Lucknow Institute of Hotel Management: Offering a Distinctive Blend of Enterprise-based Hospitality Education

Pooja Basera, Director-Operations

Pooja Basera


Today the hospitality industry has become a vibrant and thriving working area with great scope for the use of skills, creativity, positivity, energy, imagination and orientation on an international level. It is observed that the sector can only flourish if it employs sustainable workforce which is the heart for excellent and prompt service delivery system. To accomplish this, a perfect blend of theoretical & practical knowledge is a must. Raising the bar a notch, Lucknow Institute of Hotel Management (LIHM) is an exemplary of encompassing a varied curriculum focused on imparting academic (UG, PG, Diploma, certificate and vocational courses) and work integrated learning programs (Prime Minister Kaushal Vikas Yojana and Hunar se Rojgar tak) for its students, crafted to link the emerging demand of the industry. Its major certification courses for Housekeeping, F&B Service, Food Production and Front Office are split into various levels based on the designation.

At LIHM, there is a distinctive blend of enterprise-based skill training tuning around 65 percent (apart from university curriculum), wherein students are encouraged to opt industry-based skills beyond an internship by holding on-job training during their course. This initiative not only moulds students into
industry-ready professionals but also gives poor student their way of livelihood by making them self-dependent. Today, LIHM’s skill development is highly successful among rural as well as urban population and around 200 students are benefit under this program.

At LIHM, there is a distinctive blend of enterprise-based skill training tuning around 65 percent, wherein students are encouraged to opt industry-based skills

Moulding into Industry-Ready Professionals
Embedded with four key features, LIHM’s hospitality curriculum is a top notch higher than the rest. Having industry experts to deliver lectures on one end brushes the students with the industry facets, the institute’s study tours to different hotels and locations along with short-term vocational training and on-the-job training furthers this learning on a practical ground. The students are offered paid training at international 5 stars hotel outside India and even get placed there. “We have created WhatsApp group of hoteliers where they post their requirements. This initiative helped us place all our first and second batch students across 273 hotels,” adds Pooja Basera, Director - Operations, LIHM.

With adequate education & experience, students need impressive communication skill and pleasant personality to scale their career in this profession. LIHM not only manages separate communication laboratories
(comprising of modern kitchen, restaurants, electrical, refrigeration & computer hardware section, printing & secretarial labs, 5 star standard mock room and reception desk) aiding student to directly communicate with corporate experts but also inducts several soft skill and personality development programs along with formal education. To render optimal practical knowledge to its students, this new-age institute performs lots of modern & adult learning method, remedial classes and tutoring in order to impart extra knowledge. Affiliated to Swami Vivekanand Subharti and SHIATS University, and NSDC, LIHM allows its students to develop their interpersonal skills in the form of presentation, debate, elocution competition and educational tour.

Under CSR activity, LIHM associates with Don Bosco TechIndia to impart skill and knowledge to poor and needy population at free of cost. It conducts counseling sessions at villages to uplift child education and create awareness about hospitality management as career option. “We are in the process of buying land and building the college and will continue our association with Don Bosco TechIndia at different cities. Meanwhile, we have introduced IT and management programs and started taking the admission for the same as they also forms the part of hospitality industry,” concludes Pooja.