Assessing the Skills Required by Hospitality Management Graduates from the Viewpoints of Educators in Punjab
Gaurav Bathla1, Varinder Singh Rana2, Amrik Singh3, Kusum4

1Gaurav Bathla, Research Scholar, Faculty of Hospitality, GNA University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
2Varinder Singh Rana, Dean, Faculty of Hospitality, GNA University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
3Dr. Amrik Singh, Associate Professor, SOHTM, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, (Punjab), India.
4Dr. Kusum, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Hospitality, GNA University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 27 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 04 July 2019 | PP: 1-4 | Volume-8 Issue-1S4 June 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10010681S419/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: This study evaluated the important skills required by hospitality management graduates of Punjab from the viewpoints of educators. Questionnaire as the main tool was used to gather the data from the hospitality educators of Punjab which are included in the study population, first Part of the questionnaire targeted to collect the information relates to the demographic profile of respondents and the statements in the second part contains statements based on 4- point Likert scale stretching from 1 -Not Important to 4 – very important to rate the importance of each skill by the educators. Results of the study divides sixteen skills into three new domains as Efficiency & Leadership, Computational & Management, and Self-Development & Applied. Further it is also recommended to benchmark hospitality management curricula with the top rated universities of the world in order to produce more employable graduates and hospitality teaching should be more practical oriented to inculcate skills among students.
Keywords: Hospitality Management Curricula, Skills, Benchmark, Hospitality Educators, Efficiency & Leadership, Computational & Management, Self-Development & Applied.
Scope of the Article: Computational Biology