NCHMCT - ALL INDIA SCHOOL LEVEL ESSAY COMPETITION - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Saturday, 2 December 2017


National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The Council centrally regulates academics in the field of hospitality and hotel administration through its affiliated Institutes of Hotel Management spread all over the country. The Council offers Masters and Bachelors Degree Programs in Hospitality as well as PG Diploma, Diploma Craft Courses.

Topic of Essay
“Hospitality education and Career”

About the Topic
One has to highlight about the courses on the Hospitality discipline available in India, the pre-requisite qualification to enter in to such programs, preparations and procedures to get enrolled in to such programs, duration of such programs and what is the basic learning or competence development in such program. 
One has to further explain about the various career opportunities (Hospitality and other than hospitality field) for the candidates having such qualification in Hospitality field and also possibilities of job opportunities abroad. If possible, by giving some live example of one or two well placed personalities in the field because of their Hospitality degree. 
At the last, one should conclude with the information about employment generation in the Hospitality and allied Industry in India and abroad as well as with a comment on where the Hospitality education stands in terms of employability in comparison to other technical and professional qualification available in India.

1. Should be an Indian National
2. The students who are presently studying in class 11th and 12th or equivalent level in any
recognized school in India 

Participation Fee 
There is no fee to participate in this Competition.

 Other guidelines to write the Essay
The students are invited to write an essay on “Hospitality Education and Careers”. 
The students will follow the following guidelines: 
i) The essay will be between 700 to 800 words; 
ii) The essay will be written in English or in Hindi; 
iii) The entries should preferably be in print (Arial 12 font). Alternatively, the entries in neat handwriting will also be accepted. It should be in white A4 size and at least of 80 GSM paper;
iv) The entries should be forwarded through the Principal of the School. 
v) First page of the paper should contain the following information:
  • Name of the participating 
  • Student Date of Birth 
  • Father/ Mother name 
  • Correspondence address of the student
  •  e-mail id either of student or of parent 
  • Telephone number of the Parent 
  • Class in which presently reading 
  • Name and address of the School 
  • E-mail id and telephone number of the school 
  • Forwarding of the school with signature of the school authority with seal
Where to send the Essay and how 
1. Physical copy of the essay duly forwarded by the school authority, where the participant is studying, should be sent to the respective Zonal IHM by speed post/ currier within the stipulated time. Scanned copy of the essay can also be forwarded through authorized email id of the Principal of the School.
 2. India has been divided in to four zones towards getting the entries from various parts of the Country. The zones are to be decided according to the location of their school and not on the basis of the residence of the participants. Therefore the participants and Schools are requested to go through the detailed so as to send the entries in proper zone. 
3. Zonal distribution is as under:

Zone and the Institute where the
entries to be sent

States and UTs coming
under each Zone

North Zone
The Principal
Institute of Hotel Management,
Library Avenue, Pusa Complex,
New Delhi-110012

Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal
Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana,
Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttarakhand,
Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan.

South Zone
The Principal
Institute of Hotel Management,
CIT Campus, Taramani, Chennai – 600113

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil
Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka,
Kerala, Lakshadweep.

East Zone
The Principal
Institute of Hotel Management,
P-16, Taratola Road, Kolkata – 700088

Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal,
Odisha, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya,
Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland,
Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram,
Andaman & Nicobar Islands

West Zone
The Principal
Institute of Hotel Management,
Veer Savarkar Marg, Dadar (West),
Mumbai – 400028

Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya
Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Daman
& Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

The Timeline
Last date of receipt of entries at Zonal level - December 12, 2017 
Final Result (in Delhi) - January 8, 2018 
Award Function (in Delhi) - January 23, 2018

The Award
i) All India First Prize - Rs.40,000 
ii) All India Second Prize - Rs.30,000
 iii) All India Third Prize - Rs.20,000 
iv) Consolation Prize (three from each region) - Rs.10,000

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