Anjuman-I-Islam's A.K. Hafizka Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology is a major link in the chain of technical institutes established by the Anjuman-I-Islam. Keeping abreast of the new trends in education and ever eager to provide all kinds of educational facilities to the youth of the community Anjuman started this institute to provide high standard professional training in hotel management. Hospitality industry is an important and growing segment of modern economy with attractive employment opportunities. The growing importance of the course may be gauged by the fact that the number of hotel management colleges has increased 4 to over 100 in two decades.
In the large family of Anjuman institutes A. K. Hafizka Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology is a toddler, having been established in 1993. But within a short span of six years it has earned a reputation in the industry circles by virtue of its high standard of education and discipline. All the tree top rankers in the state for the year 1996-97 were from this institute. It has been registering a very high pass rate ranking from 90 to 95 percent with 60 to 70 percent of the students securing a first class. For the current year 1998-99 a 100 percent success is expected, Insha Allah. So far the institute has produced about 200 diploma holders in hotels management who are well placed in various hotels and other organizations in India and abroad. The institute is approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi an affiliated to Maharashtra State's Board of Technical Examination.
The late Mr. Abdul Khader Hafizka was a former president of the Anjuman-I-Islam and a prominent nationalist Muslim leader. To commemorate his services to the Anjuman and the community, Anjuman-I-Islam named this institute after him. In the beginning the institute did not have a proper accommodation as a result of which classes had to be conducted in different buildings in the Anjuman Complex. But now it proudly occupies three floors of a newly constructed five-storey building within the Anjuman Complex near Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (V.T.) of Mumbai. The Anjuman has taken care to provide all the facilities for the proper training of our students. The institute is running to its full capacity with a total of 173 students - 59 in the first year, 60 in the second and 54 in the third year. About 20 percent of them are girls. It is heartening to note that more and more Muslim students, even girls, are opting for the course. About 20 percent of the students are Muslims.
The good reputation of the institute and its high rate of success are the results of the dedication of its staff members, state-of-the-art training facilities and a high degree of discipline. The management is very particular, in fact strict, about attendance, discipline and the grooming standard of the students. The institute is managed by a team of 30 members including 18 experienced teaching staff headed by a principal. In addition, it has a panel of guest lecturers from top hotels such as Taj, Oberoi and Holiday Inn.
The institute believes that its responsibilities towards students do not end with the awarding of diplomas. It helps the students in finding suitable jobs. For this purpose it has initiated two programmes - a Placement Directory and Campus Interview. Every year it publishes of its final year students and sends it to hotels and other organizations all over the country, which then call the required students for jobs. At the end of each academic year it organises a Campus Interview to which officials from the hospitality industry are invited. During the Campus Interview employers chooses candidates and students select employers of their liking.
A major attraction of the institute is its annual Theme Dinner programme which is organised mainly by the students. Last year it was called "Konakn Railway - The Food Fiesta" in which food items from the four states - Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala - through which the Konkan Railway passes were presented.
AK Hafizka Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
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