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Presentation matters:Carved watermelons and vegetables on display at an exhibition organised by the Roots Institute of Hotel Management in Vijayawada.
Presentation matters:Carved watermelons and vegetables on display at an exhibition organised by the Roots Institute of Hotel Management in Vijayawada.

Staff Reporter

Roots institute offering degree and diploma courses in various specialisations

VIJAYAWADA: Following growth of domestic and international tourism in the country, there is a high demand for well-trained professionals in the hospitality industry.

Presently, 7.5 lakh people are working in this industry, and the number is estimated to rise to 35 lakhs by 2020, says Mohan Bommu, principal of the Roots Institute of Hotel Management.

He says that a lot many jobs are arising in not just star hotels, restaurants and catering firms, but also in ships, cruise liners, airlines and corporate hospitals.

A trained graduate is getting up to Rs. 18,000 per month at the entry level itself and there is a survey which says that nearly 15,000 graduates are coming out of the colleges in the country every year. Fruits and vegetables carved by the students and faculty in several artistic ways were put on display in an exhibition held on the college premises. Watermelons carved like a lotus, carrots and capsicum into palm trees were a huge attraction. Speaking about the educational opportunities, Mr. Mohan said that at the Roots institute located at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium, they were offering degree and diploma courses in different specialisations of the hotel management. The Bachelor of Hotel Management course is affiliated to the Bharathiyar University while the diploma will be given in the name of the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Placement

Mr. Mohan said that their former students have got placements in star hotels in Delhi, Kolkata and many important cities all over the country. “It is our constant effort to ensure 100 per cent placements. The students are being trained in such a way. The general feeling is well trained professionals are not available aplenty,” he informed. Mr. Mohan said that they were admitting students from far off places, including Prakasam, Vizianagaram, Nalgonda and Khammam districts. Discipline, hard work and commitment would help any candidate excel and prosper in the hotel management profession, he added. While the degree course is of three-year duration, the diploma is of 18 months. The eligibility for diploma is 10 {+t} {+h} class.

Equal opportunities are awaiting trained professionals abroad as well, said Mr. Mohan.

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