Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Pune

An Autonomous Institute of Government of Maharashtra. (Est. 1969 )

About Us

The Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology was established in the year 1969, at Nagpur, with a view to impart vocational skills in cookery, bakery and food processing. Earlier famously known as the Food Craft Institute, this Institute shifted to Pune in the year 1975 while continuing to offer craftsmanship courses. Over the past five decades, the Institute has progressed significantly, and built a reputation in providing quality education in hospitality and tourism with various programmes under its banner.

With fifty years of rich experience, the Institute has been a pioneer in launching various programmes in hospitality and tourism. In the year 1982, the Institute started with three years Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology, being the second oldest college in Maharashtra to do so. Consistent academic excellence has earned the institute an autonomous status since 1995. It was also the first to introduce a three years Diploma in Travel and Tourism in the year 1993. The Diploma Programmes of Hotel Management and Travel & Tourism have equivalence from the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education.

The institute also conducts Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Operations and Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism for Post Graduates and a two years HSVC (earlier Minimum Competency Vocational Courses), affiliated to the State Board of Higher and Secondary Education of Maharashtra.
In 2003, the Institute introduced the four years Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Hotel Management and Catering Technology, affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University. The Institute is presently the only one in the country to have launched a two years full-time Master’s programme in Hotel Management & Catering Technology in the year 2012, which is recognized by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
At present we offer formal education programmes like HSC (Vocational Course), Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Degree and Post Graduate Degree at various entry levels in the field of Hotel Management and Travel & Tourism.
To fulfill the Institute’s role towards social responsibility, it offers Continuing Education Programmes for the Army (GREF), State Reserve Police Force and Pune Municipal Corporation. The Institute today has partnered with Corporates like Rich’s, Rational, Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Weikfield, Bharat Vikas Group and many others, for exchange of technology as well as imparting training.
The institute also offers a number of customized, non-formal hospitality and tourism related programmes to society. These are short courses in Bakery, Cookery and Travel & Tourism for minimum 1-4 months Diploma, Degree and Post Graduate Programmes offered are AICTE recognized, and have equivalence of MSBTE / Affiliated to University of Pune.

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