PROCEDURAL DOCUMENT FOR GOVERNANCE OF THE INSTITUTE
Academic Year 2022-2023
Vivekanand Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management is managed by Sushree Sardama Trust, a reputed trust with diverse and rich experience in the field of hospitality. The field of hospitality operates in a dynamic environment and changes related to operational aspects are frequent in the industry. The institute too needs to adopt the practices of change happening in the industry and implement the same for the benefit of the students. The governance of the trust is undertaken by experienced professionals who help the institute function efficiently through their inputs on best practices, techniques, experiences and dealing with changes.
Members of the Governing Council
Sl No Name of the Member Designation
1 Mr. Ramesh Mohnani Chairman; Sushree SardamaTrust
2 Me. Mohit Mohnani Director; Vivekanand Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management
3 Udaidip Singh Chauhan I/C Principal; Vivekanand Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management
4 Dr. Kavita Sood Consultant and Ex Principal; Vivekanand Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management
5 Mr. Namiraj Jain Head of Academics; Vivekanand Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management
6 Dr. Kaladhar Arya Director; Human Resource Development Cell, Saurashtra University
7 Dr. Girish Bhimani Vice Chancellor; Saurashtra University Rajkot
8 Joseph C.B. D’Couto Director J.D. Consultancy
9 Mr. Daxesh Kothari CEO and M.D.; Ashutosh Wealth Management Services Pvt Ltd., Rajkot
10 The Registrar Saurashtra University Rajkot (Ex-Offcio)
11 Director of Technical Education Gandhinagar, Gujarat (Ex-Officio)
12 Central Regional Officer AICTE, Bhopal (Ex-Officio)
ACADEMIC ADVISORY BODY
The Academic advisory body is comprised by Saurashtra University and the body meets annually to discuss on aspects of
i. Change In syllabi
ii. Course progression
iii. Mandatory regulations if any to incorporate various curriculum
iv. Suggestions and remedial measures
Name of the Member Deignation
Dr. Pratap Sinh Chauhan Professor and Dean, Department of Business Management, Saurashtra University
Dr. N.M. Kanani Principal, J.H. Bhalodiya Commerce College, Rajkot
Mr. Daksh Narendra Bhai Trivedi External Member, Jamnagar
Udaidip Singh Chauhan I/C Principal, VIHTM, Rajkot
The Internal Academic body constitutes of the Principal of the institute, Faculty Members, Subject Matter experts and Industry experts.
MECHANISMS FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE
The institute follows the following aspects to ensure good governance being implemented at all functional areas. To enumerate they include
i. The institute follows an open door policy for all visitors including parents and every visitor is treated as a guest at the institute.
ii. All office related tasks pertaining to students are completed within a turnaround time as decided internally.
iii. Student grievances are heard every day by the concerned authorities. There is a dedicated student grievance redressal mechanism in place both online and offline. Students are free to escalate issues to the Principal of the institute at any point of time if dissatisfied.
iv. Hostel grievances are daily addressed during evening attendance and are resolved. Grievances related to maintenances are put across in concerned register and the same monitored for resolution.
v. Trustees regularly meet students to resolve any issues pertaining to different areas of the institute.
vi. Feedback from students is obtained related to academics every week by the HOD Academics and the same discussed with teachers every Saturday.
vii. Feedback forms are filled by students pertaining to general feedback of the institute.
viii. Committees have been formed for different developmental activities of the students and include student members and faculty.
ix. Peer learning is an essential aspect of learning and involves student to initiate and display early responsibility.
x. Early teacher orientation program is followed for final year students to imbibe leadership skills.
xi. Lesson Planning by faculty members are initiated for smooth execution of syllabus.