The Indian government has proposed to set up the Central Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition at Jagdishpur in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP). Uttar Pradesh has the largest population base and is bestowed with major tourist destinations, noted Dr K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Tourism, Government of India, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.
UP presently has only one IHM, which is located in Lucknow. In keeping with the mandate of the government to ensure equitable development of all the regions in the country while setting up such facilities, it has been decided to locate the new IHM in Jagdishpur, the Minister explained. The Institute will play a pivotal role in employment generation for Jagdishpur in general and UP in particular.
The new IHM will be a non-profit, Central Autonomous Society registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the funding of the Institute would be under the ‘Scheme of Assistance to Institutes of Hotel Management (IHMs)/Food Craft Institutes (FCIs)/National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT)/Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM).
The proposal entails an estimated non-recurring expenditure of Rs 47.60 crore to be incurred during 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 (Plan) and recurring expenditure of Rs 0.26 crore (Non-Plan).
Annual intake capacity of the Institute would be 120 students (total 360 in three years) for BSc degree programme in Hospitality and Hotel Administration and 160 in Diploma/Certificate courses. Besides, 300 students will get short-term skill development training per annum.