Dr Mahesh Sharma inaugurates Ashok Institute of Hospitality Tourism Management

first_imgOn the occasion of World Tourism Day, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Tourism and Culture and Minister of State of Civil Aviation, Government of India, Dr Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the Ashok Institute of Hospitality & Tourism Management – Centre of Excellence in New Delhi.AIHTM, a hospitality training institute and the HRD division of India Tourism Development Corporation, with the support of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India had formalised affiliation with the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology to offer a three years Bachelors course in Hospitality and Hotel Administration programme. The first batch of the three year degree course started in July this year and more than 50 students were admitted in AIHTM- Centre of Excellence.As one of the prime movers in hospitality and tourism education, AIHTM is presently handling multi-dimensional hospitality related training for in-house and outside agencies. AIHTM aims to work towards making a difference to the academic culture for the students by offering a globally competitive curriculum and infrastructure. The centre also focuses on contributing significantly to the supply of trained manpower in the hospitality industry.Looking at the future requirement and huge gap in the demand and supply of trained manpower in the hospitality industry, AIHTM is focusing more on job-orientated short term courses. Apart from imparting skill development training in areas of food production, F&B services, accommodation operations at front office, AIHTM has also added this new three year degree course in Hospitality and Hotel Administration. It further intends to add more courses of tourism and allied areas soon.last_img read more