On campus placement for the Tourism and HM students, 2011 17th October, 2011

An on the campus placement for Tourism and Hotel Management students was organized by the School of Tourism, Hospitality and Hotel Management at the university’s conference hall on 17th October, 2011.

With a mission to enhance the Tourism and Hotel industry and to utilize the manpower of Uttarakhand for the same, Uttarakhand Open University invited dynamic and steadily thriving organization, Indian hotel review (IHR) to provide hands on training and subsequent placement to the selected students of Open University. The following members were present:

  1. Prof. Girija Pande (Chairman), Director, School of Social Sciences & Directorate of counseling and placement, UOU
  2. Mr. Ankit Rastogi, Co-Founder -IHR
  3. Mr.Ankit Kaushal , Manager, Tour and Travel Operations
  4. Dr. Amit gangotia, Coordinator, Tourism studies
  5. Dr. Deepak Paliwal, Asst. Director, directorate Counseling and Placement, UOU
  6. Dr. Ghanshyam Joshi, Academic Consultant (Political Science), UOU
  7. Dr. Subhash Ramola, Academic Consultant (Tourism studies), UOU
  8. Dr. Neerja Singh, Academic Consultant (Social work), UOU
  9. Ms. Neha Chauhan, Academic Consultant (Tourism studies), UOU

The students from various study centers, namely, Amrapali Institute of Hotel Management (Haldwani), Imperial Insitute (Haldwani), Royal College (Nainital), Indian Institue of Management and Technology (Haldwani), attended the programme. As per the schedule, the student’s registration started at 9:00 AM. The number of students who turned up for the interview was 116.

The programme commenced with the formal address by the chairman of the meeting, Prof. Girija Pande, who then invited the co-founder of the company to give a brief about their company and also to deliberate on the potentials for youths in tourism and hotel industry. After the address, the placement procedure started which comprised a Group discussion followed by a Personal interview. The group discussion was conducted in the batches of 10-12 students. Shortlisted candidates were then called for an Interview post lunch.

11 students from various study centers were selected by the company, who were quite happy with the performance of the UOU students. Initially, they have been recruited as Trainee for a period of three months on a stipend of Rs. 6000/- per month plus incentives. After the completion of training period they will be confirmed and will be given an increment based upon their performances.