With a vision to provide world class education and training in management disciplines in India, Suborno Bose, chief mentor and chairman, International Institute of Hotel Management, talks about the institution and how it has grown to become an important provider of higher and vocational education in India
International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), one of the largest hotel management chains in Asia that comes under Indismart group was founded in 1989 by Dr Suborno Bose, a chartered accountant by profession, and the chief mentor and chairman, IIHM. The Indismart Group was formed in 1989 with the vision of providing world class education and training in management disciplines in India. In course of time the group grew into a important provider of higher and vocational education in India with international collaborations with RGU, UK, QMU – UK and Edinburgh Napier University, UK. The Group believes in the mantra of Dare to Do’ and have the vision to substantially contribute to transform India into a knowledge society. Indismart Group, a brand in the hospitality and education sector, has grown by leaps and bounds by setting up seven management institutes and one full fledged engineering college providing a number of professional and vocational courses to over 4000 students spread over India. The Group is one of the first and foremost private education bodies in India. The institution offers a wide range of courses in the field of hospitality education. It has colleges across South East Asia, has two operational business hotels of four-star category in Kolkata and Goa and two international training firms with its offices in UK and Thailand.
The institution has its presence in Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Bangkok. It has been providing top class global hospitality education that has been audited by QAA, UK which is the worlds’ most reputed accredited body. IIHM offers students the option to get an international degree in hospitality management through its collaboration with the University of West London ,UK, Edinburgh Napier University, UK and George Brown College, Canada. The institution has also received numerous awards over the years.
IIHM has experienced faculties from across the globe. Some of the faculties include: Chef Shaun Kenworthy from UK with over 20 years of experience is the director of Culinary Arts, Wine Expert Keith Edgar from Canada, Pauline Gordon from UK teaches subjects like Conference Management, Ross Southerland lectures on Service Management, Gordon Rule again from UK teaches Study of Food and Wine. The institution boasts of over 10,000 alumni, across the globe who are working in some of the most renowned hotel chains across the world.
IIHM recently organised the world’s first International Young Chef Olympiad supported by the ministry of tourism, Government of India with 15 countries participating namely United States of America, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Switzerland, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and India in Kolkata in last week of January 2015.