Sankara College Of Science And Commerce: Empowering Students for Success in the Dynamic World of Hospitality & Business

By Nithya Ramachandran, Deputy Joint Secretary
Sankara College Of Science And Commerce: Empowering Students for Success in the Dynamic World of Hospitality & Business
Nithya Ramachandran,Deputy Joint Secretary

Nithya Ramachandran

Deputy Joint Secretary

In the realm of higher education, a hotel management college must provide quality education and foster the growth of the student community. The institution has a comprehensive and up-to-date curriculum that aligns with industry standards and emerging trends in the field of hotel management.

Striving continuously to meet the aspirations and goals of its students, such a college derives satisfaction from nurturing knowledge, wisdom, and excellence. Embodying this philosophy is Sankara College of Science and Commerce, a distinguished institution that prioritizes the holistic development of its students and equips them with the skills and mindset needed for success in the dynamic field of hotel management.

Nestled in Coimbatore, the Sankara College of Science and Commerce was established in 1991, this venerable institution has made remarkable progress in the field of hotel management. The college was also accredited with A+ by NAAC during the 2nd cycle. The Department of Hotel Management, established in 1993, has played an essential role in enhancing the quality of education and producing industry-ready professionals.

Furthermore, at the heart of Sankara College of Science and Commerce lie a visionary founder and a dedicated team of trustees who have steered the institution toward greatness. The founder, Late T.K. Pattabiraman, was a renowned educationalist with a deep passion for providing quality education. T.P. Ramachandran, the current Secretary of the college & Managing Trustee leads the team of trustees and management members.

Their collective efforts and commitment have shaped the institution's policies, infrastructure, and overall growth. Leading the top management team is Dr. V. Radhika, the principal, and alongside her is a dedicated Vice-Principal and IQAC Coordinator - Bernard Edward. Their leadership and expertise contribute significantly to the college's pursuit of academic excellence and the holistic development of its students.

Wealth of Knowledge & Guidance
A significant strength of the college lies in its experienced
faculty members who possess extensive knowledge and expertise. Speaking more on this, the Vice-Principal & Hotel Management Professional of Sankara College of Science and Commerce says, "With more than 12 years of experience, our faculty, comprising esteemed chefs and industry experts, provides invaluable mentorship to our students.

Their proficiency spans kitchen management, food and beverage service, and bakery, ensuring aspiring hoteliers build a strong foundation. Our college takes pride in its infrastructure, fostering practical learning opportunities. Equipped with modern technologies like audiovisual equipment and projectors, our classrooms facilitate easy comprehension and visualization of concepts.

The state-of-the-art kitchen and bakery boast cutting-edge culinary equipment, enabling students to refine their skills and master the art of gastronomy. Additionally, our Sankara College of Science and Commerce houses a simulated hotel operations restaurant and bar, offering hands-on experience".

”Promoting innovation and practicality is the essence of the hotel management programme at Sankara College of Science & Commerce”

Promoting innovation and practicality, the hotel management programme at Sankara College of Science and Commerce thrives. The institution partners with the 'Budding Hoteliers Association,' fostering a culture of creativity through platforms like the Recipe Club. Here, students showcase their culinary expertise by crafting innovative recipes, which are evaluated by industry professionals, creating a dynamic learning environment.

The college also provides value-addition courses in vegetable and fruit carving, ice carving, bartending and juggling, and event management, expanding students' skill sets and improving their employability prospects.

The institution has strong connections with leading hotels, resorts, and hospitality establishments for internships, placements, and industry exposure. Placement assistance and career guidance are often provided to students to support and secure promising job opportunities. A well-built alumni organization assisting students in placements and internship opportunities bout inside and outside of the country.

To ensure a comprehensive learning experience, Sankara College of Science and Commerce prioritizes industry exposure and internships.
Through partnerships with renowned hotels in India, students have opportunities for summer internships and intensive training programs. These real-world experiences provide practical knowledge, prepare students for industry challenges, and enhance their career prospects.

The college's placement cell plays a crucial role in facilitating students' transition from academia to the professional world by offering comprehensive training in soft skills and interview techniques. The institution focuses on developing essential soft skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, problem- solving, and customer service to equip students for successful careers in the hospitality industry. Additionally, firstyear students receive training in communication, personality development, and interview skills.

Nurturing Entrepreneurship
Going beyond academics, Sankara College of Science and Commerce cultivates social responsibility through its Entrepreneurship Development Club (ED Club). Regular hotel visits, industry workshops, seminars, and social service initiatives are organized, enabling students to comprehend the external environment and contribute meaningfully to society. This holistic education approach ensures the development of character and skills, fostering responsibility and empathy.

The hotel management programme at Sankara College offers specialized concentrations catering to diverse interests. In addition to preparing students for industry careers, the college nurtures entrepreneurial skills. The Entrepreneurship Development Cell encourages students to venture into the business world through food fairs, where they invest resources and learn event planning, finance management, and marketing intricacies. This unique approach empowers students to become self-reliant and forge their paths.

Sankara College of Science and Commerce has ambitious plans for the future. “Our college aims to further expand its international placement opportunities, establishing connections with hotels abroad. It intends to enhance research initiatives, encouraging students to delve into innovative projects and contribute to the field of hotel management.

Additionally, the college is committed to incorporating emerging technologies and fostering a dynamic learning environment that prepares students for the evolving demands of the industry”, concludes Bernard Edward.
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