||The Institute of Hotel Management,
Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Kolkata is
sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
The Institute is pledged to train promising men and women in
hotel management, general food management and catering
technology, and in specific fields such as cookery bakery,
food & beverage service, reception, accountancy,
house-keeping management and allied topics, depending on the
branch of the industry which the trainee desires to take up.
Practical presentation and emphasis on nutritional values
will be significant aspects of the technical training given
to the students. The institute has all modern facilities for
practical training. There are five fully equipped kitchens
and two laboratories for bakery and confectionary. A well
equipped restaurant to learn the classical style of Food and
Beverage service. A well-stacked library with over 8000
books. A huge House Keeping practical laboratory with
heavy-duty machinery and three mock guest rooms for
practical. The computer laboratory is well equipped for
individual practice sessions.
||Front Office department is also equipped
with a well furnished Fidelio Lab and audio-visual
equipment. The training to be imparted at the institute
fully equips the trainee to take up a position of
responsibility in the various branches of the industry:
There are in this country a number of luxury hotels and many
medium catering establishments, snack bars, restaurants, ice
cream bars, coffee bars and other forms of institutional
catering and feeding.
||With urbanization and industrialization,
catering establishments are increasing in large numbers. The
development of adequate services for feeding the large and
increasing number of workers engaged in industrial
production poses a special challenge of considerable
importance. Apart from these there is urgent need to provide
tastier and nutritive meals on a large scale in hospitals,
catering establishment attached to railways, shipping lines,
government offices, undertakings, rest houses, dak bungalows
etc. Further, there are new projects such as the Mid-day
Meal Programmes that are being launched. Large number of
trained men and women are necessary to meet the high
standards to be maintained in all such feeding programmes
and in the hotel industry.
||IHM, Kolkata was founded way back in
1963 with its temporary campus located at 21, Convent Road.
The founder principal was Mr. P. A. Koshy: It started with a
total number of 16 students only: Gradually it gained in
popularity and the number of students also grew in leaps and
bounds. In the year 1980 the institute was shifted to the
new building with a campus at P-16, Taratala Road which is
the present address. Within the campus, quarters for
principal, faculty and staff are located along with separate
hostels for boys and girls. Both the hostels have been
extended recently. At present IHM, Kolkata is doing a great
job by producing a large number of professionals every year.
Apart from producing professionals there are activities,
which are regularly held like Gourmet Nite (Food Festival),
Blood Donation Camps, Annual Sports Meet etc.