IIHM Set to Open India's First-ever Tourism University

NEW DELHI, January 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

One of the oldest and best known Hospitality and Tourism Group of Institutes, IIHM - International Institute Of Hotel Management with campuses at Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Bangkok, and it's sister concern IAM with campuses at Goa, Kolkata and Guwahati has decided to form the country's first-ever Tourism University named IIHM University in West Bengal under the WB Pvt University Act.

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IIHM is the only institute in the country with over 40 MoUs and academic collaboration with the world's top institutions. It will also organize the biggest Culinary Olympiad for Young Chefs of the world, where over 50 nations take part in India. IIHM Group has over 6500 full-time students in India and Thailand.

IIHM has a strong vision of creating one of the World's Best Centre of Excellence in Tourism Studies with courses in Tourism Development, Hospitality & Tourism Studies, Eco-tourism, Sustainable Tourism and Tourism in Digital World, among others. With a striking vision, IIHM has painstakingly created a multicultural environment in all its campuses. Both due to the immense popularity of the institute and due to its various affiliations and tie-ups, students from Thailand, Armenia, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Bangladesh and many other countries consider IIHM a preferred destination for hotel management programs.

Not only the students, but also the mentors at IIHM have also assisted in creating a multicultural environment that is quite helpful in building a global character of their students. A highly dedicated and professional team of more than 300 tutors, mentors and professors belonging to different nationalities who are experts in their chosen disciplines help students learn enthusiastically.

IIHM is investing over Rs. 150 crores in setting up the University out of which Rs. 70 crore has already been invested towards setting up the infrastructure and state-of-art facilities in Salt Lake Electronic Complex Sector 5.

Dr. Suborno Bose, the main promoter and CEO of IIHM Group said, "Our vision is to co-create one of the finest Tourism University in the world, which will strive to provide huge employment opportunities for the students in West Bengal."

Padma Shri awardee Sanjeev Kapoor said, "I am happy to be associated with events of a global scale that are being organized in India like Young Chef Olympiad by IIHM and Dr. Bose."

About IIHM

IIHM (International Institute of Hotel Management) is the largest chain of premier hospitality and hotel management schools across India that started its journey in 1994 at Kolkata. IIHM is a part of Indismart Group, the conglomerate that operates the Indismart Hotels. IIHM campuses are located across eight national and international cities with the associate institute IAM-IHM located in Kolkata, Goa and Guwahati. Students passing out of IIHM are armed with an international degree from the University of West London and equipped with global hospitality skills that enable easy placements in any hospitality brand across the world. IIHM is dedicated to its pursuit of excellence in teaching and placements. Real time experience is the key to success in hospitality and that makes the institute popular. In recent years, IIHM has been instrumental in organizing the Young Chef Olympiad, a unique idea and initiative inviting young culinary talents across the world to participate in the biggest cookery reality shows of all times. The countdown has already begun for the fourth edition, Young Chef Olympiad 2018, slated to take place from January 28 to February 2.

The institute has bagged several prestigious awards in the past 24 years. The list includes the Best Education Brand Award from Economic Times in 2017. IIHM was also awarded as one among the World's Greatest Brands & Leaders 2015-16 by URS International (IMEA - Process Reviewer PriceWaterhouseCoopers PL) and also received the Best Institute in Hospitality Education 2017 Award by Assocham from Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon'ble Minister of State for HRD (Higher Education), Govt. of India.

For more information, please visit: http://www.iihm.ac.in.  

Media Contact :
Abdullah Ahmed
International Institute of Hotel Management

SOURCE International Institute of Hotel Management

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