By Prof Ashish Dahiya
ROHTAK: In today’s interconnected world, the search for exciting career opportunities extends beyond national borders. Many individuals aspire to explore international avenues and broaden their horizons by working and living abroad.
Hotel & Tourism Management is a field that offers abundant possibilities for such global ventures. With its diverse career options and growing demand, a degree in Hotel & Tourism Management can serve as a gateway to embark on an exciting international journey.
Hotel & Tourism Management education equips students with the skills and knowledge required to excel in the dynamic and diverse hospitality industry. This field encompasses various aspects such as hotel management, event planning, travel and tourism, food and beverage services, and more. Through comprehensive academic programs and practical training, students gain a solid foundation in both theoretical principles and practical application, preparing them for a successful career in the global market.
The hospitality and tourism industry is truly global, with hotels, resorts, restaurants, and travel companies operating in numerous countries. As a result, professionals in this field have the chance to explore international job opportunities and experience different cultures firsthand.
Upon completing a degree in Hotel Management, individuals can pursue various exciting career paths. Some of the career opportunities available include Hotel Manager, Food & Beverage Services/Restaurant Manager, Event Planner, Executive Chef, Hospital Catering & Management, Facilities Manager, Resort Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Cruise Ship Manager, Outdoor Catering Manager, Hospitality Consultant, Travel and Tourism Manager, Entrepreneurship, Teaching & Research, and New Age Careers such as Food Bloggers, Food Stylists, YouTubers, and Menu Engineers, among others.
The exposure to international clientele, cross-cultural communication, and teamwork enhances personal and professional growth, making it an appealing choice for those seeking global experiences.
The Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management (IHTM) at Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, is one such institution that has produced exceptional talent in the field. Graduates of IHTM have excelled in various positions and organizations globally, making significant contributions to the hospitality and tourism industry.
From lecturers and managers to chefs and executives, the alumni of IHTM have showcased their expertise and professionalism in esteemed establishments worldwide. Notable alumni have secured positions in renowned hotels, cruise lines, international restaurants, and tourism organizations. Their achievements serve as a testament to the quality education and training provided by IHTM, preparing students to compete on a global scale.
IHTM offers several programs of study, including Ph.D. in Hotel & Tourism Management, two-year Master of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, two-year Master of Tourism & Travel Management, four-year Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, four-year Bachelor of Tourism & Travel Management, and five-year Integrated Master of Hotel Management & Catering Technology. The institute also offers various value-added courses and faculty development programs focused on hospitality and tourism.
The visionary vice-chancellor Prof. Rajbir Singh introduced two international collaborations through the MDU Centre for Life Skills & Soft Skills to offer value-added courses to the students of the University. These collaborations include a value-added course on English Language Competence for Everyday Life & Professional Career offered by the British Council and M.D University Rohtak, and a value-added course on SEEK Self Directed Emotional Learning for Empathy & Kindness offered by the UNESCO MGIEP & M.D University Rohtak.
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The author is Director- the Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management, MDU Rohtak.