Prof. Rajkishor Bhandari
Professor R. K. Bhandari has a rich and varied experience of more than 30 years in hospitality operations and academics. An alumnus of IHM Lucknow, he has served Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi as Principal and was Dean of the School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Ansal University, Gurgaon (India).
An achiever with a proven track record, he is a qualified trainer, and recipient of the certificate of appreciation from American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AH & LA), the USA for Training and Education in the hospitality industry in the field of Managing Hospitality Human Resources, Hospitality Supervision and Food and Beverage Service.
He has extensive experience in designing of curriculum, organizing seminars/conferences of national and international level, on current and relevant topics related to tourism and hospitality industry and was President of India International Conference on Hotel, Hospitality, and Tourism Research Conference till 2016. He is Founder Editor of Indian Journal of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Research, launched in 2009 and remained its Chief Editor till 2016. Recipient of various awards and acknowledgments, he was conferred Indian Hospitality Congress Award-2016 (President’s Award) for outstanding achievement in honor of high-quality work performed in the field of Hospitality and Tourism. Understanding the need for international collaboration in the field of education, various MOU was initiated by him with schools and institutions of repute across the globe.