TAAI’s endeavour to promote tourism and encourage youth to enhance their skills from grass root levels has seen a change after Jay Bhatia, Tourism Council Chairman, TAAI, initiated and signed a MOU with HR college in Mumbai, last year. Working the way forward, TAAI’s Karnataka Chapter has signed a MoU with Garden City College of Management in Bangalore. Chairman of TAAI Karnataka Chapter, M.S Raghavan signed the MOU on behalf of TAAI on October 20, 2015 for a period of three years. GCC offers undergraduate and post graduate courses and is affiliated to the Bangalore University.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Tourism, History and Journalism, a three years degree course and Masters in Tourism Administration, a two years Master’s degree course, are being conducted by the Department of Tourism at the Garden City College. TAAI will enhance and cultivate on the job value to the students and create an industry and academia platform for nurturing new talent. Garden City College shall also seek TAAI assistance is organising speakers from the industry for guest lecturers to the students, sourcing live projects for students and many more activities. TAAI members shall also place the students as interns during the duration of the course. “Students will get an opportunity to witness specialist presentations and attend industry related seminars/programs organised by TAAI or its partners” stated M.S. Raghavan, Chairman, TAAI Karnataka Chapter