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Goa’s leading private hospitality institute, V. M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE), Raia welcomed a new batch of students for the academic year 2021-2024 on campus.

Prof. Irfan Mirza, Director/Principal of VMSIIHE addressed the freshers with a motivational speech, speaking about discipline, correct attitude, moving forward with hope, and always being humble in life. 

Captain Ramesh Kumar, a pilot at Indigo Airlines who was also a student of Prof. Irfan Mirza interacted with the students via zoom during the induction program. He credited Prof Mirza’s training for his achievements, saying that he acquired exceptional qualities as a student under him. He added, “One should pursue a profession that one admires and likes. We only get one opportunity in our lifetime to achieve all we aspire to do,” and urged the students to give it their all. 

Final year students Keith Rodrigues and Pravin Kumar were felicitated for their selfless contribution as frontline covid care volunteers during the pandemic. 

The students are quite excited to begin this new chapter in their lives and are gratified to have the opportunity to kick-start this learning adventure in the offline mode, enjoying all the facilities campus life has to offer.  

Simran Mandar Parulekar, a student of B.Sc. International Hospitality Management, Batch 2021-24 says,” I was nervous and anxious for my first day at campus but the induction program has put me at ease. It was quite helpful and valuable as it gave me an insight into my course and what is expected of me. All of the staff and my seniors were extremely warm and amiable which I greatly appreciated. I’m completely energized to begin this academic year now.”

Aahan Mathew Jacob, a first-year B.Sc. International Hospitality Management student says, “The VMSIIHE induction program was hands down the best anyone could ever ask for. The overall experience was great as we got to know about the institute and its knowledgeable faculty. It also motivated and taught us to always follow our dreams and that the proper amount of hard work can get us anywhere.”

VMSIIHE offers a B.Sc. degree in International Hospitality Management and an M.Sc. in International Hospitality and Tourism Management to interested and passionate students. Situated in the blissful village of Raia in South Goa, the campus spread over six acres and is an ideal place for the students to be nurtured and grow in the best possible way professionally and individually. 

The institute also offers professional internships at reputed starred hotels where students are trained by international professionals in some of the leading hotel chains, such as Taj Exotica, Alila Diwa Goa, Grand Hyatt, Vivanta by Taj, Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Novotel Goa Resort and Spa, etc. 

VMSIIHE is the first hospitality institute in India and also in the state of Goa to obtain the ‘Eat Right Campus’ certification, which requires passing a thorough audit of institutional practices.