The Ministry of Tourism has launched a Skill Development Programme with an emphasis on the employability of the skills acquired. Hunar Se Rozgar Programme was started on 19th June 2009 and it is conducted by the Cordia Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Sanghol.
'Hunar Se Rozgar Tak' scheme, a training programme initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, was inaugurated by RH Khwaja, Secretary (Tourism), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The scheme was inaugurated at the ITDC-run Ashok Institute of Hospitality & Tourism Management (AIH&TM). The scheme was launched to create employable skills in youth between the age group of 18-28 years and minimum eighth standard pass.
The scheme consists of two courses -- a six week full time training programme in F&B services, also covering housekeeping and an eight week full time training programme in food production. No application fee or course fee will be charged to the trainees and the selection process would be on first come first admit basis. All expenditure towards the training fee, lab charges, cost of training material, fee honorarium to Trainers/Faculty, uniform, tool kit, stipend, certification fee, press advertisements and interviews will be met by the Ministry of Tourism. Free meals will also be provided to the trainees. However, the trainees would have to arrange for board and lodge at their own cost. In response to an advertisement released by AIH&TM in May this year, 466 students had responded.
A trainee with a minimum attendance of 90 per cent shall be paid a lump sum stipend of Rs 1,500 in case of the F&B course and Rs 2,000 in case of Food Production Course. A test will be conducted at the end of the training and certificates will be issued to successful trainees. On completion of the training, AIH&TM would also assist the students in finding suitable placements. In the next phase, AIH&TM proposes to include more centres at locations where ITDC has its hotels in order to meet the proposed target of training at least 1,500 students within this financial year.
The minimum qualification for admission is 8th Class pass excluding graduates
The documents to be submitted at the time of admission: Passport size – 2 nos.
Attested Photocopy (One Set) Of:
Pass Certificate of Last Examination Pass.
Age Proof – Birth Certificate.
Admit Card for Class X.
Hunar Se Rozgar acquired subject to the following specific guidelines:
1. Target Group
The candidate should be at the age of 18 to 28 years.
2. Intake and selection
A class will have a minimum of 25 trainees and a maximum of 30. However, the programme will have an inclusive nature. In case the number of eligible candidates exceeds the requirement of a batch and there is a requirement of additional batches, the Institute will concurrently or in phases run more batches depending on its institutional capacity. In case of phasing the scheduling of candidates between batches will be on first-cum-first admitted basis.
3. Minimum Target
Each implementing Institute will conduct the Programme at least two times in a year and each programme will consist of two courses – one on Food Beverage service and the other on Food Production.
The implementing Institutes will publicize the programme by inserting advertisement in the newspaper and also putting it on its respective websites. The Institutes will also publicize the programme to the trade associations, State tourism corporations and vyapaarmandals through interaction/workshop etc. Talks on TV/Radio channels may also be arranged.
The Institute will use regular faculty for the Programme to the extent possible. The additional requirement will be met by engaging guest faculty as per prevalent guidelines.
6. Application Fees
There will be no application or course fees chargeable to the applicant eventual trainee.
A trainee with a minimum attendance of 90% will be paid lumpsum stipend of Rs 1,500/- in respect of Food Beverages course and Rs 2,000/- in respect of Food Production course. The stipend will be paid in two equal installments – first one in the middle of the Programme and the other at its conclusion.
The trainees with minimum attendance of 90% will be required to appear in and end of the course test and those test and those pass it successfully will be awarded joint certificate of the NCHMCT/Institute concerned. For the purpose of this test, there will be internal and one external examiner- the latter will be drawn from a panel that the NCHMCT will firm up. The Principal will have the discretion for the reasons to be recorded to relax the attendance norm by 10% for the purpose of stipend and appearance in test.
9. Funding of the Programme
The Program will be funded under the MoT’s Scheme of Capacity Building for Service Providers under SuoMotu Initiatives.
10. Employment facilitation
The MoT and the implementing Institute will be make conscious effort to facilitate employment of the pass-outfrom this Programme. Possibilities will also be explored for their employment at Mega Tourist Destinations. Efforts will also be made to organize campus recruitments by the stake holders in the Trade.
The details of the following programmes in Financial Year wise conducted by Institute of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Sanghol are