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Entrepreneurship Programme

As part of the Suo-Motu initiatives of the Ministry of Tourism under the Scheme of “Capacity Building for Service Providers”, it has been decided to provide financial assistance to Govt. sponsored Tourism & Hospitality Institutes, Kerala Institute of Tourism & Travel Studies (KITTS) and India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) to conduct entrepreneurship development programmes to be called “ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME”.

The following courses conducted at IHM, Shillong will be offered :

Serial No.

Name of the Course



Cook - Tandoor


150 Hours





150 Hours





150 Hours



Homestay (Multi Skill Caretaker)

150 Hours



Halwai (Indian Sweets)

150 Hours



Details for the Training Programme - “Entrepreneurship Programme”



The documents to be submitted at the time of admission:

  1. Passport size – 2 nos.
  2. Attested Photocopy (One Set) Of:
  • Pass Certificate of Last Examination Pass.
  • Age Proof – Birth Certificate.
  • Caste Certificate.
  • Admit Card for Class X.
  • Mark Sheets.
  • Aadhar Card



Entrepreneurship Programme under Hunar Se Rozgar acquired subject to the following specific guidelines:

1. Target Group

 To target those who are 8th (Eight) Class pass and above the age of 18 years.

2. Intake and selection
A class will have a minimum of 10 trainees and a maximum of 30. However, the programme will have an inclusive nature. In case the number of eligible candidates exceeds the requirement of a batch and there is a requirement of additional batches, the Implementing Agency will concurrently or in phases run more batches depending on its institutional capacity. In case of phasing, the scheduling of candidates between batches will be on first-cum-first-admitted basis. The Implementing Agency will maintain a register of applications which will also indicate the date of receipt of each.

3. Minimum Target
Each Implementing Agency will conduct the Programme in such a way that the minimum annual targets allocated by the Ministry of Tourism is not only achieved but also exceeded with the prior permission of the Ministry.

4. Publicity
The Implementing Agencies will publicize the programme by inserting advertisement in the newspapers and also putting it on its respective websites. The Implementing Agencies will also publicize the programme to the Trade Associations, State Tourism Corporations and Vyapaar Mandals through interaction / workshops etc. Talks on TV/Radio channels may also be arranged.

5. Faculty
In order to maintain the quality of regular courses as well as the short-term courses, the faculty arrangements for undertaking the courses mentioned above would be as under:

  1. The implementing agency will have the option of conducting these courses either by using their regular faculty or by hiring additional faculty on contractual basis.
  1. In case the implementing agency decides to appoint additional contractual Teachers for the short duration courses, their additional strength will be reckoned strictly on the basis of the SIU norms on faculty: student ratio (i.e. 1 teacher for every 25 students). Having ascertained the requirement, the additional faculty can be deployed after following the due process and taking approval of the Chairperson.
  1. If the implementing agency conducts the courses through its existing faculty, it will be ensured that the involvement of existing teaching and non teaching faculty will not compromise the quality of the regular courses or the normal work.
  1. The total honorarium/remuneration payable to the existing teaching and non-teaching staff for classes conducted or assistance rendered for the conduct of these courses shall be regulated as per the provisions of the CBSP Guidelines.

6. Application Fees
The fees chargeable to the applicant/eventual trainee would be Rs.100/- for general candidates, 50% fee (i.e. Rs.50/-) from women and Physically handicapped and no fees from the SC/ST candidates.

7. Stipend
A trainee with a minimum attendance of 80% will be paid a uniform lump-sum stipend of Rs.1,000/- in respect of all the seven courses. This amount would be payable in two equal instalments. The first instalment would be paid after completion of 75 hours of training and the balance paid only after the certified trainee submits his/her feedback on the quality of the course and his/her self-employment status to the Implementing Agency.

8. Certification
The trainees with minimum attendance of 80% will be required to appear in an end of the course test and those who pass it successfully will be awarded the certificate by the implementing agency under the joint signature of the Principal/Director/Institutional Head and the Programme Coordinator. For the purpose of this test, there will be one internal and one external examiner drawn from the relevant industry.

9. Funding of the Programme
The Program will be funded under the MoT’s Scheme of Capacity Building for Service Providers under Suo Motu Initiatives.

10. Feedback From Trainees

The views of the trainees on the content and delivery of the courses under “EP” should be obtained in a written feedback form to be designed by the NCHMCT. After completion of training, a WhatsApp group of trainees should be created by the Implementing Agencies for the purpose of tracking and monitoring of trainees.