A Critical Review on the Recommendations and Proposals of the Ministry of Tourism for Twelfth Five Year Plan: Imperatives for Paradigm Shift in Human Resource Development and Capacity Building Initiatives in Hospitality and Tourism Sectors

T.K., Abhishek and Mishra, Rajiv and Mishra, Namrata and Singh, Mantun Kumar (2017) A Critical Review on the Recommendations and Proposals of the Ministry of Tourism for Twelfth Five Year Plan: Imperatives for Paradigm Shift in Human Resource Development and Capacity Building Initiatives in Hospitality and Tourism Sectors. International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, 15 (16). pp. 203-212. ISSN 09727302

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Abstract

Hospitality and Tourism is one of the largest service sectors in India and accounts for nearly eight percent of total employment in the country (Planning Commission Report, 2011). The Twelfth Plan focus is to achieve significant growth of this sector both in economic development and its potential benefit by facilitating capacity building, training and empowerment. Annual demand of hospitality workforce is likely to touch almost nine lakhs in 2022; but the presently available 337 training institutes in India are able to cater only 63000 students every year. (Market Pulse Report, 2012). Ministry of Tourism has proposed several initiatives to bridge this gap for the Twelfth Plan period. Training & capacity building is the pivotal role of Academics, who are also considered as vital elements of national development effort & higher education (Working Group Report on Higher Education, 2011). As per MHRD, Distance Education is one of the policy initiatives to enhance the relevance of higher education to improve access, equity and excellence (Higher Education, 2011); but MOT is completely silent with respect to harnessing ‘Open and Distance Education’ facilities at tertiary level. This review paper addresses the twin needs of reinventing the role clarity of academics and also deliberates on the import of the questions raised using ‘Report of the Working Group on Tourism’ for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (it is operational during the period 2012-2017) by Ministry of Tourism - that too from the perspective of Hospitality and Tourism Education.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hospitality & Tourism Sectors, Twelfth Five Year Plan, Government Reports, Human Resource Development, Capacity Building, Open & Distance Education, India.
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2017 03:31
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2017 03:31
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149582

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