Interview by Sakshi Aggarwal
Mr. Saxena has 40 years of experience in the hotel management industry. Before RIG Institute of Hospitality and Management, he has worked with IHM Pusa, which is government certified, also with IIHM, until when he got retired and has been with RIG Greater Noida for 5 years now.
Mr. Saxena’s experience in the education industry
I have 40 years of experience in best hotels and hotel schools in India. The industry offers challenging tasks of satisfying the variety of guest needs. It offers meeting new faces almost every day of working environment.
Mr. Saxena’s philosophy of leadership and his leadership style
Be open-minded, have personal interaction with all, and provide guidance and praise for good performance.
Significant challenges faced as the Director of RIG Institute of Hospitality and Management
Keeping up with the technological advances in industry is a challenge. Getting good faculty with a mix of industry and academic experience is another challenge.
Curriculum in RIG Institute of Hospitality and Management
Our curriculum ensures best practices of the industry by close relationship/networking with industry and partnership with leading hotel chains helps.
Growth of students through placement opportunities available at RIG Institute of Hospitality and Management
There are many opportunities in the ever-growing service sector besides hotel industry in India and abroad.
Dr. Saxena’s relationship with the students
I make myself available to them through all communication channels, personal interaction with the students and parents.
Ideal school environment according to Dr. Saxena
Complete professional environment where there is plenty of stress on soft skills.
Top qualities according to Mr. Saxena that an aspiring candidate must possess
Communication skills, pleasing profile, extrovert nature, creativity, are some of the top qualities that an aspiring candidate must possess.
Goals in mind for the Institute for the next few years
To enhance placements – both National and International, specialized culinary courses, and a training hotel in the campus.
Any suggestions you would like to give to the current youth and the aspiring students
We welcome anyone who is willing to serve in this industry. It is a very friendly and innovative industry.