The Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Chennai was established in 1963 jointly sponsored by the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Govt. of India at national Level as one of the Pioneer Institutes in India for imparting quality training in Three Year Degree B.Sc in H&HA, Two Year Post Graduation M.Sc in HA and also 1 ½ Years Diploma and Craft Courses. The Govt. of Tamil Nadu was closely associated with the institute since its very inception. The entire Recurring and Capital expenditure is funded by the ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India from 1.4.79. The Institute has recorded rapid growth, expansion and popularity in the past 50 years with senior management level employment for the students. At present Capital Grant only is funded by the ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and from 1998-1999 Recurring Expenditure is self financed by the Institute.