In the pipe line :
There is a proposal to create an on-line data bank of most authentic recipes of traditional Indian cuisine dishes under various categories. This will not only help persons across the world to access information through this colossal data bank, but it will also popularise the cuisine. We intend commissioning a small team from the faculty to research, standardise and document the most authentic recipes before uploading them on the site which will be linked to our main portal. This will be done in stages and probably span over a five year period or may be beyond depending on the progress before the basic data bank is fully created. Thereafter it will be supplemented from time to time. This project calls for immense time, travel, effort, IT support, validation and of course finance. Once the databank is ready, hopefully it should be reckoned as the most authentic, most referred to and the largest collection. We invite suggestions from our alumni in this regard and will appreciate your assistance in taking the suggestion forward.
Request for open courseware
From the alumni in academics we seek study material which with their permission can be put on our web site Open Courseware link. This could be on any topic related to hospitality. Open courseware, once fully developed, can be a very useful source of knowledge and can serve as a easily accessible knowledge bank for anyone in the industry or in a hospitality institution. Students, faculty and professionals are immediate beneficiaries. This will also give our institute a lot of visibility as students and faculty from other hospitality schools would be interested in ready-to-learn and ready-to-teach study material. The material could also include executive summary of any research work which has been undertaken by any of our alumni. We look at this link augmentation as a long term project. This is so, in view of the fact that some (in fact most) of the faculty hesitate in sharing the knowledge/material they have accumulated or feel that the dissemination of knowledge in an open manner will undermine their value. The fact is that open knowledge sharing makes learning and teaching more challenging and boundaryless. Please visit the relevant link on our home page and give your valuable suggestions. Presently there is not much on this link.