July 30, 2018
Bengal Govt’s hotel management institute, Aahoran, inaugurated
On July 25, the State Institute of Hotel Management was inaugurated. It is a concept of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who named the project, Aahoran.
The institute is located in Durgapur. A degree course in hotel management has already begun in the institute from this academic year. A short-term course of 52 weeks (one year) will also be taught at the institute. There are 60 seats for the course.
The State Government has spent Rs 12 crore to set up Aahoran, spread over 5 acres, with the institute proper occupying 75,000 square feet. A hostel, with 200 rooms, is under construction.
The tourism minister, who inaugurated the institute, said: “To take Bengal to the world stage, we need educated and skilled human resources. We have to focus on services sector apart from training skilled labour.”