AH&LA - Hotel Management Diploma valid Certificate for Canada PR Process?

Hello Hoteliers,

I have done a Diploma in hotel management by American Hotel And Lodging Association - AH&LA or currently known as the AHLEI American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. I would like to know if this diploma is valid by the World Education Services ( WES ) i

As far as I am aware WES doesn’t recognise this as a valid diploma because it’s not approved by UGC - University Grants Commission or AICTE - All India Council for Technical Education.

Did anyone apply for PR or higher education in Canada or the US and was able to get points for Education?

I think you are correct the Diploma from AH&LA is not approved by the AICTE or UGC in India and If I am not wrong the WES also doesn’t evaluate this particular diploma course.

So if you or your known ones are a planning to do a hotel management course in India then it is better to do it from a reputed collage and course ideally a Degree like Bsc. in Hotel Management from a AICTE or UGC approved university or college.

And that said it doesn’t mean that AHLA diploma is not valid in India and you will not get a job, the issue comes when you try for PR for Canada or Australia or Germany Blue Card etc. you will not be eligible for the Points for Education as they are not recognised and you need to feel sad at that point of time.

Hope fully this will change soon and the AH&LA India office will do the required to recognise with AICTE or UGC.

You will have to be very particular when selecting the courses for doing hotel management. if you are based in India then IHM would be first choice as its been run by Gov. of India.