Indian School of Hospitality showcases VR technology for hospitality education and industry
The Indian School of Hospitality (ISH), is enhancing hospitality education and learning and development for the industry through a focus on Virtual Reality (VR) technology as a learning and training aid. Along with US-based VR developers TRANSFRVRTM, ISH hosted the first ever VR hospitality learning and development workshop at technology-enabled ISH Campus in Gurugram. This workshop displays a completely revolutionary approach to training and learning in an efficient way.
Prototypes of VR modules for bartending, housekeeping and coffee making were demonstrated to senior housekeeping, food and beverage, training leaders and General Managers of the industry in a series of workshops held at ISH. The opportunity was to showcase the technologies and the opportunities and then take the feedback from the industry in order to develop comprehensive modules for use in training as well as in education. Participants had the opportunity to experience TRANSFRVR’s proprietary VR technology personally and see the possibilities of the software being tailormade to meet their needs. ISH and TRANSFRVRTM are collaborating to find solutions that can help companies in bolstering employee development and skilling and academic institutions in the field of hospitality management, culinary arts, housekeeping and F&B.
Speaking on the occasion, founder and CEO, Dilip Puri said, “It is the vision of ISH to bring in new technologies which can enable learning in education as well as Learning and Development for hospitality and allied industries. We are delighted to have had the opportunity to showcase this amazing technology and the opportunities it presents. This marks the beginning of integrating technologies for a better learning experience for both ISH students and companies across industries. I am looking forward to introducing and using VR technology into our own curriculums for all our long and short-term programmes as it can give our students a completely revolutionary way of acquiring new skills and knowledge.”
Bharanidharan Rajakumar, CEO, TRANSFRVR said, “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Dilip and his exceptional team at ISH to bring our virtual reality hospitality training model to India. We look forward to helping students, employees, managers and companies achieve their professional goals while also supporting the development of India’s rapidly growing hospitality industry.”
ISH is getting ready to open for its first academic intake on 1st August 2018 starting with undergraduate programmes in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. Its brand-new campus is now ready in Sector 83, Gurugram and admissions are on in full swing.