School of Hospitality Management



  • Dr. Vinay Rana
    Professor & Dean

    Ph.D. (Tourism Management), UGC-NET (Tourism Administration and Management), MTM, M.Sc. (HM), M.A, BA & DHMCT
    Experience: 27 years (Industry & Academics)
    Prof. (Dr) Vinay Rana has vast experience in Hospitality Industry, Academics, and Research, spanning over 27 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 a chef, and worked in various prestigious hotel properties, both, in India & overseas. Indian Hospitality Congress has conferred the “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”, “Academic and Research Excellence Award 2019,” and ‘Global Hospitality Award 2019 (-Best Mentor in Hospitality Education), felicitated at International Conferences. As a passionate hospitality academician, he had been a mentor and trainer for his students and has ensured the highest quality arrangements in teaching, learning, and student support system that has ensured students being transformed from potential to professionals.
  • Dr. Amit Tariyal
    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D. (Management), UGC-NET(Tourism Administration and Management), MHM, MTM & DHMCT
    Experience: 16 years (Industry & Academics)
    Dr. Amit Tariyal is an Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality Management at IMS Unison University Dehradun. He is a certified Instructor of the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. His area of specialization is Food & Beverage Service and Mixology. He has worked with various international hotels including Shangri-La, New Delhi, Radisson MBD, Noida, and other prestigious institutions. Dr. Tariyal qualified UGC (NET) in 2017 and completed his Ph.D. in Management from IMS Unison University, Dehradun. He has received the grant of two product-based patents on designing bar equipment, published one book chapter, and has published seven research papers in peer-reviewed journals including publications indexed in ABDC and Scopus. He has presented multiple research papers in national and international conferences and participated in workshops and faculty development programs organized by prestigious institutions to further enhance his professional skills.
  • Mr. Sumit Pratap
    Assistant Professor

    MHM, MTTM & PG Diploma in International Hospitality Management from Aukland University of Technology, New Zealand.
    Experience: 16 years (Industry & Academics)
    Mr. Sumit Pratap is an Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality Management at IMS Unison University Dehradun. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma in International Hospitality Management from the prestigious Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Mr. Pratap holds two master’s Degrees, one in Hotel Management and the other in Tourism and Travel Management. He is also a graduate with a four-year bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology. Mr. Pratap has worked with some prestigious names such as Langham Hotel, Auckland, and Domino's Pizza India Limited in a managerial capacity. He possesses more than 16 years of rich experience in academics as well as in operations. Mr. Pratap has expertise in building positive organizational cultures, tutelage, and mentoring of the students into astute hospitality professionals. He has attended several seminars and faculty development programs of national and international repute.
  • Mr. Abhay Chamoli
    Assistant Professor

    Ph.D. (Pursuing), MHM, BHM, DHMCT, HACCP & FSC
    Experience: 15 years (Industry & Academics)
    Chef Abhay Chamoli is an Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality Management at IMS Unison University Dehradun. He holds a Masters’ and bachelor’s degree in hotel management along with a Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology and is presently pursuing a Ph. D in Hotel management. He is a certified “Food Handler” with a Diploma in Food safety &Nutrition along with HACCP (FSC) Certification (F.S.M. S) From London (UK). His areas of interest are Food Science, Menu Engineering, Provincial and International Cuisines. He has presented three research papers at national and international conferences and has two publications in peer-reviewed journals. Chef Chamoli had academic associations with prestigious hotel management institutions of the region and maintains industrial associations with renowned hotel brands like Cidade de Goa, Oberoi’s (Udaivillas), Crowne Plaza Gurgaon, Teheran-ro-Intercontinental Hotel Group (Seoul, South Korea), Chook-Dee (Phuket, Thailand), The Imperial (New Delhi) amongst others. He is a life member of the “Chefs Association of Five Rivers” (Punjab) along with “Indian Federation of Culinary Associations” and “World Association of Chefs' Societies”.
  • Mr. Devashish Pandey
    Assistant Professor

    MHM & BHM
    Experience: 9 years (Industry & Academics)
    Mr. Devashish Pandey is an Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality Management at IMS Unison University Dehradun. He is a graduate in Hotel Management from Vels IHM - Chennai and is also holds a master’s degree in Hotel Management. During his service tenure, he has worked with Hyatt Regency Chennai, Movenpick Hotels Doha, Qatar, A to Z catering services as Head Chef cum Manager, IAM-IHM, Guwahati as Food Production Faculty, Lovely Professional University as Assistant Professor and Deputy Academic coordinator and with BFIT Group of Institution as HOD-HM. He is a specialist in Indian and International cuisine. Chef Devashish is a member of the World Association of Chefs Society (WACS), a Lifetime member of Indian Culinary Forum (ICF), Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA)), a lifetime member of Chef Association of Five Rivers, has FOSTAC Certification from FSSAI, prime member of Society of Hospitality Educators (SHE) and has Certification of Culinary Instructor. He has published eight research papers in peer-reviewed National and International Journals and UGC CARE-listed journals. Chef Devashish runs his blog on Food & Gastronomy.
  • Mr. Shashi Kant
    Assistant Professor

    MHM, B.Sc. (H& HA)
    Experience: 9 years (Industry & Academics)
    Mr. Shashi Kant is an Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality Management at IMS Unison University Dehradun. He has graduated from the prestigious IHM Hajipur. Mr. Kant started his career with Taj Hotels & Resorts and joined The Gateway Hotel, Kolkata. During his tenure, he was relocated with Iconic Taj Bengal Alipore, The Gateway Residency Road Bengaluru, Vivanta by Taj MG Road. Passion for teaching and learning motivated Mr. Kant to undertake a career in academics. He is a certified trainer from Bar Smart (Pernod Ricard), the USA which is an exclusive global certification program for bartenders. Mr. Sashi is also an avid online trainer for the food and beverage services domain and runs you-tube channel for budding hoteliers dedicated to food & beverages services and wines. He enjoys teaching and research and very passionately guides his students for a career in the hotel industry.
  • Ms. Deepika Sajwan
    Assistant Professor

    Masters’ and Bachelors’ degree in Hotel Management
    Experience: 9 years (Industry and Academics)
    Ms. Deepika Sajwan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality Management at IMS Unison University Dehradun. She holds a Masters’ and bachelor’s degree in hotel management and catering technology. Ms. Sajwan has more than 9 years of experience in industry and academics. She has extensive teaching experience in Hospitality Housekeeping Operations. Ms. Deepika has been associated with prestigious hospitality management institutes in Uttarakhand and her core competencies include people development, training, and motivation backed by ethics and honesty. She has attended several seminars and faculty development programs, train the trainer programmes, entrepreneurship development programmes of national repute.
  • Mr. Naveen Uniyal
    Assistant Professor

    MHM & BBA (Hotel Management)
    Experience: 8 years (Industry & Academics)
    Mr. Naveen Uniyal is an Assistant Professor in the School of Hospitality Management at IMS Unison University Dehradun. He has completed a master’s degree in Hotel Management and bachelor’s degree in BBA Hotel Management. He has 8 years of rich experience in academics and industry. He has attended several seminars and faculty development programs for hospitality education. He had worked with some reputed educational groups, and his area of specialization is front office management. Mr. Naveen has received the best faculty of the year award in 2018 and an award for excellent work in Academic in 2014 in his earlier academic assignments. He is adept at working with students to successfully prepare them for personal and professional success in today’s world. Knowledgeable and experienced in various educational philosophies, which best promote the overall experience of a student.
  • Dr. Don J. Davis
    Guest Speaker

    Life Skills Coach and Owner-Operator, Taste of America
    Dr Don J Davis is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been in India for almost 13 years. He studied most of his Ph.D. in America and concluded in India. He travels extensively and lectures on varied topics - dealing with Leadership Management, Teamwork, and inspiring people for entrepreneurship and love and service to God. He is the Founder-Operator of Taste of America, a Quick Service Restaurant, and has done a very extensive study in coffee roasting. With his unique experience in coffee roasting, he is poised to bring out some of the best coffee in India. His thrust areas are in training are Character Development and Personal Life Coaching has helped many people personally, to excel in joyful living.
  • Mr. Sukhwinder Singh Pasricha
    Guest Speaker

    Training and Development Specialist and Hospitality Consultant
    Mr. Sukhwinder Singh Pasricha is a multilingual, dynamic training and development specialist with two decades of experience, carrying a postgraduate degree in Hospitality and an alumnus of Oberoi Centre for Learning & Development (OCLD). He has designed and delivered training all over India in a variation of industries in different areas and focus groups ranging from organizational to an individual level. He has conducted training for the development of soft skills which involve behaviour improvement for efficiency and capacity building. Topics range from personal development, capacity and confidence building, conflict management (both intra-personnel and human-animal conflicts), stress and anger management, grooming and personal hygiene, public speaking, life-skill enhancement, creative thinking, professional skills development. Delivered training to Forest Department personnel on topics such as capacity building, human-animal conflicts, fire safety and prevention, life skills, spoken language, and attitude correction for forest watchers, guards, and rangers in different areas around Uttarakhand while coordinating with senior officials. An amateur naturalist who understands the various flora and fauna around us and its importance to our lives and the future of the same that must be safeguarded with utmost priority.
  • Mr. Jeet Verma
    Guest Speaker

    Head Mixologist -Masti Cocktail and Cuisine, Dubai
    Mr. Jeet Verma is a renowned figure in the field of bartending. He is the Head Mixologist at Masti Cocktail and Cuisine, Dubai. He has started his career at Hotel Hyatt, Pune as a Food and Beverage Associate. He has worked with the Landmark Group, UAE as a bartender. He attained his advanced education from Flair-mania Institute, and through his passion, he has successfully achieved levels 1and 2 from Wine Spirit Education Trust. As a connoisseur, he was co-founder of Wine Zone Media a digital platform on you-tube dedicated to bartending. He is the great skilled hand behind the bar and has a charming personality ideal for customer service, other than this he has a certification as Dons of Tequila, National Finalist 2015, UAE. Mr. Jeet is consummate. A bartender is in love with his craft.
  • Chef Manoj Semwal
    Guest Speaker

    Executive Chef , Victoria Can Tho Resort, Vietnam
    Chef Manoj Semwal is a young dynamic Chef with close to 15 years of strong industry experience ranging from Taj Group, Zuri Hotels, Carlson Rezidor Group. An expert on Bakery and Patisserie
  • Mr Kuldeep Singh Chauhan
    Guest Speaker

    Bar Consultant and Bar Manager
    Mr. Kuldeep Singh Chauhan is a Bar consultant, flair bar expert, beverage menu developer, and trainer, Kuldeep Singh is a luminary in the field of Mixology. A hotel Hospitality graduate who has worked with leading illustrious hotel brands including Hotel Taj View, Agra, as a bartender. His passion for his profession leads him to start his own company by the name Bar Academy of Doon in Dehradun. Besides imparting training to the budding bartenders, he also provides services as a consultant Bar Manager to Ramada hotel, Dehradun.
  • Mr. Piyush Bora
    Guest Speaker

    Bartender, Trainer & Flair Expert
    Mr. Piyush Bora is an acclaimed Bartender, Trainer & Flair Expert. He held the Fourth Position in all India Goa Flair Challenge 2018. He conducts specialized flair training for the first semester and second semester BHM program students at SOHM, IMS Unison University
  • Chef Rahul Wali
    Guest Speaker

    Culinary Head and Chef/Owner at Rahul's Kitchen
    Chef Rahul Wali is the culinary head and chef/Owner at Rahul's Kitchen in Bhidoli Dehradun. He also heads the kitchen of a resort Nature Quest in Dehradun. He has more than 16 years of work experience in 5-star hotels from India and abroad. His experience ranges from The Oberios Towers- Mumbai, Hotel blue Diamond- Pune, Haveli Restaurant- Mumbai, Leela Kempenski- Mumbai, Radisson, Mumbai and Delhi, Ramada- Dubai, Spice- Adelaide, Australia. Chef Rahul wali has a Graduate Diploma in Gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu, Adelaide, South Australia. He is a Life Member of the Indian Culinary Forum and a life member of the Chefs Association of Five Rivers in Punjab. He runs cooking classes for school kids and adults, gives lectures on healthy eating, writes a blog on food. He is an avid supporter of the "Slow food movement" and personally teaches parents and kids not to have fast food. Being a dedicated trainer by nature, Chef Rahul Wali has constantly involved himself in developing and training many young talents through his experience.