Vocational Education and Training for Hospitality and Tourism Industry in India

  • Saurabh Kumar Dixit
  • Hakamelamphylla Mawroh
Part of the Perspectives on Asian Tourism book series (PAT)


The future economic growth rate and employment generation capacity of any nation depend on the knowledge and skill of its local workforce. In India, the tourism and hospitality industry continues to experience a critical shortage of a qualified and skilled workforce. Currently, only 2.3% of the Indian workforce has undergone skills training, resulting in the need for a substantial investment in vocational education and training. The Skill India initiative of the Government of India seeks to provide the institutional capacity to train a minimum of 300 million people by 2022, with a total outlay of USD 234 million. This chapter aims to offer an insight into the present scenario, latest developments and future potential of vocational education and training in the context of the Indian hospitality and tourism industries. The chapter analyses the existing system of hospitality and tourism vocational education and the skill development initiatives of both public and private sector organisations.


Tourism Skill Vocational education Workforce Training India 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saurabh Kumar Dixit
    • 1
  • Hakamelamphylla Mawroh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Tourism & Hotel ManagementNorth-Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia

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