Department of Travel & Tourism

NAME: NIKHILRAJ. K

POST: Lecturer, Dept. of tourism and travel Management

e.mail id : nicksnair124@gmail.com

SCHOLASTICS

Degrees Institute/universities Year
M.Phil. - Tourism Administration Christ university - Bangalore 2012-13
Master of tourism Administration (MTA) Christ university - Bangalore 2010-12
IATA/UFTAA Christ university - Bangalore 2010
Bachelor of Tourism Studies (BTS) IGNOU - New Delhi 2007-09
Diploma in Hotel Management (DHM) IITM - Calicut 2002-04
Plus Two Gov. Model H.S.S Calicut 2000-02
Matriculation St: Joseph B.H.S.S Calicut 2000

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

June 2012-to-till date - JyothiNivas College Autonomous - Lecturer
  •   Handling Principles of Tourism, Product n' History & practical classes.
  •   Handling Tourism Research, Tourism Marketing practical classes.
  •   Core member in Students Union & Discipline committee
  •   Member in conducting students' admission process.
  •   Participating as an external examiner in other colleges.
  •   Part of research article publishing committee
  •   Arranging international tours & national tours for students.

June - 09to May 10 - Academy for Management Studies - Faculty cum Trainer - Calicut
Role:

  •   Taking F&B service theory & practical classes.
  •   Taking Tourism development & Management
  •   In charge of Students Sports & Discipline committee
  •   Evaluation of students performance in each month & handling their files
  •   Evaluating the assignments & project work of students
  •   Co-ordinating institute events

June-07 to May - 09 - Holy cross Vocational training Institute-Faculty cum Trainer - Calicut
Role:

  •   Taking F&B service theory & practical classes.
  •   Taking Front office theory & practical.
  •   Involved inconducting students' admission Interviews.
  •   In charge of examination & Discipline committee.
  •   Tracking monthly performance of students.
  •   Attending regular training programmes & staff meetings.
  •   Handling students files.

Aug:04 to Dec 06 Palm meadows - Bangalore - Trainee Captain
Role:

  •   Check the mis-en-place and mis-en-scene of the bistro
  •   Taking orders and recommending the specialities. Close Guest contact.
  •   Serving the guests according to the standards of service.
  •   Reporting any complaints to the supervisor.
  •   Assisting the supervisor in taking inventory.
  •   Performing any duties assigned by the supervisor.
  •   Working skills in Showman Software

Industrial Exposure trainings
  •   Industrial Exposure training in F& B Service and F& B Production.Trained in Banquets and continental kitchen. Leela Palace
       Kempinski - Bangalore
  •   Industrial Exposure training in MICE department from Monsoon Holidays, Bangalore.

Research Activities

Research papers published;-

Published research paper titled "Role of community in promoting wine tourism in Bangalore" published in the national journal 'Compass' (ISSN 2394-0646) Vol 1(2) October - 2014.

Published research paper titled "Hindu Pilgrimage: Issues and Challenges in Kerala" published in the national journal of 'Jyoti research academy' (ISSN 0975-461X) vol 7(2) July - December 2013.

Published research paper titled "Overcoming the guest service challenges with reference to conference & convention facilities in luxury hotels in Bangalore" published in the national journal 'Ripples' (ISSN 2229-6794) October 2012.

Presented Papers & Participated Conferences;-

Presented a paper on 'Technology as a Tool for Promoting and Practicing Sustainability in Tourism and Hospitality Industry' on the International Seminar in association with FKCCI-Bangalore on 4-9-2015 at St. Josephs college Autonomous, Bangalore.

Presented and published a paper on 'Conference and conventions facilities in luxury hotels in Bangalore' at a National conference on Transition - Effecting Changes conducted on 16th August 2012 at Garden City College and Management Studies.

Presented a paper on 'Hindu pilgrimage: Issues and challenges in Kerala' on the IV Annual National Seminar on 8-2-2013 at Christ University.

Presented a paper on "A Study on the Potential of Luxury Hotels in Portraying Bangalore as a MICE Destination" on the Annual National Seminar on 18-2-2012 at Christ University

Attended a national seminar on tourism a tool for Synergizing Biodiversity and community based development on 17th February 2011 organised and held at Christ University.

Attended the Author Workshop conducted by Springer and Edanz along with Christ University at Bangalore on 28th January 2013: on How to Write for and get publish in Scientific Journals and Publish Manuscript.

Attended an International conference on the topic "Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Inclusiveness - A Strategic Paradigm", at Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore on 16th Sep and 17th Sep 2014.

Attended an National conference on the topic "ICHR sponsored national conference on "Role of Tribals in the cultural history of South India - 10 - 19 Century A.D.", at Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous, Bangalore on 25th Nov & 26th Nov 2014.

Attended National conference on the Topic "Euthanasia: Kill the Pain not the Patient" organised by Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous on 23rd Jan 2015.

Extra - curricular activities

Coordinator of 'Gran Torino' an intercollegiateTourism fest.

Coordinator of the tourism magazine ("Tornare") of the department.

Participated and secured the 2nd place on the 'Travelitez' India's fist hospitality Quiz held at Christ University on 2013.

Part of the core committee in organising different academic and co-curricular event in the college (National Conferences, State seminars, Scintillation, Rhapsody, College Day)

Represented the college staff cricket team and champions of the tournament held at Jyoti Nivas Autonomous College 2014.