HPU VC: Diploma in Hospitality Management issued before March 2019 valid: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Bhanu P Lohumi

Shimla, March 2

The three-year bachelor’s degree in hotel management and catering technology obtained before March 2019 will be considered valid for recruitment and promotion as per the notification of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) dated March 1, 2019, said the ‘Himachal Pradesh University (HPU ) Vice Chancellor Sikendar Kumar here today. However, degrees earned after March 2019 would be for four years, he added.

He said that, in accordance with the AICTE notification, candidates with a three-year bachelor’s degree in hotel management and restaurant technology as well as other qualifications and experience were eligible for recruitment and promotion in the under the Career Advancement Program, provided they have confirmed admission to the three multi-year bachelor’s program by March 2019.

A large number of students have been left behind after the Himachal Pradesh Private Education Institutions Regulatory Commission (HPERC) last month questioned the validity of three-year degrees issued by affiliated colleges at the University of Himachal Pradesh (HPU).

The President of HPPERC, Major General Atul Kaushik (Retired), stated that in accordance with UGC Notification (F.5-1/2013 (CPP)-II), dated July 5, 2014, the Bachelor of Hospitality Management is a four-year program. ‘ course but the HPU has authorized a three-year course and the validity of students’ degrees could be at stake.

The HPU had started a three-year degree course in hotel management in 2011 but suspended it in 2013. Later, the University Grants Commission decided to make hotel management a four-year course. However, AICTE recognized three-year degrees obtained before March 2019.

Course started in 2011, suspended in 2013

The HPU had started a three-year degree course in hotel management in 2011 but suspended it in 2013. Later, the University Grants Commission decided to make hotel management a four-year course. However, AICTE recognized three-year degrees obtained before March 2019

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