Lakshya Bhartee Institute of International Hotel Management: Imparting a Perfect Blend of Theoretical & Practical Knowledge

Dr. Kamal Kumar,DirectorSeveral researches reveal that for hospitality students to be successful, hospitality management courses must meet the needs of both aspirants and industry, developing skill sets needed in the industry while achieving the academic rigor demanded by institutions. But unfortunately, today majority of collegiate programs only concentrate on theoretical aspect neglecting the importance of on-job training, which results in dearth of perfect professional in the hospitality industry. This is where Delhi-based Lakshya Bhartee Institute of International Hotel Management (LBIIHM) makes a mark. The institution not only offers internships and hands-on learning experiences to aspirants but also provides them valuable experiences in all major verticals of Hotel Management within controlled and monitored industry settings. “Our perfect mixture of theoretical and practical programs, methods, policies and instructional-methodologies ensure students’ learning success,” proclaims Dr. Kamal Kumar, Director, LBIIHM

Established in 2002, ISO 9001:2008 certified LBIIHM offers a complete range of diploma (Food Production), bachelor (B.Sc.HAH) and masters (M.Sc.HAH) degree in hotel management. A perfect mix of theoretical and practical knowledge, the institute is known as a center of excellence in providing qualitative
hospitality education. To garner industry exposure and experience for students, the institute upholds dedicated laboratories such as Escoffier (teaches the nuances of continental cooking), Dreams (Training Restaurant cum Bar that trains on service techniques like table setup, servicing and bartending), Front Office (coaches on online & offline reservation, f2f & telephonic conversations, body language, communication skills and confidence level) and Housekeeping (maintenance of the hotel).

The students are given six months industrial training in renowned 5 star hotels in India/abroad to get international exposures, encountering various methodologies, hotel environment and work culture

Moreover, its full-fledged computer laboratory and library (where in aspirates can browse and find collection of excellent books, journals, periodicals and articles on hospitality) act as a liaison between the institution and student. “After years of research performed by veteran industrial academicians and professionals, we have designed comprehensive and inclusive industry oriented curriculum that ensures students’ complete preparation to be industry ready,” adds Dr. Kamal Kumar.

Enhancing Skill-based Knowledge
Alongside, the students are given six months industrial training in renowned 5 star hotels in India/abroad to get international exposures, encountering various
methodologies, hotel environment and work culture. Taking employ ability seriously like no others, LBIIHM conducts regular activities and workshops which emphasis on the overall grooming of candidates, developing their communications, soft and interview skills, personality, and enhance their professional effectiveness. It invites visiting faculties and industrial experts to impart relevant knowledge and share their experiences, thereby transforming the student into industry-ready professionals. With such comprehensive approach, LBIIHM boasts of having placed students across 27 countries.

Helping Hands
To help students concentrate on education and nothing else, LBIIHM faculties provide all necessary support to the eligible and needy students and frequently interact with them in order to understand their requirement/ on-going problems. The institute also involves students’ parents to participate in their ward’s learning process by establishing one-on-one session with the Director where parents come-up with new ideas, views and thoughts to make their ward’s educational journey more effective.

Catering to the overall development of the candidates, the institution organizes various extracurricular activities and inspires them to contribute towards society by actively participating in CSR activities on regular basis. LBIIHM also undertook two major ‘Skilling India’ projects through which it trained the underprivileged youths by providing ‘Industry-oriented Hospitality Training and Placement’.“We have completed successful 15 years imparting excellent hospitality education and endeavor to become India’s first hospitality university that would render a pool of opportunities to students from around the world,” concludes Dr. Kamal.