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The Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Chennai was established in 1963 jointly sponsored by the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Govt. of India at national Level as one of the Pioneer Institutes in India for imparting quality training in Three Year Diploma Course in Hotel Management and Catering Technology and also in various allied Craft Certificate Courses of 6 months duration.  The Govt. of Tamil Nadu was closely associated with the institute since its very inception.  The entire Recurring and Capital expenditure is funded by the ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India from 1.4.79.  The Institute has recorded rapid growth, expansion and popularity in the past 50 years with senior management level employment for the students.  At present Capital Grant only is funded by the ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and from 1998-1999 Recurring Expenditure is self financed by the Institute.

Hotel and Catering is one of the largest industries employing lakhs  of people.  Holiday makers, business travelers, overseas tourists, visitors to theme parks and leisure centers, week end breakers, all travel away from home and create demand for food, accommodation and hospitality.  Industrial catering, fast food centers, theme restaurants  Clubs, Catering & Hotel Management establishment, self entrepreneurship and off shore catering in food products are other sectors in the catering industry which covers such large operations as health and education and airline and cruises operations.

Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai has provided high quality courses in Hotel & Catering for over 50 years and has excellent links with the industry and has made a name at global and national level providing personnel for the industry both at Home and abroad.

Our diploma holders are employed at home and abroad in management operations, consultancy, research and design for a variety of organizations which can range in size from multinational hotels, computer and leisure centers to independent restaurants, conference venues, tourism departments and up to even managering and liasoning.

The Institute/principal is a member of the following associations/institutions

    Federation of Hotels & Restaurants Association of India (FHRAI), New Delhi
    South India Hotel & Restaurants Association (SIHRA), Chennai
    Society of Indian Bakers, New Delhi
    Chennai Hotels Association, Chennai
    Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation, Chennai
    Skall Club
    Hotels & Restaurants Approval Classification Committee, GOI
    State Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Trichy
    Institute of Hotel Management, Thiruvananthapuram
    Science City, Chennai
    All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi
    Mentor of State Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Medak and Tirupathi.

Course Name:B.Sc in Hospitality and Hotel AdministrationM.Sc. in Hospitality Administration.Post Graduate Diploma Course in Accommodation Operation & Management
Duration:3 Years2 Years2 Years
Affiliation:NCHMCT, Noida & IGNOUNCHMCT, Noida & IGNOUNCHMCT, Noida & IGNOU
Fees:As alloted by the UniversityAs alloted by the UniversityAs alloted by the University
Seats:As alloted by the UniversityAs alloted by the UniversityAs alloted by the University

10+2 with PCM

B. Sc.


Important Dates:
Approved by:N/AN/AN/A
Mode of Learning:RegularRegularRegular
Course Category:Under GraduatePost GraduatePost Graduate
Salient Features:


The Institute has various departments fully equipped viz. separate kitchens for I Yr, II Yr, III Yr, Craft, Diploma and other courses;

(1) Training Restaurants I & II, Bakery I & II
(2) Housekeeping I & II
(3) Laundry
(4) Front Office Lab
(5) Computer lab
(6) Library and adequate class rooms


Separate Boys and Girls Hostel are available within the Institute campus.The hostels are well furnished and looked after by the  Deputy Warden/Hostel Incharges under the control of the Principal who is the Warden.  The fees is Rs.35,600/-  per annum payable in one lump sum at the time of allotment of Hostel.


A meaningful leisure time in one's college life is the time spent in Library. Library is the temple of learning as observed by our elders. Reading, Referring and Researching make a person more knowledgeable. The college library offers a wide range of learning resources. The library has a collection of books around 6050 and subscribes to 24 periodicals and journals, both National and International. The service is fully computerized. Computer terminals are available for searching the library catalogue and for making reservation for books. Digital library facilities and CD-ROMS on periodicals and books and audio-visual materials on a variety of study areas are available.


Campus Placement

The qualified students of the Degree/ Diploma/ Craft/ PGD Courses get good employment and job opportunities in the Hotels, Restaurants, Industrial Catering Establishments, Airlines and Shipping and Railway Catering/ hospitals/ Guest-Houses/ Catering Institutes, etc. through campus recruitment which are organized by the institute for all courses. Many students have already gone abroad for advanced training in Catering Technology and Hotel Management as well as on good foreign placements. It is no exaggeration that all the bright students of this Institute with creditable academic record have been placed in good position in India and abroad while the employment of the rest is good

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