Agartala: Exploring the potential of tourism and hospitality of the region and beyond, Tripura government has signed a concession agreement with Infovalley Educational & Research (P) Ltd as their Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to run the State Institute of Hotel Management (SIHM).
The SIHM is an initiative by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, and implemented by Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (TTDCL).
The TTDCL selected Infovalley Educational & Research (P) Ltd as a private partner for running and managing the State Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Applied Nutrition at Agartala, Tripura. The signing took place on Monday, October 4, 2021, and the first sessions of classes are to start from next year.
Infovalley Educational & Research (P) Ltd, an NSDC partnered company, has trained and placed more than 15,000+ students across 14 nations in the last 18 years in the service domain.
The event was graced by Tripura Tourism Minister Pranjit Singha Roy, Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Ltd M.D. TK Chakma, Infovalley Educational and Research Pvt Ltd Chairman Sanjay Aditya Singh and Pankaj Debbarma, who is to head the project of SIHM, Tripura.
Encouraging this initiative, the tourism minister said, “This project will lay the foundation of a progressive employment programme and will, eventually, significantly impact many lives of our youths. With the setting up of the State IHM, we are also hopeful to boost our local economy by engaging a skilled workforce.”
Infovalley Educational & Research (P) Ltd, under its brand Jettwings with 15+ years of expertise in the field of tourism & hospitality studies, is likely to be the best partners for operating this SIHM and we are hopeful to make this SIHM one of the top 10 in India, the minister said.
Praising the collaboration of this magnitude, Tripura Tourism Development Corporation LtdM.D. T K Chakma said, “The need of a state IHM in Tripura is an appropriate step to counter the unemployment crisis. Through this engagement with Infovalley, we are sure to provide a platform for our youths to make themselves eligible for employment without looking for opportunities outside Tripura.”
He added, “This will also be a centre of cultural confluence as students from other parts of the country will get to know about the indigenous ethnicities and our cultural heritages that will enrich their learning experience.”
Sanjay Aditya Singh of Infovalley Educational & Research (P) Ltd. said, “It has been a privilege to have associated with the Government of Tripura and conceptualize a State IHM for the talented youths of the region. With an objective to offer world-class infrastructure and education, SIHM, Tripura will be turned into a centre of excellence for hotel and hospitality management studies.”
Explaining the nuances of the courses, Singh said, “The proposed SIHM would offer various courses, ranging from B.Sc in Hotel and Hospitality Management to B.Sc in Culinary Arts & Catering Technology, 5 Diploma Programmes and 2 PG Programmes in Hotel & Hospitality Management.”
“Plans are to begin the programme from January 2022,” he said.
About SIHM, Tripura
SIHM Tripura is an initiative of the Tripura Tourism, Government of Tripura (GoT), through Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. (TTDCL). Through this initiative, the Government of Tripura has embarked on a major journey keeping in view the growth of tourism and hospitality sector in Tripura.
The Agartala-based SIHM will offer diplomas and degree programmes related to the hospitality industries.
About Infovalley Educational and Research Pvt Ltd.:
Infovalley Educational and Research (P) Ltd. was incorporated in October 2002 at Registrar of Companies, Shillong, Meghalaya, under companies’ Act 1956 with its registered office in Guwahati, Assam.
The company’s objective is to impart quality training and consultancy to promote teaching, training and research in the education sector and bring in change in conventional educational systems to generate employability in India & SE Asia. The north east states of India are the prime focus area of the company.
From skill-based training provider in vocational education for employment generation to promotions of educational institutions to research and consultancy in quality enhancement system, the company has branched out onto several other successful brands and services.
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