 15 years of rich experience in academic and industry. Winner of various reputed Chefs Competitions. Attended many Conferences & Seminars of National and International level. Regular External Examiner for Conducting Practical Viva-Voce, Paper setter and Evaluator for the various Central, State, Private, Deemed Universities and I.H.M.s. Life member of Indian Hospitality Congress.

Research Area/ Interest

Food & Beverage Production

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Innovating new dishes

Awarded by Indian Hospitality Congress in 2016 by Hospitality Educators Award in University education

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Dr. Ajay Chaurasia

Department of Hotel & Tourism Management/ Asst. Professor

Professional Qualification:

i. Ph.D (Management)

ii. M.B.A. (Tourism Administration)

Work Experience

Work Experience with field (add research work): 8 Years experience in academics as Assistant Professor in different colleges (Doon PG College of Agriculture Science Technology and Management, Shri Ram Group of College – Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh And Baba Farid Group of Institution – Dehradun) and 2 years experience in NGO (Himalayan Action Research Centre, Dehradun) as Marketing Consultant. Besides this also attended national seminars and also having research publications in different national & international research journals.

Research Area/ Interest

Consumer Psychology and Advertising

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement

Playing Snooker & Listening Music

Mr. Ashish Dhyani

Assistant Professor, Department of Hotel & Tourism Management

Professional Qualification:

i. UGC-NET- Tourism Administration & Management

ii. Ph.D. (Management- Pursuing from Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun)

Masters in Hotel Management, Masters in Tourism Management

B.Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration (Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Lucknow)

Work Experience

With more than 08 years of experience with star category hotels viz. Indian Hotels co. ltd. (Taj Group) and premier Hotel Management Institutions like Government Institute of Hotel Management, Dehradun. The opportunity to conduct sessions for Defense Personnel under DGR (Director General of Resettlement, Ministry of Defense, Government of India) has made me a strongly believer in honing-up the skills of the students through contemporary trends and tools. Embarking upon the technical knowhow of Front Office Operations & Management, overall personality development of the students is the key to success that will help them to carve a niche in hospitality industry.

Research Area/ Interest

Front Office Operations & Management

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

A teacher by profession and a poet by heart…

i. Successfully completed “NPTEL online certification course – Enhancing Soft skills and Personality” from IIT Kanpur.

ii. Successfully completed “NPTEL online certification course - Introduction to research” from IIT Madras.

iii. Participated, presented and Published the Research paper entitled “Role of communication and soft skills to enhance tourism through customer satisfaction: An Empirical study on employees in selected hotels of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand” in International Conference on “Food, Culture and Tourism 2018” organized by Indian Hospitality Congress at Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar.

iv. Participated in Brain storming session entitled “Role of Science reporting and Science communication for Himalayan region” in 12th Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress (USSTC) 2017-18 at Vigyan Dham, UCOST, Dehradun.

v. Participated, presented and published an abstract of the Research paper entitled “Energy Conservation in Hotel Industry” in the National Seminar on “The role of Green Energy in Sustainable future 2017” organized by Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun.

vi. Participated, presented and published a Research paper titled “Employer’s expectations Vs. Employees’ Competencies: A comparative study on female employees in selected hotels of Mussoorie” in the International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism-ICHT 2017 on “Trends, Issues and Women in Hospitality and Tourism Industry ” organized by Graphic Era University, Dehradun on 20-21 January, 2017 .

vii. Participated and presented a Research paper titled “Work-family conflict and Job performance: A study focusing female workforce of Hospitality Industry in Dehradun District” in the International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism-ICHT 2017 on “Trends, Issues and Women in Hospitality and Tourism Industry ” organized by Graphic Era University, Dehradun on 20-21 January, 2017 .

viii. Participated, presented and published an abstract of the Research paper entitled entitled “Waste Water Management in Haridwar Hotels” in the National Seminar on “The role of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle for Sustainable future-R3SF 2016” organized by Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun.

ix. Conducted a One day Workshop on Hospitality training program for Mussoorie Taxi Drivers Union organized by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (U.T.D.B) at Hotel Garhwal Terrace, Mussoorie.

x. Conducted Professional Communication, Retail Management, Travel & Tourism training program for Defence personnel under the provision of Director General of Resettlement (D.G.R), Ministry of Defence, New Delhi at Town School Education Initiatives Pvt. Ltd., Dehradun.

Ms. Megha Sharma

Assistant Professor, Department of Hotel & Tourism Management

Professional Qualification:

i. Masters in Tourism Management

ii. Bachelor in Hotel Management

Work Experience

With more than 08 years of experience with star category hotels viz. East India Hotels Ltd. (Oberoi Group), DLF, The Leela Ambience, Gurgaon and premier Hotel Management Institutions, I emphasize on imparting skills of the students as per modern trends and pre-requisite of the industry. A positive frame of mind and a sense of belongingness to the profession is the only mantra to get a promising career in hospitality industry.

Research Area/ Interest

Housekeeping Operations & Management

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement

i. Presented and published an abstract of the Research paper entitled “Waste management in Hotel/Hostel industry” in the National Seminar on “The role of Green Energy in Sustainable future 2017” organized by Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun.

ii. Presented and published an abstract of the Research paper entitled Ecotels: A way to march toward greener future in the hospitality industry in the National Seminar on “The role of Green Energy in Sustainable future 2018” organized by Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun.

iii. Participated in Faculty Development program entitled “Role of Research of in Driving Excellence in Professional Education.

Mr. Pradeep Bhatt

Department of Hotel & Tourism Management, Assistant Professor

Professional Qualification:

Ph. D. in Tourism Management (Thesis submitted), B.Sc. Hotel Management, Masters in Tourism Management and M.B.A. in Human Resource

Work Experience

11 years of wide Experience of Industry plus Academics. Previously worked with Worked with Ramada Plaza Hotel Varanasi, Crowne Plaza Hotel Delhi and Doon Group of Colleges, Dehradun. External Examiner in practical’s in Uttrakhand Technical University Dehradun, I.H.M. Dehradun, H.N.B. Garhwal University Srinagar, Dev Sanskriti University and Quantum University.

Research Area/ Interest

Hotels and guest services, Food & Beverage Service

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Making Friends and playing chess

Mr. Sahil Bhatia

Department of Hotel & Tourism Management/ Teaching Associate

Professional Qualification:

B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration

Work Experience

i. Worked with The Lalit, Chandigarh

ii. Worked with Radisson Blu, Haridwar

iii. Worked with Indigo Delicatessen Cyber Hub, Gururgam

iv. Worked with Anglika Pastry Shop, Karol Bagh, New Delhi

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement

Painting, Gardening ,Reading

Mr. Sunil Kumar Lal

Department of Hotel & Tourism Management/ Teaching Associate

Professional Qualification:

i. B.Sc. in Hospitality & Hotel Administration & Applied Nutrition

ii. Pursuing MHM (Masters of Hotel Management)

Work Experience

13 Years Working experience in academic and industry. During these years worked for reputed hotels like Taj Hari Mahal-Jodhpur, Country Inn & Suites-Ludhiana, Choice Group of Hotel-Nasik, Unison World School-Dehradun etc. as Executive chef. Apart of this also worked in BFIT Group of Institutions-Dehradun. Besides this also attended many national seminars/Conferences.

Research Area/ Interest

Consumer Psychology and Advertising

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement:

Playing & Watching Cricket, Cooking

Mr. Suraj Mohan Negi

Department of Hotel & Tourism Management/ Asst. Professor

Professional Qualification:

i. Pursuing Ph.D. (Management)

ii. M.B.A. (Tourism Administration)

Work Experience

10 Years experience in academics as Assistant Professor in different colleges (Doon Institute of Food Technology – Rishikesh, Doon Group of Colleges – Dehradun) and 3 years experience in hotel industry as Assistant General Manager (Marketing And Operation) in Grand Shiva resort & Spa – Rishikesh). Besides this also attended and presented papers in national seminars/Conferences.

Research Area/ Interest

Wildlife and religious tourism

Hobbies / extracurricular / other achievement

Listening songs, exploring new places

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