New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal for setting up of the Central Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition (Jagdishpur) Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 with a funding of Rs. 47.86 crore.
This will be a non-profit central autonomous society to be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Memorandum of Association and rules and regulations of the society will be similar to that of other 21 Central Institutes of Hotel Management (IHMs) already in existence.
The proposed Central IHM will be managed by a Board of Governors comprising 12 members, with the Chairman to be appointed by the Central Government. The Institute will be constructed in Jagdishpur, District Sultanpur (UP) on five acres of land to be provided by the Government of UP free of cost.
It will have a hostel for 400 students and a 30 room Applied Training Centre (Hotel), for giving hands-on commercial training to students passing out from the institute.
Construction work will be done through any central or state agency.
The timeline for completion of the project will be: completion of institute-24 months, completion of hostels-30 months, furnishing and equipping-30 months, recruitment of staff -2014-15 and commencement of classes-2015-16 .
This decision will increase the availability of seats for BSc degree programme in Hospitality and Hotel Administration, diploma/ certificate courses and short-term skill development courses in the field of hotel management.
Each year, 120 students will receive BSc degrees in Hospitality and Hotel Administration and 160 diploma/certificate courses. Besides, 300 students will receive short-term skill development training.
The Ministry of Tourism has till date established 21 IHMs in different parts of the county for development of adequate human resource for the country's hospitality and tourism industry.
Besides 14 State IHMs financially assisted by the Ministry of Tourism, have also become operational under various State/Union Territory governments. 15 IHMs under various State/Union Territory governments sanctioned by the ministry during the 11th Plan are at various stages of completion/ construction. Most of the larger States have been sanctioned two or more IHMs
However, Uttar Pradesh presently has only one IHM located at 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. (ANI)