Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak has proudly announced the appointment of Celebrity Chef Dr. Manjit Singh Gill as a Distinguished Visiting Faculty in its esteemed Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (IHTM). This landmark appointment signifies a significant stride in the university’s ongoing quest for excellence in hospitality and culinary education.
Chef Manjit Singh Gill, a luminary in the world of culinary arts, brings with him a treasure trove of experience and expertise. His illustrious journey commenced at the Oberoi School of Hotel Management, now recognized as the Oberoi Centre for Learning & Development (OCLD). In a pivotal move in 1977, he joined the ITC Welcomgroup of Hotels, where he made indelible contributions while serving as the Corporate Chef for ITC Hotels. During his tenure, ITC Hotels embraced a profound philosophy of celebrating everything authentically Indian, from their nomenclature to their architectural designs and, of course, their cuisine.
Yet, Chef Gill’s devotion to Indian cuisine transcends the boundaries of recipes. He has embarked on a profound exploration of the philosophy underpinning this culinary art. His journey led him to uncover the profound influence of Ayurveda on Indian gastronomy. This unwavering dedication culminated in the establishment of Indian restaurants that have since become institutions in their own right. Through extensive travel and unceasing exploration, Chef Gill has come to view Indian cuisine as the pinnacle of culinary excellence. His commitment to the food and culinary world has earned him acclaim and recognition on a global scale.
In gracious acknowledgment of this prestigious opportunity, Chef Gill extended his heartfelt thanks to Prof. Rajbir Singh, Vice-Chancellor of M.D. University Rohtak, for extending the invitation to be a part of this venerable institution. On this momentous occasion, Prof. Ashish Dahiya, Director of IHTM, expressed, “This Teacher’s Day is indeed special as we welcome Master Chef Dr. Manjit Singh Gill on board.”
At Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak, Chef Manjit Singh Gill will undertake a pivotal role encompassing substantial scholastic activity. He will leverage the institute’s state-of-the-art facilities to engage in academic pursuits that further elevate the quality of education provided. Chef Gill will provide invaluable guidance and mentorship to faculty members, nurturing their teaching and research acumen. He will also deliver public lectures on contemporary issues in the realm of hospitality and culinary arts, thereby sharing his wealth of insights with students and the broader community. Together, they aspire to elevate IHTM into a preeminent institution for culinary and hospitality education.
The appointment of Chef Dr. Manjit Singh Gill stands as a testament to MDU Rohtak’s unwavering commitment to delivering world-class education in the fields of hospitality and culinary arts. His presence is poised to inspire and educate the next generation of culinary professionals, thereby contributing significantly to the university’s ongoing growth and success.
Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak stands as a distinguished institution of higher learning, deeply committed to nurturing academic excellence, fostering research, and encouraging innovation. With a rich historical heritage and an enduring dedication to quality education, the university remains at the forefront of knowledge dissemination, shaping the leaders of tomorrow.
IHTM, the flagship institute and an integral part of M.D. University Rohtak specializes in delivering comprehensive and industry-relevant education in hospitality and tourism. With Chef Dr. Manjit Singh Gill’s appointment, the institute is poised to enhance its reputation and broaden its impact within the field.