Professor R. K.Bhandari is having rich and varied experience of 30 years of hospitality operations, academics and conducting training programs towards enhancing organizational effectiveness and productivity and building committed team. An achiever with proven track record, his quality endeavors has helped institutions under him to mark their inscription through remarkable achievements in the field.
A qualified trainer, who has under gone through extensive training of Direct Trainer Skills & Designing of Training under Department of Personnel & Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India is also achiever of the certificate of appreciation from American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AH & LA) USA for Training and Education in the hospitality industry in the field of Managing Hospitality Human Resources, Hospitality Supervision and Food and Beverage Service.
He is having extensive experience in designing of curriculum, organizing seminar/ conferences of national and international level on current and relevant topics related to tourism and hospitality industry and was President of India International Conference on Hotel, Hospitality and Tourism Research Conference, till 2016. He was Founder Editor of Indian Journal of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Research in 2009 and remained Chief Editor till 2016.
He has also worked as Peer Team member in the accreditation team of NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) an autonomous body under University Grant Commission on many occasions. Understanding the need of international collaboration in the field of education, various MOU were initiated by him with schools and institutions of repute across the globe.
He is member of academic councils and boards of various Universities and of editorial advisory boards of journals. He was the jury member for selection of the chefs for Chef Award 2015, 2016 & 2017 organized by Indian Culinary Forum. He keeps on sharing opinion through writing and presenting key speeches, lectures in the various relevant congregations.
Recipient of various awards and acknowledgements, he was conferred Indian Hospitality Congress Award- 2016 (President’s Award) for outstanding achievement in honour of high quality work performed in the field of Hospitality and Tourism.
Presently he is working as Dean in the School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Ansal University, Gurgaon (India). SOTHM is having collaboration with Global Best School of Hotel Management, Vatel Hotel and Tourism Business School (France).