Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management: Pioneering the Advancement of Hospitality, Travel and Tourism through Innovative Education, Research, and Services
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Established in the year 2007, the Institute of Hotel & Tourism Management (IHTM), MDU proudly stands in the listing of Schools of World directory of Tourism Education (World Tourism Directory). It is an integral part of M.D University (MDU),Rohtak (A State University established by Govt of Haryana). The philosophy of IHTM is to develop their operational and managerial skills in such a way that the students are able to excel in the desired industry. The Institute exhibits a tremendous level of reputation,which can be seen in both national and international level students seeking admission in this institute as their first choice.In addition to being students’ first choice, IHTM has also been rated among premier institutes of hotel management in Haryana and India by various agencies.

The Dynamic Leadership

IHTM believes,‘The institutions are meant to serve the society and the nation’. With this belief, the institute pays its gratitude towards its founders and Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. Rajbir Singh, who is an able administrator and a great motivator for Team MDU and IHTM. The institute’s Professor & Director is Prof. AshishDahiya, whose dynamic leadership steers this ship of hospitality in the ocean of hospitality & tourism. He has been instrumental in making IHTM a great one with his team.

“It is the constant effort of students, staff and faculty along with stakeholders, who nurture the institution to serve the world”, institute states.

An Ideal Infrastructure

The institute boasts of quality infrastructure, state-of-the-art laboratories for food production, front office, food service, tourism services, computers and attached training guest rooms. It has the latest learning resources supplemented by electronic equipment and a rich in-house library having more than 12,000 books exclusively for hotel & tourism management. The institute feels proud of completing research projects in hospitality & tourism for University Grants Commission.

About the Academic Programs

IHTM strives to be a platform for transformative impact on society through skill development, entrepreneurship, responsible education, research, and employment worldwide. To accomplish the same, IHTM offers following programmes in Hospitality & Tourism:

  • D. Program (Hotel & Tourism Management)
  • Masters Program: 2 Year MHMCT & 2 Year MTTM , 5 Year MHMCT
  • Bachelors Program: BHMCT & BTTM

According to the institute, these programs are aimed towards developing conceptual and perceptual skills of the students.

Achievement Column

Within the short span of over a decade, the institute has been able to accredit itself with numerous achievements. These are:

  • Largest university teaching institute in hospitality & tourism in India in terms of student strength, faculty and infrastructure in public universities
  • Listed amongst Top Hotel Management Institutes of India
  • Research projects from the University Grants Commission
  • Recipient of grant of Rs 200 Lakhs from Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India

Utilizing experiential learning and focusing on student-centric activities, the institute has organized over thirty events and activities in the last five years. In 2019 itself, two international seminars and one workshop have been organized.

  • International Seminar on “Value Added Courses in Hospitality & Tourism”on India Tourism Day, 25 Jan 2019
  • International Seminar on the theme “Food, Hospitality,and Tourism: Luxury Services and Experiences” on 12th March 2019
  • Two Day Value Added Workshop on “ Hosting Regional Themes” – 5 & 6 March 2019

Accomplished Alumni

IHTM has produced numerous graduates, who have made a name for themselves in the industry. They are serving as ambassadors of Indian hospitality in various sectors across the world. Few of them are:

Entrepreneurs: Leela Ram – Facilitation Management to hotels & hospitals,NarenBamel – Republic of Chicken (Own Outlet)

Overseas: Nishant Dhankar – Taj London, Manish Poonia – Intercontinental Group of Hotels, Ontario

Hospitality Sector India:Sumit Sehrawat – The LaLiT Hotels, Shivam Nain – Air India

Tourism Sector India: Sunil –, KirtiKubba– Mall of India (Noida)

Hospitality and Tourism Education: Dr. Dinesh Dhankar – Kurukshetra University,Kurukshetra, Shikha – Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh

A Wide Spectrum of Opportunities

The institute believes that global growth and development of tourism has opened up innumerable openings. As a result, the graduating students in Hotel & Tourism can look forward to numerous career opportunities. The long list for their careers are; Airline Services; Cruise liners, Railways, Faculty in Hotel Management Institutions; Flight Kitchens; Guest Relation Executive in Hotels & Service Sectors; Hospital and Institutional Catering; Hospitality Marketing & Sales; Kitchen /Housekeeping Management positions; Management Trainee in Hotel and allied hospitality industry, fast food chains; MNC’s for their hospitality services; National & International Tourism Organizations/ Associations/ Boards; Catering, Tourism & HospitalityServices in Army; Entrepreneurship; Tour Operations & Travel Agencies.

In quest of quality and excellence, the institute has completed modules for e-PG Pathshala for UGC, MHRD and Govt. of India and is likely to launch Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Programs in hospitality & tourism soon.

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