National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (Society) was set up in the year 1982 by Govt. of India as an autonomous body for coordinated growth and development of hospitality management education in the country.
Initially, the Council was set up in the name of the National Board of Studies in Food Management, Catering & Nutrition under the administrative control of the Ministry of Agriculture (Deptt. Of Food) and subsequently it was transferred to the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India in the year 1984 with renaming as National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology. The office of the Council is situated at A-34, Sector-62, Noida (U.P.) in its own building whereas the registered office is at Pusa, New Delhi.
The Council regulates academics in the field of Hospitality Education & training that is imparted at the 21 (twenty one) Central Govt. sponsored Institutes of Hotel Management, 25 (twenty five) State Govt. sponsored IHMs offering Degree level/Diploma/Craft Certificate level programs, 1 (one) PSU owned Institute, 25 (twenty five) private Institutes and 14 (fourteen) Food Craft Institutes that function in different parts of the country.
Through the Council, these institutes offer 11 (eleven) different professional programs leading to the award of Certificate, Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma, Bachelor and Master Degree. (The last two programs are in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Open University).