Ponda, August 28th , 2014: The Department of Tourism, Government of Goa today laid the foundation stone of The State Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology at Farmagudi, Ponda at the hands of Shri Shripad Y Naik, Honorable Minister of State (Independent Charge) Culture & Tourism, Government of India in the presence of Shri Dilip Parulekar, Honorable Minister of Tourism; Shri Nilesh Cabral, Honorable MLA & Chairman GTDC; Shri Anand Kumar, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Shri R. K Srivastava IAS, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Government of Goa and Shri S. T. Nadkarni, Chief Engineer, GTDC, Project Cell.
The proposed plot area of 40,000sqmt is located in the Goa Engineering College Campus, Farmagudi and will have a capacity of 540 students. Shri. Shripad Naik on the occasion said, “The State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology was a need-of the-hour. With the tourism industry flourishing in Goa, this project will definitely boost tourism and generate employment for the youth of Goa. We have requested the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India to increase the number of seats to 50% for the Goan youth. We hope to start work as soon as possible and complete this project within the stipulated time.”
The project will be executed in two phases. Phase I will comprise of the institutional building and a girls hostel block and phase II will comprise of an open air theatre, boys hostel, staff quarters, attendance quarters, cafeteria, principal’s quarters, health club and a playground amongst other facilities. The project is slated to be completed within 330 days excluding monsoons.
The Institute’s academic program will comprise of a 3 year BSC degree and a 1 and half year Trade Diploma in food production, food & beverage service, bakery & confectionary, housekeeping and front office operations. Apart from these courses, Capacity building for the villagers of Bandora, Farmagudi will be organized for at least 1000 youngsters every year.
Project Management Consultancy: Lotus Environments
Estimated Cost: Rs. 21, 96, 24,972.00 Including 3% contingencies & 4% Consultancy charges (GSR 2011)
Funding: Partly funded by Ministry of Tourism Government of India, Human Resources Development Division vide sanction order No. 9(1)2009-HRD dated 5th March, 2010. Partly Govt. of Goa.