Government has proposed to set up the Central Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition in the country. The said IHM will be set up at Jagdishpur (Distt Sultanpur), Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh has the largest population base and is bestowed with major tourist destinations. However, Uttar Pradesh presently has only one IHM which is located at Lucknow. In keeping with the mandate of the Govt. 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, (Distt. Sultanpur), (UP). In addition, the Institute will play a pivotal role in employment generation for Jagdishpur in general and the State of Uttar Pradesh in particular.
The detailed project report has been finalized and the details of the project are as under:-
i. This 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) etc.’
ii. 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).
iii. Annual intake capacity of the Institute would be 120 students (total 360 in 3 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.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Tourism (I/C) Shri K. Chiranjeevi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.