Faculty

Mrs. SUNITA SRINIVASAN M.Phil,CHE
BHM Co-ordinator - HOD
23 years of experience in fields of hospitality education and hotel operations. Commenced as a management trainee at Chandigarh Industrial and tourism development cooperation then as executive housekeeper in the Hans Hotel Hubli | The last 17 years in hospitality education as faculty, assistant professor and head of department in PES University, RNS institute of hotel management and presently at KLE, instrumental in Curriculum Development,brand building and Student Development | Also has established new courses of Hospitality administration and event management ,authored a text book “Theory and Practices of Professional Housekeeping” by An mol publications and has filed for an Indian patent in method and apparatus for flower arrangements” | She is currently pursuing her PhD in hospitality and tourism from Garden City University. Has presented and published papers in ISSN and ISBN Journals.
Mr. P.R.Gopalakrishna
Asst. Professor

Completed DHMCT, MTM, M.Phil |    Has worked in Food & Beverage Service with ITDC groups of hotel - Lalith Mahal, Mysore  and Hotel Ashok ,Bangalore, also with Spencers Connemara Chennai. With Industry experience of 35 years and academic teaching experience of 16 years under Bangalore University. Conducted certificate courses for Bar tending and conducted National level Workshop. Working for Bangalore university, Dharward University, Christ University as practical examiner,paper setter, reviewer and valuer. Awarded best teacher in KLE’s S.Nijalingappa college on Teacher’s Day Celebration 2018. Awarded For Exemplary Contribution in Hospitality industry on International Hospitality Day 2019 by International Hospitality council London and IIHM Bangalore.

Mr. ARUN NATHANIEL
Asst. Professor
Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management from K.L.E Society’s, S.Nijalingappa College. Completed Master of Tourism Administration from Madurai Kamaraj University and completed Master of Science in Hotel Management from Annamalai University.| Started my career with Westin Hospitality Services as a management trainee. Worked for Hotel Abu Palace as Lobby Manager. Started my career as lecturer at N.R.I Institutions in the year 1997. Worked as Director at T.John College. Worked at IHM Chennai and many prestigious institutions.| Have been a paper setter, reviewer and valuer for the past 20 years | Have judged various events like Best Manager, Flower arrangement competitions and culinary competitions.
Mrs. RANI PRAJWALA
Asst. Professor

Completed Bachelor's Degree in commerce from Mysore University, Masters in MBA from Mysore University, has 9 years of teaching experience. | Paper Presented Annual International Conference at GARDEN CITY COLLEGE, Paper Presented International Seminar at ST FRANCIS DE SALES COLLEGE, Bangalore | Paper presented in International conference on Work life balance of teaching faculty in higher education at GITAM University.| Attended Faculty Development Program at MP BIRLA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, Bangalore, Attended UGC-CPE Sponsored Faculty Development Program in Collaboration with Attitude plus at S.Nijalingappa college , Bangalore. Conducted COOKERY Classes on the eve of THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION at THE OXFORD COLLEGE OF SCIENCE. | Is involved in Bangalore University Examination work - Panel Member for Project Valuation with Viva-Voice paper setting, reviewer ,valuer, Has more than 4 years of experience teaching Hotel Management students focusing Marketing of Hospitality Services, Management Principles and Practices, | Hospitality Law , Market Feasibility and Financial Viability , Entrepreneurship and Innovation , Travel and Tourism Management

Mrs. HEPZINA .T
Asst. Professor

Completed Bachelor in Hotel Management from KLE College Bangalore, and Pursing M.sc Hospitality and Tourism Management from Maduri Kamaraj University. | Started Career in Housekeeping with the preopening of International brand Property Shangri-la Bangalore. | Paper Presented International Seminar at ST FRANCIS DE SALES COLLEGE, Bangalore | Paper presented in International conference on Work life balance of teaching faculty in higher education at GITAM University.| Attended UGC-CPE Sponsored Faculty Development Program in Collaboration with Attitude plus at S.Nijalingappa college , Bangalore. | Is involved in Bangalore University Examination work - valuer, Has 2 years of teaching experience for Hotel Management students focusing on Housekeeping and Computers in Hospitality Services.

Mr. Anthony Richards V
Asst. Professor

Completed Bachelor in Hotel Management from PES Institute of Hotel Management, Passed out in the year 2011, secured Distinction in Bachelor of Arts in International Hospitality Administration ( BA-IHA ) | Completed Bartending course and worked as a freelance Bartender, got selected for MH Alshaya company in Dubai in Pinkberry Restaurant as a Manager, worked for Jublient Food Works in Bangalore in Domino's Pizza as Restaurant Manager | Has completed MBA from CV Raman University | Worked for A2B as Customer Care Manager | Later had stared my own company Achim Marketing Solutions in Marketing & Events | Total industry experience 9 yrs, Joined KLE's Institute of Hotel Management as Asst. Professor subject handling Food & Beverage Service Theory & Practical, Other achievements are conducted Events such as Fashion show etc..., and conducted Wine tasting Session

Ms.Surbhi Sud
Asst. Professor

A skilled, versatile and a creative culinary enthusiast, who enjoys working in diverse kitchen environments| Graduate in B.A. Hons in Culinary Arts from IHM Aurangabad in 2014 | Completed Msc. In Hospitality &Tourism management from Welcome group School of Hotel Administration. • Manipal Academy of Higher Education Worked with various hospitality brands like Taj, Marriott and Hyatt for 4 years| Worked with Park Hyatt Goa, Resort & Spa at Kitchen Management Trainee and subsequently got promoted to Chef De Partie| Specialization in Italiancuisine and fond of working in Bakery & Confectionery as well | Taught Food Production to Degree andDiploma Students at Delhi Institute of HotelManagement, Lajpat Nagar| 

Mr.Shree Harsha GL Upadyaya
Asst. Professor

Being culinary artist Prof.SHREEHARSHA GL UPADHYA | Finished his bachelor degree of Hospitality Science from Alva’s college of Hotel Management| Started his career from Taj groups as commi 3 and worked for 2 yrs, then worked as commi 1 in carnival cruise lines USA for 1 yr, then worked in Ritz Carlton USA as commi 1 | He was semi finalist of young Chef India. He has awarded with more than 10 awards out of which two international awards. He was a bronze medallist in South Indian Culinary Association .He was awarded as young chef Asia in year 2018 at competition held in Thailand’s Ultimate Chef Challenge. He is  also  a part of Kitchen Durbar show in Star Suvarna channel where he showcases the recepies of udupi cuisine.

Mr.Sujay Sindhey
Asst. Professor

Prof. Sujay Sindhey, works with dedication towards achieving his goals on time with flexibility and resourcefulness. He enjoys working in diverse and challenging environment with utmost passion and in a professed way. Has completed Masters in Business Administration (Human Resource) from Bangalore University. Has completed his Bachelor’s of Arts in International Hospitality Administration from The American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) at PESIHM. He has a handful working experience of 4 years . As Assistant PSG in IDS Next Business Solution PVT LTD., Executive in the Operations Department at BGS Global Hospital and also as a Manager at a Fast Food Restaurant. His academic area of interests lies in Sustainable Tourism, Marketing & Photography. Has also rendered service to the public as a DEPUTY DIVISIONAL Warden at CIVIL DEFENCE (Govt. Of INDIA) and as a traffic warden with Bangalore City Traffic Police. He volunteered in creating awareness to youth on Traffic Rules and Regulation under CATCH THEM YOUNG (CTY) Program. His  passion and keenness in the subject has lead him to  teach the students which lead to him starting his Teaching Profession by joining KLE Institute of Hotel Management , as Assistant Professor. He aims to motivate, guide and promote young and potential researchers on Sustainable Tourism and their practices. Also he provides consultation services to budding entrepreneurs on Incubation and Digital Marketing Platform, initiation.​

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