Humanizing Minds in Exceptional Field
What career opportunities can the field of hotel management provide to their students? IHM, Institute of Hotel Management, Gwalior is answering the question by providing facilities and amenities, hence paving way for the students in an extraordinary arena like hotel management. IHM, Gwalior is an educational hub for the passion-filled individuals to learn effective managerial skills, improve communication skills and entrepreneurial abilities for those who are searching the opportunities beyond the traditional system. IHM is one of the 21 central institutes that are sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. Institute of Hotel Management, Gwalior intentions at providing a suitable learning environment for the student’s knowledge and skills, so that they can overthrow the challenges thrown at them when they are out to work in the worldwide hospitality industry effectively.
Initially established in 1986 as a Food Craft Institute, the association got its present title in 1992 under the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. IHM is affiliated to the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT), Noida in alliance with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. Institute of Hotel Management, Gwalior offers undergraduate, diploma and several short term courses in Hunar Se Rojgar Tak and Entrepreneurship programmes, etc. for the aspiring students. Eventually, IHM Gwalior is the most desired institute in central India for the students to study hospitality and the industry to recruit employees from more than 30 companies.
History and Foundation That Led to Enormous Success
The glorious history of IHM has led to the emergence of prominent alumni with a variety of skills and talents who are doing far more than well in their respective industries and are bestowed with core skills like grouping, ingenious thinking, and critical discerning. Institute of Hotel Management is located at the Airport Road, Maharajpura. Gwalior which is a growing suburb in the Gwalior City and also home to numerous various educational institutes in the city.
Build on 11 acres of land containing eleven labs of which six labs are Food Production Labs, one Housekeeping Lab, one Front Office Department, two Training Restaurants, two Computer Labs, one mechanized laundry, one Training Hotel in the campus, smart classrooms and two Bakery labs for hands-on practice by the students, all of which contribute to making IHM one of the most beautiful and spacious campuses across the country. A well-furnished conference room, board room and an air-conditioned soundproof auditorium with 250 seating capacity are also available in the institute to arrange multipurpose events. A fully furnished Training Hotel in the name of Advance Training Centre is in the campus for the hands-on training of students in terms of cleaning and operating and maintaining from time to time to see the actual work in the sample hotel.
Courses That Shape the Academic Outlook
The institute provides courses like Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Hotel Administration which spans for three years and Diploma in Food Production for one year and six months. Additionally, the subsidiary courses included in the institute are; Hunar Se RojgarTak, free of cost entrepreneurial programs in the baking of 150 hours for the needy students and multi-cuisine cooks course for 720 hours. The full-bodied curriculum of the institute has helped the graduates to secure proficient jobs across India and overseas. Also, the students are benefited from the regular field trips and inter-intra competitions to recognize the potentiality and handiness of the learners.
The institute encourages the students to indulge in different activities via arranging visitors such as illustrious motivators, eminent guest speakers on weekly visits, Formation of Youth Heritage Forum by students and staff, industry visit arranged for the students, counseling center for Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) by Family Planning Association of India, an NGO in the campus. Weekly doctor visit, theme lunch/dinner arrangement, Alumni Meet, Paryatan Parv, Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme, students exchange program with other IHMs, industry-institute interface annually, Swachhata Hi Sewa for awareness generation, training the tourism stakeholders periodically are also some of the events organized in the campus.
The Mission and Vision That Stimulates the Institute Along
Institute of Hotel Management, Gwalior believes to provide the students with the best environment and surrounding facilities and amenities with which they can effectively catch up to the market demand and industry constraints. They aim to constantly upgrade the learning opportunities in addition to preparing them skilfully as well as individually so that they can master the art and intuitively render their services to the overall development of society and community as a whole. The Institute relies on one line, “Minimum time, Maximum selection.”
IHM, Gwalior visualizes for the continuous growth of the aspiring students and further expansion of the facilities provided to them which ultimately helps them get better at the industry level to lock employment in exchange for the industry to recruit talents.
Traits That Favour the Campus and the Background
Apart from the luxurious campus surrounding and availability around the institute along with the conveniences provided by the government, what makes the institute so favorable by the students? It is manifest from the location of the campus that makes it adaptable and also comfortable to the students living on campus. Situated far from the city crowd and enclosed in admirable greenery and terrific study atmosphere with pollution free environment makes IHM Gwalior the first choice when it comes to studying in central India. The institute is also well-connected to railways and airways. The campus also provides 100% accommodation to all female students and fresher apprentices.
For providing the best skill and knowledge to every aspirant, it is necessary to have a team of educators who are not only passion-driven individuals and dedicated entities but also an expert in their respective fields. While recruiting, IHM Gwalior makes sure their pupils acquire the best. Hence they have experienced staff who are responsible for monitoring the students academically as well as individually. IHM, Gwalior also has the best placement records over the years which include organizing on-campus and off-campus interviews out of which 87% of students get the job opportunity in different hospitality industries and others go for higher studies or entrepreneurship. The brilliant minds join as management trainees, the moderates’ gets into operation trainees and the average students get as entry-level jobs in the industry.
The Man behind the Inventiveness
Unveiling the backbone who has shaped the process of learning the techniques and skills of hotel management at IHM, Gwalior fun, Chef Rohit Ghai, the double Michelin star holder runs three restaurants in London, Jamavar, Kutir, and Chelsea and is effectively active with the curriculum of IHM, Gwalior. Being an entrepreneur he is doing exceptional work abroad for more than a decade which ultimately catches the attention of all the celebrities visiting London to his restaurant.
Chef Rohit is a notorious personality around the world in the food industry. Starting his journey from his mother’s kitchen to beautifully shaping his talents while working across the world with brands like Oberoi Hotels and Taj Hotels, Chef Rohit had the privilege to represent his country at the World Food 2017 event inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Having learned the skills, Chef Rohit is an inspiration to aspiring students by helping them creatively craft their art.
The Future Lies Beyond
IHM Gwalior is open to expansion for further policies and introducing qualified staff every year to constantly keep pace along emerging know-how in the world. Best practices are adopted including crafting a plastic-free campus. Entry to polythene is banned. Solar water geysers in the hostels and rooftop solar panels provide free hot water to all labs round the year, thus saving power to a great extent. Rainwater harvesting, barrier-free access to differently-abled staff and students are on the anvil. A smart classroom project is also on way to facilitate students and faculties. Sewage Treatment Plan is going to set up for the effective use of wastewater for gardening.