With a view to provide quality education, Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BCIHMCT) was established in the year 1999 under the aegis of Shri Banarsidas Chandiwala Sewa Smarak Trust Society, a charitable Society working in the field of health and education since 1952.
BCIHMCT, New Delhi is a progressive hotel management institute and is among the Top 10 Hotel Management Colleges in the country. The institute has created a niche for itself as a source of competent managerial and technical manpower for the hotel industry. The Institute is Accredited with “Grade -A” by NAAC, an autonomous body under UGC, as Quality Institution.
BCIHMCT is the first hotel management institute affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi awarding a four-year degree in Hotel Management & Catering Technology. It is also approved by AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education) Ministry of HRD, Government of India. It is graded as an A+ Category Institute by Delhi government and GGSIP University, Delhi.
One of the Best Infrastructures
BCIHMCT has the most modern campus and developed infrastructure in India amongst hotel management institutes BCIHMCT Taking Hotel Management Studies to the Next Level 01| MM | 2020 The 10 Most Leading Institutes in Hotel Management, 2020 in India. Modern training restaurants with display bar counters, banquet hall, multi-utility hall, food production practical labs of contemporary design, lobby and front office with latest software and other amenities form part of the prestigious institute.
Spacious air conditioned classrooms with facilities of latest teaching aids, Wi-Fi enabled campus and computer labs with dedicated leased line for internet utilization, up-to-date housekeeping lab, automated and electronic library with a large collection of latest books, journals and magazines justify the claim that the infrastructure of BCIHMCT is among the best.
A Profound Leader
It is under the leadership of its principal, Mr. R. K. Bhandari, that BCIHMCT has achieved many milestones including top ten rank from last 12 years successively among India’s 10 best professional hotel management colleges in the country. Professor Bhandari has rich and varied experience of more than 30 years of hospitality operations, and academics.
He has extensive experience in designing of curriculum, organizing seminars/conferences of national and international level on current and relevant topics related to tourism and hospitality industry and is president of India International Conference on Hotel, Hospitality and Tourism Research Conference. He is the founder-editor and chief editor of Indian Journal of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Research. His role has been instrumental in developing and enriching the overall infrastructure, faculty, and students of BCIHMCT.
Delivering World-class Education
BCIHMCT has created many benchmarks in academics and is looked upon as the institute par excellence in the field of hospitality. Besides many other factors that sets it apart from other colleges, few prominent ones are – pedagogical approach, faculty, research orientation, mentoring system, and student feedback mechanism.
BCIHMCT has a dedicated and research-oriented faculty who implements teaching-learning process at the institute through rigorous planning and keeping in view the industry needs. Students undergo classroom lectures, role plays, case studies, seminars, workshops, presentations, and lectures from guest speakers from the hospitality industry. To develop integrated knowledge, students visit hotels for industrial exposure and are exposed to research projects on the topics related to syllabus, latest trends in technology.
The institute ensures that its students have easy accessibility to faculty guidance, firm assurance of staff support and a very caring and nurturing environment. All these lead to effective realization of its objectives and goals. BCIHMCT consists of highly qualified and dedicated academic team with hospitality background and ensures delivery of world class education and practical inputs from the hospitality industry. Students are trained in communication skills, creative thinking and problem-solving techniques while grooming them for better social interaction among themselves and the world outside.
The college has an impeccable mentoring system through which students’ performance and difficulties are assessed at academic and personal level. Each student’s performance record is being maintained and he/she is counseled for excellence in the areas. Faculty members are assigned as mentors to respective groups. The mentor ensures complete confidentiality of the identity of students.
In order to remain student-centric and measure student satisfaction level, student feedback mechanism is implemented in structured manner. At the end of each semester, the students submit feedback questionnaire regarding the effectiveness of faculty in implementing the teaching-learning process. The data so received is analyzed and faculty effectiveness index is calculated which makes the future learning more effective and efficient.
Tackling COVID- 19
In current crisis, it is certain that health and safety would be the topmost deliberation and priority post-COVID-19, for hotels and for all hotel management institutes. To impart the right kind of knowledge, BCIHMCT has developed new SOPS and policies to conduct the practical sessions and theory classes as well. It has taken pivotal steps to emphasize the contact-less service into the college while doing simulating practice, especially while serving food, hygiene during food preparation in various kitchen areas.
To prepare the students, faculty has included awareness modules on the possible transferable diseases, social distancing, and its impact on guests. A certificate course on Covid-19 would be advisable for all students.
Producing Talented and Industry Ready Professionals
BCIHMCT is focused towards creating world class manpower. Continuous upgradation of the curriculum and regular interaction with experts from the industry along with active association and partnership with world class institutions and hotels help the institute in achieving its objective and remaining updated always. Research orientation of the faculties and students help them in creating the difference and sets them apart.
The institute is covering topics like Tourism, Management Operations, Business Tactics, Marketing, Aviation and other core hospitality courses in its curriculum and has succeeded in developing more confident, smart and industry-ready people. They are not reluctant to do a particular job but more often they are excited to accept new opportunities. It also requires a different set of skills to allow a student to get employment anywhere in the world.
Hotel management can be considered as a program with several opportunities though it offers excellent career options. BCIHMCT is aiming to create awareness and produce more talented and industry-ready professionals who can be absorbed by the industry immediately.
Inculcating the Right Attitude
The future of Indian hospitality is very bright and BCIHMCT ensures this long-term mission by devising a curriculum which is wide enough and has a lot of scope to cater to global demands and requirements of the industry. The vision of the program is to inculcate the right attitude at the very inception.
BCIHMCT, as the leaders in hospitality education, has thrived on adapting to the global needs of the industry by inculcating the right spirit in the minds of students. Students learn to tackle difficult situations with utmost dexterity and never be overwhelmed with it. The institute is always bridging the huge divide between requirements of the industry and the academia by taking it to the next level.