“The industry should invest in tourism skill training need assessment”, says Prof. Nimit Chowdhary, Head of Tourism and Hospitality, Jamia Millia Islamia
Prof. Nimit Chowdhary, Head of Tourism and Hospitality studies at Jamia Millia Islamia, asks academia to be ready for a paradigm shift in skilling landscape….
Industry-academia gap has long been in contention in hospitality education. However, there is a significant third party to the whole schema – the learner in academia who is a prospective employee in the industry. It is this individual who has been erratic all this time and continues to be unpredictable. This situation is worsening the current scenario in the industry.
A skill shortage in the hospitality industry is estimated at more than eight million. On one hand, the hotel and restaurant industry is facing significant attrition challenge of about 40-50 percent, the annualized attrition rates in the food service sector are as high as 90-100 percent. On the other hand, the prestigious institutes of hotel management, including IHMs and FCIs, are losing graduates to other industries. Tourism and hospitality graduates are complaining of little salary packages in the industry when compared to other industries such IT, retail etc.
The changing scenario
The expectations of the learners are changing. According to futureworkplace.com, 91 percent of Millennials (born between 1977-1997) expect to stay in a job for less than three years. Today, it is expected that an individual will change jobs 10 to 15 times in a career span with an average of 12 job changes. According to staffing portal, the balancecareers.com, many workers spend five years or less in every job, so they devote more time and energy transitioning from one job to another rather than staying at one place.
According to forbes.com, college graduates today believe job-hopping can speed career advancement. Job hoppers are supposed to have a higher learning curve, be more top performers, and even to be more loyal. According to a study, workers who stay with a company longer than two years are said to get paid 50 percent less. Experts suggest that one should plan on switching jobs every three years for the rest of their life.
So, what is the prescription?
An individual is expected to make 12-15 job changes in a career span which will also mean that he will have around seven career changes in a lifetime. Reskilling will, therefore, be required more often. With one skill set, an individual will expect to be employed for three-six years. The academia including the training infrastructure should get ready for this paradigm shift in skilling landscape.
So tomorrow, an individual will seek a small ‘shot’ of skill and try to capitalize on the investment over next three-four years. Subsequently, he should have two choices- one, upgrade the skill and advance in the career; or acquire another skill and change career/job. Rigid, long-term programmes (BSc, BBA, MBA, etc.), especially in tourism, will be out of fashion.
There should be continuous monitoring of skill gaps (both quantitative and qualitative). The industry should invest (research) in tourism skill training need assessment. Skill training should be as per the industry’s need assessment and not as per any government’s whims and fancies.
Ministry of Tourism (MoT) should increase reach beyond IHMs and IITTMs to universities, polytechnics, etc. for skilling. MoT should take the initiative to support and manage a National Tourism Skill Exchange Online Portal/App where on the one hand any employer can post his/her requirements, while on the other, any prospective trained youth can access these vacancy notifications. The capacity building today is a different ball game. It has to be played differently.
Questions related to JMI
is jamia millia islamia University has open its applicant form for PG M. SC pysics ? can i fill form now.
Yes, jamia millia islamia University has open its applicant form for PG M. SC physics till August 20, 2020
Ofcourse, you can fill the form immediately through his official website http://jmi.ac.in/admissions
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what is the procedure of admission in btech in jamia millia islamia .is it only entrance exam or they will going to take any interview round or both for admission 2020 ???
At present, it offers various UG, PG, Diploma, PG Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and M.Phil & Ph.D. courses in different disciplines.Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)follows a common application process for all the courses. The application form can be filled by visiting the admission portal of JMI followed by fee submission through Credit/ Debit card or Net-Banking.
Valid rank in JEE Main is the primary requirement to secure admission in B.Tech and B.Arch courses.
Jamia also has own entrance exam and its date is extended upto 20 july for filling a form. For more information please click on this link.
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I Have 86.5 Percentile In Jee Mains 2020 ! Could I Get JMI Delhi ? Suggest Me A Better College For Btech
As you have mentioned that you scored 86.5 percentile, your predicted rank will be 1,17,316. Assuming you in general category you can get some of the nits. They all have rank cutoffs upto 1lakhs for general category for different non technical and core branches.
here is the list of some nits you can try:
- NIT Meghalaya
- NIT manipur
- NIT Nagpur
- NIT jamshedpur
- NIT sikkim
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Can a non-mathematics student apply for ba economics hons in Jamia Millia Islamia University as in eligibility criteria of their prospectus, they stated that +50% marks in economics but they didnt mention maths?
Yes, you can apply for B.A Economics Hons in Jamia Millia Islamia University. The eligibility criteria for B.A Economics Hons is minimum 50% marks in 10+2. Admission is done on the basis of Entrance Exam score conducted by the University.
My jee barch+planning score in January attempt in this year is 85 percentile will i get admission in jamia millia islamia architecture engineering ? how much chances are their ?
with percentile it's always not easy to predict the mark and as per me your general rank should be 21000 at which getting jamia seems not fairly easy but many time there is chance that you may be in because most of the student appearing for 2nd paper also apper in first.even though you can predict with your mark and than...For non - muslim category :
You are in a safe zone if you have marks above 200.
If you have marks between 170 - 200 then you might get your name listed in 1st or 2nd waiting list.
For muslim category :
If you have your marks above 150 then you might consider yourself in a safe zone.