Dy. Chief Minister and Tourism Minister, Govt. of Delhi, Manish Sisodia today announced that the Institute of Hotel Management (DIHM) will be converted in to a full-fledged University, which shall provide high quality world class courses in hospitality and tourism management in Delhi. Shri Sisodia made this announcement during his visit of the Institute of Hotel Management (DIHM). Shri Sisodia interacted with the faculty, staff and students of the institutes. Upon looking at the efforts put in by the principal, faculty and staff and the neglected condition of the building, Shri Sisodia instructed the department to take immediate action on the following:
In his address to the teachers, Shri Sisodia said “I am moved and inspired to see the work of DIHM today. It is important to dream. It is only a matter of chance that we are in politics today. But the dream existed long before that and this is how we have been able to make so many reforms in the education system. Dreams drive us, and I urge all of you to continue your great work and dream for the best for your institute and students. I assure you all the support from our end to make this into a world class University for hospitality industry”.
Shri Sisodia announced the institute will be converted into a University that shall provide high quality world-class courses in hospitality and tourism.
Shri Sisodia has instructed the department to take immediate action on the following issues:
The building structure needs repair on urgent basis. A portion of the building seems to be dangerous. Chief Engineer, DTTDC to make an assessment and draw an estimate at the earliest. This should be given Top Priority to avoid any unforeseen accident.
The only source of revenue for the institute is fees collection. The expenses are little more than the revenue. Pr. Secretary (Tourism) may draw a proposal for special grant to the institution of the DIHM to get them out of this financial problem.
The faculty has not accorded 7th Pay Commission Scales as well as some past arrears. The meeting of the Board of the institute be called at the earliest and the matter be sort out.
Despite so many odds and virtually not much of support, the Principal and the faculty have done a remarkable job in bringing this college to this level. Unfortunately recently the National Council has taken cognizance of shortage of facility and faculty.
To ensure growth, autonomy and for creation of world class knowledge centre, Shri Sisodia said the institution should be converted into a State University. Shri Sisodia has directed Principal, DIHM to draw a proposal. He has also asked Pr. Secretary (Tourism) ensure this is done on top priority.