Principal's Profile

Dr. Bhupesh Kumar
Principal-cum-secretary
Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Ranchi

Dr. Bhupesh Kumar, Principal, Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition (SIHM) Ranchi is an alumnus of Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Bhubaneswar. He has completed Ph.D. in Tourism and Hospitality Discipline on Crisis Management in Hotels from IGNOU. He has done Masters Degree in Tourism Management, from MK University.

He started his career from Food and Beverage Production department as an Instructor from Indian Institute of Science & Management, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Then he associated himself with Vivekanand Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management, Rajkot, Gujarat as a Lecturer in Food & Beverage Production where he was actively involved in conducting training programs & teaching for the students & was actively associated with various reputed & important catering assignments. He also looked after the Training & Placement of Students for India and Abroad. After 2 years as a lecturer he was given the responsibility as an HOD for Food & Beverage Production and Housekeeping department. He was appreciated for his contribution in teaching and organizing different events at VIHTM.

He is having a good experience of 21 years in Academics and Training. He has a vast experience in Placement and Training of Hotel Management Students, and Hospitality Research. He is an Ex-Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Research a reputed journal of Hospitality Industry in India; also he is an expert in NAAC Accreditation and ISO 9001:2008. His teachings include House Keeping and Food Production

He has published research works in International Journals on different topics like Service quality in Hotels, HR issues and Crisis Management etc. He has authored manuscripts on various hotel Management subject for Frank Bros Publishers.


AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIP, TRAINING AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Received the best Educator award for excellence in Hospitality Education from International Society for Hospitality Education at Hospitality Conclave held at IEC College, Greater Noida, U.P., India on 18th October, 2016
  • Member of Centre for Education Growth and Research (CEGR), New Delhi since 20th May, 2016.
  • Received the President’s Award from Indian Hospitality Congress for 2015.
  • Best Paper award for “Mohsin A., Kumar, B. and Lengler, J. (2013). “Assessing Staff Turnover in Luxury Hotels of India: What is the Impact of Professional Enthusiasm, Organizational Loyalty, Job Security and Additional Benefits” at the APTA 19th Annual Conference 2013 for “Integrated Tourism and Hospitality Management: Innovative Development for Asia and Pacific”.
  • Awarded with SAF Madanjeet Singh Scholarship 2004 by SAF India.
  • Appraised and received certificate as the best coordinator in organizing the National Symposium in February 2003.
  • Honoured for valuable contribution in the launch of Vibrant Gujarat Navratri Festival and Vibrant Gujarat Uttarayan Festival in 2002 and 2003.
  • Appraised for the Hard Work and Sincerity by the Management and motivated to work towards achieving the Higher Positions in the Institute at VIHTM, Rajkot, Gujarat in 2001.

His Research works are:

  1. Kumar, B., Jain, M., and Mathur, V.(2018). Need of Revamping Indian Food to Increase Acceptability for Young Indian Palate, Pacific Hospitality Review, July –December, 2018.
  2. Presented paper at “International Conference on Sustainable Entrepreneurship Development Practices in Tourism and Hospitality Sector in the Himalayan States” held on 28th & 30th April, 2017 at Mountain Tourism and Hospitality Studies Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India on “Need of revamping Indian Food to increase acceptability for Young Indian Palate”.
  3. Kumar, B., and Mohsin, A.(2016). An Assessment of Employee Empowerment Practice in Hotels: Comparison of India and New Zealand, International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, Volume 6(2), July, 2016, pg. 19-28.
  4. Presented paper at “Amity International Tourism & Hospitality Conference” held on 2nd & 3rd September, 2016 at Faculty of Hopitality & Tourism, amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh on “An Assessment of Employee Empowerment practices in Hotels: Comparison of India and New Zealand”.
  5. Participated in National Seminar on Problems and Prospects of Tourism and Hospitality Studies in India, held at School of Tourism and Hospitality Services Management, IGNOU, New Delhi on 5th & 6th April, 2016.
  6. Participated in the 2nd Regional Workshop on Copyrights, Patent, Citation and their Impact Factor, jointly organized by Gandhi Peace Foundation Library and Society for Social Development & People’s Action, New Delhi on 19th March 2016 at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi
  7. Kumar, B., and Sajnani, M.(2015). Crisis Management In Indian Hotel Industry: An Examination of Crisis Impact and Relationships on Business Stakeholders, Pacific Hospitality Review, Volume 3 (6), July –December, 2015, pg. 11-31.
  8. Presented paper at National Conference on Consumer Behaviour in Hopitality & Tourism Industry held on 7th & 8th August, 2015 at Pacific Unversity, Udaipur, India on “Crisis Management In Indian Hotel Industry: An Examination of Crisis Impact and Relationships on Business Stakeholders”.
  9. Kumar, B., and Sajnani, M.(2015). Hospitality Crisis Management and Recovery: Comparison of India and USA. Indian Journal of Applied Hopitality and Tourism Research, Volume 7, January 2015, pg. 19-28.
  10. Presented paper at “2nd International Conference” of the New Zealand India Research Institute held on 2nd & 3rd December, 2014 at University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand on “Hospitality Crisis Management and Recovery: Comparison of India and USA”.
  11. Mohsin, A., Lenglerb, J. and Kumar, B.(2013). Exploring the antecedents of intentions to leave the job: The case of luxury hotel staff. International Journal of Hospitality Management, Volume 35, December 2013, pg. 48-58
  12. Presented paper at “19th APTA Annual Conference on Innovative Development for Asia and Pacific” held on 1st-4th July, 2013 at Bangkok, Thailand on “Assessing Staff Turnover in Luxury Hotels of India: What is the Impact of Professional Enthusiasm, Organisational Loyalty, Job Security and Additional Benefits”
  13. Best Paper award for “Mohsin A., Kumar, B. and Lengler, J. (2013). “Assessing Staff Turnover in Luxury Hotels of India: What is the Impact of Professional Enthusiasm, Organisational Loyalty, Job Security and Additional Benefits” at the APTA 19th Annual Conference 2013 for “Integrated Tourism and Hospitality Management: Innovative Development for Asia and Pacific”.
  14. Kumar, B. & Lockyer, T. (2013). Mega Events-The Impact of the Commonwealth Games on the Hotel Industry. Indian Journal of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Research, 5, pp. 13 -20.
  15. Presented paper at “3rd India International Hotel, Travel & Tourism Research Conference’ held on 29th–31st January, 2013 at BCIHMCT, New Delhi, India on “Mega Events - The Impact of the Commonwealth Games on the Hotel Industry”
  16. Mohsin, A. and Kumar, B. (2012). Exploring the Impact of Internet on Hospitality Industry’s Marketing Practices: A case of Hamilton, New Zealand. Indian Journal of Applied Hospitality & Tourism Research, January 2012, Vol. 4, pg. 26-35.
  17. Presented paper at 2nd India International Hotel, Travel & Tourism Research onference held on 1st & 3rd February, 2012 at BCIHMCT, New Delhi, India on “Exploring the Impact of Internet on Hospitality Industry’s Marketing Practices: A case of Hamilton”.
  18. Kumar B. and Kapur S. (2011). Hotel Management careers in India? Perception, Attitude, Opportunities and Dilemmas of Hotel Management students. Indian Journal of Applied Hospitality & Tourism Research, January 2011, Vol. 3, pg. 41-58.
  19. Presented paper at “The Inaugural India International Hotel, Travel & Tourism Research onference held on 19th & 22nd January, 2011 at BCIHMCT, New Delhi, India on “Hotel Management careers in India? Perception, Attitude, Opportunities and Dilemmas of Hotel Management students”.
  20. Aviad A.Israeli, Mohsin A. and Kumar B. (2011). Hospitality Crisis Management Practices:The case of Indian luxury hotels. International Journal of Hospitality Management , Volume 30, Issue 2, June 2011, Pages 367–374.
  21. Mohsin A. and Kumar B. (2010). Empowerment Education and Practice in luxury hotels of New Delhi, India. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education. Volume 22, Issue 4, May 2010, Pages 43-50.
  22. Israeli, A.A., Mohsin, A. and Kumar, B. (2010). Hospitality Crisis Management Practices: Comparison of India and Israel. Proceedings of 16th Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference- “Competition and Collaboration between Regional Tourism Destinations”, Macau, SAR China, 369-374. July 13-16.
  23. Presented paper at “16th APTA Annual Conference on Competition and Collaboration between Regional Tourism Destinations” held on 13th & 16th July, 2010 at Banarsidas Chandiwala Istitute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi, India on “Hotel Management careers in India? Perception, Attitude, Opportunities and Dilemmas of Hotel Management students”.
  24. Presented paper at “International Conference- The 18th Nordic Symposium” in Tourism and Hospitality Research held on 21st -25th October , 2009 at Southern Denmark University, Esjberg, Denmark on “Employee Turnover Study in Luxury Hotels in Delhi(NCR), India
  25. Presented the paper “Employee Empowerment Practices – in 5 star Hotel in New Delhi” at International Conference on “Spectrum of Hospitality & Tourism Industry in the Global Scenario” held on 15th January, 2008 at BIT Meshra, Ranchi.
  26. Participated in a workshop on “Research Methods in Tourism & Hospitality Management” in January 2007 held at Banarsidas Chandiwala Istitute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi, India.
  27. Manuscripts and books for various Hotel Management subjects for Punjab Technical University and Lovely Professional University in association with Frank Brothers Publisher and Oxford University Press, India.

Presented paper on revising the syllabus of Food Production for Hotel Management colleges as “A Model Food Craft and Management” in The National Symposium organized in February 2003 on “The Hospitality Education – A Quality Assurance” at VIHTM, Rajkot, Gujarat.

  1. On Review Board of “Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management” the official journal of CAUTHE (Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education Inc.), CiteScore: 1.97, Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.977, SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.723, Publisher: ELSEVIER.
  2. On Review Board of “International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management”, Impact Factor: 3.196, 5-year Impact Factor (2016): 3.567, Scopus: CiteScore 2016: 3.52, Publisher: EMERALD.
  3. On Review Board of “Amity Journal of Research in Tourism, Aviation & Hospitality”, an UGC listed Journal, Publisher: AMITY University, Noida, U.P., India.

 

Edited the following ISBN books:

  1. ISBN: 9788192085067: Trends & Isues in Indian Hospitality and Tourism: Research and Innovations, 2017 published by Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi.
  2. ISBN: 9788192085050: Current Issues and Emerging Trends in Hospitality and Tourism Research, 2016 published by Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi.
  3. ISBN 9788192085043: Niche Tourism and Innovations in Hotel & Tourism Research, 2015 published by Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi.
  4. ISBN 9788192085036: Advances in Hotel, Travel & Tourism Research: A Global Perspective, 2014 published by Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi.
  5. ISBN 9788192085029: Conference Proceeding for 3rd India International Hotel, Travel and Tourism Research Conference, 2013 published by Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi.
  6. ISBN 9788192085012: Conference Proceeding for India International Hotel, Travel and Tourism Research Conference on Technology, Trends and Innovations, 2012 published by Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi.
  7. ISBN 9788192085005: Conference Proceeding for The Inaugural India International Hotel, Travel and Tourism Research Conference: Examining and Debating Trends, Challenges and Issues, 2011 published by Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi.