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Dean – FOH

Dr. P. R. Sandilyan

PhD in Tourism & Hospitality, M. Phil, MTM

An accomplished chef with expertise in Continental Cuisine and Indian Regional Cuisine, Dr. Sandilyan is a Hospitality and Tourism professional with over 25 years experience with some of the leading hotels and academic institutions of India and Abroad. He served as a chef with Taj group & P&O Cruises & worked as Training Manager with Jaypee Hotels. He also served as General Manager with Industrial Catering corporate (Synergy Kitchens) and QSR chains. He is an alumnus of IHM Kolkata, Ecole Hoteliere – Lausanne, University of South Florida, MKU and IGNOU. Dr. Sandilyan has been a consultant to various Hotel groups as well as academic institutions.
Dr. Sandilyan has a diploma in hotel management from NCHMCT. He has a Masters in Tourism from IGNOU, an M. Phil degree from Madurai Kamaraj University and an earned doctorate degree in Tourism & Hospitality from IGNOU. Dr. Sandilyan is a certified trainer by Ecole Hotelier Lausanne, Switzerland, AHLA and ACP - Hyderabad. He also has completed numerous certificate courses from leading universities and institutions like University of London, University of California, EHL, IIM Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur etc. to name a few.
Dr. Sandilyan has numerous research publications to his credit and has been a guest speaker at conferences as well as session chair for track presentations at international conferences. He serves as reviewer and editorial board member for various national and international journals. He is passionate about Cooking, Travel & Tourism, HRM and related subjects. His research interests are in his key areas as well as finance. Dr. Sandilyan is also part of various Chef Associations and Trainers forums.
Dr. Sandilyan has mentored students at leading institutions like IHM Hyderabad, NSHM Durgapur, Bradfordrex School of Hospitality and Management – Singapore and more. Dr. Sandilyan is well versed with experiential learning and Outcome Based Education and helps to develop soft skills as well as employability of students. Currently he is serving as Professor cum Dean - Faculty of Hospitality, GNA University, Phagwara, Punjab, India.

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