Food Craft Institute
Food Craft Institute

Delhi Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology formerly known as Food Craft Institute presently housed in Old Gargi College Building, Lajpat Nagar –IV, New Delhi- 110024 was conceived and set up by the Central Ministry of  Tourism, Government of India in the year 1979 in collaboration with Delhi ..

Administration.The Food Craft Institute started functioning from the year 1983. Administration and financial control of the institute for first five years remained with the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. Seed Capital for opening of the institute and Revenue expenditure for running the institute were taken care by the Central Ministry of Tourism (GOI) for running five streams of Hotel and Hospitality related disciplines of one & half year trade diploma courses. The courses affiliated to the Board of Technical Education, Delhi. On completion of 5 years of operation in 1988, the Central Government transferred the assets and liabilities of this Food Craft Institute to the Delhi Administration for it's running.
With the growth of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry during the previous five year plans and expected turn around in the current five year plan  the Craft level institute was upgraded to full-fledged diploma level w.e.f. 1998. The Institute has further been upgraded to three year Degree level institute from the academic session 2002-03. The Degree course is affiliated to the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology an an apex autonomous organisation set up by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. Under the Degree programme manpower is being trained for the supervisory and management level.  
Upon up-gradation of the institute the Govt. of NCT of Delhi allotted 5.06 acres of land for construction of institute's administrative and academic block; advance training center, student's schlor's block (Hostel) and staff accommodations. Project management has been awarded to PWD, GNCTD which has phased the entire construction and development of the institute in two phases. Phase-I includes academic and administrative block to house the following facility:
  • Basic Training Kitchen (two)
  • Quantity Food Kitchen (one)
  • Advance Training Kitchen (one)
  • Studio Kitchen & Research Lab (one)
  • Bakery and Patisserie Lab (two)
  • Confectionery Lab (One)
  • Basic Training Restaurant (one)
  • Advance Training Restaurant (one)
  • Language Lab (one)
  • MIS and Computer lab (one)
  • Housekeeping Lab (one)
  • Training Laundry and Linen Room (one)
  • Library and Resource Centre (one)
  • Front Office Lab (one)
  • Training Guest Room (twin and suite room- tow)
Phase -1 of the building, which includes the academic and administrative block, is nearing completion. However, water, sewerage and electricity are yet to be provided by PWD. The building will be ready for occupation only after furnishing of administrative block, classrooms including equipping the labs (Training Kitchens, Bakery & Confectionery, Studio Kitchen, Housekeeping – Laundry, linen room, Restaurant, Library and Resource Centre, Computer and MIS labs, language labs etc:) Provisions for all these have not been made in PE-1 prepared earlier by PWD. PWD in spite of repeated requests has not prepared supplementary PE-1 for administrative approval and expenditure sanction and for EFC and SFC. Moreover, it is felt that PWD does not seem to have expertise and capabilities for carrying out these supplementary additional ties. Under the circumstance   the Executive committee of the Board of Board of Governors have decided to request the Board to authorize DTTDC to carry out the work with the support of Architect and Consultant already appointed by PWD. for the project and also hire a Consultants on retainer ship  basis to do facility and utility planning for academic, administrative, data and telecommunication networking as well as for It applications to complete the project on turn key basis for completion and occupation of the building (Phase-I of the project ).
 The above training facilities will require to be equipped with the latest equipment as per the norms prescribed by the National Council for Hotel Management (NCHM) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). However, more modern equipment are being proposed to be added to the infrastructure over and above NCHM and AICTE list to offer Master, Ph. D. and MBA programme in Hospitality.
 Along with the administrative, block meeting and conference room and other students, facilities for co-curricular and extra curricular activities will be required to be equipped, It is also proposed to have IT applications for bringing transparency and  e-governance in academic and administrative activities for which customized software will be required. Support in terms of capital and revenue form plan funds will be needed from time to time for infrastructure construction and development during the 10th Five Year Plan. Initial capital expenditure from plan fund and for revenue expenditure support from plan fund will also be required during the incubation period of the institute for around 4-5 years. The institute will become self-sustaining after increase of intake and introduction of few nouvel courses required by the hospitality and allied industry, this will create job opportunities to the youngsters joining the various courses offered at the institute and support the working executive of the industry.
Phase –II of the building, which comprises of the Training Center, Scholars block and Dwelling units, are also proposed to be taken  up for implementation jointly with DTTDC. It is proposed to retain DTTDC as Project Management Consultant for this purpose. 
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Last Updated : 23 Mar,2014