Thursday, August 5, 2010

INLEAD students Lead the way in Commonwealth Games

During the Commonwealth Games, associated Chambers of Commerce, Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), India is going to get around USD 16,915 million this year from tourism alone. It is also speculated that foreign tourists in India would increase from 5 percent to around 10 percent in October alone this year.

As per ASSOCHAM, the games could result in 10 million additional foreign tourists visiting India leading to more employment. This need can be met by our Hospitality Operations Management Program which equips young professionals. Hospitality Program offer a wide range of career choices in the hospitality and services industry that include – but not limited to – hotels & resort management; airlines ground staff; catering management; and corporate travel management amongst others.

The students are offered 100% placement assistance along with on-the-job training in one of the ITDC hotels. We provide hostel and transport facilities along with financial aid from Punjab National Bank to ease their way into a successful career.

ITDC has offered our students a unique opportunity to be a part of the Commonwealth Games. and have appointed the students to take up key roles at Akshardham Games Village Complex and DDA Vasant Kunj Complex with three star hotel facilities. Mr. P.K. Mathur, General Manager, ITDC says, “Apart from INLEAD students being the face of Incredible India, this will give them a tremendous exposure in handling VIP guests.”

Taking its cue from ITDC, the Organizing Committee of Commonwealth Games has also approached our students to be a part of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Ms. Purnima Pendse, Assistant Director General, Ceremonies, believes that this opportunity will, “Add great value to INLEAD students as they would get a detailed insight into practical on-ground work and operations.” The organizing Committee is impressed by the students’ knowledge, skills and experience in the field of hospitality and event management and has even asked us to exempt the August 2010 batch from their on-the-job training with ITDC for this opportunity.

INLEAD and SRCC join hands

We with the objective to provide our students a unique academic learning and experience have entered into an Academic Partnership with Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC). Dr. Sangeeta Parijaat, Chief Operating Officer, explained, “INLEAD has joined hands with one of the top colleges of Delhi University because we both believe in providing our students with exceptional cultural and scholarly interactions with industry leaders.”

SRCC is a brand institution dedicated to commerce and economics in the country and has been serving educational needs in almost all spheres of academics, society, economy, journalism and media for more than eight decades. Dr. P C Jain, Principle, SRCC believes, “SRCC and INLEAD share a common vision of academic excellence and will strive to train its students to become skilled and experienced professionals that are ready to face the challenges of the corporate world.” The two institutes have a long list of industry connections and will be working together to make academic programs at both institutes more dynamic and industry-relevant.

This academic partnership will give the faculty of both institutes an opportunity to work together on research & development projects and exchange teaching materials and statistical data for case studies. Ours and SRCC academic staffs will develop joint teaching methods and participate in events, seminars and colloquiums for the collective benefit of the student community.

Mr. K. Parijaat, our Managing Director said, “We don’t just want to send out graduates into the industry, our students walk out of our campus as skilled and experienced individuals. This partnership will assist INLEAD to maintain the high standards of learning and development necessary to train students to the expected level of industry requirements.”

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