The Beginning The Institute of Hotel Management, Gangtok, Sikkim was set up in the year 1990 as a Food Craft Institute by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and Govt. of Sikkim with a motto to provide job-oriented and professional education to all the students from any stream from any parts of the country. During the year 2000 it was upgraded to full-fledged Institute of Hotel Management affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management under Ministry of Tourism, Govt.of India and started enrolling candidates from all over India through Joint Entrance Examination conducted by the NCHMCT, New Delhi. With the progress of the Institute , Government of India sanctioned funds for setting up a permanent campus at Sajong, Rumtek and Institute was finally placed in its permanent campus at Sajong, Rumtek during the year 2011-12.
Today, the Hospitality and Tourism has become a complex, cosmopolitan and global industry within the past few years. Consequently, large international hotel groups have standardized their managerial staff recruiting policy and requires specialized and educated managers. This is why to provide quality education and training in hospitality in this North-East region, this Institute started taking initiative to fulfill the objective of the Tourism. Students obtain national university degrees that are recognized worldwide. They get job placement on completion of their final semester. Last, but not least, the degree or Diploma holders of this Institute, get employment in the most prestigious hotels in the country and abroad. All the programmes offered by this Institute are highly structured and all the semesters are having different module of course work. The programme emphasizes on the operational and strategic management required in the hospitality industry of international standard.