Activities

Orientation- BHM Batch 2021

Day 1:- August 23rd, 10am onward

Session with Dean

The Dean of FHMCT Prof. Abby Mathew welcomed the new batch of BHM 2021.A detailed overview about the M. S Ramaiah Group, RUAS and Faculty of Hospitality Management and Catering Technology was presented to the students and parents. He gave an outline about the curricular and extracurricular activities at the faculty and university. The session also included the various aspects of hospitality and the career options available to the students.

Dean welcoming and addressing BHM Batch 2021

Session with Associate Dean

The Associate Dean, Ms Neena Joshi, welcomed the students once again and presented details about the Academic Process, courses offered, credit system, assessment criteria, elective courses etc. The students were made aware about the rules and regulations of the University and Faculty.

Associate Dean addressing the Batch 2021

Day 2:- August 24th, 10am onwards

Session with Food and Beverage Production Team

The Head of Department – Food Production, Ms. Nagarekha, addressed the new batch and introduced her team. The students were quite motivated to meet the team. She provided details of the operations of Food and Beverage Production Department, various courses offered, Food and Beverage Production Labs and career opportunities ahead.

Session with Food and Beverage Service team

The Head of Department, Food and Beverage Service, Ms. Priya Arjun, welcomed the batch 2021.The faculty members of the department were introduced and details about the operations of Food and Beverage Service department, courses offered, core elective choices and career opportunities were presented to the students. Students were informed about the Training Restaurants, live cooking and serving experience, Theme Events etc. at FHMCT.

Alumni Interaction Session:-

Session with Alumni- Mr. Yash Maheshwari (2008- 2012) Branch Manager IDFC First Bank

Mr. Yash Maheshwari Branch Manager IDFC First Bank, was invited at FHMCT to interact with the new batch. The students were quite thrilled to meet him. Mr. Maheshwari shared his experience of being a student at M. S Ramaiah and motivated the student to pursue their dreams. He spoke about his four years of learning experience in college and discussed various career opportunities other than hotels available where the Hospitality Management students are in great demand.

Session with Alumni:- Mr. Rupankar Saha (2008-2012), Outlet Manager, Hyatt

Batch 2021 got an opportunity to interact with Mr. Rupankar Saha, Outlet Manager, Hyatt. Mr. Saha shared his professional experience. He mentioned that the right attitude and hard work in the hospitality sector is essential to be successful.

Session with Alumni- Ms. Tia Anasuya (2011- 2015), Sous Chef Nevermind Bar and Social

Ms. Tia Anasuya, Sous Chef Nevermind Bar and Social, inspired the new batch by speaking about various career opportunities in Food and Beverage Sector. She shared her rich international experience and shared her knowledge about the global growth of food and beverage sector.

Session with Alumni- Mr. Vishwesh (2011-2015), Food and Beverage Service Manager Ritz Carlton

Mr. Vishwesh, Food and Beverage Service Manager, Ritz Carlton, spoke about the growing Food and Beverage market in India and motivated students to make use of the four wonderful academic years at FHMCT to enhance their skills.

Session with Alumni- Chef Gurudath (2006-2010)Corporate Chef Popo Ventures Pvt Ltd

The students were excited to interact with Mr. Gurudath, Corporate Chef Popo Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Many students aspire to be chefs and had several queries regarding the career and growth opportunities. Mr. Gurudath answered all the queries regarding the career path and the growing market. He mentioned that hard work and technical knowledge is important in the field and inspired the students to have the right attitude from the beginning.

Session with Senior students –

Anirudh and Saloni from Batch 2020 interacted with the new batch and shared their experience so far as students of FHMCT. They spoke about the exposure they received during the last one year and praised the support offered by the faculty members. The new batch was quite excited to meet their seniors and had quite an interactive session with them regarding the extracurricular activities offered by the University and Faculty.

Day 3:- August 25th 10am onwards

Session with Front Office Department

Dr. Sweety Jamgade welcomed the new students and introduced her Front Office team. She spoke about the importance and operations of Front Office department. Various attributes of successful Front Office personnel were shared with students. She spoke about various courses offered and career opportunities in hotels.

Session with Management Department

Dr Sweety Jamgade, In- charge of Management department introduced her team and provided inputs on the managerial aspects in Hospitality industry. She gave an insight into the various Hospitality Managerial Courses offered and qualities of a good manager.

Session with Housekeeping Department

Ms. Sandhya Anilkumar, HOD- Housekeeping, introduced her team and spoke about the significance of Housekeeping Department. She shared her experience of the industry and provided information about the various courses offered. She spoke about the various career opportunities in housekeeping department and opportunities to be an entrepreneur.

Industry Interaction Sessions:-

Industry Interaction Session 1:- Ms. Sophia Jacob, Training and Quality Manager ( Intercontinental Hotel Group)

Ms. Sophia Jacob, Training and Quality Manager, IHG Hotel, joined us online to welcome the new batch. She spoke about the growth opportunities in the field and assured students about the bright career ahead. Ms. Jacob shared her rich international experience and answered various queries put across by the new students. She congratulated the students and wished them luck. The students look forward to have many more interactive sessions ahead.

Industry Interaction Session 2:- Ms. Namrata Ghosh, Training Manager, ( The Oberoi)

Ms. Namrata Ghosh, Training Manager, is associated with FHMCT since past 6 years and assists in providing quality training to the students. She shared a beautiful story where she emphasized on the need for hard work and perseverance as the key to successful career in Hospitality. She also shared few training videos to inspire the students to be great professionals. The students were quite excited and thanked her for interacting.

Industry Interaction Session 3:Chef Ashish Sanyal, Executive Chef,  (The Lalit Ashok Hotel)

Chef Ashish Sanyal, Executive Chef, Lalit Ashok, visited FHMCT to meet the new batch. Chef Sanyal carries a rich experience of almost 3 decades. The students were quite thrilled to meet the chef and asked various questions pertaining to joining cruise lines, becoming celebrity chefs, international career, starting own restaurant etc. Chef was delighted to see the level of enthusiasm and answered all their queries.

Day 4:- August 26th, 10am onward

Session about Hospitality Club and Extra Curricular Activities

Ms. Sandhya Anilkumar gave an introduction about the Hospitality Club and Extra co-curricular activities of FHMCT and RUAS. She spoke about the various competitions ( inter and intra), departmental activities, events etc. that are organized by the Hospitality Club. She gave an insight about the importance of participation in all these events. She also emphasized the role of co-curricular activities in personality development.

Introduction to NNRC, IEDRC and SWMEE

Students were made aware about the various Research Centers and were encouraged to participate in the research activities carried out at FHMCT / RUAS.

Dr. Sweety Jamgade sharing details about their research center IEDRC
Ms. Priya Arjun sharing details about their research center NNRC
Ms. Supriya Rao sharing details about their research center SWMEE

Session by Administrative Registrar

The Administrative Registrar, interacted with the BHM Batch 2021 and explained the various facilities provided to the students such as parking, lockers, hostel etc. He emphasized on the importance of Covid protocols to be maintained by the students. The students were informed about the strict anti-ragging policies of the University. The students were briefed about the ERP system followed at the university and how the same is used for student registration, fee payment, MS Teams and so on.

Session on Library Facility

Mr Ravi Chandra interacted with the new Batch and informed them about the Library facility available at FHMCT. He explained the various rules and procedure pertaining to issuing of books and other magazines, journals etc. The students were informed about the library timing and discipline to be maintained in the library.  Emphasis was given on E-Learning and the facilities available for the same.

Day 5:- 27th August, 10 am onwards

Open House

An Open House session was organised on the 5th day of the orientation program for Batch 2021 and each student was given an opportunity to talk about what they learnt during then past fortnigh and cleardoubts they had.

The Dean, Associate Dean, HODs and various coordinators interacted with the new batch and addressed their queries pertaining to Sports, Extra curricular activities, Industrial Exposure Training, Specialization Training, Placement, career growth etc.

The academic process followed at the university was explained in detail once again with emphasis on the role of Continuous Assement. The Time-Table was explained to the students, especially the batches for online and offline mode classes.

The students were quite enthusiastic and thanked all the faculty members and Dean for the Orientation Program. They were divided into small batches to show them the infrastructure and facilities available at FHMCT. On an average, 45 students joined the Orientation Sessions in person and around 20 students joined in online mode every day.

 Virtual Farewell for Batch 2017

Name of the Event:  Farewell Session

Date and Time: 04.08.2021;10am onwards

Description of the Event:

An online farewell was organized by Batch 2018 for Batch 2017. The event started with the welcome speech followed by a farewell video which made the day special for the seniors. Then there were some performances like dancing, rapping, singing and poem recitation by students of batches 2020,2019. Few games were organized , after which the winners were given tittles . Competition for few titles like Mr. best dressed, Mr. comic etc. were announced. All the titles were chosen by students. Few seniors gave a speech and shared few of their happy memories spent in the faculty during their college days .

Housekeeping Webinar Series on Housekeeping Redefined Post Pandemic

Housekeeping Webinar Series 1:-

Name of the event : Guest Webinar

Date and Time- 02.06.2021; 1:00 PM

Description of the Event:

A Guest Webinar was conducted by Mr. Anil Menon, Executive Housekeeper, Leela Hotel Bangalore on 02 June 2021, 1pm onwards. The Topic of the Webinar was “Housekeeping Budgeting, Hotel Pre- opening activities” as part of the first webinar from the Housekeeping Webinar Series with the theme Housekeeping Redefined Post Pandemic  organized by the Department of Hotel management -Housekeeping.

Speaker Profile:- He is a Hospitality Professional with over 25 years of experience. He is a pass out from IHM Trivandrum. Completed the Management Training Program from the OCLD, Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development. Joined as Asst. Manager Housekeeping at the Oberoi Hotel. Worked for a few years with the Oberoi group. Then worked with Taj group of hotels in India and overseas. Is an expert in pre- opening and has been
involved in opening many new properties. Has been wit the Leela group for many years now. Takes care of the
Front office operations too in the absence of the Front Office Manager.

Housekeeping Webinar Series 2:-

Name of the Event: Guest Webinar

Date and Time: 05.06.2021, 930 am onward

Description of the Event:

Housekeeping department at FHMCT organised a webinar on Housekeeping Redefined Post Pandemic. Ms Bharti Singh Kalappa-  was invited as a guest speaker to address the students of BHM II, IV and VI Semester students. The resource person Ms Singh heads Landside services at BIAL and carries a rich and varied experience of almost two decades. Ms Singh discussed about the career path in Hotel Housekeeping and related areas. The students had a chance to speak to the industry expert and learned about the various avenues of housekeeping sector. All the career related queries were answered by the resource person.

Speaker Profile:- Ms Bharti Singh comes with a rich experience of almost two decades. She worked in hotel Housekeeping for over 12 years in some of the most well-known hotel brands like ITC, Intercontinental hotel Group, Chancery Hotels. She is currently heading Landside Services at Bangalore International Airport and taking care of all
Housekeeping related services.

Housekeeping Webinar Series 3:-

Name of the Event:  Guest Webinar

Date and Time: 09.June.2021 , 3 pm onward

Description of the Event:

A Guest Webinar was conducted by Ms. Asha Premkumar, Ex General Manager Royal Orchid Hotel on Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 3 pm onward. The Topic of the Webinar was ‘Housekeeping Audits, Quality Checks, Housekeeping Post Pandemic ‘ as part of the third webinar from the Housekeeping Webinar Series with the theme Housekeeping Redefined Post Pandemic  organized by the Department of Hotel management -Housekeeping.

Speaker Profile: Ms Asha Premkumar is a Hospitality Professional with over 20 years of experience who works with a positive “never say die” attitude and believes that a constant learning process will catapult to the higher echelons of the corporate world.  After working with ITC group for over 2 years she joined Royal Orchid Group of hotels as Executive Housekeeper and then moved on to become General Manager Housekeeping for the group. At Present she works as a consultant, offering end to end solutions to upcoming hotels, customizing standard operating procedures of housekeeping to high end villas, conducting audits and offering training services to operational hotels.

Housekeeping Webinar Series 4:-

Name of the Event: Guest Webinar

Date and Time:12.06.2021 ,9:30am onward

Description of the Event:

The topic of the session was “Outsourcing –need, types, fixing of fees, benefits, vendor management”. She has given complete information and SOP followed while managing Outsourcing facilities in hotels. Session was very useful and also interactive. She interacted with the students in a webinar organized for BHM students Batch 2018 and 2017 housekeeping specialization 

Speaker Profile: Payal Joshi, More than sixteen years of work experience in Housekeeping, Front Office and Training with India’s leading hotel chains, namely, Hilton, Hyatt, Taj, ITC Welcom group, Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd. and Fortune Park Hotels Ltd., by Welcomgroup. Currently working as, the Executive Housekeeper for the pre-opening twin hotels, Hilton & Hilton Garden Inn Embassy Manyata Business Park, Bangalore.

General Managers Talk Webinar Series on Global Response to the COVID19 Pandemic in Hotels

General Manager Talk Webinar Series 1:-

Name of the Event:   Guest Webinar

Date and Time: 05.06.2021 ; 11AM 

Description of the Event:

A Guest Webinar was conducted by Ms. Sita Lekshmi, GM, Ibis Kochi City Center on Saturday, 5th June 2021, 11 am onward. The Topic of the Webinar was ‘Global Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hotels’ as part of the GM Talk Series organized by the Department of Front Office.

Speaker Profile: Ms. Sita Lekshmi is a hotelier with a demonstrated history of versatile work experiences in the industry. She is skilled in Food & Beverage, Front office, Sales & Marketing, Revenue analysis, Hotel Management, Business communication, Employee Engagement and above all creating positive customer experiences.

General Manager Talk Webinar Series 2:-

Name of the Event:   Guest Webinar

Date and Time: 12.06.2021; 12 PM  

Description of the Event:

A Guest Webinar was conducted by Mr. Dhiren Pereiraon Saturday, 12thJune 2021, 12 PM onward. The Webinar was conducted as part of the GM Talk Series organized by the Department of Front Office on “Global Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hotels”. 120 Participants attended this webinar.

Speaker Profile: Mr. Dhiren Pereira possesses extensive experience in handling high end luxury leisure market – with current responsibility of the highly acclaimed – The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius, a full service 5 star luxury resort in the idyllic island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, and with previous stints at The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, UAE, The Oberoi Beach Resort, SahlHasheesh on the Red Sea in Egypt and Palazzo Versace – the world’s first fashion branded hotel on the Gold Coast, Australia.

General Manager Talk Webinar Series 3:-

Name of the Event: Guest Webinar

Date and Time: 19th June 2021, 3 PM to 4:30 PM

Description of the Event:

As part of the GM Talk Series organized by the department of Front Office, Mr. Narinder Singh, GM, Ibis London Heathrow interacted with the students of all years on the topic “Global Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hotels”.

Speaker Profile:  

Alumni Speak Series:

WSET WINE TASTING SESSION

IN CAMPUS ORIENTATION of the NEW BATCH (2020)

The Dean of FHMCT Prof. Abby Mathew welcomed the new batch of BHM 2020.A detailed overview about the M. S Ramaiah Group, RUAS and Faculty of Hospitality Management and Catering Technology was presented to the students and parents. He gave an outline about the curricular and extracurricular activities at the faculty and university. The session also included the various aspects of hospitality and the career options available to the students.

ELOCUTION COMPETITION

Date and Time: 9th Feb 2021, 11 am to 1:00 pm

Description of the Event:

As part of the Communication Fest series, the Department of Front Office organized an Online Elocution Competition on the 9th Feb 2021. The event went on from 11 am to 1 pm. The competition was a close one with 16 students participating in the same. The judges, Ms. Tia Anasuya (Alumni-MSRCHM (Batch 2011-15) and Ms. Ashwini Dasgupta (Self-Image Enhancer and NLP Trainer) gave detailed feedback to each participant. The winners of the competition were:

1st Prize: Gouri Koushik

2nd Prize: John Zachariah

3rd Prize: Prajwal G P and Harshitha B

ALUMNI SPEAK – SERIES

ALUMNI SPEAK – SERIES

Description of the Event:

Mr. Subhash Nagaraju Hemavathi, Founder and CEO at Arya Ab, Uppsala and Intern-Key Accounts Manager-Assistant at Unilever Stockholm interacted with the final year students. He is an alumni of FHMCT, Batch 2006-2010. He spoke on Hospitality Entrepreneurship and Start- ups.

This seminar was organized as part of the curriculum of the course Hospitality Legal Environment and Entrepreneurship. He gave the students input on various trends of entrepreneurship in food and hospitality, his personal journey on start- ups, success and failures in food start- up. He also spoke about the important lessons learnt during his hospitality days.

Stand-Up Comedy Challenge

Date and Time. 26th November 2020, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Description of the Event: The department of Front Office organized a stand-up comedy challenge for the students of all BHM, MBA and BVoC programs. The challenge was judged by a celebrity stand-up comedian, Ms. Devanshi Shah. The event was conducted on zoom. The event had over a 100 people in the audience to cheer the contestants. It was a fun-filled event, with emphasis on communication skills.

The “Academy For Workplace Excellence” was formally inaugurated on 30th January 2020.

This academy is a collaboration between RUAS and Cleanfix AG, Switzerland ( pioneer and innovator in robotic cleaning machines, Filmop International SRL, Italy ( a dominant player in cleaning equipment and accessories who has presence in over 80 countries), Scheveran Laboratories Mysore ( pioneer in modern cleaning formulations approved by Rochester Midland Corporation, USA as  environmentally safe) AND SFB School, Ministry of skilled Labor, Govt. of Switzerland.

The purpose of establishing the Academy is to offer various programs in “Facility Management” and related fields.

External Resource Person to Garden City University

Ms Vineeta Kumari, Assistant Professor, Housekeeping from FHMCT was deputed to assess the practical exams conducted at Garden City University on 7th and 8th January 2020. The exams were conducted for the first year BHM students.

DJ Night

The students pursuing Bar and Beverage Management organised a DJ night with Neon Theme in the FHMCT Atrium on 16th November 2019.  By organising this event the students got exposure in planning an event, budgeting and resource management. The entire team was involved in conceptualising, planning, marketing and implementing the event.   250 students pursuing MSc in Hospitality Management, BHM and BVoC enjoyed the evening.  In addition to Bengaluru’s DJ Arjun, final year BHM students Nithin and Adithya Kashyap played music that all the participants enjoyed. Budding bartender Chethan captured the participants attention with his skills at flare- bar tending, while he dispensed some of the most refreshing mocktails.     Neon decorations completely transformed the atrium and lobby of FHMCT.   Most of the participants were dressed in Neon clothes .First semester students Neharika and Vamshi set up a face painting stall and drew designs on interested students’ faces using neon paints.

Rajyothsava Celebrations

FHMCT celebrated Rajyotsava on the 14th November, 2019. The students and Faculty were all dressed in ethnic attire. The students were very happy for having permitted to wear ethnic, as otherwise they would be in uniforms all through the year. They were seen clicking selfies with different groups of friends.

Best dressed students from BHM, BVoc and MBA were judged and prizes were distributed by the Dean and Academic Registrar.

Judging Cooking Competition

A cooking competition was organised at Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore on 12th November 2019. As a part of annual cultural fest ‘Udbhav’ an event “Cooking Without Fire” the faculty member of FHMCT Chef Manish Kumar K judged the event.

‘S.P.A.R.C’ (Special Project for Associated Research and Collaboration)

A Faculty Development Program was organized by The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts as part of their initiative ‘S.P.A.R.C’ (Special Project for Associated Research and Collaboration) on 8th November, 2019. THE BRIDGE program has a two-pronged focus – firstly, it is meant for faculty members to learn and expand their practical knowledge beyond the academic curriculum. Secondly, it creates a healthy working relationship between the hotel industry and participating institutions that will further enhance the recruitment opportunities for students. The FDP was attended by Ms. Shirin Kariappa. The sessions were on:

  1. Pricing with Confidence – A Guide to Revenue Management
  2. Unlocking all Doors – The Golden Keys (Concierge Association-Les Clefs d’Or)
  3. Technology in the Domain of Guest Interface and Engagement

Eminent speakers from the industry ensured an interactive session through the day. The Hospitality extended to guests was warm and impeccable.

Akshaya Patra

Mr. Rajesh S. Mr Sreekanth N, Mr Shashi Sharma, Mr Sridhar Krishnan and Mr Shyam Prasad visited Akshaya Patra on 23rd October 2019 to observe the operations and facilities  in order to be able to plan menus for the midday meal programme. They interacted with the staff and observed the preparation and packing of midday meals.  They observed that  food was cooked in bulk using technology which ensures  the best hygiene standards and saves time and manpower. They  were also briefed on the cyclic menus that are currently planned  which include nutritious dishes made to cater to local tastes.  The food is packed in insulated vessels and vehicles.

International Chefs Day

The 20th October of every year is celebrated as the International Chefs day all over the world. This year at FHMCT the final year PCE II- Advanced Culinary Arts students conducted a culinary quiz and created the ambience of a pop up restaurant on 22nd October 2019. The occasion was graced by the chief guest Chef Ashish Kumar the Executive chef of Lalit Ashok Bangalore who inspired  the students by sharing his experience of a chef’s life and gave them tips in career growth. This was followed by a culinary quiz which was conducted in two levels for the 1st & 2nd year and the 3rd and 4th year students respectively. The B.Voc Culinary Operations Students were also part of the whole event.

Housekeeping Master Class by Taj Hotels

The IHCL (Taj Hotels) Hotels of Bengaluru had initiated a program on 21st, 22nd, 23rd October 2019, to showcase the best of trends in Housekeeping and had invited the talent from top Hotel Management colleges  to join their  3 day  program – “Housekeepers Master Class”.

 We nominated three  final Year students with a passion in Housekeeping to attend the program. Alex, Nidhi and Sabhya participated in the 3 day knowledge sharing journey.  Many relevant sessions were conducted over 3 days  to excite the “Hotelier” within them.

Chinese Theme Lunch

The students of the V Semester organised a Chinese theme lunch on 21st October 2019. Dragons, Pandas and Chinese lanterns gave the guests the perfect ambience while they ate Dimsums, Crispy Fried Lotus Root in Chilly Sauce, Crispy Prawn Roll and Veg Spring Rolls, Kung Pao Chicken with Steamed Rice, Dan Dan Noodles in Spicy Peanut Sauce and Steamed Chocolate Buns and Candied Apples

Annual Sports Day

The Annual Sports Day of RUAS was organised on the 19th October 2019, which saw participation from teaching, non- teaching staff and students. The event started with a March Past, FHMCT had a good number of students participating for the same. The guest and members on the dais gave motivational talk to all present. Events began soon after. Everyone broke for lunch. Post lunch next set of events were conducted.

Jail Theme Lunch

The students of the V Semester organised a unique theme lunch showcasing food served in jails on 18th October 2019. The staff were dressed as convicts and policemen and women.   The restaurant was turned into a lock- up room. The buffet counters had the ambience of a jail. The students  enacted jail scenes and the fare included Chicken Kebab, Mirchi Vada , Bassaru, Mutton Saru , Ragi Mudde, Drumstick Sambhar Rice and Sabakki Payasam

Bengali Theme Lunch

The students of the V Semester organised a Bengali theme lunch on 16th October 2019.   The decor included diyas, earthen pots , rangoli ,  marigolds and an idol of  Goddess Durga.  The servers were dressed in traditional Bengali saris, dhotis,  kurtas and  kurta pyjamas.  The delicacies included Puchka, Ghugni ,Aloo Dom  ,Macher Jol , Shukto , Lucchi , Green Peas Pulao ,Bengali Style Chicken Biryani, Rossogolla and Kollar Bora.

Mexican Theme Lunch

The students of the V Semester organised a Mexican theme lunch on 15th October 2019.  A backdrop of colourful paper flowers gave the guests a feel of a Mexican fiesta. Somberos and Mexican guitarróns adorned the buffet counters.  A musician strumming Mexican songs on his guitar added to the beauty of the ambience. The servers’ traditional  Mexican outfits were accented with scarves, guns and muzzles. The spread included Tacos with Bean dip, Salsa and Guacamole, Christmas Eve Salad, Stuffed Eggs, Pollo al carbon, Mexican Rice, Chocolate orange mousse, and Mexican bread pudding.

Fresher’s Day

Date: 12.10.19

Description of the Event:

Fresher’s Day was organised by the second year students with the coordination of Hospitality Club members. It was a University driven event. Lighting the lamp by Dean and few students was the first program of the event. The students took over from there and few other events were organised like- Air crash, Minute to win it. It was followed by lunch.  Selection of Ms and Mr Fresher was conducted, the participants had to undergo many rounds of tasks to be able to prove their talents. And the winners were announced by around 4:30pm.

Saraswati Pooja

Date: 4th Oct 2019

Saraswati Pooja was conducted at the Library at FHMCT on account of celebrating the 9th day of Navratri with students and staff members whole-heartedly participating in the pooja.  Sweets were distributed among all students and staff members of FHMCT.

Seminar on “Dekho Apna Desh”

Date: 30th September 2019,  

IHM-Bangalore organized a Seminar titled “Dekho Apna Desh” on Monday 30/10/2019 at 2.00 P.M. @ “Shimsha” Hall @EDC of their Institute.  Ms.Rashmi Koppar was one of the keynote speaker for the seminar.  Dean, Prof Abby Mathew and Academic Registrar, Ms.Rashmi Koppar participated in the seminar.

27th September is celebrated as World Tourism Day  to cultivate and create awareness among the society globally on the significance of tourism, and it’s social, political, financial and also cultural worth and value. This year for the first time India was conferred with the privilege of hosting the World Tourism Day, with the theme being Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all.

The students of Travel and Tourism Management (TTM) organized “Travelopia” on the 27th of September to mark World Tourism Day. The event was in collaboration with the Karnataka Department of Tourism. The event comprised of a quiz competition (Catechize), two panel discussions (Gapfest) and poster making competition (Creatrix). Invite was sent across to various institutes to muster up participants for the competitions.

   The event commenced with the poster making competition and the preliminary round of the quiz being conducted simultaneously. The topic for the poster making competition was Tourism: A Million Opportunities to All. A total of 15 teams, which comprised of 4 members in each teams participated in this competition. The quiz mainly consisted of question pertaining to Travel and Tourism. There were about 18 teams which consisted of 2 members in each team. 4 teams qualified into the final round.

   Shri. C.T Ravi, the Minister of Tourism and Dr. M. R Jayaram , the Chancellor of Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences were chief guests and they inaugurated the event. The Guests of Honour were- Shri. T.K Anil Kumar, IAS (Secretary to Government, Tourism Department), Shri. K. N Ramesh, IAS ( Director, Department of Tourism), Shri. Kumar Pushkar, IFS (Managing Director, KSTDC), Shri. Vijay Sharma, IFS (Managing Director, Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd), Shri. Dhyam Raju (President, KTS), Dr. Sivaguru Sritharan (Vice Chancellor, RUAS).

The topics for the panel discussions were “Roles of Skills Development in Employment Opportunities in Hospitality and Tourism Industry” and “Challenges and Opportunities of Automation and Artificial Intelligence in Tourism Business”. The panel members were eminent members from the hospitality and tourism industry and their discussion proved to be very informative for all the budding aspirants of this industry.

The final quiz round was conducted by a renowned quiz-master Dr. N Someswara and this was aired on DD channel. The final round of the quiz contained questions related to Karnataka tourism. The event concluded with the certificates being handed over to the winning teams.  

We would like to express immense gratitude towards our Dean for giving us such a wonderful opportunity and entrusting us with the responsibility of planning the event.  We would also like to thank all each and every faculty member who strived hard for making Travelopia successful. Co-operation and coordination from the team members is a pre-requisite for ensuring that the event passes without any hitches. We also thank our fellow students from Culinary Arts, Bar and Beverage Management and Facility Management for supporting us.

External Examiner Duty at Christ University

Date: 24th September 2019

Mr. Raj Kumar Dey was deputed as an external examiner for the 1st sem students at Christ University

Teachers Day Celebration:

The students of FHMCT in conjugation with the hospitality club had organized a lot of fun activities for their teachers on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, 5th September 2019. It started with the students baking a cake for the teachers as well as organizing a cultural show. The students also made the teachers compete for prizes in Treasure Hunt and in a game of Bingo.

Ganesha Habba and Onam Celebration at FHMCT

The students of FHMCT in conjugation with the hospitality club celebrated Onam and Ganesha Habba on the 13th of September 2019. The students joined hands to decorate the faculty. The day started with a Ganesha pooja performed by a priest and prashaad was served at the end of the pooja.

It was a day with fun filled activities like Kerala’s Panchavadhyam, Karnataka’s Tamte, Tug of War contest, and Dahi Handi contest.

Scrumptious Sadhya food was prepared by the students and was served to all the students and Faculty.

The day ended with Ganesh Visarjan. A pooja was performed and then Lord Ganesha was taken out of the Faculty in a procession to have it immersed in water symbolising the end of all evil.

Inter House Throw ball and Volleyball Match

The Hospitality Club initiated inter-house throw ball and volleyball matches for girls and boys respectively on 7th September 2019. There was a lot of excitement and spirit in the game as students from all the semesters participated in it. House Hydra won both the matches.

Inter House Kabbadi Match

The Students of 7th Semester Travel and Tourism course prepared a Travel and Tourism newsletter edition 1. The newsletter has tourism-related articles, interviews, pictures and much more.

The inter-house sports event was conducted at M.S.R Grounds on 30th of August 2018. Students of FHMCT organized a Kabbadi match. Team Pandora stood first in the first inter-house event.

The Runner up was Team Sirius and the second runner up was Team Hydra.

House Captains and Vice Captains Election

The Hospitality Club at FHMCT has formed different Houses through an election process on 23rd August 2019. And students have been divided into different houses. Captains and Vice Captains were elected. Various intra house competitions and events will be conducted for the student community at FHMCT. The Houses are called- Pandora, Sirius, Hydra, and Electra

Event: Induction Program for the 2019 Batch of Students at FHMCT

5th Aug 2019, Monday: Dean addressed the students of batch 2019. Then the Academic Registrar familiarized the students about the Academic Processes, Rules and Regulations, the Proctor System and the support departments. The department HODs introduced their departments to the students

Alumni Talk

6th Aug 2019, Tuesday:

The session started with a talk by two alumni namely Mr. Joyraj Koner, batch 2014 and Ms. Tia Anasuya, batch 2011. Senior students from all the batches interacted with the new batch. A representative of the Hospitality Club also introduced the club to the students.

Ice Breaking Session for First Semester

7th Aug 2019, Wednesday: The first semester course leaders introduced their courses to the batch. Later on a few fun activities were conducted for the new batch as an ice breaking session organized by the Front Office Department

Ice Breaking Session for First Semester

8th Aug 2019, Thursday: A guest lecture was conducted for the new batch and the resource person was Mr. Rohit Saraswathi. The topic was “Chase your Dreams”.  This was followed by ice breaking sessions for the new batch organized by the Front Office Department.

Visit to Orphanage

Date and Time: 13.04.19, 1.30 pm

 Description of the Event:

 As part of the activity undertaken towards Corporate Social Responsibility, the students and staff of FHMCT distributed school stationery that was contributed by them to the students of an orphanage in Mathikere, Bangalore.

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Foodified

Date and Time:  14th January 2019 to 11th April 2019 ; 10.30am to 1.30pm ; 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Description of the Event:.

As part of the curriculum the students of the VI Semester , who have opted for the  Professional Core Elective, Fast Food Management ,  were given hands on experience in running a fast food outlet ‘Foodfied’. A survey was conducted to analyse the needs of the customers on the campus, followed by menu planning , food trials, prelaunch marketing, operating the restaurant, menu engineering based on profitability and   popularity  and sales analysis.  The students gained exposure on planning ,  financial and operational aspects of running a Quick service Restaurant.

  • Swad Sadan – Food and Beverage Exhibition from 28th March 2019 to 3rd April 2019

The 8th Semester students from the Faculty of Hospitality Management and Catering Technology, who have opted for the processional core elective Restaurant Entrepreneurship have been given the opportunity to gain hands on experience in operating a restaurant. This entails the planning, budgeting, manpower rostering, marketing and successfully operating an outlet. 

The restaurant Swad Sadan was operational at the FHMCT premises from the 28th of March 2019 till the 3rd April 2019 offering cuisines like Maharashtrian, Avadhi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Mangalorean.  

Field Visit

Date and Time: 19th -21st April , 10.30 am

The INDIAN FEDERATION OF CULINARY ASSOCIATIONS,  in association with Food Panda and Tag Taste invited  students of FHMCT to do a sensorial study of over 150 restaurants that will help the diners to understand various food outlets and choose what is correct for them. They visited the Sarovar Hotel Bangalore with regards to this.

The students were thrilled to taste over 80 dishes and provide their feedback on the same.

It was a good learning exposure for the students.