Shillong: Indian Institute of Management – Shillong (IIM-Shillong) introduces a six-month certificate course in tourism and hospitality management. The programme is funded by the North Eastern Council and will help participants project the Northeast as an exciting tourist destination.
The six-months certificate course in tourism was launched on July 26, 2011 (Tuesday). DoNER minister Paban Singh Ghatowar, after inaugurating the course at IIM-Shillong, appreciated the efforts of the institute to enhance the tourism sector in Northeast.
Moreover, Mr Ghatowar has assured that the essential development sectors of the region will be given due attention. He also requested to the youths of the Northeast to take full advantage of such opportunities that would ensure better development of the region.
Initially, the programme will commence with an intake of twenty-six participants. All the participants have been selected through a rigorous selection process held in Dimapur, Shillong, Imphal and other places. Assam has the highest number of participants with twelve, Meghalaya seven, Manipur three and Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland with two participants each.