Acquiring the best value through education is undoubtedly of supreme importance. India’s education sector—in accordance with this necessity of value—encompasses a diverse plethora of disciplines which cater to the ever-growing youth population.
Speaking of this diversity in the education sector, a prominent role in creating contemporary and sought after employment opportunities, is played by the Culinary Arts and Sciences discipline. Although segregated under the umbrella term Hospitality and Hotel Management, culinary education in its essence, carries undisputed significance and sophistication.
Pertaining to this, we at The Knowledge Review, in our persistent endeavor to seek and exhibit The 10 Best Culinary Institutes in India, 2020, have come across a list of institutes and colleges which provide the best-in-class training and relevant employment opportunities.
One evident name among that list is Amrapali Institute of Hotel Management, which was established in year 2000 under the aegis of Modern Academy Education Society at foothills of beautiful Lake District of Nainital in Haldwani.
For around two decades Amrapali Group of Institutes has whittled a forte for itself, and is a premiere professional educational institution in the Kumaun region of Uttarakhand. The Group provides quality education in the field of Engineering, Computer Applications, Education, Pharmacy, Commerce and Business Management, Science and Hospitality Management with a student base of more than 3,500.
Amrapali Institute of Hotel Management (AIHM) has over 1,300 students enrolled in different courses. For over a decade, the institute’s placement has been more than 95% every year and its recruiters have been brands like Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Taj Group of Hotels, ITC Hotels, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels, Hilton worldwide, Ramada, Jaypee Group of Hotels, Le- Meridien, The Leela, Ritz Carlton, etc.
The various Academic Programmes of AIHM are as under:
- BHMCT – 4 Year Degree Programme approved by AICTE
- DHMCT – 3 Year Diploma Programme approved by AICTE
- BHM – 4 Year Degree Programme (As per UGC guidelines, affiliated to Kumaun University, managed by Faculty of Hospitality of Amrapali Group of Institutes)
- DHA – 1 year Diploma programme with international certification by AHLEI (American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute)
AIHM has been hosting various events and competitions, to name some: AVAHAN – The international Conference, Regional level Skill India competition, Food Festivals, Theme Lunches, Spandan – The annual meet etc. It also provides its students different platforms of exposure to have a distinctive edge through routine events like – international conferences, National Level Talent Hunt events, The Expert sessions, The Skill enhancement workshops, Certifications, Industrial Training in Internationally renowned brands and themed events etc.
Because of such events and vivid initiatives and exposures to students through participation in various National level events, the AIHM has created its own niche which is evident in AIHM being ranked amongst top 10 private institutes of Hospitality in India.
Leading towards Success
At the helm of AIHM’s ceaseless journey towards academic and professional excellence is Dr. Shailendra Kumar Singh, the Director. He has been associated with the Institute from its inception. His career exposure is a blend of Industry experience and academia experience.
Dr. Singh, along with his team of 48 faculty members have been continually contributing towards the development of the Institute into an environment that provides budding professionals all that they need technically and academically to be successful professionals.
“The team puts in rigorous hard work and has developed enriched curriculum adopting new age pedagogy and updated skill enhancement methodology to carve students to be industry ready professionals,” Dr. Singh expresses.
Meeting the Demands
At AIHM the curriculum plays a pivotal role in churning of students into future ready professionals. Each student is provided with practical exposure of minimum 14 hours on weekly basis and is tutored with blended methodologies along with new age pedagogy.
The routine expert sessions and workshops give them exposure of latest development in the industry. The student centred clubs and societies provide students with an opportunity to hone their talent through extracurricular activities.
AIHM students, after successful completion of their courses, are provided with opportunities to work with leading International and National Hospitality Brands at Management Trainee/Operational Trainee and Associate levels.
A Gourmet of Excellence
Amrapali Institute of Hotel Management lucidly exhibits its prominence and expertise in the discipline of hospitality and hotel management education. It is one of the Top Ranked Hotel Management Institute in state for last nine years – by GHRDC survey; was ranked 9th among the best private Institute of Hotel Management in India by – Drishti Outlook Survey; ranked amongst top 10 private Institute by The Week – Hansa Research Survey; was Awarded best Institute of academic excellence in Uttarakhand – by World Wide Achiever; was ranked as one of the premium hotel management Institutes in India by The Outlook – Drishti survey; was ranked amongst the top premium Institutes of the country by the SYNOVATE survey, conducted by Business Standard; was ranked 7th amongst the top Hotel Management Institutes in India by SUN magazine; was ranked 4thtop Hotel Management Institute of excellence in India & 4th in country by Bhaskar Lakshya; was awarded top Ranked Hotel Management Institute in Uttarakhand by TV 100 News Channel; and was awarded Best Hotel Management Institute in Uttarakhand by CEGR, India.
Beholding the Future
Pursuit of excellence is part of AIHM’s culture. “Our experience in the field of professional education gives us the capability to conceive and implement changes,” states Dr. Singh. Through routine modifications in curriculum, the institute not only strengthens budding professionals with sound knowledge but also nurtures them for entering the professional world successfully.
“We aim at developing and enriching students so that they develop multi-dimensional, competent personalities, consisting of important attributes required by the Industry,” conveys Dr. Singh. In future AIHM envisions of providing students with a virtual world of hospitality around them by adopting various department specific simulators as part of the curriculum.