Admissions to Goa’s premier hospitality education Centre, the V.M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE),Manora- Raia, Goa have commenced for the academic year 2023-2024.
VMSIIHE, which is affiliated to the Goa University and Supported by Marriott Inc – India Group, offers a range of degree programs in the field of hospitality, including a B.Sc. International Hospitality Management, B.Sc. Culinary Arts and M.Sc. International Hospitality and Tourism Management.
B.Sc. International Hospitality Management degree program is structured to help students develop a critical, analytical and evaluative approach to Hospitality Management – The program offers a perfect combination of hospitality-driven academic learning, practical sessions and strategic tie-up with the industry to give one the best foundation.
B.Sc. Culinary Arts Programme, provides in-depth exposure to diverse cuisines and gastronomic intricacies through renowned Indian and international faculty with extensive teaching and industry experience. Students can establish and evolve their own culinary concepts, even as the curriculum lays a strong emphasis on developing managerial and entrepreneurial skills in them, enabling students to find motivation to improve their communication, problem-solving, time management and teamwork abilities.
M.Sc. International Hospitality and Tourism Management Program is structured to meet the educational needs of young hospitality Graduates who aspire to be managers, entrepreneurs, educators and other Professionals in business and in the industry
VMSIIHE’s annual round of admissions comes at a time when the hospitality industry in India witnessed a year-on-year growth of 169 per cent in recruitment according to a survey by Naukri.com and the projection for the upcoming years as far as recruitment in the hospitality sector is concerned, is expected to increase further.
VMSIIHE has a long-standing association with international and domestic hospitality majors, making it one of the leading hospitality institutes in India. The full-time program offered by VMSIIHE is designed to equip young hotel management students with intensive practical training and honing of necessary skills, with a special focus on the development of personality, professional attitude and leadership qualities, which are signatures of outstanding industry professionals.
The institute has the distinct advantage of already working with Turismo de Portugal, the Portuguese government’s official tourism agency along with the Swiss Education Group (SEG)- Cesar Ritz Colleges & Culinary Arts Academy for internship, placements and higher education options. VMSIIHE is also a member of EuroChrie, EU Chambers, India and the Hotel and Restaurant Association (H&RA). As a member, it provides the institute with internships, placement and curriculum support from industry professionals associated with these organizations.
As part of the MoU with Turismo de Portugal, students keen to embark on an international education-related adventure are offered an opportunity to visit Portugal through an exchange program. VMSIIHE also offers professional internships at reputed starred hotels in India and abroad, including JW Marriott Marquis – Dubai, Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa – Maldives, Ritz-Carlton Penha Longa, Martinhal Family Resorts, Portalegre Palace Hotel, Marriott B&G – Portugal, Lake Resort B&G in Portugal, Grand Hyatt – Kochi, Taj Exotica – Goa, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts – Kuwait and many more.
VMSIIHE offers 100 percent placement assistance to its graduates, with students having the opportunity to go through selection rounds for management trainee and other positions at renowned hotel chains such as The Taj, The Oberoi, Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt, to name a few. Further, VMSIIHE students are selected for management trainee positions in prestigious hotels in Portugal, as well as in leading hotel brands in Portugal, Switzerland, the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
The Institute is located in the idyllic village of Raia in South Goa and the campus, spread over six acres, is ideally suited for nurturing students keen on developing themselves as hotel management professionals and industry leaders of the future. The campus includes a fully-functional five-star training hotel with a grand lobby area and reception, well-appointed guest rooms, training kitchen, restaurant with banqueting facilities, air-conditioned hostels with attached baths, gymnasium, swimming pool, sports and recreational facilities.