The importance of competent hoteliers is increasing with each passing day as five star hotels and resorts spring up around the country and chefs are feted at international events. SRM Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) has been offering quality hospitality education and training for more than a decade.
SRM Institute of Hotel Management is the only one of its kind with a fully operational super deluxe star hotel set amidst scenic ambience spread around 5 acres. The institute has two branches:
The SRM Hotel pvt Ltd, Chennai, ideally located on the National Highway, has easy access to industrial areas and tourist sights. It caters 50 well furnished rooms to its patrons including reputed industries like Ford India Ltd, Visteon, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, Spel Semiconductors, Ucal Fuel Systems, JPSL, JBM Krupp as well as pilgrims and tourists to the region. The hotel educates 1500 students per year, exposing them to valuable hands on practical experience.
SRM Hotel Pvt. Ltd, Trichy has 120 well-equipped rooms. The college offers degree and diploma courses in Hotel and Catering Management to around 400 students every year.
Lateral entry degree course for those who have completed the three year diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology from a recognized institution (Duration - 2 year).
The Institute assists placement of every successful student at the entry level in the rank of Assistant Manager with a suitable remuneration package plus liberal perks in the SRM Hotel chain, run by the SRM group. Apart from this, students are also absorbed in other star-class hotels like Taj Coromandel, Taj Connemara, Taj Fisherman's Cove, The Park, Chola Sheraton, The Trident, Ambassador Pallava, Benzz Park Tulip, GRT Grand, ITC Park Sheraton, Le Royal Meridian, Savera, Residency Towers, etc as well as in the airlines, railways and tourism industry. Students are also placed in hotels abroad like Four Seasons, Best Western and Hilton. This academic year, 127 students have been placed so far in the above hotels. Comfort Inn Marina Towers, Courtyard Marriott, Raintree, RKHS, Taj Maldives and Le Meridien, Dubai are expected for campus interview in the current academic year.
The entire course is based on the American system as followed by Cornell University, the premier institute of hotel management in the world adopting the T-GROUP Therapy concept. Students participate and interact with the faculty for complete comprehension and understanding of the subjects. Students are encouraged to go beyond the purview of the syllabi and emphasis is laid on hands on training in various departments. The modern infrastructure helps students to widen their intellectual horizon.
It is a matter of great pride that students from western countries opt to pursue their professional training at the SRM Institute of Hotel Management. The Institute earlier offered International Postgraduate program in Facility Management - From Rijkshoge School Ljselland, Deventer, The Netherlands.
The institute has signed several MoUs with prestigious universities around the globe:
Apart from regular academic activities, experts from the industry are invited to give guest lecturers to update the students regarding current trends in the hospitality industry. Students are sent for mandatory industrial training for a period of 16 weeks, which helps them gain hands on experience in all major departments. Teachers are exposed to "train the trainer" program every year to evaluate and upgrade their knowledge.
The students of the SRM Institute of Hotel Management actively take part in NSS, Economic Times Club, Rotaract club and NCC events as well as blood donation camps, environmental awareness programs like tree plantation, social activities and inter college cultural activities. They have also participated in various district, state and national level sports events.
SRM IHM - ONE OF THE TOP TEN COLLEGES IN INDIA
One of India's most popular magazines, "The Week" conducted a nation-wide Education & Career survey for the hottest courses and had accredited SRM Institute of Hotel Management as one among the top 10 colleges offering Hotel Management courses in India.
SRM Institute of Hotel Management celebrated 'International Chef's Day' for the first time. Competitions like debate and carving were held and many colleges participated. The events challenged individual skills and motivated students through competition and interaction.
SRM Institute of Hotel Management won the prestigious Gurukul Jyoti Award for Excellence in Education-06
SRM IHM has been awarded NSS St. John Ambulance's certificate in appreciation of training maximum number of students in First Aid for the year 2006 and 2007. Mr. D. Antony Ashok Kumar, Director & Principal, received the award from Mr. Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor, Tamil Nadu.