JAMMU, FEBRUARY 21: Principal Secretary Skill Development Department (SDD), Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, today chaired an officer’s meeting here at Civil Secretariat to review upgradation of Food Craft Institute (FCI), Nagrota.
Dr Samoon had a detailed discussion on modalities for upgradation of FCI to Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) and Catering Technology besides Applied Nutrition.
The meeting was informed that the institute has applied for upgradation from FCI to IHM where the students get three year degree course in Hospitality and Hotel Administration i.e. Bsc (H&HA) under the aegis of National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT). Union Ministry of Tourism, keeps a provision for allotment of seats to FCI/IHM Jammu in the overall allotment of seats for three year degree programme.
Dr Samoon said that a detailed proposal has been submitted for administrative approval regarding upgradation of FCI to IHM.
Principal Secretary asked the officers to strictly follow the guidelines and rules of NCHMCT so that degree course could be started in the coming session. He
Dr Samoon said that the FCI provides direct employment to the youth of JKUT after completion of training. The students from FCI get jobs at local as well as national level in different sectors of hotel industry. He further stressed upon officers to work hard for early execution of works related to upgradation of FCI to IHM so that hostel facilities are created at the earliest for accommodating outstation students.
Principal FCI informed the meeting that the institute is providing quality training to the youth as per the hotel industry demands. He informed about the requirement of staff and infrastructure in the FCI.
The meeting was attended by Senior Economic Advisor, Union Ministry of Tourism, Principal of FCI, Financial Advisor, SDD, Joint Director Planning, SDD, Superintendent Engineer, PWD and other concerned officials of the department.