V M Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education (VMSIIHE), Raia inducted its sixth batch of students for the academic year 2019-20, accompanied by their parents and guardians. This year, besides students from Goa, VMSIIHE witnessed admissions from Chennai, Dehradun, Visakhapatnam and Belgaum.
The induction ceremony commenced with a welcome address by director and principal, VMSIIHE professor, Irfan Mirza, followed by an introduction of the faculty and staff.
Mirza introduced students to the culture and legacy of the institute while also sharing an insight into what an academic life at VMSIIHE would entail including a globally relevant curriculum, internship programmes at leading luxury hotels, student exchange programmes and international exposure through collaborations with institutes in Europe. He stressed on the need for a disciplined outlook and the right attitude which can go a long way in preparing a student for the future ahead.
Addressing parents, Aldina Braganza emphasised on the importance of connecting with children emotionally. She stressed that emotional connectedness will help lay the foundation for a healthy relationship between a parent and a child and urged the parents to constantly communicate with their children to be well informed about them.
Students and parents were also made aware of the opportunities available to them such as interest free education loans for higher education offered by Goa Education Development Corporation (GEDC) through a presentation by advisor- education, Bhaskar Nayak,
Third year students shared their experiences and ways to improve the academic experience on campus.
A total of 88 students and 126 parents were present for the event.