Dean – Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management

Dr. Susanta Ranjan Chaini

Dr. Susanta Ranjan Chaini is currently positioned as Dean, Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management. Before joining SGTU, he served as H.O.D & Principal I/C in Ranjita Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Bhubaneswar affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management, Noida, under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
He is graduated from IHM-Bhubaneswar and a seasoned hospitality professional having 22 years of experience in industry as well as in various institutes of national repute. He is a Doctorate in Tourism studies from The University of Burdwan, West Bengal & UGC-NET Qualified. To his credit he has authored three books on hospitality & tourism studies which are of great demand among hospitality students. Dr. Chaini is a widely travelled person.
He has chaired the session, presented papers in several National as well as International seminars, conferences & workshops. He has attended two specialized Regional cuisine workshop & three Faculty Development Programme organized by NCHM & CT under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India & AICTE respectively.
He is a versatile Professional in Hospitality, Training and Development, Curriculum Development, training students to make them industry ready, convening and managing International and National events, Academic Administration of Institution and Departments, member of inspection committee under Utkal University of culture, Member of Proctorial Board and Management responsibilities from recruitment and placement to operational duties. He has guided more than 12 theses in Post Graduation and many research projects and published papers in peer reviewed, UGC-Care listed national & international journals.
He has organized several chef competitions, national & international food festivals, seminars & conferences. He has a lot of experience in multi-outlet / high volume operations, creative menu development, fine dining, price structuring, team building, quality control, safety & hygiene, product development, designing & layout of hospitality institutions etc. He has received Honour roll from Government of Gujarat on “VIBRANT GUJARAT” for tourism promotion.
Faculty of Hotel & Tourism Management, SGT University, is looking forward to achieve many laurels under his able leadership.