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Bridging Academia and Industry: Lexicon IHM's Student-Centric Approach

Admin | Nov 8 2023
Bridging Academia and Industry: Lexicon IHM's Student-Centric Approach

In the ever-evolving landscape of the hospitality industry, education plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of hoteliers. Lexicon Institute of Hotel Management (Lexicon IHM) stands as a leading beacon of education, driven by the philosophy ‘By the Hoteliers, For the Hoteliers.’ At Lexicon IHM, we have embarked on a journey to redefine hospitality education, offering a distinctive and industry-relevant curriculum that not only sets us apart but also equips our students to emerge as proficient professionals right from the onset of their careers.

Our commitment to producing ‘Day Zero Professionals’ is at the core of our ethos. We ensure that our students gain a comprehensive understanding of the industry, are well-acquainted with industry best practices, and are proficient in the latest technologies, enabling them to embark on their professional journey with confidence from day one. The cornerstone of our success lies in our distinguished Governing and Advisory Council, comprising eminent hoteliers and industry veterans with extensive experience. They provide invaluable career guidance, mentorship, inspiration, and industry insights, guiding our students as they set the course for their professional lives.

Furthermore, our unique curriculum is a product of close collaboration with leading hospitality businesses such as Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, Accor Hotels, and NV Lifestyles – Davidoff Cigars. This partnership is not limited to words; these organizations actively participate in our educational process by taking ownership of dedicated classrooms at our institute, enabling students to engage in interactive sessions with industry professionals.

In addition to a robust curriculum, we have seamlessly integrated an array of special and industry-relevant certifications to enhance our students' skill sets. These certifications encompass diverse skills such as food photography, food styling, cloud kitchen establishment, revenue management, adversity quotient enhancement, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and much more. Our commitment to providing a cutting-edge education is further demonstrated by our state-of-the-art digital campus, equipped with modern industrial kitchen setups, innovation labs, and the first-of-its-kind Atelier in India.


Industry Expert Mentorship

The significance of mentors in the field of education has long been recognized, and the hospitality industry is no exception. At Lexicon IHM, we are honored to have an esteemed governing council and advisory council, comprising some of the brightest minds and most accomplished leaders in the industry. These seasoned professionals act as mentors to our students, sharing their wealth of experience and wisdom, which is indispensable for our students' growth.

Governing Council:

  • Mr. Nasir Shaikh: As the Principal of Lexicon Institute of Hotel Management, I am privileged to lead an institution dedicated to shaping the next generation of hospitality professionals. My journey has been deeply rooted in the hospitality industry, having served as the General Manager at Marriott International and as the former Chairman of the Marriott India Business Council. With this wealth of experience, I understand the intricacies and demands of the industry, and I am dedicated to ensuring that our students are thoroughly equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities that await them in their careers.

  • Mr. Gurmeet Singh: Former Senior Area Director HR- South Asia, Marriott International

  • Mr. Nikhil Kapur: Former General Manager & Regional Head of Development, IHHR Hospitality Ltd.

  • Mr. Anup Sheth: Former Director of Sales, The Westin Pune Koregaon Park


Advisory Council:


  • Mr. Neeraj Govil: SVP Operations, Asia Pacific, excluding China, Marriott International.

  • Ms. Ranju Alex: Market Vice President, West India at Marriott International

  • Mr. Kush Kapoor: CEO, Roseate Hotels & Resorts

  • Mr. Gaurav Singh: Market Vice President, South & East India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, Marriott International.

  • Mr. Vineet Mishra: Complex General Manager, Pullman & Novotel Aerocity at Accor

  • Mr. Bibhor Srivastava: Managing Director, ITP Media India

  • Mrs. Shatbhi Basu: Author, Managing Director, and Owner, STIR Academy

  • Mr. Craig Wedge: Managing Director - Reserve Wines Pvt. Ltd, Partner - Handpicked Wine Services LLP & Naked Grape LLP

  • Mr. Sharan Shetty: President, Poona Hoteliers Association

  • Mr. Amit Midha: Vice President- Operations India, DLF

  • Mr. Sumedh Singh Mandla: CEO, AWS Global & VBev

  • Mr. Ravish Kakkar: Proprietor, Deluxe Dyers & Dry Cleaners

  • Dr. Paras: Mental Health Advocate, Social Counselor, and Global Assessor, EMCC Global

  • Sabina Shahabudin: HR practitioner and Coach

  • Chef Mujeeb ur Rahman: Celebrity Chef, Restaurant Consultant, Food Festival Curator, Trainer & food expert.


These distinguished experts offer real-world insights crucial to excelling in hotel management. They provide hands-on wisdom that textbooks can't match, helping students grasp the intricacies of hotel operations, HR dynamics, and excellence. Their personalized guidance imparts industry know-how, teamwork, and problem-solving skills, preparing students for the dynamic hotel industry.


Lexicon IHM is more than an institution; it's a launchpad for future hospitality leaders. With a student-focused approach, a dynamic curriculum, strong industry partnerships, and the guidance of our respected Governing and Advisory Council, we empower 'Day Zero Professionals' ready to excel in the hospitality sector.