Agartala, 04 Oct 2021: Tripura Tourism Development Corporation(TTDC), Government of Tripura, through Higher Tender Committee, selected Infovalley Educational & Research (P) Ltd as a private partner for running and managing the State Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Applied Nutrition, Agartala, TRIPURA.
In a historic moment, the Government of Tripura 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)- an initiative by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and implemented by Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (TTDCL).
The signing took place on Monday, 04 October 2021 and the first sessions of classes are to start from the next year.
Infovalley Educational & Research (P) Ltd—an NSDC partnered company under its brand umbrella of Jettwings that has trained and placed more than 15,000+ students across 14 nations with an international placement record of 35% in the last 18 years in the service domain, is known for its skill training across India.
The event was graced by the presence of Hon’ble Minister, Tourism, Government of Tripura, Mr. Pranjit Singha Roy, M.D., Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Ltd, Tripura, Mr. TK Chakma, Chairman of Infovalley Educational and Research Pvt Ltd, Mr. Sanjay Aditya Singh and Mr. Pankaj Debbarma, who is to head the project of SIHM, Tripura.
Exploring the potential of tourism and hospitality of the region and beyond, the concession agreement was signed to facilitate top class hospitality studies in Tripura and the nearby states. The first session of classes is to be conducted from January, 2022.
Encouraging this initiative, the Honourable Minister of Tourism, Government of Tripura, Mr. Pranjit Singha Roy said, “This project will lay the foundation of progressive employment program and eventually will 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 to be in the top 10 SIHMs of India”‘.
Praising the collaboration of this magnitude, M.D., Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Ltd, Mr. TK Chakma, opined, “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 further 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.”
“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”, said Mr Sanjay Aditya Singh, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Infovalley Educational & Research (P) Ltd. and the Chairman of Jettwings.
“Further, this association will prove to be a milestone for the employment generation in this region and thus present itself as an opportunity for the youths without any socio-economic discrimination”, he further added.
Explaining the nuances of the courses and what it would mean for those planning to apply for it, Mr. Singh also said, “We have signed a concession agreement with Tripura Tourism, GoT at Geetanjali Tourism Guest House on Monday. The idea is to run and operate the SIHM which would cater to 6,00 youths every year. The proposed SIHM would offer various courses, ranging from B.Sc in Hotel and Hospitality Management, B.Sc in Culinary Arts & Catering Technology, 5 Diploma Programs and 2 PG Programs in Hotel & Hospitality Management”
“Plans are to begin the program in Tripura from January 2022”, Mr. Singh concluded.
About Infovalley Educational and Research Pvt Ltd:
Infovalley Educational and Research (P) Ltd. was incorporated on 1st of October 2002 at Registrar of Companies, Shillong, Meghalaya under companies’ Act 1956 with its registered office in the historical city of Guwahati in the state of Assam, INDIA.
The objective of the Company is to impart quality training and consultancy to promote teaching, training and research in the Educational 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 & services under it.
Infovalley has made considerable contributions to Vocational and Higher Education in the North East region Of India & SouthEast Asia.
Its major area of work is creating employment oriented research based education systems for employment generation. It promotes Higher & Vocational Education in India & South East Asia through various innovative projects.
In the year 2006, Infovalley Educational & Research (P) Ltd established the brand Jettwings & Its First Institute in the name of “Jettwings Institute of Aviation & Hospitality Management”, at Guwahati ASSAM – a Premier Institute of Aviation, Hospitality Tourism and Management, Jettwings is the first ever private, non-aided professional training provider in Aviation & Hospitality Sector that originated from the Northeast India and quickly expanded its footprint across India & South East Asia by setting up its campuses across major cities.It was one such venture initiated to provide an enduring and crucial platform to the youth of Northeast in the field of Quality Skill Education which the North East is best at and that is AVIATION & HOSPITALITY.
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. SIHM Tripura is set up at Agartala and is to be run under Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model, for which Government of Tripura has chosen Infovalley Educational and Research Pvt Ltd.
The institute will be providing Diploma and degree programs related to hospitality industries to promote tourism and hospitality industry.