Oriental Group of Hotel Management Institutions, An Overview:
'Hospitality is one of the most sought after professions in the world today which offers a plethora of challenges to the youth of the globalised world and also thereby offering a very satisfying and fruitful career. It owes its growth to the increased development of the tourism sector of which it is an important element and is considered to be one of the fastest growing industries along with Medicine, Engineering and Information Technology. It carries with itself an assured job, secured life, international recognition, glamour respected career and a handsome pay package.
It is amongst the select few Premier Hotel Management Colleges in India which practices what it preaches. Students have on hand real life training programme incorporated in their day to day activity to facilitate their on the job training. The College Management owns and operates a 5 star facility Resort (The Vythiri Village Resort ) with 2000 pax convention centre adjacent to the Vythiri campus and a 3 Star Resort (The Greeshmam Resort) with a beautiful drive in restaurant adjacent to the Lakkidi Campus. Students are the key force behind the operations of all these resorts. The students actively participate in all major conferences, conventions, seminars and food festivals organised at the resorts.
The group's first Hospitality Management Institution, Oriental School of Hotel Management, affiliated to the University of Calicut came into existence in the year 1995.
The OSHM Lakkidi campus is spread over 10 acres of land and the institute block has a built up area of 90,000 sq. ft. which manifests the glint of architectural beauty. Located atop the ghat section on Calicut-Ooty-Mysore-Bangalore highway at Lakkidi, the land of greenery, spice scented breeze, mist clapped mountains, salubrious climate, hypnotizing scenic beauty, OSHM is just 55 kms from Calicut city. Every detail at the institute has been designed to give students an atmosphere of learning and a feeling of being at home. Students all across the country and from abroad attend the programme.
Oriental College of Hotel Management, situated at Vythiri surrounded by picturesque hills, 3000 ft above the sea level is a fantastic location for studying Hospitality Management. This is the new campus of Oriental Group of Hotel Management Institutions, having a total built up area of 150,000 sq ft. This Hotel Management College is the biggest in India with all modern facilties and state of the art infrastructure.
World Class Facilities:
Oriental group of Hotel Management Institutions has been prepared to meet the exacting standards of modern hospitality education. Facility at the institute are designed to provide the students the best education and training possible in the field, keeping in mind the all round development of the student.
It is amongst the select few Premier Hotel Management Colleges in India which practices what it preaches. Students have on hand real life training programme incorporated in their day to day activity to facilitate their on the job training. The College Management owns and operates a 5 star facility Resort (The Vythiri Village Resort ) and a 3 Star Resort (The Greeshmam Resort) adjacent to the College campuses. Students are the key force behind these operations. The students actively participate in all major conferences, conventions, seminars and food festivals organised at the resorts. An ongoing 5 star resort project, scheduled to open by September 2009 is adjacent to these group of institutes.
Why Study Hotel Management?
Four industries that have been showing phenomenal growth over the past years are Medicine, Engineering, Tourism and Information Technology (IT). These industries have been growing at about four times faster than the estimated growth throwing the doors wide open for any qualified job aspirant in the field. Trained candidates are so much in short supply that for every student passing out, there are 3 to 4 vacancies available in the industry. Today, tourism is the fastest growing world industry employing more people than any other business entity.
With the advancement of technology the whole world is becoming one big city. The development of road, rail, sea and air transport has made it possible for millions to explore and enjoy the planet. In addition to positions in hotel Industry, lucrative managerial opportunities exist in a wide spectrum of areas like entertainment complexes, theme parks, cruise liners, sporting events, conferences, expositions, meetings etc. all around the world. The flourishing aviation industry opens up a whole world of opportunity before hospitality professionals. These really show the bright future of hospitality industry across the planet. When technical skills are what matters in Medical, Engineering and IT fields, personal touch to the mastered technical skills helps a student to grow to greater heights in hospitality industry.
An assured job, secured life, glamorous profession, respected career, opportunity for growth, international recognition, handsome pay packet, job satisfaction... if these are what a student looks for, training in hospitality industry is his gateway to such a career. Only motivated, well educated, rigorously trained individuals can meet the demands of the increasingly complex hospitality industry. A successful host must be competent in modern management practices and commercial tactics and be able to understood the psychology of human relations.
Even when the world economy is showing a sluggish growth with uncertain employment prospects, the fast growing dynamic hospitality industry is heralding a pivotal change in career options with an exciting variety of career choices.
At OSHM we not only equip our students for a successful career but also help them to think in a wider perspective combining cultural, social, ethical, geographic and religious issues.
Kerala is better known as "God's own country". Travellers around the world journeyed to this paradise to trade and to gain control over this rich and blessed land. Even during the period of Solomon the Great, (BC. 1000) the Malabar Coast of Kerala was a known trade centre.
The lush green landscapes that rise from the coastal plains and the misty hills where tea, coffee, cardamom, cocoa and rubber plantations nurture the greens to a denser monsoon washed forest palette are fascinating feast to the eyes. The rich wild life, splendid festivals, exotic handicrafts, serene backwaters, sandy beaches - Kerala is the land of plenty and prosperity. The historical importance of Kerala is noted with the arrival of the first European Vasco De Gama at Calicut in 1498.
This was the first state in India to be declared 100% literate. Hospitality to people from outside is a culture and tradition here. People of all religious, political and cultural faith live here in perfect harmony.
Whether a traveller, businessman, tourist or student - Kerala is fascinating inch by inch, day by day.
Lakkidi and Vythiri, the hill stations.
Come to Lakkidi near Vythiri bordering Calicut and Wayanad districts of north Kerala. Mist-clad mountains, far stretching valley, spice scented breeze - Lakkidi is salubrious. The hypnotizing scenic beauty of Lakkidi with the close-by natural lake cools down anyone. Heaven and earth meet here at 3000ft. above sea level. One would really feel that the skies come down to embrace the earth and trees, hundreds of years old, stretch up to touch the sky. Nature flourishes unhindered by man. The never ending plantations-tea, coffee, cardamom, cocoa - made ever green by nature and hard working villagers give memories to be cherished ever.
Kerala - the land of moral values, culture, tradition, strong family relations, hospitality...
Lakkidi - exhilarating nature, cool, calm and fascinating. Mist-clad mountains, far stretching valley, spice scented breeze - Lakkidi is salubrious. The hypnotizing scenic beauty with the close-by natural lake cools down anyone. .
This is the setting for one of the best hotel management institutes in Asia, where students from all over India and from abroad study hospitality, inculcate values and prepare for the career of the millennium.