India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (ITDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jamia Millia Islamia to jointly offer a three-year Bachelors of Vocation (B.Voc) in Food Production and one year diploma in hospitality through The Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management (AIH&TM), one of the premier PSU Hospitality Training Institutes of the country under ITDC.
The programme will be operated under the Department of Tourism, Hotel, Hospitality, and Heritage Studies (DTHHHS), Faculty of Humanities and Languages of the University. The department offers professional certificate, diploma and degree programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels in tourism, hospitality and allied areas. ITDC and JMI have resolved to deploy these skills and their network of relationships towards capacity building in tourism, hospitality and allied sectors as well as knowledge-based initiatives in India and internationally.
Both the programmes will be jointly offered on a self-financing basis. Three-year Bachelors of Vocation (B.Voc) in Food Production will have multiple exits and entry points. Whereas, one-year diploma in Hospitality will be divided into two semesters; coursework followed with an internship. Programmes will be offered as per the rules and ordinances of the University. ITDC will conduct the in-house teaching and training at its campus situated in Lodi Institutional Area.
Initially, admission will be offered for 60 seats each in B.Voc and Diploma in Hospitality Programmes. The intake can be increased or decreased in future on the recommendations of the Coordination Committee. Lateral entry to Level 6 and 7 of the B.Voc programme will also be considered.
The MoU was signed in the presence of ITDC CMD Ravneet Kaur and JMI VC Prof Talat Ahmad by Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commercial & Marketing), ITDC and AP Siddiqui, IPS, Registrar, Jamia Millia Islamia.