Lexicon IHM’s Curriculum Gets Seal of Approval from Hospitality Industry Leaders

Lexicon IHM, a renowned Hotel Management Institute in Pune, upheld its motto “By the Hoteliers, For the Hoteliers” by hosting ‘The Curriculum Presentation and Vetting’ event. This initiative, held at Lexicon IHM, Wagholi, revolved around consistently adapting and bridging the industry-academia gap by ensuring that the curriculum is current and relevant to the hospitality sector.

The event saw the participation of top hotel management leaders from prestigious establishments such as Mr. Nishanth Vishwanath, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Pune; Mr. Amit Kumar, General Manager, JW Marriott Hotel Pune; Mr. Abhishek Sahai, General Manager, Conrad Hotels and Resorts Pune; Mr. Sudeep Sharma, General Manager, The Westin Pune Koregaon Park; Mr. Ryan D’Silva, General Manager, Hyatt Place Pune; Mr. Amit Kumar Sharma, General Manager, Amanora The Fern Hotel & Club Pune & President PHA and Mr. Gurmeet Singh, Chief Mentor, Lexicon Institute of Hotel Management, Former Senior Area Director HR – South Asia, Marriott International along with Mr. Nasir Shaikh, Group Chief Executive Officer, The Lexicon Group of Institutes, EduCrack, EasyRecruit+, and Principal Lexicon IHM and the complete team of Lexicon IHM. These industry leaders reviewed Lexicon IHM’s Curriculum and provided valuable suggestions to enhance the curriculum for the future hoteliers.

Mr. Pankaj Sharma, President, The Lexicon Group of Institutes, Chairman & MD, Pune Times Mirror, Civic Mirror, and MultiFit, stated, “The objective of the event was to ensure our curriculum remains industry-relevant and aligned with the Lexicon IHM vision.” He further emphasized, “Our focus is on preparing students to become leaders in the hospitality industry while instilling the importance of societal investment through their leadership values.

The institute is committed to preparing students for the hospitality industry by continuously updating its curriculum based on feedback from the industry. This event was one of the many initiatives designed to make students industry-ready, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their careers.

Mr. Nasir Shaikh, the Group Chief Executive Officer of The Lexicon Group of Institutes, EduCrack, EasyRecruit+ and also serving as the Principal of Lexicon IHM stressed the significance of having industry experts as instructors to provide knowledge. This ensures that the students are learning what is relevant today. Additionally, the fact that our faculty go for industry – academia exchange programs via the ‘faculty internship program’ is a big plus. He expressed, that it was gratifying to see the support from senior hospitality leaders to vet the curriculum and find it comprehensive and relevant in today’s time.

Mr. Shaikh mentioned that Lexicon IHM arranges industry visits and field trips every two weeks to give students hands-on experience. He emphasized the institute’s commitment to preparing Day Zero Professionals who’re ready for employment after graduation. The students at Lexicon IHM are trained in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Sign Language along with elements of Emotional Intelligence and memory techniques in addition to the core subjects to enhance their proficiency. This diverse skill set makes them adaptable and competitive in the job market.

During the event, the Lexicon IHM team gave industry leaders a comprehensive walk-through of the curriculum, highlighting what sets Lexicon IHM apart. The team showcased the distinctiveness of the curriculum and spoke about the subjects and certifications, including Conflict Resolution, In-Depth Studies of Wines and Cocktails, Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship, Ayurveda and Food, and many more.