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FCI Institute of Management: Shaping the Futures with a Skill-Based Hospitality Education

Author : HER Team

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Anshoo Saxena, Trainer & Principal FCI Institute of Management

In the 1990s, with the entrance of various national and international hotel chains, the Indian hospitality industry was facing a huge labor crunch, especially in the junior level staff segment. Although, a large number of hospitality management institutes were sprouting up offering long-term courses, many of them failed to develop the skill-sets required to be in the Industry. In that scenario, the initiation of FCI Institute of Management in 1999 proved to be a ray of hope for the hospitality industry and students who aspire to start their career early in this arena without investing much time and fortune. Regarded as the pioneer in empowering individuals to challenge conventional thinking and develop essential skills through a rigorous and interdisciplinary core curriculum, the institute has till date trained more than 6000 students who are working in star hotels both in India and abroad.

"We believe that hospitality students should experience intense industrial training and should be inculcated with ample practical skills. Given this, we at FCI Institute of Management give first priority to hands-on training of the students," opines Anshoo Saxena, Trainer & Principal, FCI Institute of Management. Nestled amidst the scenic beauty of the Dehradun city, the institute runs a number of short-term courses such as Diploma in Hospitality Service Management, Diploma in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel Management, Diploma in Catering Operation, Diploma in Housekeeping, Diploma in Front Office, Certificate in Food Production/House Keeping/ F&B Service, Certificate in Hospitality, Travel & Customer Service and many other vocational courses. The institute also offers traditional UG and PG programmes including UGC approved B.Sc programme in Hotel Management Catering Technology & Tourism under the Distance Education Council.

Boasting of an academic collaboration with Ras Bihari Bose Subharti University, FCI Institute of Management has incorporated best of both worlds' facilities in its campus considering different needs and requirements of the students



Owing to the reputation and standard that the institute has established over the years, the graduates of FCI can be traced in top-notch organizations like Hyatt Regency, JW Marriot, Park Plaza Group, Taj Hotels, Oberoi Group, Fortune Group, ITC Welcome Group, to name a few. "We pride of our matchless rapport with the industry. Our students never have to confront with the crisis like unemployment and lack of industrial training, as we hold their hands from finding internship opportunities to grabbing job offers," shares Saxena. Boasting of an academic collaboration with Ras Bihari Bose Subharti University, the institute has incorporated best of both world's facilities in its campus considering different needs and requirements of the students. For the internship purpose, the students of FCI are encouraged to undergo a six months training in the industry followed by which they can gain a sound exposure in showcasing their talents.

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