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Prof.(Dr.) Vinay Rana has vast experience in Hospitality Industry, Academics, and Research, spanning over twenty four years. He is a well-respected trainer in hospitality education and has established and developed various professional hospitality institutes in Northern India. He started his career in the capacity of the chef, and worked in various prestigious hotel properties, both, in India & overseas. As an established academician he has published and presented more than 21 research papers in various National and International research journals and conferences and is on editorial board of Indian Journal of Applied Hospitality and Tourism Research indexed by International Society for Research Activity (ISRA). Dr. Rana has been a frequent Key Note speaker at various prestigious International Conferences. He has authored/ co-authored/ edited seven books on hospitality subjects and contributed Chapters to three hospitality and tourism books.

Indian Hospitality Congress has conferred “Aspiring Researcher Welcome Award’’ to Dr. Vinay Rana for the year 2015-16. In the year 2016, he received the “Educator of the year Award 2016” by International Society for Hospitality Education and he is also the recipient of “Global Hospitality Leadership Award 2018” and “Academic and Research Excellence Award 2019,” felicitated at International Conferences.

As a passionate hospitality academician, he had been mentor and trainer for his students and has ensured highest quality arrangements in teaching, learning and student support system that has ensured students being transformed from potential to professionals.

Dr. Vinay Rana
Ph.D., N.E.T Qualified, M.T.M, M.Sc. (HM), M.A, B.A., D.I.H.M.C.T
Experience : 24 years (Industry & Academics)
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- Director, State IHMCT New Tehri
- Principal, IHMS Kotdwar
- Served in Leading Positions at top Universities