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Friday, June 2, 2023

Department of Tourism & Hospitality Students Engage in Vibrant Chilam Joshi Festival Celebrations at Kalash Valley, Chitral


The Chilam Joshi festival, a spring religious ceremony of the Kalash tribe, took place at Kalash Valley, Chitral from May 13-17, 2023, and the Department of Tourism & Hospitality students actively participated in this exciting event. The festival is dedicated to seeking blessings from God for the protection of herds and crops. It involves daytime singing, dancing, and joyful family gatherings, showcasing the tribe's vibrant cultural heritage. The festival attracted a significant number of domestic and international visitors who joined in the celebrations at the festival's location.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Tourism & Hospitality students accomplished their summer internship within the tourism industry.

Tourism industry in general and hospitality sector in particular has the potential for significant contribution to the economic development of a country. It has been estimated that one in eleven jobs in the world is related to tourism industry. Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM) has established Department of Tourism & Hospitality in September 2011 with the intentions to uplift tourism industry of the country through promoting quality education and skills. However, at present the Department is lacking a learning hotel which can facilitate students for acquiring workplace essential skills. To bridge this gap and also to execute HEC undergraduate internship policy (2021), the Department has formally inked MoUs with hotels of excellent repute within the country. Students’ internship is at the heart of these MoUs which consequently providing practical experience and exposure in the hospitality sector. 

In summer 2022, a renowned hotel chain: Shangrilla Hotel & Resorts offered summer internship to our undergraduate students in their properties at Chngla Gali, Murree, Malam Jabba & Kalam. A total of twenty one students have successfully completed their internship and two of them have been offered a job placement. In addition, few of our students have individually carried out their internships in Peral Continental hotel Malam Jabba & Marriott hotel Islamabad.


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