Hotel management courses in Gujarat receive only 26 applicants

Gujarat government’s rules allow the institutes to fill up their vacant seats with candidates from other states after the ACPC admission process is over.

Written by Syed Khalique Ahmed | Ahmedabad | Updated: July 15, 2017 10:38 am

 

hotel management, Gujarat admission, ACPC, gujarat colleges, gujarat education, education news, gujarat news, indian express Bhagwan Mahavir College of Management at Bhartana near Surat has 180 seats, 60 each in hotel management and catering technology.

State’s Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) has received only 26 applications this year for four-year hotel management courses, offered at four institutes approved by All India Council for Technical Education, leaving 334 seats vacant.

Bhagwan Mahavir College of Management at Bhartana near Surat has 180 seats, 60 each in hotel management and catering technology, hotel management, and hospitality and tourism administration, but it has not received a single application.

Only two candidates had applied at Asia Pacific Institute of Hotel Management at Bhoyani. After the first round of admissions that ended on July 12, 58 seats remain vacant. An official said, “We will fill up the seats with candidates from other states after the ACPC completes the second round of admissions on July 24.”

The ACPC only admits candidates domiciled in Gujarat or having studied in Gujarat.

Gujarat government’s rules allow the institutes to fill up their vacant seats with candidates from other states after the ACPC admission process is over.

Manoj Nair of Vivekanand Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management said that the college, located on the outskirts of Rajkot, has received seven students for admission through ACPC so far.

He too echoed the Asia Pacific official, “We will fill up our remaining 53 seats with students from other states after the ACPC admissions are over.”

The government-run State Institute of Hotel Management at Siddhpur in Patan district has fared better with 17 applications. Faculty member Lata Modh said that as of now 43 seats are vacant. “But after July 24, we are authorised to fill up the vacant seats on our own. The only thing we need to do is to inform the ACPC about the candidates being admitted,” said Modh.

ACPC member-secretary G P Vadodaria said, “Perhaps the people in Gujarat don’t have the inclination for hotel management courses and that is why they are not coming forward to take admission.”

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    A. M.
    Jul 15, 2017 at 2:10 pm
    Feku's policy of lies, propaganda and fake data is slowly being exposed. There is massive unemployment is Gujarat, but people are fed the stories that it is the most developed state in the world. People believe in those stories and keep themselves busy in stories of -"Hindu khatre me hai, Hindus have become a minority, Kashmir problem, Pakistan stories etc"
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    ladu
    Jul 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm
    Actually the problem is even more dire. The education system in Gujarat is in a mess. And Hotel management is precisely the con job that education has become. What it really is and this is the scam, is to use cheap labour under the pretence of internship in Hotels. Get them to basically slog it out while paying fees and getting certificate. Most of these skills can be picked up in under a month. By killing the humanities and the social sciences in Gujarat most of these students can barely write a word in English leave alone in Gujarati. In a couple of years as new technologies changes the working and entrepreneurial landscapes Gujarat will rapidly become a failed state. Jai Ho Modiji keep hugging Trump
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