Life at IHM Hyderabad: Experience Campus Life with Shweta Harinder
Nafisa Khatoon, 08 Jan 2015, #NCHM JEE



Campus life at IHM Hyderabad
is not only about hectic campus routine or practical classes but it is also a pathway to personality enhancement.  A second year student Shweta Harinder, who is pursuing three years full time hotel management undergraduate course from IHM Hyderabad, shares her campus life experience and how it enabled her move beyond her comfort zone.

As a part of Careers360 “My Campus, My Life” series, we bring life experienced by a hospitality student Shweta Harinder at IHM Hyderabad in terms of benefits reaped from practical classes, role of assignments or grooming classes in giving professional edge, and fun activities of the campus life.

Shweta talks how she accustomed herself to long practical classes adapted campus routine which in the beginning was a challenge for her.  Explore IHM, Hyderabad Campus life with Shweta Harinder.

 

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Careers360: Describe your life at IHM Hyderabad. Please share some benefits of grooming classes.

Shweta Harinder:  I would describe my life at IHM Hyderabad as a guiding force which enabled me to move beyond my comfort zone.  I learned that pleasing personality and displaying calm under tough situations is the pre requisite of hospitality professionals.

 

I have emerged as a refined person, who is equipped with skills to excel in the hospitality sector. The grooming classes have enhanced my personality and practical assignments have increased my physical fitness and stamina, due to which I can easily adapt myself with the long working hours.

Careers360: Share what was the most difficult part of adjusting with the new campus life. What you do on weekends?

Shweta Harinder: Initially, there were not many challenges with which I was unable to cope. However, to stand and work continuously for 4 -5 hours in the practical classes was something with which adjusting was struggling phase for me. However, later I adapted with campus routine and realized that the hospitality industry’s working schedule required us to be physically fit and prompt.

We have classes on 5 days a week, so dividing weekly time between studies and other activities is planned in advance.  I try to finish my assignments on Friday and Saturday. Thus, on most of the weekends I have time to go out with my friends and spend quality time with my family members.

Careers360:Which are the best hangout zones at IHM, Hyderabad?

Shweta Harinder: The best hangout places near the campus are outlets of popular American fast food restaurants like Subway and U.S. Pizza.  Many other local food stalls are equally famous among students.

 

 The Bakery shop “Just Bake”, and snacks-tea stall “Daffodils” are also preferred by students to hangout with friends.

Careers360: What is your opinion about the infrastructure of the institution? How are faculty members, laboratories, mess, and everything else?

Shweta Harinder: Academic building of IHM Hyderabad has well furnished classrooms and laboratories with LCD projectors. The fine dining hall for students is very well ventilated and spacious. Both, the Basic and Advance Training Kitchen are fully equipped to cater to needs of all the students. The well maintained library, computer lab, front office lab, and housekeeping lab helps students to practice and perform practicals.

 

Faculty members are very supportive and co operative to guide us on professional level.  The highly qualified and experience-rich teachers are experts in their respective areas, so we are lucky to gain more knowledge from them.

 

Careers360: Are there any Guest lecturers conducted at campus? List a few along with the topic.

Shweta Harinder: Yes, special and guest lecturers are among the frequent activities which are conducted at the campus. Alumni and leaders from hospitality industry delivers lecture on Laundry Operations, Ikebana, Bonsai and Personality Development. 

 

Recently, Azim Virani, Executive Housekeeper, Royal Caribbean Cruise liners and an alumnus of IHM Hyderabad, offered tips on ways to ace campus interview to students in a special class conducted by him.

Careers360: Which other extracurricular/fun activities make your campus unique and interesting?

Shweta Harinder: We celebrate all the festivals which are celebrated around the globe with great fervor. Each festival celebration is followed by group lunch or dinner, where students and faculty eat together.  All the festival arrangements- deciding of the menu, cooking food, serving till post dinner services, are done by students. Teachers are always willing to extend a helping hand.

 

We also celebrate annual fresher’s party with great pomp and show. 

Careers360: How many industrial visits are included in your hotel management course curriculum? Share your experience.

Shweta Harinder: We have an industrial training in the 2nd year of the course. Undertaking the training is mandatory for us. Students not attending the same are not promoted to the next semester; it is a compulsion to attend this training. The training helps us to get a brief insight of what future has to offer us and gives exposure to industries and good learning experience.

Careers360: How do you get to know about the latest happenings in the college? Is there any in-house magazine or something else for that?

Shweta Harinder: IHM Hyderabad has an in-house magazine “cackle” which is published annually. The magazine briefs on all events and competitions of the college and the articles are contributed as well as edited by students only.

 

Soon, a newsletter titled “Referral Point” that will inform the latest happenings at IHM Hyderabad is about to launch.

Stay tuned to hospitality.careers360.com for more news and feature articles on Hospitality and Tourism exams

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Are there any concessions for Students Certified with Learning Disability

Rohan Rawat 20th Nov, 2019

Hi there,

Yes the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology , has some relaxation for the eligibility criteria for people with differently abled candidate or some kind of impairment ,

  1. 5% of seats across board are reserved for Physically Disabled candidates in all Central & State Government Institutes of Hotel Management. For any category of disability (viz. loco motor, visual, dyslexia, speech, and /or hearing ) benefit would be given to those who have at least 40% physical impairment but able to perform the kitchen and other practical classes required for the course.
  2. The percentage of disability of the candidates will be required to be              certified by Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Central Govt. / State Govt./      Municipal Corporation run Hospitals only,
  3. Dyslexia Certificate should either from the clinical psychologist          department of a Govt Hospital or from a RCI registered clinical            psychologist attached with a registered hospital.

Such candidates are required to produce the original Medical Certificate both at the time of Counselling and at the time of Admission to the Institute. In case of any dispute in determining the eligibility under PD category, the decision of the Medical Board to be constituted by Institute would be final.



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Are there any other enterance exams than NCHM JEE for hotel management? are CET and CAT exams for hotel management ? THANKYOU!

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 31st Oct, 2019
Hello.
no CET exam is not for hotel management course this is MAH HM CET exam which is for hotel management score and if talking about CAT exam so this exam is for all management related course so,  this is also for hotel management course.
List of some top hotel management entrance exams is given the link:
https://hospitality.careers360.com/articles/top-hotel-management-entrance-exams
Best of luck.
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which colleges conduct this exam?

Yash Dev Student Expert 20th Oct, 2019
Hello student nchmjee is conducted by NTA its a national level exam to take admission in two undergraduate courses - B.Sc. in Hospitality & Hotel Administration(Generic or Specialization). NCHMCT,
Application form will be available from 1jan 2020to 28 February 2020.
Eligibility criteria is pass in senior secondary school (+2)with English as a mandatory subject.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
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when the result of NCHMCT JEE of year 2020 will be declared? and where can we find it ? what is the passing score ?

_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

Hey!There

Registration for NCHMJEE 2020 will starts from 1st January 2020 and EXAMINATION will happens on April 25..And results will be declared on 10 may 2020 in online mode..You can check your result by entering roll number, application Number, date of birth and security number..

Ask if any query..

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i m currently purcuing BA(english) .can i apply for this.

Manisha Gupta Expert 7th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

As per the Eligibility, To apply for NCHMCT JEE, the upper age limit is 25 years as on 01.07.2020 for General and OBC category, If you meet this criteria & other eligibility then you can apply for the exam. To check the further eligibility you can go through with the given below link.

https://hospitality.careers360.com/articles/nchmct-jee-eligibility-criteria

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