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She hails from a family of first generation entrepreneurs, that has been a key player in the hospitality industry. Being the second youngest in a large family of six siblings headed by father Mr.D. Appa Rao, Satya Pinjala, earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration with distinction from Osmania University before she set out on her entrepreneurial journey. Who said marriage holds back women from achieving excellence? She was married rather early, but did not give up on her dream and joined the family business which later led to establishing Shri Shakthi Educational Society, that has been providing quality education in the stream of hotel management. The institute celebrates its silver jubilee. Befitting the moment, Satya talks how the experiences she gained over these glorious years, enriched her.

The entrepreneurial journey
My marriage to Dr.Ramakrishna Pinjala opened an opportunity for me to travel, move to the United Kingdom and start a family. But my desire to serve the country brought us back to India. My elder brother, D.V.Manohar, an entrepreneur, encouraged and supported by our parents, took upon himself to form the parent organization, Shri Shakti Resorts & Hotels Limited. Family World Club, a part of SSRHL was established in 1990.
I was entrusted with the responsibility of running the Family World as its Director.
Treading very cautiously on this unfamiliar ground, I quicky learned the varied nuances of business.
I owe it all to the support and guidance of my family. I have gained such a good name that now I am popularly known as the first lady of club business.

I started a unique concept, Family Recreation Centre to overcome the stigma attached to clubs. Shakti Resorts & Hotel Limited opened the popular Ramada Manohar, Airport Hotel. Alongside, I had the opportunity to shoulder the responsibility of setting up the 5 star hotel.

The first step
As we surged forward in the hospitality industry, we always wanted to do something in the field of skill development. The foundation of Shri Shakti Educational Society was laid when the government announ -ced its decision to open education to the private sector. We realized that this was the ideal way to train manpower for our hotel and the industry alike.
We started with the first batch of just 30 students and a faculty of six members. We enjoy the distinction of being the only institute attached to a star hotel. It successfully operated degree and short courses & is affiliated to Osmania University. The National Council for Hotel Management under the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, invited private parties to join in skill development. We, at Shri Shakti Educational Society, grabbed the opportunity. NCHMCT accepted our application. A separate Institute was established as Institute of Hotel Management – Shri Shakti and became the only private IHM in AP and Telangana.



Thus, we now have two separate colleges in Hyderabad that take more than 350 students per year.
1) Shri Shakti College of Hotel Management (Affiliated to Osmania University).
2) Institute of Hotel Management – Shri Shakti (Affiliated to NCHMCT, Noida).

Memoirs
We faced numerous hurdles. The initial years were tough because the student intake was very limited. We continued with determination, keep-ing our focus on quality education. As we have been in the hospitality industry, we knew that the industry is growing and there would be a huge requirement of skilled people. Our alumni are our brand ambassadors. Our institutes are recognized for excellence in education and awarded as Best Hotel Management Institute by the State Tourism Department and in the reputed Competition Success Review as the leading Institute of Telangana. Now we are having a year-long silver jubilee celebrations.

Tides of change
Over the years, a lot of new courses have forayed into the field. One such addition being Hotel Management and we see institutes mushrooming in the city. The growing popularity has led to setting up of new institutes offering different courses and programmes. However, we have many advantages –
a) 25 years of experience in the field
b) Centrally located
c) Formidable faculty team of over 35 members with a good experience in industry & teaching
d) Excellent infrastructure
e) Strong alumni base.
Our focus is on the student who is the future hotelier and responsible citizen. Quality is our forte, and no stone is left unturned to achieve holistic develop- ment of each individual.

Education now and then
Earlier, with limited institutes, very few students got the opportunity to pursue academic degrees and the streams were very generic. Now with the boom in education, we have an advantage of more children pursuing their dream of education. With numerous specializations and offbeat courses available, the youth today have innumerable options at home and abroad.

Students now and then
Students are always students. Well, I must say the Y generation we deal with right now is much smarter, confident, talented and socially aware. Their creativity, innovative ideas and risk taking capacity are amazing. It's interesting and challenging to keep up with this generation.

The impact of the digital wave
Positive to a large extent as there is so much information available at our fingertips. Digitalization has not only shrunk the world but also our classrooms. We must help students to utilize this boon in the most effective manner.

The power of women
I believe with the qualities women possess, they any day make better administrators and entrepreneurs. Also, I feel gender is no criterion to achieve success. If you have the passion and determination to achieve your goal, nothing can stop you.

Way forward
As we are well established in Telangana, now it is time for us to spread our wings to other states as well, starting with AP. We feel we need to establish a new college to meet the demands of this state. Considering that there is a lot of scope for tourism in AP, we believe that students would also get good job opportunities.

MY FAMILY, MY SUPPORT SYSTEM
My husband Dr.Ramakrishna Pinjala has excelled in the field of Vascular Surgery. My daughter Dr.Nikhila is pursuing her super specialty and is a budding Vascular Surgeon. My son Ravi Prakya is on the way of making his mark in the digital industry.

Honours
• Vocational Excellence Award from Rotary Club
• Top Director of Leading Institutes of India Award from the acclaimed Competition Success Review.

 
 
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