The institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition at Bhubaneswar is the metamorphosis of Food Craft institute. This was established in the year 1973 to fulfill the crucial need for skilled manpower in different areas of Hotel industries. On upgradation in 1981, it has been providing education and training course in almost every area of the hospitality trade.
The institute is jointly sponsored by Government of India and Government of Orissa. It is headed by a Board of Governors consisting of eminent persons from govrnment and industry. This institute is affiliated to the National Council for Hotel Management, New Delhi, which is apex body to control and conduct examination.
The Institute of Hotel Management, Bhubaneswar is one of the institutes of Hospitality Management in the world equipped with latest equipment and facilities.
Institute has separate hostels for boys & girls with a capacity of 150 & 84 , respectively. Additional hostel space is created through the use of vacant staff flats for girls lodging.
The Institute is quite successful in its placement prospects. Leading hotels in the country conducts campus interviews every year and many bright students have several offers to choose from . The students who have already passed out occupy responsible designation such as Junior Manager, Supervisors and skilled craftsman in Hotels, Restaurants, Airlines, Railways, Mobile catering units, Industrial canteens, Institutions, hospitals and as faculty member in training institutions. Some students have turned to be successful enterpreneurs in the service industry.