JOHAR – “Journal of Hospitality Applications & Research” is a biannual journal published by the Dept. of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi – 835215. Journal aims at publishing genuine work in the field of Hospitality & Tourism so as to provide insights in to latest development and thinking. The Journal has a section of Double Blind Refereed Papers along with a section on Concept Papers or articles. A section of book reviews, conference reports and News & Events is included as well to have the readers updated regarding happenings in the Hospitality & Tourism fields worldwide.
The Journal encourages articles with original research base and cases specializing in the field of operations and hospitality management. JOHAR publishes papers of interest to academicians and to practitioners of business. The papers range widely over niche disciplines of hospitality management.
Brief on Department of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, BIT Mesra
JOHAR is an official publication of Department of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, BIT Ranchi Mesra. The Department was established in January-2003 and offers Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management & Catering Technology in order to shape future hospitality professionals. Department is in stage of Development –Various laboratories like Food Production Lab, Food and Beverage Services Lab, Accommodation Operation Lab etc. are in progress. The construction of New Building is going on great pace.
The Department works under Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra which was established in the year 1955 at Mesra, Ranchi, by the Philanthropist-Industrialist Mr. B M Birla with a vision to be recognized as a world-class learning institution for engineering and technology by providing the highest-quality academic programmes that foster student development and connect knowledge, practice, and outstanding scholarly research.
Over the last fifty years, the Institute has not just kept pace with the times; it has often taken a lead in introduction of programs in emerging areas. At present BIT, Mesra is a "Deemed University" under Sec. 3 of the U.G.C. Act 1956. The Institute today offers Under Graduate, Post Graduate as well as Doctoral level programmes in Engineering & Technology, Applied Sciences, Remote Sensing, Computer Applications, Information Science, Bio-Medical Instrumentation, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Business Management & Hotel Management & Catering Technology.