RAJOURI: Vice Chancellor Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU), Prof Javed Musarrat on Monday flagged off an educational tour of MBA Hospitality and Tourism students for visiting heritage sites and to explore the potential of cultural and heritage Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to a statement issued here, a group of eight students led by Dr Danish Iqbal Raina, Assistant Professor, Centre for Hospitality and Tourism and Tazeem Akhter, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, will visit tourist attractions across Mughal Road, Heritage sites in Srinagar and Leh besides meeting with stakeholders of Tourism industry of the state.
Prof Musarrat said that Jammu and Kashmir is blessed with immense potential for Tourism industry and has rich cultural heritage to offer a complete destination package to the millions of Tourists across the globe.
He said that BGSB University is committed to provide quality Education, Training and Research in the field of Tourism and Hospitality studies to enrich the intellectual horizons and up gradation of skill levels of the students of Hospitality and Tourism. He further said that students should explore the possibilities of Entrepreneurship in Tourism industry.
Interacting with the students, Prof Musarrat said that these tours are very important for overall development of students which give them opportunities to learn about the real world Challenges and opportunities in terms of Socio-economic, Environmental and Technical issues faced by business leaders and policy makers.
Earlier Dean Academic Affairs, Prof Iqbal Parwez acknowledged the vision of Vice Chancellor for developing BGSBU as a centre of excellence in quality education and research in the entire south Asian region. He said that sustainable efforts are being made to develop centre for Hospitality and Tourism as a global attraction for researchers and academicians.
Registrar, Dr Ashfaq Zarri wished the students for a quality tour and advised the students to explore the prospects and possibilities of sustainable tourism development in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Dean of the School of Management Studies, Prof Naseem Ahmed said that many such events have been chalked out to harness the leadership acumen of the management students to make them fit for the corporate world.