Archive for November, 2019

Benefits of Studying Hospitality Management

Friday, November 15th, 2019
Mohammad
Farhan Ansari,
Assistant Professor – Department of Hotel Management

A subject becomes more beneficial once you know the benefits that come along. If you’re still trying to make up your mind about taking up a hospitality management course, let us take a look at the advantages of hospitality management:

  • BEING CREATIVE

Hospitality management is a job where you will need to interact with Guests and you might encounter unique problems that need immediate solutions. The challenges hospitality management presents will help you broaden your mind, become quick on your feet (in terms of thinking) and will push you to think out of the box. With all the exercise your mind will be doing, creative thinking will eventually become an asset for you & help you to grown in the industry.

  • INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE

Hospitality management is one of the few career options that carves your path for global exposure. Due to its widespread presence, you can find a job in various places and get a chance to work for an international chain group of hotels. Global exposure will help you understand different cultures and customs, adding to your experience as a professional. International work experience gives a strength to your profile which helps you to work across the globe.

  • JOB SECURITY

With the hospitality industry becoming omnipresent, a large number of jobs are generated every year. Hence, there is increased demand for hospitality management professionals. The growing popularity of the hospitality industry has made it a promising option. Every year international chain hotels company are expanding their franchise properties which is enables lot of career opportunities for the budding professionals.

  • GREAT RENUMERATION

While not all jobs in the hospitality sector are well-paid, if you are taking up a managerial position in the industry, chances are you will figure in the suite of top-paid professionals. It also provides personal Tips & incentives which boosts your moral, in order to work hard, achieve your goals.

  • WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES

Jobs offered by the hospitality industry are never dull. There is a lot of variety, a lot of travelling and a lot of new challenges. In fact, hospitality management jobs are one of the most exciting ones in the world.

  • OUTSTANDING GROWTH

‘Growth opportunity’ should be one of the key factors while choosing a career option. Hospitality management jobs will help you grow, personally and professionally. Hospitality management careers not only help you socialize and network, they also provide you with dynamic opportunities to grow within the organization.

  • EMPLOYABILITY IS HIGH

Hospitality courses equip you with skills that help you understand the current trends in the industry. These courses also help you inculcate people-handling skills and critical thinking as a part of your daily life. These skills are what the hospitality industry looks for in their professionals. The more skilled you are, the higher your employability is.

The hospitality industry generates a large amount of revenue and jobs, which has a positive influence on the global economy as well as the employment rate. Studying hospitality management gives you an edge over other professionals in the world due to its versatility and wide reach.

Hospitality is one of the best sectors to work in and it pays well too. If you are planning on taking up a hospitality management course, go right ahead and do it. After all, best things happen to those who dream.

  • POSSIBILITY OF BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR

After studying the bachelor or master programme in Hospitality Management you will have the obligatory skills to start your own career in a fast-growing hotel or hospitality business as hospitality graduates have outstanding customer service and problem solving skills and a thorough understanding of financials and fundamental guest services knowledge. There is a possibility of opening a restaurant, bakery shop or catering business therefore, it does not given only employment but also enables you to become an entrepreneur.

  • CONCLUSION

So if you possess strong communication skills, a colorful personality, a creative mind and a desire to provide excellent service to others this fast-paced industry may be for you.

Blog written by: –

Mohammad Farhan Ansari

Assistant Professor – Hotel Management department

JIMS Vasant kunj – II

Interior design: As profession

Monday, November 11th, 2019
Ms Swati Parvatiyar HOD, Department of Interior Design

Interior design is a multifaceted profession.  It has the following constituents:

1) Conceptual development

2) Space planning

3) Site inspections

4) Programming & Research

5) Communicating with the stakeholders of a project

6) Construction management

7) Execution of the design

You find designing requires hard work — right from putting down your plans on paper, drawing and writings to doing research on space utilization and working on the specifics. 

Interior design is a good career option and quite a lucrative profession. 

There is a huge demand for interior designers and the demand will remain there in future too. Everybody needs interior designers. Both shrinking space as well as surplus space require their optimum utilization aesthetically as well as with upgraded facilities. The human tendency to remain trendy also creates a need for interior designers. There is a growing tendency nowadays to hire professionals for better results and that is another reason that more and more upwardly mobile middle class segment of society too are looking for interior design professionals to help enhance their living standard with their expertise.

Besides, now a days nobody has that much of time even to spend on their interior work and the feel it is better to leave it to an expert professional. 

So how to make the best use of this opportunity and be a successful interior designer? Hard work does always pay but you must also be smart enough to understand what your clients exactly want. You must be able to understand your client’s requirements. At the same time you must have the ability to offer your client wider options. Another important factor will be your creative sense. You must be well versed in various aspects of design. You must be aware of the trend. Product knowledge too is key to your success. Some business acumen including your ability to bargain, and to convince your clients, do help in a big way.

You should also know the right sources for your materials and also should learn to get things done from the sources and you should also know how to get thing done through workers.

Is interior designer paid well?

Fresher’s can earn up to 5,000 to 10,000 in starting. Assistant interior designers may get between Rs. 30,000 to Rs.40, 000 per month according to their experience and quality of the work. For senior interior designers, the salary, including bonuses and commission is approximately Rs. 800,000 to Rs. 3,000,000 per annum.  However, many interior designers and decorators are self-employed, and charge their clients in a variety of ways. Some charge a flat fee for a project, while others are paid by the hour or even by the square foot. Others charge clients based on the total cost of the materials used plus a certain percentage.

There are many things that can inspire you to become an interior designer. One such inspiration could be drawn by looking at photos of interiors in magazines. If you enjoy changing your home environments, you have an artistic eye, good at drawings and enjoy taking creative subjects at school, then you do have a knack for becoming an interior designer. But don’t worry if you didn’t take arts subjects in your school because you can still make it as a designer.

Remember design skills can be taught so there is not much to worry about. What really counts is your aptitude.

Design is all about being curious and being able to identify and solve problems in a creative way! When you think of design, then think creatively, rigorously and laterally. Once in the job, you feel rewarded when your work is appreciated and that indeed opens up new windows of opportunities as you start getting newer projects. As you work diligently, you literally experience how designs can change lives. 

Is flattery the only way to get around people?

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Ms Gurmeet Sodhi,
HOD, BBA Department

  The well-acclaimed dictionaries of the world define the word ‘flattery’ as insincere praise; the scholars associate it with guile and deceit; no sane mind accepts it as normal. Notwithstanding all the negative connotations attached to it, the world uses it as a tool for achieving objectives that cater, at best, to ulterior motives. Those who indulge in it possess varying degrees of expertise in giving compliments that would forthwith produce a predefined result. That being the motive, would it not fall under the category of wickedness. To me, very honestly, it appears to be a disorder that does not, like most ailments in the world, seem to have any cure. Yet those who indulge in it believe that they are administering a tonic that would heal the other person of some chronic illness. Howsoever ironical it may be, it is a practice that has been on going on for centuries. History stands witness to the royal court’s monarchs being praised to the heavens by the courtiers in service only in the hope of receiving gifts and favors for self or the kin. So, something novel or unique, it is most definitely not.

          The corporates and trainers have, of late, begun using flattery for motivating disgruntled employees; parents use it to inspire children to work harder; given the situation, are we not creating an environment for the free and unchecked growth of this undesirable practice. Are we not supposed to do our duty without any desire for reward? The nature rewards , by itself , the duty done with an unselfish motive. Personally ,I feel that there is a difference, though minute, between ‘praise’ and ‘flattery’. While praise creates pride in one’s work and flattery creates feeling of superiority; a heart that swells with pride is any day better than a brain that swells with superiority.

           It is time we gave up the desire of our egos being massaged and started   leading normal lives; the feeling of superiority arising out of a ‘session of flattery’ is momentary but leaves one desiring for more the moment another task is assigned.

         So, let us not encourage the practice any further and try to be sincere to our duties assigned to  us.