Srinagar:Principal Secretary Skill Development Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon Monday chaired 16th meeting of Governing body of Food Craft Institute (FCI) (Society) Jammu at Civil Secretariat here.
The meeting was attended by Director Skill Development Department, Managing Director JKTDC, Principal Institute of Hotel Management Srinagar. Principal FCI, Jammu, President, Hotel & Lodges Association Katra, President, Hotel and Lodge Association Jammu and other officers from Jammu attended the meeting through video conferencing.
While deliberating on agenda points it was decided that the Food Craft Institute, Jammu, which is the premium institute for conduct of courses in the fields of Hotel Management shall be upgraded to the level of Institute of Hotel Management. This will enable the students to join the courses, after 10+2, for three year degree programme in Hotel Management which is affiliated with the National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Union Ministry of Tourism. The students of Food Craft Institute, Jammu can prove themselves to be very useful in filling up the gap of skilled man power in the hospitality sector.
Principal Secretary directed the concerned officers to take up the matter with the higher ups and get it done on immediately. Principal Secretary also set targets for training of students in the institute and said that students should be provided quality training to upskill their talent which would in turn boost their income level. While reviewing the performance of the Institute, Dr Samoon also reviewed the progress of ongoing civil/ construction works in the institute and directed the concerned to work in coordinated manner so that all the works are completed within the stipulated time frame.
In order to create more credibility for the institute for better long term benefits, it was also given out in the meeting that the institute has been inspected for ISO certification. After the inspection, the institute has been awarded the ISO 9000 2015 for providing hospitality quality education with best infrastructure and standard quality of practical labs.
It was further given out that the institute has been inspected for hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) and has been duly certified.
Earlier Principal FCI, Jammu, Jyoti Bhatti briefed about the performance of the institute alongwith the placement record of the students. The Board appreciated the efforts of the institute to provide the trainings in the fields of Food Production (Cooking), Food & Beverage Service, Front Office, Housekeeping and Bakery.