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5 Apr, 2012

Indian Hospitality Sector Needs 200,000 Trained People Yearly – Minister

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New Delhi, Press Information Bureau, April 4, 2012 – With the Ministry of tourism  targeting over 12 % growth rate in in-bound as well as domestic tourists, it has been projected that tourism sector will generate additional jobs of about 2.5 crore, both direct and indirect, during the 12th Five year Plan. This was stated by Union Minister for Tourism Mr Subodh Kant Sahai while presenting National Awards for excellence in hospitality education for the year 2010-11, here today. He said the direct employment in hospitality sector will also be substantial.

Mr Sahai said Employment related to hospitality trades alone would be around 36 lakhs. The Minister informed the gathering that hospitality industry needs about 2 lakh trained persons every year but the supply is just about 18,000 persons, which gets further reduced to about 12,000 persons after adjusting an attrition of about 30 to 35%.  Shri Sahai said, “As per our estimate, by the close of the Eleventh Plan, our efforts to expand the institutional infrastructure and broad-basing of hospitality education through Universities, Colleges, ITIs, Polytechnics and Schools is expected to increase the supply of trained persons in a major way.”

The Tourism Minister said  Central Government, on its part, has been actively trying to bridge the skilled manpower shortage by setting up more govt. sponsored IHMs and FCIs, broad-basing training & education through the aegis of   Universities, ITIs, Colleges, Polytechnics, PSUs, Schools etc., establishing short-term hospitality courses, upgrading the skills of existing as well as aspiring service providers through “Hunar Se Rozgaar” programme, skills testing & certification of the existing service providers. Mr Sahai said, “This will be a significant improvement but would still not be enough.  In any case, given the fact that the Industry engages about 5 million persons generating huge revenues, much of the efforts and resources for creating world class hospitality service will have to come from within the Industry.”

The Union Tourism Minister said the efforts of the Central Govt., though important, have to be necessarily supplementary and catalytic  and here, our IHMs and FCIs have to raise themselves to the level of Institutes of excellence to spur and stimulate similar efforts in the Private Sector. He said, “I therefore urge the Institutes to make earnest effort to raise their standards so as to be acceptable internationally, to become model institutes.  The Ministry will always be there for you in its supportive role.”

Referring to the  encouraging trends in International and Domestic tourism, Mr Sahai said tourism is now being recognized as one of the key drivers of growth and employment generation in the country. He said the contribution of tourism to the GDP is estimated to be more than 9%.

The Minister referred to an independent study carried out by his Ministry  to identify major gaps that existed in terms of infrastructure and service delivery at major tourist destinations. He said this study concluded that, for both the foreign and domestic tourists, the lack of Hygiene and Sanitary conditions in and around monuments/ destinations, poor Solid Waste Management around the monuments/destinations and absence of hygienically maintained public amenities like Toilets were the key factors that were impeding our efforts to catapult India as a leading tourist destination.

Mr Sahai said,“Campaign Clean India” is aimed to undertake both sensitization and action at field level on bringing our tourism destinations and their surroundings to an acceptable level of cleanliness and hygiene. He said the objective is also to ensure that these levels are sustained through ownership and involvement of private and public sector stakeholders. He said, “The IHMs and FCIs are expected to play a leading role in setting standards of cleanliness in and around monuments for all other educational institutions to follow.”

The Minister said in order to preserve, propagate, research, document and patent the numerous hues of the Indian cuisines through an institutional mechanism, the Ministry of Tourism has already initiated steps for the setting up of the Indian Culinary Institute with six of its centres across the country.

The National Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Education (2010-11) were presented in three categories i.e. awards to the students, awards to  the teaching faculty and awards to the Institutes.

The awardees in the first category were the students who had excelled in academic performance during the year 2010-11. In all, 23 students were awarded.  Each winner received a medal, a certificate of academic excellence and a cash prize. The list of students who received the awards is given below:-

Sl.

No

Position

Program

Name

Institute

1 First M.Sc. Hospitality Administration 2009-11 MS. FARIDA ANJUM Institute of Hotel Management,Pusa, New Delhi
2 First M.Sc. Dietetics & Food Service Management 2009-11 MS. NIHARIKA SHUKLA Institute of Hotel Management,Pusa, New Delhi
3 First B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration 2008-11 ARJUN MUKUND SRM Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai
4 Second B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration 2008-11 NARESH KUMAR H SRM Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai
5 Third B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration 2008-11 SUBRAMANIANSRIKANTH Institute of Hotel Management,Pusa, New Delhi
6 First 3rd Year of B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration 2010-11 ARJUN MUKUND SRM Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai
7 First 2nd Year of B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration 2010-11 RAMANDEEP SINGH Institute of Hotel Management,Pusa, New Delhi
8 First 1st Year of B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration 2010-11 MS. SANA KHAN Institute of Hotel Management,Pusa, New Delhi
9 Second 3rd Year of B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration  2010-11 MITHUN PAUL Institute of Hotel Management,Chennai
10 Second 2nd Year of B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration 2010-11 MS. YAMINI SINGH Institute of Hotel Management,Pusa, New Delhi
11 Second 1st  Year of B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration 2010-11 MS. DEBOLINA GHOSH Institute of Hotel Management,Kolkata
12 Third 3rd Year of B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration 2010-11 NARESH KUMAR H SRM Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai
13 Third 2nd Year of B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration 2010-11 MS. ADITI SABHARWAL Institute of Hotel Management,Pusa, New Delhi
14 Third 1st  Year of B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration 2010-11 MS. ZAINAB SHABBIRKHERALUWALA Institute of Hotel Management,Chennai
15 First PG Diploma in Accommodation Operations & Management 2010-11 PATITAPABAN BEHERA Institute of Hotel Management,Bhubaneswar
16 First Diploma in Food  Production 2010-11 PRIYARANJAN MALIK Food Craft Institute, Balangir
17 First Diploma in Food & Beverage 2010-11 BIN JIA Institute of Hotel Management,Pusa, New Delhi
18 First Diploma in House Keeping Operation 2010-11 CHANDRA SEKHAR State Institute of Hotel Management, Puducherry
19 First Diploma in Front Office Operation 2010-11 SHRIKANT TRIVEDI Food Craft Institute,Udaipur
20 First Diploma in Bakery & Confectionery 2010-11 KANIKA CHANDNA Institute of Hotel Management,Pusa, New Delhi
21 First Craftsmanship Certificate Course in Food Production2010-11 MOUSUMI PAUL Institute of Hotel Management,Kolkata
22 First Craftsmanship Certificate Course in Food & Beverage2010-11Service SAMBIT K. TRIPATHY Institute of Hotel Management,Bhubaneswar
23 First Craftsmanship Certificate Course in Food & Beverage Service 2010-11 RAJU RUPSINGH CHAVAN Institute of Hotel Management,Goa

 

In the Teachers category 10 awards were given. The Teachers were selected for the award on the basis of pre-determined objective evaluation parameters. The list of awardees is as follows:-

A.P.S. Jolly, Lecturer IHM, Srinagar
R.K. Gupta, Sr. Lecturer IHM, Pusa, Delhi
Nimisha Seth, Lecturer IHM, Pusa, Delhi
Anita Sharma, Sr. Lecturer IHM, Pusa, Delhi
A.K. Goyal, Lecturer IHM, Pusa, Delhi
Ms.Balabynta Kharshing, Sr. Lecturer IHM, Shillong
Tarun K. Bansal, Lecturer IHM, Lucknow
Rajesh K. Singh, Lecturer IHM, Lucknow
Ms. Ishrat Ara, Lecturer IHM, Srinagar
Meenakshi Sumbly, Lecturer IHM, Pusa, Delhi

 

Awards to the Institutes were given under the following categories:-

CATEGORY

BEST

SPECIAL AWARD

1 IHM – All Round Performance

IHM, Pusa, Delhi

IHM, Hyderabad

2 IHM – All Round Performance in North-East & J&K

IHM, Srinagar

3 FCI – All Round Performance

FCI, Balangir

4 Academic Performance

IHM, Pusa, Delhi

IHM, Chennai

5 Placement Performance

DIHM, Lajpat Nagar

IHM, Hyderabad

6 Operational Performance

IHM, Hyderabad

IHM, Shillong

7 Administrative Performance

IHM, Mumbai

CIHM, Chandigarh

8 Performance in Capacity Building of Service Providers

IHM, Srinagar

IHM, Hyderabad

 

The Minister of State for Tourism Shri Sultan Ahmed, Senior officials of the Tourism Minister and eminent personalities of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry were also present during the ceremony.

 

  • Md

    It is all amogst themselves, i.e. The Govt run Institutes. There is no mention of any private  college or  Institute  mentioned here although they may be equally and training people to meet the huge requirement.  Sad !