5 reasons to study at JSHM

5 reasons to study at JSHM, Vadodara

Those who follow the industry news closely are aware of a world-class hospitality institute located in Vadodara.

The Jindal School of Hotel Management (JSHM) is a hotel management school par excellence based in the cultural hub of Vadodara, Gujarat. Many acknowledge JSHM as one of the best international hospitality colleges in Gujarat and in India.

International Affiliations

Jindal School of Hotel Management offers a unique experience to budding hospitality professionals through its global course content and various study tours. Students get a dual certification (from national & international bodies).  The students can also choose to pursue the third year of specialisation in Switzerland.

JSHM’s partnership with the prestigious César Ritz Colleges, Switzerland, gives one the unique opportunity to obtain a SWISS hotel management degree of the highest quality. Jindal School’s much-coveted Higher Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management course in India enables a student to both study and work abroad.

Backed by Jindal Hotels Limited

The school benefits from the support of our parent company; Jindal Hotels Ltd. The Jindal Group is well-known in the field of hospitality and food processing. It has left an indelible mark in the industry for its business leadership and social involvement.

A flagship hotel of the Jindal Hotels Limited (JHL), Grand Mercure Vadodara Surya Palace Hotel is located in the heart of Vadodara.

New-age Curriculum

Over the past decade, many facets of the service industry have shifted to adopt new technology and changing consumer demands. These changes have radically changed the way as to how modern hotels conduct their business.

JSHM has introduced many new courses to prepare their students for modern-day challenges. Courses like PR & E-Marketing for Hospitality and Events, Hotel Sustainable Development and Contemporary Trends are a few of the subject unique to JSHM. The course content is continually updated to give a cutting edge advantage to their students.

 Entrepreneurial Focus

Jindal School encourages its students to be their own boss. JSHM consults for many start-ups in Gujarat. Students benefit from being a part of this consultancy process. As a part of their curriculum, a  student at JSHM needs to offer viable solutions to specific business challenges. These challenges are given by the respective hotel managers.

The students also get to practice decision-making strategies through a simulation software called HOTS. Through HOTS simulation, a student learns real-world tactics without risking real money.

These experiences, coupled with knowledge gained through subjects like Entrepreneurship and Strategic Planning & Revenue Management, provides the tools and the necessary confidence for a JSHM-ite to become a successful entrepreneur.

Alumni Support

JSHM has maintained a high placement record since its inception in 2005. A vast majority of our students are working internationally.

Many of JSHM’s alumni are decision-makers for recruitment in their organisations. This goodwill created by the alumni in the hospitality industry opens many doors for our candidates both nationally and internationally.

The management of JSHM believes that for a student to develop to their fullest potential, a stable learning environment, academic challenges, and a comfortable learning atmosphere ably assisted by willing guides are a must. And JSHM provides just that!

 

hotel rating benchmarks

5 surprising facts about hotel star ratings!

How much do know about star hotel rating?

In the age of social media, all our decisions are based on ratings and user opinions. The hotel industry is among the few businesses that have always used ratings and benchmarks to help patrons make their decisions. Now we’re all aware of the star ratings. Some of us even know a thing or two about how these ratings work. But we seldom see how much attention ratings pay to the minutest of details.

Here are five things you probably never knew about star ratings and surely they will make you proud of the benchmarks the hospitality industry pursues!

#1 The 800+ Point Checklist

While star rating criteria differ across the world, a common checklist with over 800 points largely determines what star a hotel property manages to attain. This checklist consists of points to do with the property itself, the facilities, adherence to local laws, and most importantly customer service.

#2 Customer Service First

Over 70% of the factors that determine a hotel’s rating are related to quality in customer service. Surprisingly, most people believe that the it’s the property that matters more to a rating, but for the hospitality industry customer service is what comes first always.

#3 Bathrooms Matter

5-star hotels are typically associated with luxury and rightly so. But what is surprising is that one of the biggest indicators of luxury is the number of bathroom fixtures. 5-star hotels must have at least 5 bathroom fixtures. Generally including two sinks, a bath, a standalone shower, and a toilet. Many hotels even add bidets and climate control to go the extra distance in building glamorous bathrooms!

#4 News is Critical

Not many people know of this, but a newspaper can make or break hotel rating aspirations. While 3-star hotels need to at least have a reading stand with newspapers for guests to read. 4-star hotels must deliver a daily newspaper to all guest rooms. But to be able to get to a 5-star rating, hotels must offer a minimum of two choices of international newspapers and one local newspaper to each guest.

#5 Because Swimming Induces Thirst

This is one of those really lofty standards, but 5-star hotels are mandated to have a swimming pool equipped with poolside service on their premises. The poolside service must also provide complimentary refreshments to guests for every 90 minutes spent at the pool. So if a guest spends three hours at the pool, failing to offer refreshments twice could jeopardize hotel ratings.

Endnote

While most guests tend not to notice most of the intricacies of hotel ratings, hotels work tirelessly to exceed the high benchmarks set for them. At Jindal School of Hotel Management, we groom aspiring hospitality professionals to understand customer service values. The same values that define the hospitality industry. These imbued values help JSHMites to become industry leaders. Practical teaching pedagogy and world-class facilities mean that our students learn the practical aspects of working in a hotel.  No wonder that JSHMites are ‘customer service’ ready from day one.

Tree Plantation by JSHM students

“Grow green, go Green” – Afforestation by JSHMites

Self-appointed eco-Warriors of Vadodara; fifty students of the  Jindal School of Hotel Management, planted 100 trees at the Xavier Green School, Wagodia. This tree plantation initiative is named “Grow green, go Green”.

“Grow green, go Green” was supported, encouraged and technically guided by the Founder of Xavier Green School, Father Jolly Nadukudiyil. Fr. Jolly is Prakruti Ratna Award winner and has also been felicitated with the VNM Environmental Excellence Award in 2016.

The “Grow green, go Green” project by the third year students of BBA in Hotel & Tourism Management is being counted as a practical step towards becoming a carbon-neutral organization. The 100 trees planted on the day will reduce 2,200 kilograms of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere every year. The trees planted in this program are Goras Amli, Banyan, Arjuna and Neem that rank top as natural air purifiers.

During the event, each participating student took a pledge to care and protect the trees as their own children.

Motivated with the goal to build an urban forest within the city, the students carefully planted each of the trees under the scorching Sun. Students earned a pleasant reward for their hard day’s toil; nature walk around the Xavier Centre of Eco Harmony. Nature walk around this 39-acre campus with 70,000 trees is a wholesome experience for city-bred students.

In this practical outdoor session, the students of the Jindal School of Hotel Management learnt about real-time sustainable hospitality practices that every responsible hotelier must practice to our world a greener and better place.

 

Hotel Management Myths

5 Myths about Hotel Management

When people hear the phrase “Hotel management”, they imagine visuals of a male chef in a white coat and a tall, white hat. For most people, the idea of a career in Hotel Management starts and ends with a job of cooking and serving food. But the reality is entirely different. Hospitality & Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today.

In this article, the principal of the Jindal School of Hotel Management debunks some of the common myths about Hotel Management.

Myth No:1-  Hotel Management is only for students who are weak in academics.

It is unfortunate that our society brackets students into categories such as intelligent and weak based on academic performance. The grading systems of our schools have no criteria to judge individuals on their creative abilities, social skills, leadership skills, entrepreneurial abilities etc. Hotel Management studies offer a chance for students with these abilities to shine through and hence disprove the above misconception.

culinary Workshop at Jindal School of hotel Management

FabChef (South) – Culinary Workshop at JSHM

FabChef  – South” a culinary workshop was organized by Jindal School of Hotel Management (JSHM). This Cookery workshop was open for outsiders and students of JSHM. The workshop was ideal for those who wanted to master the art of Dakshin delicacies. The participants got to learn six South Indian snacks along with their classical accompaniments.

The chefs Mr Paul & Mr Nattar hail from the southern part on India. Because of this, the class got to learn the authentic way to prepare these items. The participants to got their hand dirty by patting the Kal Adas, dabbing the Oats Idly mix and dipping into the batter of Mysore Bonda. It took many trials and errors for all to perfect the art of pouring Appams.

 

It turned out to be a fun workshop. Everyone went away with a few finger-licking good recipes in their kitty!

 

Watch our YouTube channel for the video of the culinary workshop and the complete set of recipes

sustainable_restaurant

Sustainable Pop-up Restaurant – A Case Study

Date: 26th February 2019
Venue: Terrace Garden of Jindal School of Hotel Management, Vadodara
Occasion: Sustainable pop-up restaurant “Dholakpur
Hosts: Final year students of 3 year BBA in Hotel & Tourism Management

Third-year students of BBA in Hotel & Tourism Management took up the challenge of creating a commercial pop-up sustainable restaurant for one day. The event was a part of their Gastronomy Course assessment.

The pop-up restaurant was a sellout and an enthralling Culinary experience for all the customers.

The terrace of the college was the venue. The elements that made this pop-up a success were:

1. Sustainable Menu: The vegetables and the herbs were sourced directly from the farmers. No processed food was used; resulting in lesser carbon footprints

2. Wow factor: The decor was traditional and eco-friendly. Homegrown microgreens, earthenware, reusable dry flower arrangements and local linen made the decor truly green without compromising on the rich look & feel.

3. Saving Electricity: The event was lunch in the open terrace. The venue for this sustainable restaurant was tactfully chosen for its natural light & breeze.

4. Attractive Pricing: The entry fee of Rs.200/- made the meals affordable to all. Because of this smart pricing ensured that the pop-up restaurant was a sell-out. The price was all-inclusive for the unlimited meal.

5. The U.S.P: Natural leaf plate and clay glassware gave a unique flavour to the food items. Even the water from the eco wash was reused to water plants. The guests experienced eating with hand. This resulted in the saving of water.

6. Responsibility: Food quantity was carefully planned to reduce wastage. The little bit of leftover was handed over to the needy. All the waste was disposed into the in-house compost bin,

With such responsible students, the future of our planet is in good hands!

Dholakpur_pop_up_restaurant

Dholakpur – A Case study on how to do a successful Pop-up Restaurant!

Date: 22nd February 2019
Venue: Terrace Garden of Jindal School of Hotel Management, Vadodara
Occasion: Desi-Fusion pop up restaurant “Dholakpur”
Hosts: Final year students of 3 year BBA in Hotel & Tourism Management

Third-year students of  BBA in Hotel & Tourism Management took up the challenge of creating a commercial pop-up restaurant for one day. The event was a part of their Gastronomy Course assessment.

The pop-up restaurant was a sellout and an enthralling Culinary experience for all the customers.

The terrace of the college was the venue. The elements that made this pop-up a success were:

1. Unique Food: The students took up the challenge to create an international menu from local ( Gujarati ingredients)

2. Wow factor: The decor was traditional. Low seating, traditional welcome, clay vessels and mud art added variety to the ambience. Gujarati Bandhani & Patola sarees added that extra colour and spark to the overall set up.

3. Entertainment: Live light music and dholak by the students of Tabala section of MS university added to the evening’s attraction.

4. Attractive Pricing: The entry fee of Rs.500/- made the meals affordable to all. Because of this smart pricing ensured that the pop-up restaurant was a sell-out. Separately priced mocktail menu added to the income stream.

5. The U.S.P: The dessert was aptly named “Chitrakala”. This item was a live food art by the budding chefs of JSHM. The dish consisted of finely balanced 12 items which provided the perfect finish to the meals.

6. Team Spirit: No event can be successful without teamwork. Besides the obvious camaraderie, enthusiasm was in abundance as well in the students of JSHM.

With so much thought and effort gone into the pop-up, the event had to be a success!

BAOU_Admission Notice_Jan_2019

BAOU Jan 2019 -Admission Notice

આગામી ફેબ્રુઆરી-૨૦૧૯ સત્રની પ્રથમ વર્ષ તથા પ્રમોટી વિદ્યાર્થીઓની પ્રવેશ પ્રક્રિયા આજથી(તા.૦૧/૦૧/૨૦૧૯) શરુ થઇ ગયેલ છે. જેની વિગતવાર જાહેરાત આજના સંદેશ અને દિવ્ય ભાસ્કર વર્તમાન પત્રમાં આવેલ છે. 

BAOU_Admission Notice_Jan_2019

5_facts_about_5 Star_hotels

5 facts only few people know about hotel star ratings!

From bath fixtures to elaborate lobbies – 5 facts only few people know about hotel star ratings!

In the age of social media, all our decisions are based on ratings and user opinions, but the hotel industry is among the few businesses that have always used ratings and benchmarks to help patrons make their decisions. Now we’re all aware of the star ratings, and some of us even know a thing or two about how these ratings work, but we seldom see how much attention ratings pay to the minutest of details.

Here are five things you probably never knew about star ratings and surely they will make you proud of the benchmarks the hospitality industry pursues!

#1 The 800+ Point Checklist

While star rating criteria differ across the world, a common checklist with over 800 points largely determines what star a hotel property manages to attain. This checklist consists of points to do with the property itself, the facilities, adherence to local laws, and most importantly customer service.

IET 2018 Stars

JSHMites are rocking it in IET 2018

The students of Jindal School of Hotel Management are shining in their Industrial expose Training in 2018.

Some of their success stories have reached us and the same is shared to inspire all to keep aiming high. It is students like these who keep reminding us that we are on the right track to becoming the best hotel management college in India!

Star Performer: Shubhangi Gandhi
Hotel: Conrad Pune

Shubhangi has managed what no other Industrial trainee has ever done: A promotion as “Lifestyle Floor Ambassador” within 15 days of joining Conard, Pune.

 

Star Performer: Junaid Sable
Hotel: Novotel Mumbai, Juhu Beach

 Junaid was awarded the “Intern of the Month –Nov 2018” in the Food & Beverage Service department at the Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach. Congratulations to Junaid. We are sure that he has a great future in his chosen department of F&B Service.