As one of the most prolific poets to have ever lived, Rumi rightly said- “I am merely a guest born in this world, to know the secrets that lie beyond it.”This quote perfectly encapsulates the human desire to travel, explore and experience as much as they can in their lives.
Travel is a never-ending human endeavor, and the hospitality industry can be recognized as one of its very first commercial undertakings.Bringing along a spectrum of services and capital flow, it has always been an excellent marker for the overall growth of any country’s economy.
When it comes to traveling this fantastic portal of opportunities, the International Institute of Hotel Management is one of the best places to initiate your journey in the hospitality industry.
Birth of a Stellar Institute
International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM)was founded in 1994. This premier institute is a part of IndiSmart Group, a major corporation in India and Southeast Asia that manages the IndiSmart Hotels and provides a wide range of services in hospitality management, education, training, and consulting. Today, the most prominent hotel chain in international hospitality management education in India, IIHM has setup its education centersin Kolkata, Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Goa.The institute has a state-of-the-art IIHM campus at KBU Bangkok in the capital city of Thailand and Singapore,Samarkand (Uzbekistan).
Mission, Vision, and Character
IIHM believes in practical training along with classroom teaching. The institution has hotels attached to its campuses and has tie-ups with the best five-star hotels in the country where the students get trained and start working as trainees while they study.
The institute is known for its unique and extraordinary international events like the International Young Chef Olympiad, where over 50 countries across the globe participate in this unique culinary extravaganza. IIHM has pledged to produce creativeand resourceful professionals qualified to serve the hospitality industry within an educational environment that fosters innovation, enterprise, and an enthusiasm for excellence. IIHM aims to give the latest knowledge to the students and design the curriculum around the newest development in the industry.
Globally Competitive Advanced Learning
IIHM partners with industry experts from across the globe that helps their students to identify and understand the patterns and trends in the industry. They provide students with an insider’s perspective into the workings of the industry.Such initiatives help the students on a holistic levelkeep abreast of trends and patterns through research and collaboration, carefully interweaving both into the hospitality curriculum.
Students are encouraged to focus on strategic hospitality management modules, and they are required to present evaluative work on contemporary issues and challenges in the hospitality industry.
By reimagining the way hospitality education is delivered and experienced, IIHM creates graduates who are passionate, dedicated, and equipped to tackle challenges head-on. IIHM is probably the only institute with a curriculum on entrepreneurship where students learn the art of setting up and running a business. The institute has introduced topics like Hospitality Technology, where students learn to apply artificial intelligence and the operation of modern tools like SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and a lot more in detail.
IIHM is possibly the first Hotel Management College to conduct hackathons where the students of the third year are encouraged to pitch their business ideas to a series of investors, from whichthe top 10 projects are presented to Angel Investors. IIHM also has its corpus fund of 25 crores for the students to fund their businesses.
Leader WhoMakes the Difference
Dr. Suborno Bose is the man who laid the foundation of IIHM – a leading hospitality management institute. Being a Chartered Accountant by profession, he has over 30 years of experience in India and abroad. He is the Founder of IIHM and Indismart Group and is its chief mentor.
Dr. Bose is inarguably the country’s best-known educator in the hospitality sector with the presence of his institute’s major brands like IIHM and IAM Hotel Schools. He has been conferred the honorary Doctor of Business Administration by Edinburgh Napier University, the UK, and the honorary award of Doctor of Science by the University of West London, the UK at London.
Focus on Holistic Development
Apart from the advanced learning and an impactful syllabus, IIHM also conducts several co-curricular and extra-curricular programs for the overall development of the students.
The IIHM’s international curriculum is designed to encourage students to apply what they have learned through research, field trips, and surveys. Through work in the kitchen, the training restaurant, and the front office studio, students are regularly exposed to the practices and difficulties in the hospitality business and are given responsibility for managing the operations.
IIHM also conducts guest lectures and workshops by renowned speakers (from India and abroad) with the global connect initiative. It is the only institute in India that is approved by the European Union to conduct research in hospitality- ERASMUS project in partnership with three othercountries; France, Sweden,and Turkey.
The institute conducts several distinctive and innovative programs with a methodology that thoroughly combines intensive and independent learning, food-beverage event planning and execution, comparing, contrasting, and debating established theories. Some of the distinctive programs are listed below:
- World’s Biggest Culinary Heats Young Chef Olympiad with the participation of over 50 Countries.
- Wine Tour to Italy, France and Spain where 12 selected students are flown for a practical exposure in the wineries and all the expenses are borne by IIHM.
- Culinary tour to France for 12 selected students across all IIHM campuses where IIHM bears all the cost of travel, VISA, lodging and boarding.
- Scotch Tour to Scotland where 10 selected students are flown to learn about Scotch Whiskey and all the expenses of the trip are borne by IIHM.
Ensuring Cumulative Growth and Success
IIHM is a nationally ranked and internationally recognized institution that follows the International Curriculum, where the students are awarded BA in Hospitality from the University of West London.
IIHM is the only college globally that hosts the world’s biggest culinary Olympiad – ‘Young Chef Olympiad,’ where 50 countries participate worldwide, thereby giving the students an opportunity to network with chefs of 50 countries that no other college does.
The institute facilitates industrial training in countries like America, France, Italy, Spain, Mauritius, Maldives, Singapore, China, Malaysia, and Middle East countries like Dubai, Kuwait, Doha, Oman.The industrial training is facilitated for a continuous industry interface where General Managers and Managing Directors come and take live sessions for the students on revenue management, entrepreneurship, and other essential areas.
With an international curriculum, progressive teaching methodology, state-of-the-art infrastructure, IIHM ensures a significant boost for students who go abroad for higher education or work.
Awards and Achivements
IIHM has won several awards for its endured vision and contribution to the hospitality industry. Below are some of the laureates of the esteemed institute:
- Awarded Best Placement Institute by ASSOCHAM 2021
- Eminent Research – Education Service Excellence Awards for Best Institute of Hotel Management 2019, 2021
- IIHM Featured as Great Indian Institute – by Forbes – 2018- 19, 2019-20
- Best Education Brand by Economic Times 2018, 2019, 2020
- Zee 28 – Best Hospitality Education Brand in India 2020
- CSR Awards for Excellence 2013-Top Hotel Management Institute of India 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Prime Time – Global Education Excellence Award 2018, 2019
- Asia Pacific Gold Star Award for Education Excellence by National Achievers Recognition Forum 2019
- India’s Most Prominent Education Awards 2019 presented by Mary Kom (Indian Olympic boxer)
Thriving for a Global Impact
IIHM has already established its mark as an institute for hospitality and leadership learning, with its presence in all India’s top cities. The institute is now looking forward to a global expansion with campuses in Maldives, Dubai, Canada, and London.
Furthermore, IIHM is working on accreditation programs for corporate General Managers and Vice Presidents to groom them academically in short courses that will enhance their skills, looking forward to their presence across the globe in imparting hospitality education across the industry.