Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management (AIH&TM), a hospitality training institute under the HRD Division of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) has formalised collaboration with the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT), under the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India, to offer a three year Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.) course in Hospitality and Hotel Administration.
The new initiative brings together AIH&TM’s expertise as a leader in providing professional training in hospitality and tourism, and NCHMCT’s significant excellence and on the ground experience in hospitality and tourism sector. Under the new programme, students will learn from expert faculty and a wide pool of industry professionals, while getting hands-on experience in an international setting, and gain valuable insight about the cultural and business perspectives of the sector.
Umang Narula, chairman and managing director, ITDC said during the induction, “This induction reminds me of my first day to college, the excitement for that uncertain which can be witnessed here right now. AIH&TM, as the premier institute in hospitality and tourism sector has excellent record of producing world class talent in servicing industry, examples of which can be seen leading some of the top hotel and restaurant chains in the country and abroad.”
Anup K Chatterji, general manager- HRD, ITDC, will lead as the principal of AIH&TM. Chatterji said, “The programme will offer a well-rounded hospitality management education. Industry projects will be an important component of the programme, and students will complete an internship in hospitality and related service industry. Our institute has always attracted students from all over the country. By offering a bachelors degree with NCHMCT, we can continue to enhance the global presence of the HHA degree and attract some of country’s most talented students to the programme.”
The new programme launched in affiliation with the NCHMCT will be part of the ITDC initiatives, aiming to provide innovative, dependable and value for money solutions to the needs of tourism development. As the prime mover in the progressive development, promotion and expansion of tourism, AIH&TM is presently handling multi-dimensional activities including hospitality related training for in-house and outside agencies.