Chapter 5: A Review on Bridging the Gap Between Hospitality Education and Hospitality Industry with Special Reference to Hotels of India


Shikha Ahlawat
Amity University Rajasthan
Yashwant Singh Rawal
Parul Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat


Presently hospitality industry in India is placing the milestones. According to the Ministry of Tourism Report, 2021, there are approximately 1423 registered hotels that facilitate the hospitality industry throughout the nation which indicates the huge potential in terms of manpower requirements in the hospitality sector. To fulfil this manpower requirement, a number of institutions governed/affiliated by apex bodies like NCHMCT, AICTE, private and public universities are offering a number of courses ranging from certificate courses to master degrees in the field of the hospitality industry. But still, there is a gap between the demand from the hospitality industry and the supply by various institutions. The present study focuses on analyzing the gap between hospitality education and industry. This chapter also suggests some key remedies to fill this gap.

August 8, 2022