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The Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Mumbai, the first of its kind in South East Asia was founded in the year 1954 by the All India Women’s Central Food Council under the leadership of Late Smt. Lilavati Munshi.

Late Smt. Lilavati Munshi with a band of courageous women which included Smt. Homi J H Taleyarkhan and Smt. Leela N Jog under the name of All India Women’s Central Food Council established a chain of Annapoornas (restaurants) throughout the country, but primarily in the metropolitan cities to prepare and sell economic but nutritionally sound snacks and foods.

The purpose was to improve the nutritional status of the average from a high cereal diet to a more balanced diet. The critical factor however was to find trained personnel to run these Annapoornas on a self-financing basis. Hence the birth of the training Institute - IHM Mumbai.

Hotel Management and Catering Technology was still a young discipline in those days even in the West, in fact, the school of Hotel Administration of Cornell University bifurcated from the Department of Home Economics as a separate faculty only in 1954.

The Late Shri P C Rajpal deputed from Tea Board of India, after undergoing a study tour of Europe and U.K. under the sponsorship of FAO was the first Principal of the Institute.

Later at the request of Smt. Lilavati Munshi through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Department of food, the Late. Mr. Belfield Smith of U.K.,one of the founder members of Hotel Catering and Institutional Management Association, U.K. was assigned as an expert to India by Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. In March 1956, Mr. C. Belfield Smith took over as the Principal of the Institute. Since then there has been no looking back.

There were six students when classes commenced in 1954 at Bhavan’s College Campus, Andheri. In 1958 the Three Year Diploma Programme in Hotel Management & Catering Technology was started, recognized by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State. Keeping pace with the continuing growth, the Institute shifted to its own separate campus in Dadar built on the land leased by the State Government. With Miss. Thangam E. Philip as its Principal, the growth of the Institute was spectacular with funds coming from the State Government and the Central Government. In 1979 the Central Government took over the total financial responsibility of the Institute.

Being the parent Institute, IHM Mumbai became the Father and Mother of hospitality education in India, causing other such Institutes to spring up in other parts of the country. In 1963 three more Regional Institutes were established in New Delhi, Calcutta and Chennai. The first Food Craft Institute was opened in Kalamassery. Later eight more Institutes and Food Craft Institutes were opened in eight states. Most Food Craft Institutes were upgraded in 1982-83. Today there are 21 Institute of Hotel Management affiliated to the National Council for the Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi. Since the demand went on increasing and the supply fell short there has been a mushrooming of several private colleges offering Diplomas/Degrees in hospitality education in several parts of the country. This has led to unplanned growth and a lack of infrastructure. Such unregulated growth could have a negative impact with poorly trained students flooding the job market. From meager number of 6 students in 1954 the number of graduates emerging from the Institutes today amount to about 2000 from 25000 applicants representing four decades of Catering Education in India.

The course curriculum has undergone revision over the years keeping pace with the ever-changing industry. In fact, today’s student is trained to keep pace with the ever changing field of Information Technology. In order to compete on an international stage in the field of Hospitality Education - modern equipment, up-to-date curriculum and dedicated faculty is essential and imperative to attain and maintain global standards.

Course Name:B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration
Duration:3 Years
Fees:As alloted by the University
Seats:As alloted by the University


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Mode of Learning:Regular
Course Category:Under Graduate
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Located in the bustling neighbourhood of Dadar, the heart of Mumbai, our college easily accessible to students commuting from far off towns since Dadar is the only railway station common to both the Central and Western lines.

Our college is primely placed on Veer Savarkar Marg (Dadar west) and has many schools, hospitals and restaurants in its vicinity. Our institute has a total of 15 lecture rooms in addition to the facilities listed below:
The Computer Lab :

Consists of 50 computers, connected on LAN to enable transfer between these terminals and the server which facilitates paperless assessments to take place.
Training Kitchens :

All our training kitchens are equipped with the latest equipments needed to facilitate training our students to be future chefs. We have three training kitchens in the institute :

The Advanced Training Kitchen (ATK)

This kitchen is used for training final year students in the Bsc. H& HA course. It services the training restaurant “The Graduate”.
The Quantity Food Kitchen (QFK) :

This kitchen is used to train SEMESTER III / SEMESTER IV students in the Bsc. H&HA course.

It mainly is used for bulk food production and services the dining hall (students’ mess).
The Individual Kitchen (ITK) :

This kitchen is used to train SEMESTER III/SEMESTER IV students in the Bsc. H&HA course.

It services the training restaurant, “Fusion”

The Basic Training Kitchen (BTK)

This kitchen is used to train SEMESTER I & SEMESTER II students in the Bsc. H&HA course.
Demo Kitchen

This kitchen is used to conduct workshops in cooking, baking, chocolate making etc.


The Graduate

This formal fine dining restaurant can sit approximately 100 pax for a meal. The advanced training kitchen provides for the menu to be served here.

There is also a mock bar setup in this restaurant which is used to train students in cocktail making and service.
The Fusion

This formal fine dining restaurant can also sit approximately 100 pax for a meal.

The individual training kitchen (ITK) provides for the menu to be served here.

Rooms with a view - The sea as far as the eye can see! Natural light, fresh sea breeze, clear view of the Bandra-Worli Sealink and the Mumbai skyline - Bandstand on the right and Worli seaface on the left- all from a hostel room! What better way to start a day - A walk on the Dadar chowpatty or a jog around the vast Shivaji Park - a few steps away!

Both, the girls and boys hostels are located on campus. Our boys’ hostel boasts of 45 well furnished rooms which are usually given out on triple sharing basis. The girls hostel consists of 20 spacious rooms which are also given out on triple sharing basis.We also have an NRI hostel for girls of 9 rooms for those who are admitted from the NRI quota. Rooms come equipped with a kitchenette.

Besides these facilities, the institute also has a library of more than 5000 hospitality books and various journals and magazines which the students can refer to for the purpose of study. Internet ports are also provided everywhere including the dining hall, cafeteria, hostel.

Our college also has a functional training hotel on campus which can be used to train students in all cores areas of a hotel.
The hotel has 44 rooms of which 30 are deluxe rooms and 14 are executive rooms. All rooms are well designed and furnished, provided with free broadband internet.
Our hotel consists of a restaurant, Gourmet Club, operational for lunch and dinner which serves hotel guests on an Ala carte or buffet basis.

There are Six banquet halls which are also part of the hotel which are used for various conferences, workshops and conducting of interviews as and when required.
Besides these facilities and services, the hotel also has provisions for parking and room service.

Room Tariff available on call.



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