The Ministry of Tourism
has launched a Scheme titled ‘Earn While You Learn’ with a view to
inculcate appropriate tourism travel traits and knowledge amongst
trainees to enable them to work as ‘student volunteers’.
The salient features of the Scheme are:
i. College-going students pursuing graduation courses or graduates in
the age group of 18 to 25 years will be eligible for the training
ii. The candidates are selected by following a transparent procedure.
iii. The duration of each programme is 21 working days.
iv. The course contents is finalized by the Ministry of Tourism/
implementing Institutes in consultation with stakeholders.
The Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (IITTM), had been
authorized to conduct the training programmes at its Centres in Gwalior,
Delhi and Bhubaneshwar and one in the city of Hyderabad. Besides, the
Jamia Milia Islamia University was also authorized to conduct a training
programme at its campus in Delhi.
So far a total number of 3806 candidates have been trained under the
This information was given by the Union Minister for Tourism Dr. K.
Chiranjeevi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.