Excellence in Action
One of the significant outcomes of the globalization process in India is the tremendous growth in the Tourism and Hospitality sector. The sector has contributed significantly towards the economic growth of the country in terms of foreign exchange earnings and employment generation. As per various studies, the industry is expected to create over 45 million jobs in India by 2025. Since India is one of the most popular tourist destinations, the Government is supporting and investing in the development of the sector.
The hotel industry is a crucial segment of the hospitality sector with a lot of growth potentials. The demand for hotel professionals has been surging since the introduction of economic reforms as increasing number of hotels are being setup in India and across the globe . Apart from its glamour, a career in hotel management attracts more and more young talents due to lucrative and exciting career prospects.
In this backdrop, Institute of Catering Science and Hotel Management was set up as an off-shoot of Alagappa University in 2016. Being located in Chettinad known for its hospitality, cultural heritage and mouth watering cuisines, such an initiative was mainly meant for grooming the youngsters hailing from the rural pockets of the locality as well trained professionals in the field of hospitality and hotel management. Initially the Institute offered B.Sc (Catering Science & Hotel Management) targeting those who had completed +2 in order to enable them to get gainful employment. In 2019, the Institute was rechristened as the Department of
Tourism and Hotel management and MBA (Tourism management) programme was launched. At present the Department offers two programmes viz., B.Sc (Catering Science & Hotel Management), MBA (Tourism Management).
OUR MISSION: To develop a world class teaching pedagogy with a judicious mix of
theory and practical courses. To provide a student centric learning ambience with thrust on developing their professional skills. To meet the HR needs of the industry through placement and internship.
OUR VISION: To create skillful and knowledgeable caterers, hoteliers and hospitality service providers with sound conceptual and practical exposure and further research on issues of topical interest in Tourism and Hotel Management.
Professor and Head i/c,
Department of Tourism and Hotel Management ,
Mr. K. P. Karthilingam,
Department of Tourism and Hotel Management
M.B.A., (Tourism Management)
B.Sc., (Catering Science and Hotel Management – English Medium)
Tourism has emerged as an instrument for employment generation, poverty alleviation and sustainable human development. Tourism promotes international understanding and gives support to local handicrafts and cultural activities. It is an important segment of the country’s economy, especially in terms of its contribution towards foreign exchange earnings, generation of additional income and creation of employment opportunities
Tourism based research studies in Tamil Nadu focuses on different forms of tourism, marketing of tourism products and sustainable practices followed in the destination etc.
This research focuses on how to improve the international tourist arrival in Tamilnadu, entrepreneurial opportunities and suggestions to policymaking.
A Tamil saying ‘வந்தாரை வாழவைக்கும் தமிழ்நாடு' (Vandharai vaazhavaikkum Tamilnadu) roughly translates to Aditi Devo Bhava, people tend to give importance towards hospitality in everything. From receiving the guest, serving them with good food and till sending off hospitality is utmost importance. It provides possible suggestions for developing the status of Coastal and Marine tourism with the perspective of all its stakeholders.
Mr. K.P. Karthilingam incharge of Placement cell
Magazine for Catering Science and Hotel Management