The established Food Craft Institute Ahmedabad Society, set up in 1972 was upgraded as Institute of Hotel Management Ahmedabad in 1984 by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India.
With upgrading the course from Craft Course to IHM Ahmedabad offers 3 years Diploma in Hotel Management, further upgrading to B.Sc. (Hospitality & Hotel Administration) Regular & B.Sc. in H&HA (Hospitality & Hotel Administration) Vegetarian Cuisine with a combined intake of 295 students.
ii) Aims and Objectives
As indicated in MOA of the Institute given below is the brief of aims and objectives of the Institute
1. The names of the society shall be the Institute of Hotel Management Catering and Nutrition (Ahmedabad) Society
2. The object for which the society is established are :-
(i) to provide instruction and training in all the craft and skills, in all the branches of knowledge both theoretical and applied; and all the organizational and management techniques, which are required for the efficient functioning of hotel and catering establishment of all kinds, as well as institutional feeding programs in schools, industrial establishment and similar organization
(ii) to impart instruction and training in modern and scientific techniques of management of modern hotels and hostels
(c) To propose economy in the handling and utilization of food stuffs
(d) To assist in and associate itself with the efforts of the Central and State Government to popularize wholesome non cereals foods, particularly, protective foods, with a view to the diversification of the ordinary Indian diet and the enrichment of its nutritional content
(e) To assist in and associate itself with the attempts of food research institutions, food scientists and food technologists to find effective and acceptable means of presenting their nutritional ideas through the development of suitable recipes and the planning of menus
(f) In accordance with the general policy laid down by the Central Government, to prescribe course of instructions, hold examinations and grant certificates, diplomas and other awards to persons.
(g) To fix and demand such fees and other charges as may be laid down in the bye-laws.
(h) To establish, maintain and manage halls and hostels for residence of students and members of the staff
(i) To supervise and control the residence, to regulate the discipline of students of the Institute and to make arrangements for promoting their health, general welfare and cultural and cooperative life
(j) To institute teaching, administrative technical, ministerial and such other posts as may be necessary and to make appointments thereto in accordance with rules, bye-laws and any instructions / orders and guidelines issued by the Central Government, from time to time.
(k) To institute and award fellowship, scholarship, exhibitions, loans, monetary assistance, prizes and medals in accordance with the rules and bye-laws and
Within the broad frame work of the policy laid down by the Central Government, to seek affiliation with universities or other appropriate academic or governmental bodies or institutions and obtain the recognition of its course of instructions, its examinations, diplomas, certificates and other awards by the appropriate educational authorities
The Current premises in Gandhinagar, Gujarat is an environmental friendly and earthquake resistant structure. IHM Ahmedabad now is well equipped and State of art infrastructure and spacious classroom.
The teaching methodology at IHMA has been upgraded and updated with international standardization.
The Institute has been pioneer in starting the B.Sc. (H & H A) – Vegetarian Cuisine Option since 2016-17 batch striving towards standard module creation for the said course.
Ahmedabad Airport - 10.6 Kms
Sabarmati Railway Station - 11Kms
Ahmedabad Railway Station - 18.4 Kms
Students of the Institute have access to an air-conditioned library, books, magazines, e- magazines, internet access, working towards digitalization in the near future.
Institute Health Center offers basic health care facilities to the students through a visiting doctor.
Limited hostel accommodation is available for boys and girls separately in IHM-Ahmedabad hostels