PERSPECTIVE PLAN (2020-2025)
At the Sheila Raheja Institute of Hotel Management (SRIHM) we believe in growing together with the current trends of the Industry, The College started with the B.Sc. Hospitality studies program in the Academic year 2013-14. To stay abreast with the teaching learning process the College proposed to initiate an Innovative Culinary program, B.A. Culinary Art which commenced in the academic year 2016-17. The College is proudly HACCP compliant and certified by Tuv Nord. The College is committed to achieve the Vision & Mission and excel in the field of Hospitality Education by creating a vibrant learning environment and enabling excellence.
Our perspective plan for the next five years is an outcome of detailed research and knowledge sharing propositions by the team at SRIHM to meet the goals.
“To be the preferred Institution of choice for hospitality education aligning with dynamic needs of the hospitality industry”
●Empower the current generation of hospitality learners to develop into
future industry leaders.
●Create a vibrant learning environment through innovative academic
●Craft functional industry partnerships to enhance learner skills and
knowledge, thus enabling excellence.
S – Service
R – Reliability
I – Integrity
H – Humility
M – Meticulous
The perspective plan is described in three parts:
Though the College follows the prescribed curriculum of the University of Mumbai, Skilfulness improvement activities are conducted for amplification of academic enrichment to make the Students Industry ready.
● Bartending and Mixology
● First Aid and Fire Safety
● Food Photography
● Soft Skill Training
● Personal Grooming
Bartending and Mixology – A short term Bartending and Mixology Course will be conducted to enhance the Bartending skill of the Students.
First Aid and Fire Safety – A professional firefighting and First Aid Training Establishment will be hired to facilitate a short term workshop, demonstrating the elementary Firefighting and First aid techniques related to the Hospitality Industry.
Food Photography – An Expert and Inventive Food artist and Food Photographer will be requested to conduct a masterclass on the diverse aspects of Food Photography and unveil a live food styling and Photography assemblage.
Soft Skill training – An Industry Expert on a part-time basis will be recruited to train and develop the soft skills of Students thus enabling them to enhance their personality.
Personal Grooming – College has been on a continual path of improving the grooming standards of the Student – both boys and girls as per the requirement of the Hospitality Industry. To gain more expertise and exposure the Industry professionals will be invited to demonstrate sessions on Grooming.
The College in the near future will explore the opportunity of new Academic based Short term Courses related to the Hospitality sector.
Widen Academic Dominion:
The Academic environment can be advanced to make it competitive at the highest level of Education. The purpose should be to an inspiration to a variety of learners and retort to their needs and abilities and thus enhance the Teaching- Learning Process.
Keeping this perspective in mind, the following areas for widening the Educational Dominion for the enhancement of Teaching- learning process are proposed
a. To enhance and upgrade the learning resources like Kitchens, Restaurants, I.T labs, and ICT.
b. To form various student clubs as per their interest to develop healthy relations between the teacher and student.
c. To enhance the commitment to provide student’s needs in different aspects through Mentoring, Counselling and Remedial classes.
d. To frequently conduct field trips, knowledge and study tours giving first hand experience on various aspects of the hospitality industry.
e. To create question banks to enable the students to prepare for the examinations and simultaneously for the Placement interviews.
f. To embolden the faculty members to apply for patents.
g. To conduct National/International Exchange Programs for Teachers and Students.
Research and Publication:
Exploration and Publication are core components of academia, and motivating faculty members and students to engage in impactful research and publish their findings is essential for the growth and reputation of an Academic Institution. The college intends to have:
Supportive Environment: Foster a culture that values and supports research and publication. Provide an environment where faculty feel encouraged, recognized, and rewarded for their research efforts.
Resource Allocation: Allocate sufficient resources, including research facilities, equipment, and access to databases and libraries, to enable faculty to conduct high-quality research.
Research and Consultancy Cell: To encourage exploration, growth and consultancy in the college, and influence faculty and students to commence research projects through programs/awards/enticements. The Cell should monitor on-going research projects, guide staff and students to address issues of research as well as organize programs to infuse research culture among the staff and students. It helps to explore the in-house expertise in various subjects and use it to provide consultancy.
Enhance Student Experience:
Enhancing the student experience is essential for educational institutions to promote learning, engagement, and overall communication among their students. Here are several strategies to achieve this:
At SRIHM, a holistic approach is provided for student enhancement that addresses both academic and non-academic aspects of a students’ life. Continuous evaluation and adaptation of the strategies will be done to meet the evolving needs and expectations of the student body.
Active Learning Techniques: Encourage active learning through group discussions, problem-solving exercises, debates, and hands-on projects. This approach promotes engagement and deepens understanding.
Use of Technology: To integrate technology into the learning process with tools like online forums, simulated labs, and interactive multimedia content. This can make learning more reachable and engaging.
Modified Learning: Provide education to meet the individual student needs by creating adaptive learning platforms and personalized feedback..
Support Services: Provide comprehensive support services, including academic advising, career counseling, mental health resources, and tutoring. These services help students overcome challenges and succeed.
Mentorship Facility: Establish a mentorship Facility that bonds students with faculty members or experienced peers. Mentorship fosters a sense of belonging and provides guidance.
Student-centered Pedagogy: Shift the focus of teaching towards the needs and interests of students. Encourage them to take ownership of their erudition by setting goals and tracking advancement.
Experiential Learning: Promote and provide opportunities for students to compete at State and National level competitions,these experiences help students apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations.
Feedback Mechanisms: Collect and action on student feedback regularly. Use surveys, and other methods to gather input and make improvements to the educational experience.
Career Development: Provide resources and workshop on career development, résumé building, consultation skills and job placement. Connect students with alumni networks and industry professionals.
Community Engagement: Encourage students to engage with the broader community through service-learning projects (DLLE), volunteering, or civic engagement. This fosters a sense of social responsibility.
Wellness Programs: Will highlight student well-being by offering wellness programs, stress reduction workshops, and access to psychological health resources. A healthy student is more likely to excel academically.
Recognition and Awards: Recognize student achievements through awards and scholarships
Clear Communication: Ensure clear and consistent communication between Faculty, Staff, and Students. Transparency regarding expectations, policies, and academic progress is vital.
Student Involvement: Encourage students to participate in clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities. These experiences foster leadership skills and a sense of community.
Celebration of Diversity: Celebrate various cultural, academic, and social events to create a vibrant campus life and strengthen the sense of belonging.
By implementing a perspective plan for research and publication, colleges can improve their academic reputation, contribute to the advancement of knowledge, and provide valuable erudition experiences for faculty and students. This can lead to a more vibrant and intellectually stimulating academic environment.
Innovative and Best Practices
Innovation is a key driver of progress and competitiveness in various fields, including the hospitality industry and education. Innovative practices help in strengthening institutional values and achieve goals.
Some of the recommendations are:
● Provide value added services to students and community.
● Facilitate off campus learning through extension work
● Strengthen community services through DLLE activities.
● Equip staff and students for social inclusion through social and community activities.
● Inspiring research among faculty and students
● Cooperation and excellent team work exhibited by teaching and non-teaching staff to cope up with the work pressure as and when required.
● Reimbursement of registration fees for all faculty members to present research papers in conference.
● Continue with responsible social outreach activities through DLLE.
● Continue with the HACCP certification to maintain high standards of hygiene and cooking standards.
● Conduct various exhibitions to get students familiar with food and beverage service equipment.
● Conduct Karmachari Divas to appreciate the efforts of the kitchen and housekeeping attendants.
Community engagement fosters positive social change. It is a vital practice for building stronger, more inclusive communities and addressing a wide range of social, economic, and environmental challenges. It helps to build perspective and awareness among students of their social responsibilities.
The college through DLLE will continue to:
● Carry out blood donation camp
● Celebrate the “Joy of Giving” week.
● Encourage student participation in the tree plantation drive.
● Build awareness among students about the importance of social cleanliness through beach cleaning drives.
Engaging alumni is a valuable and ongoing process for educational institutions. Alumni engagement not only helps institutions maintain connections with their graduates but also serves several important purposes, including fundraising, mentorship, brand promotion, and strengthening the overall educational community.
By building a strong former students network, educational institutions can benefit from the expertise, resources, and support of their alumnae while generating a sense of self-importance and allegiance among alumni.
Establish a Former students Association:
Create an official former students association or chapter that serves as a central hub for alumni activities and communication.
Ensure that the overtone has clear goals, a constitution, and leadership roles for alumni volunteers.
Organize alumni events such as reunions, homecoming, networking mixers, and educational workshops.
These events provide opportunities for alumni to reconnect with their university and fellow graduates.
Create mentorship programs that pair alumni with current students or recent graduates.
Alumni can provide valuable career guidance, industry insights, and networking opportunities.
Career Services and Job Placement:
Offer career services and job placement assistance to alumni.
Encourage alumni to volunteer their time and proficiency for various initiatives within the institution.
Alumni Awards and Recognition:
Establish alumni awards to recognize outstanding achievements, contributions to the community, or service to the institution.
Maintain an up-to-date alumni database to ensure accurate contact information and track engagement activities.
Infrastructure and Resources
The college is committed to provide the state of the art and upgraded facilities and equipment used in the Hospitality Industry which will result in outstanding quality Managers and Chefs who will be well prepared to succeed in the global Hospitality Industry.
Continuous updation of knowledge resources will include major and minor changes in the existing resources.
To augment the existing infrastructure and resources, the college will initiate:
● Digitization of Library: to enhance access to research and improve preservation of library materials.
● Increase in database with regards to books and journals:
● Gradually convert classrooms into smart classrooms
● Online access to the books and journals in the library
● Procurement of high end equipment for various kitchens like combination oven and convection oven.
● Acquire online resources for smooth and flawless operation
● Installation of CCTV cameras for more safety of students, staff and property
● Upgradation of existing kitchens with technology and current trends.
● Creation of NAAC Room
● Creation of new Staff room with desktops for each faculty.
● Parking Space for two wheelers and four Wheelers for the teaching and non-teaching staff.
● Increase Locker room area for Female Students.