Programs and services
We welcome ambitious, talented and capable students with a demonstrated track record of achievements and passion for the hospitality industry to intern/extern with us. If you are interested and committed to essaying an entrepreneurial role, then get in touch with us and we can start a conversation on ways that we can engage. The internships /externships can be scheduled during Summer /Winter breaks and or even on a distance mode but with an assurance to commit a minimum number of hours with us. Students will be finally engaged based on a formal interview and production of all appropriate documentation duly authenticated by the respective academic institutions.
The under-mentioned courses, amongst others, will be suitably dovetailed and thematically structured to craft the introductory, intermediate and advanced modules in a well-designed and integrated Entrepreneurship Program.
- Entrepreneurial Management
- Law for Entrepreneurs
- Development of business plans & implementation.
- Finance for Entrepreneurs
- Restaurant Entrepreneurship
- HR for Entrepreneurs
- Social Enterprise
- Leadership & values
- Technology for Entrepreneurs
- Communication for Entrepreneurs.
The dynamic curriculum will seek to blend rigorous academics with classroom learning that is enriched by interactions and presentations made to industry leaders. Furthermore, immersive learning experiences in the form of industry visit, participation in hospitality forums, business plan competitions, roundtable discussions and other entrepreneurial initiatives hosted by CHEDI will form the bulwark of the program.
- Hospitality & Tourism Themes [HTT] roundtable discussions
These will be well attended annual events and will address strategic issues facing the hospitality & tourism industry. Considering the purpose and format of the roundtable discussions, the foundation of the papers that will be presented at the forum will be researched data, trends analysis and thought provoking viewpoints of experts on practical implications of the various recommendations and suggestions.
The readership profile of these papers will include industry leaders, hospitality educators, President of trade associations for the tourism & hotel industry, students, hospitality professionals, consultants and entrepreneurs.
- Membership to CHEDI network
CHEDI will host breakfast, luncheon and dinner meetings and interactions, cocktails and other social networking engagements for its members from time to time, so as to foster entrepreneurial conversations. Membership fees, rules and eligibility norms will be notified.
- CHEDI Hospitality Business Plan Competition
In a year long process, enrolled students build a real world, commercially viable business plan with the goal of getting it into the market. The teams are guided by the internal teaching staff and the outside mentoring group. Participating teams under the CHEDI Hospitality Business Plan competition shall consist of students either from the same educational institution and/or a cluster of educational institutions. The competing teams shall be required to initially develop and submit executive summaries for their business plans and thereafter submit the final business plans and make their presentations to a judging panel that will select the top three concepts as winners. The top three winners shall be given cash prizes. The details covering the dates of opening and closure of the competition, dates for registration, registration fee, team size and composition, length of the executive summaries, duration and mode of presentation etc will all be available on the website. Please look out for the details.
- Hospitality Consultancy Club [HCC]
CHEDI will provide students with an opportunity to apply concepts, develop case studies and work on actual consultancy projects as an integral part of the Entrepreneurship Program .
The HCC will be run and managed by students.
- Entrepreneurship Research
If Entrepreneurship as a discipline is taught, then it is only logical to expect that the subject needs to be supported by strong research. The focus of entrepreneurial research has hitherto been in the traditional sense – a type that holds the potential to scale, innovate, grow and to create jobs and wealth. Research is also carried out for institutional reasons – the faculty need to be seen as active contributors to the international research community to define themselves as ‘successful academics’.
So, going forward, CHEDI will also conduct ongoing research and studies of those that are self- employed or in business as also those without employment that were pushed to start an enterprise, often with little or no resources, low level of skills and that too, in a keenly contested market.
In addition, unlike most other studies in business and entrepreneurship where information either about the business or the business leader is readily forthcoming, the explorations that will be undertaken by CHEDI will attempt to focus on groups that are ‘hard to reach’. In summary, there is much to explore in entrepreneurship studies – especially from divergent perspectives.
- Entrepreneurs – in-Residence
Every year, CHEDI will invite a successful entrepreneur to the Servo Hospitality School campus through the’ Entrepreneurs – in- Residence’ program. The ‘Entrepreneurs- in- Residence’ will share details of their entrepreneurial journey, anecdotes of leadership and other key
management and entrepreneurship inputs, narrate both success and failure stories and make presentations to the students, have a one – on- one interactions, provide inputs on business development, networking and career planning.