Noida-based Amity University has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council (THSC) to allow its students from different campuses access to programmes in the field of aviation, hospitality, tourism and travel, the varsity said in a statement on May 20.
These programmes will be implemented by Amity with assistance from the THSC.
The MoU signing ceremony was held at the university campus on May 19. The event was attended by representatives of THSC as well as Amity University students and faculty.
At the MoU signing, Jyoti Mayal, chairperson, THSC, said, “We are all aware that the pandemic has taken its toll on the education sector across the globe. In the current scenario, the tourism and hospitality sector are ever-evolving and we continue to live in this environment, thus we need to change, adapt and implement newer ways with the use of technology. It’s all about how agile, adaptive and resilient we can be to prepare ourselves for future challenges. Any crisis brings a lot of opportunities and we need to reinvent and realign ourselves to suit the industry's needs and demands. We support the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and we are certain that with our combined efforts, we will be able to accomplish our mission and continue to promote vocational education which is the need of the hour.”
“Amity is not only an educational institution but also a socially responsible organisation which believes in giving back to the society. Vocational education consists of practical courses and is an important element of employment generation and sustainability. This partnership with Amity will elevate skilling not only in India but also overseas and will produce highly skilled professionals as per the industry standards, imperative for competitive growth,” said Rajan Bahadur, CEO, THSC.
Ashok K Chauhan, founder and president, of Amity Education Group, said, “Through the signing of this MoU, we are certain to contribute to nation-building by developing the skills of our students. India has a lot of scope and opportunities to become the most developed country in the world and optimum utilisation of our resources, which also includes human resources, will lead India on the path of remarkable growth and development. The signing of this MoU is a testimony to our commitment to making our students industry-ready so that they contribute to the development of our country.”
Balvinder Shukla, vice-chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, added, “We, at Amity, firmly believe that if our activities do not contribute to society, industry and nation, we have not achieved anything, therefore, activities must be outcome-based. In line with the vision of our honourable Prime Minister, skill development is our top priority and we have to see how we can nurture and provide the right talent to industries.”