Workshop on “Professional Baking & Pastry Arts”

The Department of Marine Catering and Hotel Management organized a workshop on “Professional Baking and Pastry Arts” for second- and first-year students from 9.2.24 to 10.2.24. 63 students eagerly participated in this program. Chef. Sudhakar Ragunathan, Bakery Consultant, Chennai, was a resource person for this workshop. The workshop focused on the techniques used in the preparation of special bakery products. The students were given hands-on training in the preparation of various bakery products. The students were divided into groups and trained to prepare different bakery products like doughnuts, cake varieties, cookies, and pastries. The workshop was completed successfully, and the students benefited from the program by gaining knowledge and practical skills in bakery product preparation.

Industrial visits

On 12th March 2024, the Department of Marine Catering and Hotel Management organized an Exposure Visit to NABARD’s Madurai Agribusiness Incubation Forum Madurai. 26 students of the first year participated in the exposure visit. Manager (Startup) , NABARD, Mr.Bharath Kumar explained about the functions of NABARD. He said that NABARD provides monetary or Credit support to small-scale rural industries lacking due to less or no support. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is an apex regulatory body for overall regulation of regional rural banks and apex cooperative banks in India. It is under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Students visited the NABARD incubation centre and saw the products developed in the centre such as peanuts roaster and the process of making ice creams with different shapes. Quality Control Manager Agribusiness Incubation Forum discussed the process of idea generation and converting the idea into product with the students. They interacted with the people in-charge of the centre and clarified their doubts. In total, the students gathered a lot of information during the visit.

SLCS-Samaaj Seva – Outreach Activity on “SWACHHTA HI SEVA”– Cleanliness is Service”

Department of Marine Catering and Hotel Management organized a SLCS-Samaaj Seva—outreach Activity on “SWACHHTA HI SEVA- Cleanliness is Service”, as a cleaning activity at Arulmigu Yoga Narasinga Perumal Thiru Kovil.Madurai, on 12.03.2024. The students created awareness among the rural people by providing pamphlets to them and suggesting them to create a green environment in their surroundings. As a part of the program, they collected plastic waste, and cleaned the temple. Students actively participated in the program by giving in their full support, which made it a great success. The people in the village appreciated the efforts made by the students and the coordinator. Totally, 26 students and 3 faculty members took part in this program.

Out Door Catering

The Department of MC&HM provided an opportunity for the students to participate an outdoor catering program (ODC) from 5.3.24 to 7.3.24 at Vivanta by Taj, Coimbatore. They learned various operation procedures, work place and mise-en place preparation, buffet arrangement, banquet table setting, conference hall operations, and many modern techniques. This opportunity motivated and gave hands-on practice to the students. The students were able to discover their career interests and gain valuable experience. Totally, 7 students participated in this ODC program.

Millet Maharani

The students of Marine Catering and Hotel Management participated in the millet maharani competition jointly organized by Aashirvaad and Dinamalar Newspaper on 25.2.24 at Madurai. Six students, Mr.Hemanathan G, Mr.Jegan M, Mr.Lakshmi Ramana P, Mr.Sanjay R, Mr.Saravana Kumar M, and Mr.Sriram G, from the first year, actively participated in the millet food competition. This competition motivated and encouraged the students and also made it a memorable experience.


The Department of Marine Catering and Hotel Management organized a Parents-Teachers Meet for the first and second-year students (69 students) on February 28, 2024at 2:00 P.M. The meeting was conducted under the guidance of Mr. C. Suresh Kumar, the Head of the department. The primary objective of the meeting was to discuss students’ performance and devise ways to enrich their learning experience. The class in-charge announced the students’ attendance and internal marks, and also discussed the preparation for the semester examination. The PTA meeting concluded with a briefing on the progress and development of the students, emphasizing the joint effort of parents and teachers

Industrial Visits to Munnar and Cochin

Department of Marine Catering and Hotel Management, organized an industrial visit to Munnar and Cochin for two days 22.2.2024 to 23.2.24. 46 students from I and II year MC&HM and Five faculty members participated in this visit. The Students visited various places in Munnar such as Rose garden, Mattupetty Dam, Top Station, Photo point, Attukkadu falls on 22.02.2024 and the next day the Students visited Wonderla Theme park in Cochin. Through this educational tour, the students gained experiential learning which helped them to understand the history, art and culture of the people, food habits, and social background of the local people in Kerala state. In this trip, students built closer bonds with their classmates, experienced new environments and enjoyed the day away from the classroom.

Alumni Interaction on “General Steward Duties and Responsibilities of Merchant Ship”

The Department of Marine Catering and Hotel Management organized an Alumni Interaction for the second year students (25 students) on 2.2.2024. Santhosh S is an alumnus of the department is presently working as Second Cook, OSM Marine time Ship Management, Chennai. They created awareness among the students on “General Steward Duties and Responsibilities of Merchant Ship”. They interacted with the juniors about the duties and responsibilities of a General Steward and the Documents required for joining the Shipping Company. They also explained the job responsibility of our individual in this industry. This program boosted the confidence of the students.

International Millet Expo and Conclave 2023

Mr. K. Raj Kumar, a second-year student of Marine Catering and Hotel Management, participated in an Asia Book of Record-Virtual Program with the title “International Millet Expo and Conclave 23.” It was organized by the Millet Foundation and Tan Millets of Tamil Nadu, co-organized by Rtn. S. Sundar is a person who set a record for leading the longest online millet conclave. The virtual program conducted totally 288 hours with a participation of 576 milletpreneures. The program is conducted through Zoom and YouTube from 1.12.2023 to 13.12.2023. Mr.Rajkumar gave a virtual cooking demonstration session on December 9, 2023, and he prepared the eight millet dishes. He was acknowledged with the participant certificate, and the achievement was registered in the Asia World Record.

Work Shop on “Sugar Flowers & Wedding Cake”

Asian Christian Culinary & Agricultural Science Institute, Hosur, organized a workshop on “Sugar fondant & Icing” on 24.1.2024. Six first-year students participated in the workshop. Chef Subhashini, a distinguished and multi-award-winning cake artist, was the chief guest of the program. She shared her views on how trends in the cake industry continue to change and develop at a fast pace, and how we keep our skills updated to these international standards. She also gave the hands-on experience on how to make a sugar flower, modern wedding cakes, and basic cake decoration. This workshop gave a lot of motivation and encouragement to the students, who had a memorable experience.