Friday, September 14, 2012

Tourism to be a Major Source of Employment-Subodh Kant Institute of Hotel Management Pusa Completes Fifty Years
               Union tourism Minister Shri  Subodh Kant Sahai has said that tourism will be a  major source of employment in the years to come. Addressing the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, Pusain New Delhi today, he said while the agriculture sector provides jobs to 45 people per lakh, tourism provides employment to 78 people per lakh as per a Planning Commission finding. Shri Sahai said"India has the potential market for tourism and has set a target to achieve 12 per cent growth in tourism sector by 2016. If this is achieved, we will be able to create 25 million additional jobs". The Minister said India has tremendous facilities for the development of human resource in tourism sector which can be utilized by developing countries. He said our target is to attain one percent share of the world tourism arrivals by the end of 12th Five year plan.
                      Complementing the faculty and the staff of the institute the Minister expressed the hope that it will continue to shine in the years to come.  The Minister felicitated distinguished alumni and Former Principals on the occasion. The Institute has organized a number of workshops, seminars and conferences at National and International levels to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Year 2011-12.
                     The institute was setup in 1962 as an autonomous registered society under the aegis of Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The Institute was started in the barracks in the Pusa complex in 1962 and shifted to the existing campus  in 1967-68.The Institute was transferred from Ministry of Agriculture to Ministry of Tourism in 1982.Affiliation from National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology was accorded in 1986.

                   The Institute started training programmes of Hunar Se Rozgar under Capacity Building Service Providers Scheme of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in 2010.Training Programmes of “National Skill Certification” under Capacity Building Service Providers Scheme of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India were started in 2010. Presently the institute is conducting four training programmes of “Hunar Se Rozgar” and two training programmes of “National Skill Certification” and has trained 944 persons in Hunar Se Rozgar and 3480 persons in National Skill Certification.    

                 The Institute has trained faculty and hotel executives from RussiaKazakhstanMauritiusMaldives,KyrgyzstanTajikistan and Republic of Syria under ITEC programme of Ministry of External Affairs. The faculty has had international exposure in USAUKFranceItalyQatarThailandMalaysiaSingaporeChinaSouth Korea, West Africa and Indonesia. The Institute was bestowed National Award for the Best Institute for Overall Performance for four consecutive years in 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11  by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The Institute was bestowed National Award of the Best Institute in Academics in 2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-11, in Placement in 2007-08, in Implementing Central Schemes in 2008-09, 2009-10 and in Skill Certification Programme in 2008-09.Three faculty members have won “Hall of Fame” awards for winning the National Award of Excellence for the Best Teacher Awards three years in a row. One faculty members was bestowed the “Lady Chef of the Year-2011” for outstanding contribution by Indian Culinary Forum, Indian Federation Culinary Association and Worlds Association of Chef’s Society. Institute has adopted Red Fort, World Heritage Site of Delhi under “Campaign Clean India” of Ministry of Tourism in 2012.One faculty member was bestowed AAD Award by Association for Advancement of the Deprived, New Delhi for her work in Child Nutrition in 2012.Faculty conducted training sessions and demonstrations at International Level of Indian Cuisine in VatelUniversity, France, Indian Cuisine, Salone del Gusto, Italy, Bakery & Confectionary, Choongwoon University, South Korea,  Indian Cuisine for Southern United State Trade Association, USA. Institute was bestowed the award of Most Preferred Institute 2012 by Franchise India and India Restaurant Congress.

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