Gulf hospitality at its best

KATHMANDU: A seminar was held by the National Hospitality Institute SAOG (NHI) on July 16 at Hotel Everest. The NHI, which is situated in Oman, and has been running for the last 14 years and stands as the second best institute in the Middle East region. The institute offers courses under the following categories — Gulf Chef School, Gulf Travel School, Beauty Therapy Division, Food Safety Division, Hospitality Courses and Leisure Courses. The courses are generally divided into 18 months of theory and six months practical.

Elaborating on the benefits of the institute consultant Amjad Siddique said, “The two-year diploma one receives from NHI is internationally recognised by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AH&LA). And for those interested, credit transfer to some international universities is possible as well.”

Once the students complete their diploma, they can continue with their studies, but Siddique suggested that they work as they will gain experience and also know which area they are interested in making it easier for them in the long run.

In the hospitality industry, which is one of the fastest growing industries today, Siddique said that NHI would help a student by grooming them completely and assisting them to get placements too.

On the affordability for students from Nepal, Siddique said it would cost a student around INRs 8 lakhs (Rs 12.8 lakhs) for two years.

To get admitted one needs to have completed their +2 from any stream, good command over English language.

NHI also plans to open an institute in Delhi in around three months time, which is specialised on Fit to Work courses which will mainly focus on hoteliers and graduates.

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