HMV Institute of Vocational Studies, an autonomous college in Hyderabad, will introduce two new skill based job oriented courses. The institute has been granted approval for the same by University Grants Commission (UGC)
The new courses, ‘Hospitality and Tourism Administration’ and ‘Banking and Insurance’, will start at HMV from the academic year 2015-16 .
The UGC has approved full fledged courses under the B. Vocational degree program which has multiple exit/entry route.
The entry to this graduation course is 10 + 2 or equivalent. The college said it will make utmost efforts to place the students with the support of industry partners.
Being a vast, dynamic, competitive and growing industries, graduates of ‘Hospitality & Tourism’ and ‘Banking & Insurance’ programs are expected to be well equipped with a combination of business and life skills that are in high demand with employers.
The specialty of this vocational degree is that it offers a more hands-on training to prepare students for specific entry-level positions, the institute said.
The approach of the course combines both theory and practice in a way to apply the knowledge in the area of ‘Hospitality & Tourism Administration’ and ‘Banking & Insurance’ and by making use of latest specialized modules and techniques, case studies, business simulations and site visits.
The curriculum has been designed and taught by the faculty members both from academia and industry with extensive experience in both fields. The courses offer 60% skill component and 40% general component which includes communication skills, soft skills and computer training.
Thus, the courses offer broader range of skills essential for above industries and provide leadership skills to prepare themselves as industry-ready professionals, who can deliver superior quality service through sharp acumen, right knowledge, skill, attitude and decision-making capabilities and also future entrepreneurs.
Located at Osmania University road in Nallakunta, the co-education college has modern infrastructure facilities with computer labs and few A/C class rooms, enriched library, sports facility and very congenial atmosphere.
Travel and Tourism Industry
Travel and Tourism is the biggest industry in the world, and also one of the fastest growing service industries in India. It is expected that the tourism sector’s contribution to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow at the rate of 7.8 per cent yearly in the period 2013–2023.
Telangana / Andhra Pradesh state has gained its reorganization by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Other National & International Bodies for its Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Sector. Good Number of 5 Star, 4 Star, 3 Star Hotels and Restaurants will provide better opportunities for employment to the skilled persons.
Rising incomes of the people are expected to enhance the need for banking services in rural areas and therefore drive the growth of the sector. Financial Inclusion and Payment Banks recently announced by Govt. will create more employment opportunity for qualified students.
Thus, changes in the regulatory framework and demographic factors such as growing middle class, young insurable population and growing awareness of the need for protection and retirement planning will support the growth of Indian life insurance.