Away from the run-of-the-mill get-togethers wherein formal, sermon-like lectures are delivered and vital statistics discussed (which do happen to embarrass students at times) the Vatel School of Hospitality Management invited its students with their parents to their own Vatel Restaurant, the advantage of which, as it usually happens during visits to all good restaurants, was, to first of all, make them happy and comfortable, away from the atmosphere of a classroom lecture.
“We would much rather call these meetings as Parent-Teacher Partnership Workshops as the mission of both the parents and the teachers is the same - To mould their respective wards into successful professionals and finally into respectable citizens of our country.” Said Mr. R.K. Bhandari, the dean of the School. The fact that this should be a joint effort was, as per the brief, duly stressed upon by the respective faculty members as well.
This really worked like magic - It was amazing to see how some otherwise introvert students freely opened up their minds and heartily expressed their concerns about matters related to their academic pursuits. Several valuable issues and suggestions came up and correctional measures were deliberated upon at length.
This was a very fruitful activity and we plan to conduct it in the same format, soon after the mid-term results are declared, said Mr. Amreesh Mishra – the course director…