A Global Icon in Hospitality Management Education & Training Industry
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 in Kolkata.IIHM is a center of excellence and performance recognized globally in the hospitality industry. This institute is a part of Indismart Group, the conglomerate that operates the Indismart Hotels and offers education in Hospitality Management in India and internationally. IIHM has campuses in Kolkata, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Goa, Bangkok and Samarkand in Uzbekistan. Students passing out are armed with an international degree from the University of West London and are equipped with global hospitality skills that enable easy placements in any hospitality brand across the world. IIHM is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and placements. Real-time experience is the key to success in hospitality and that makes the institute popular.
An icon in hospitality education, Dr. Suborno Bose is the Founder and Chief Mentor of IIHM and chairman of Indismart Group. Leading from the front, Dr. Bose had enriched the hospitality education sector with his extensive experience of almost three decades. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Dr. Bose has revolutionized this stream of study with his path-breaking initiatives and ideas. With his zealous demeanor and committed work ethic, he has been conferred honorary Doctor of Business Administration by Edinburgh Napier University, UK, and honorary award of Doctor of Science by the University of West London, UK.
Dr. Bose revolutionized the hospitality education sector with his concept of opening hotels along with hotel management schools, providing the right mix of theory and practical exposure to students. He is undoubtedly the country’s leading hospitality educator. The Indismart Group also runs two luxury hotels, one in Calcutta’s Salt Lake, Sector V, and another in Goa.
Dr.Suborno Bose pioneered educational and global connect initiatives. The Young Chef Olympiad, the biggest culinary competition in the world sees more than 50 countries participating every year. The Young Chef India Schools and Young Chef India Junior are also his pioneering initiatives that have stormed schools throughout the country and given a platform to young and talented school students to showcase their abilities.
Bose is the Founder and CEO of the International Hospitality Council (IHC), London. He was instrumental in earmarking ‘International Hospitality Day’ celebrated every year on 24th April. Under this initiative, Dr. Bose conferred the Hall of Fame to Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Tata Group, for his outstanding contribution to the hospitality industry.
Dr. Suborno Bose is also Chairman of the Education Committee of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCC&I). He has also served as a Member of Education/ Tourism/ Hospitality committees of various Chambers of Commerce & Industry including CII, FHRAI, HRAE, and ICC.
An Overview of IIHM’s Hotel Management Programmes
IIHM provides a vast curriculum that enriches every student who studies here. IIHM is an institutional member of the IHC. The institute is a global partner of the University of West London from where students get a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management. They also have the option of completing their final year in the UK, after completing and performing well in the first two years in India.
IIHM offers discerning students excellent opportunities being a global partner of the University of West London. Following a truly international curriculum, IIHM offers a BA Hospitality Management from the University of West London. Students are also awarded a Bachelor in Tourism Studies from IGNOU.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with a holistic platform, best skills, and industry-ready exposure. It includes major subjects like Front Office, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage Service, Food & Beverage Production, and Entrepreneurship. Students passing out of IIHM have numerous career options like working in hotels and restaurants, Facility Management, Catering, Event Management, Aviation, Cruise Liners, Offshore Rigs, Travel Agencies, and much more. IIHM also encourages students to start their own ventures like bakeries, catering, or food outlets. The institute focuses on key areas like international perspective, industry-based curriculum, real-time practices, analytical thinking, research work, and independent learning.
IIHM- The Ideal Choice
IIHM is known for its Teaching, Training, Research, Placements, and Infrastructure that it provides to its students. The state-of-the-art campuses provide the ideal teaching-learning platform in India and abroad. At the core of the curriculum lies the objective of designing Career Building Programmes, Progressive Teaching Methodology, Hotel School Advantage, Mentoring, and Student Development, Global Networking and Alumni, and more. It is also the only hotel school in India that is attached to a hotel itself in Kolkata and Goa which ensures that students get maximum practical exposure in their fields of work.
IIHM also organizes the unique and popular culinary Olympiad – Young Chef Olympiad, where culinary students from almost 60 countries of the world compete to win the title. It is also the first institute in India that has included WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) levels 1, 2 and 3 in the curriculum. The Food & Beverage major students take the WSET test to qualify for further studies in this area.
Standing out amongst its competitors, IIHM is a preferred choice for multiple reasons in the following offerings:
● Largest Hotel School Chain in International Hospitality Management
● Over 20,000 IIHM alumni network across the world
● An IT-enabled center for hospitality education with hi-tech advancements
● Social media presence marked with more than a million followers on Facebook
● Initiated a ‘Global Connect’ program, with MoUs signed with nearly 70 institutes in the world for Study Abroad Program, Faculty Exchange Program, collaboration in research projects, and collaboration for internships. IUBH International University Germany, Niagara College Canada, Albert De Mun Hotel and Catering School France, Business and Hotel Management School – BHMS Switzerland are amongst the institutes with which MoUs have been signed.
● The only institute in India to be approved and funded by the European Union to work in the ERASMUS project, where it undertakes research in different fields of hospitality for the industry in the European Union
● Organizes the International Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) every year that invites young culinary talent from over 60 countries of the world on one platform.
● An entrepreneurship cell called ‘SAHAS’, for helping students to start their own businesses and become entrepreneurs.
● Has a panel of Global faculty in the hospitality and culinary fields.
IIHM Entrepreneurship Cell – SAHAS
IIHM has an entrepreneurship cell called ‘SAHAS’ for helping students start their own businesses. As an institution, IIHM is doing everything required to make its students become job creators rather than job seekers. The SAHAS Global Advisory Board has members like Chef Chris Galvin, Michelin Chef, and co-owner of Galvin restaurants in the UK, Prof David Foskett, and the Chairman of the International Hospitality Council, Chef Enzo Oliveri, Chef Gary MacLean, and the National Chef of Scotland among others.
IIHM Global Campus
International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) is ready to take on the world with its iconic new technology-based Global Campus at the Salt Lake Electronics Hub.
IIHM Global Campus is spread across 100,000 square feet of the premier facility. The Global Campus is symbolic to the vision of IIHM that is to become a truly international leader in the field of hospitality education. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, the new Global Campus is at the core of all international activities organized by IIHM. From hosting international events like the YCO finals to organizing international conferences, talk shows, seminars are some of the many features of this IT-driven campus.
The Global Campus is the hub of all global activities that will take IIHM to the position of global hospitality leader. And all this is possible only by integrating IT with hospitality education. that will happen to the new campus (pls delete this). Technology is the driver of all industries today and hospitality is not too far behind. The Global Campus is totally technology-driven, to popularise the Global Connect programme with nearly 70 countries participating in YCO.
A Competent Team of Faculty Members
Facilitating learning and encouraging the students at IIHM is a team of over 300 Indian and International tutors, mentors, and professors, who are all experts in the areas of their chosen disciplines. IIHM also has in its panel of expert faculties, names of celebrity chefs like Padma Shri Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who is also a principal judge of the YCO, Chef Ranveer Brar is IIHM Brand Ambassador, and Chef Kunal Kapoor.
IIHM also has a panel of international faculties who are also associated with the institution. Prof David Foskett, renowned author, and teacher of hospitality education, Keith Edgar, Wine sommelier of International repute, award-winning wine consultant and author, Peter Honigh and Chef Shaun Kenworthy are celebrated international faculties of the institute.
Visiting International Chefs like Chef Magdala Caussimon from France, Sicilian Chef Enzo Oliveri, Chef Farouk Bin Othman from Malaysia, award-winning National Chef of Scotland – Chef Gary Mac Lean, and other iconic hospitality personalities conduct master classes across IIHM campuses.
IIHM is the only institute with a continuous industry interface, where General Managers and Managing Directors take live sessions for the students on various subjects like revenue management, entrepreneurship, and other specialization areas.
Additionally, IIHM sends its faculties to various 5-star hotels for cross-training to understand the latest industry trends. The institute leaves no stone unturned to give the best of education to its students and help them succeed to their maximum potential. Also, it conducts guest lectures and workshops by esteemed personalities from India and abroad with the global connect initiative.
Moments of Triumph
● Economic Times Best Hospitality Education Brand four years in a row from 2017 to 2020
● Awarded “Best Hospitality Education Brand 2020” by Zee 24 Ghanta Education Excellence Award
● Featured in Forbes India as “Great Indian Institute to study” in 2018-19
● The organizer of World’s Biggest Culinary Heats “Young Chef Olympiad” with participation from nearly 70 countries
● Pioneered Young Chef India and Young Chef India Junior culinary competitions held among school students across India.
● Awarded “Top Hotel Management Institute” award by Competition Success Review
● One of the world’s best globally connected institute with MOU of 50+ leading institutions
● Awarded for having Best Placement Team by Assocham, the oldest Chamber of Commerce in India
A Centre for Student Excellence and Development
A sneak peeks into the campus life of a student of IIHM reveals a cherishing atmosphere with various activities. Rigolo is the annual college fest where a variety of events and activities that are conducted over three days. Also, making learning an interactive process, IIHM comprehensively teaches its students through research, field trips, surveys, events, debates, and more. This prepares the students to be exposed to all practices and problems in the hospitality industry through the kitchen, training restaurant, front office studio, and assuming responsibility for managing the operations.
Moreover, the institute has also conducted the following programmes for students:
● Erasmus Project to Sweden and France on the student exchange programme
● Wine Tour to Italy, France, and Spain
● Scotch Tour to Scotland
● Culinary Tour to France
● Caviar Service Practical for students to taste and learn how to serve caviar
● Rookie chef competitions for the 1st year students in Bangkok
● Super Chef competitions for the 3rd year students in Bangkok
● Food Festivals organized and conducted completely by students exclusively for each campus
● International Industrial Training option for students in 2nd year
● Culinary exchange programmes where international chefs visit IIHM campuses to give Masterclasses
● A special campaign called Food Soldier, where IIHM invites all schools and students to join India’s War on Hunger.
Sustainability and Food Aid Initiative
IIHM has pledged to support the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Taking it further, Sustainability was the theme of the Young Chef Olympiad 2020. IIHM also aims to eradicate hunger from the nation aiming to achieve the UN SDG Goal No 2 of ‘Zero Hunger’. They have reached out to as many people as possible, through the Food Aid initiative where students who are ‘Food Soldiers’, distribute cooked food and food grains among the underprivileged across several cities in India.
Giving Students Wings to Fly
IIHM prepares future leaders by learning from the experience and direction of the Leaders of today. This helps students understand patterns and trends from industry experts who have encountered them before themselves. Importantly, IIHM provides students with invaluable networking and mentorship opportunities that can play a big part in their future outside of graduation.
Hospitality requires flexibility, quick thinking, and strong problem-solving skills to flourish in this industry.IIHM introduces students to the intricacies and inner workings of hospitality as early as possible. Another crucial step in preparing leaders for tomorrow. They are given the opportunity to deepen their understanding of what they’ve learned in the classroom, as well as an important headstart above other graduates.
IIHM is known for its placements and exposure opportunities, be it an internship or securing a job after graduation. IIHM has the highest number of student placement records. The graduates receive exceptional placements from around the globe making its alumni the greatest assets. The students who complete the degree programme in IIHM campuses of India usually obtain placements through organized campus interviews.
These placements cover various industries including airline, luxury hotels and resorts, event management, cruise lines, facility management, hospitals, or the retail sector. The students at IIHM are trained to grab the best opportunity at every interview. Thus it is quite natural to find IIHM alumni at any part of the world working in managerial positions with prominent hotel brands in India, Scotland, England, the Middle East, Singapore, Maldives, USA, Australia, and many more.
Around the world, IIHM students pursue internship programmes or have been absorbed into notable hotel brands. Students of IIHM get international training and placement opportunities. Many of our successful alumni have been placed in countries like the USA, UK, Spain, Singapore, Dubai, Mauritius, Maldives, and Australia.
Call of Action in the Upcoming Times
The pandemic has changed many aspects of the education field. However, IIHM has continuously delivered education without any break. Uninterrupted education has been the main objective of the institution which was one of the first to introduce online classes for students during the lockdown in the pandemic situation. Despite the COVID-19 crisis, IIHM has kept its students abreast of their studies and trending topics, and technological advancements. The institute has put its best foot forward and is looking to organize more exposure programmes in the future including visits to milk factories, rice mills, Sula Vineyards in Nasik, and also trips to breweries. Future plans include expansion of campuses in other countries enabling thousands of students across the world to gain from the best education facilities and opportunities in the hospitality industry.