NCHMCT unveils portal of library and study materials


NEW DELHI: The National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology has unveiled a web portal of library and study materials to augment the availability of resources online to further improve education training, the Tourism Ministry said on Friday. The NCHMCT is an apex national-level body under the Ministry of Tourism for imparting hospitality management courses through its more than 90 institutions across country, it said.
Dedicating the portal to the nation during its board meeting, the chairman of the Council and Union Tourism secretary Arvind Singh said that making these resources available in different formats such as written, audio and visuals will go a long way in easing the availability of resources in the hospitality sector.
The Board of NCHMCT also took a decision to allow culinary colleges pass outs to sit in the NHTET (National Hospitality Teachers Eligibility Test) which has been rolled out on the lines of UGC NET test for those who are interested in a teaching career in hospitality institutes.
This endeavour has been to keep the teaching standards in hospitality institutes at high level, the ministry said in a statement.
The CEO of the Council, Gyan Bhushan and other board members and officials of the council were present during the unveiling of the portal on December 8.
The post-COVID-19 pandemic boom in the hospitality sector has been encouraging for the employability and availability of such opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sector for pass outs from the institutes of hotel management under the umbrella of the NCHMCT, it added.
The new hotel and properties coming up in tier 2 and tier 3 cities by reputed group of hotel chains and augmentation of hiring in the other hospitality-related sectors such as retail, hospitals, malls etc. are also encouraging aspects for prospective hotel management pass outs, the statement said.
After suffering during the pandemic, the upcoming academic session is fully geared to see higher interest in the hospitality and tourism as a preferred carrier choice.
Accordingly, the efforts of the ministry and its academic bodies NCHMCT, Indian Institute of Travel and Tourism Management (IITTM) and Indian Culinary Institute (ICI) are aimed towards meeting this aspiration, it said.

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