My dear students and esteemed colleagues,

At the very onset, I am prompted to use a John Dewey’s quote:

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”.

My hearty welcome to you to join State Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition (SIHMCT & AN) New Tehri, a splendid Temple of Learning which is a constituent institute of Uttarakhand Technical University (UTU). The horizons of professional activities are expanding, and hence today there is a greater scope for the students to present their talents and achievements and reach to the heights of their career. Choosing an Institution has been one of the most important decisions of your life. You are entering into the arena of higher education where the future is full of opportunities. I would like to congratulate you on choosing SIHMCT & AN, New Tehri as an Institution in developing your career and realising dreams. Education is about much more than employability. It includes evolving with a different view, developing different perspectives and opening your mind to the enormous possibilities, and ultimately emerging as world class human resource. The University and SIHMCT & AN offer you an intellectually challenging and rewarding atmosphere. It gives you the ability, self-confidence and the desire to go on learning for the rest of your life and to cope with new emerging and challenging situations. We at the University and SIHMCT & AN are firmly committed to excel in technical education and research, and are fully aware of the challenges of the future. Apart from strengthening the teaching-learning process, research and extension programmes, special focus on extra-curricular, sports and other similar activities to foster global competencies among the students is our priority. The University and SIHMCT & AN aim at facilitating and promoting studies, research, technology incubation and extension work in Hospitality and Hotel administration for achieving excellence in hospitality industry. We provide a congenial environment for the holistic growth and all round development of the students through suitably designed teaching learning processes. I welcome all the students who chose to be a part of this premier Institute (SIHMCT & AN), I am sure that you will feel proud on being associated with us and make us equally proud with your academic excellence and accomplishments.

With best wishes,

Dr. U.S. Rawat

Vice Chancellor

Uttarakhand Technical University