SRINAGAR, Jan 1: Minister for Tourism, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti today directed the Institution of Hotel Management (IHM), Rajbagh to upgrade the syllabus for Tourist Facilitator programme on the contemporary lines and asked them to improve the standard of teaching.
He said this during the meeting convened to review the tourism-related training programmes taught at IHM, which includes Tourist Facilitator, Landscaping and Gardening. The meeting was attended by Director Tourism, Mehmood Ahmad Shah and Incharge IHM, Qazi Shabir.
Tassaduq Hussain said that the syllabus for the tourism-related courses taught in IHM needs to be refined and updated. He asked Director Tourism to take part in the formulation of new curriculum and asked for coming up with a new syllabus at an earliest.
He said the students should be groomed in such a way that they get lot of job opportunities after completion of the training. These training programmes should help in boosting the level of confidence so that they can easily compete in the present times, he said.
On the occasion, the Minister was informed that the institution has started tourism-related courses including Tourist Facilitator, Landscaping and Gardening from May 2017. So far 1752 candidates have completed their training and 263 candidates are currently undergoing training and are likely to complete their courses by February 2018.
Later, the Minister met students and also listened to their grievances. He assured that the necessary steps will be taken for the timely redressal of their problems. He asked the students to fine tune their skills keeping in view the competitive times and assured to look into their demands on merit basis.