Chandigarh, Jun 10 (UNI) The Haryana Tourism Department has established an Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition at Kurukshetra for training the young boys and girls who are choosing career in tourism industry.
Haryana Minister of State for Tourism and Forests Kiran Choudhry said applications for admission were invited for the first academic session 2008-09 which would commence from July 21.
She said the Institute was affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Pusa, New Delhi.
The courses offered in this academic session were three-year Bachelor of Science Programme in Hospitality and Hotel Administration with 120 seats, one-and-a-half year Diploma in Food Production with 40 seats, Food and Beverage Service with 40 seats and Housekeeping with 20 seats respectively.
The minimum qualification for the admission is 10+2 system of Senior Secondary Education or its equivalent with English as a compulsory subject, she added.
The Minister said 20 per cent seats were reserved for the Scheduled Castes, 27 per cent for the Backward Classes and three per cent for the Physically Handicapped candidates having Haryana domicile.
She said the age limit for both Degree and Diploma courses was 22 years for the general and physically challenged candidates and 25 years for Schedules Castes and Backward Classes candidates as on July one.
Ms Choudhry said the Hospitality graduates and diploma holders would get the global opportunity for growth and development in the field of tourism and it would open innumerable openings for them after the completion of these courses.
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