Professor R.K. Saxena brings with him about 37 years of rich experience in hotel operations, hotel training and heading hotel management institutes. After working for about 10 years in hospitality industry, his passion for academics prompted him to make the permanent switch to hospitality education.

He served as Dean of Academics, Institute of Hotel Management, Bangalore for 5 years and Principal, Institute of Hotel Management, Lucknow and Mumbai for 13 and 10 years respectively.  He is an alumnus of Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai and a graduate from Wilson College, Mumbai. He is Member of various boards and International hospitality organization.  Travelled extensively worldwide and participated in many seminars and conferences

He is the co-author of the bestselling book on Awadhi cuisine ‘Dastarkhwan-e-Awadh – The cuisine of Lucknow’, published by Harper Collins (India) first edition in the year 1998 second edition in the year 2006 and third edition in June, 2015.

RIG Institute of Hotel Management is situated on a three acre sprawling 1 lac sqft purpose built state-of-the-art campus in the midst of greenery in the Educational Hub of Knowledge Parks’ in Greater Noida.  Everything around RIG echoes the vision of the founders and the process of change they initiated.

Since inception our vision has been to excel in the field of Hotel and Management Education. RIG Institute is now recognized as one of the best and most respected private Hotel Schools in North India region. This is largely been attributed to align our self with the changing times, while maintaining focus on quality education and training.

Ever since its inception, RIG Institute has focused on creating and providing quality students for the entire hospitality industry. Today, RIG Alumni occupy key positions in top hospitality organizations across India, and have acted as thorough professionals wherever they have worked. In response to the rapidly changing service industry environment and the process of globalization, the Institute has made sustained efforts to bring an international perspective to all its activities. In this context we have now added MBA with hospitality specialization programme, the Institute has encouraged an increasing overseas exposure for its students in several ways.

RIG Institute collaborates with reputed 5 star hotel chains for student placement and is making concerted effort to sign MOUs with several other reputed hospitality and service industry leaders for placing our students on training.

I on behalf of the RIG family extend you an invitation to become the part of the success!!.


Prof. R.K. Saxena