Welcome to Royal Group of Companies
The Royal Group of Companies is a multi facetted group with diversified business activities in various fields including Aviation, Shipping, Education, Advertising, Plantation, Hospitality industry and Travel & Tourism. The Group has its Corporate Office in the heart of Cochin City, popularly known as “The Queen of Arabian Sea”.
The Group is well known for its impeccable services, novel ideas, and diversified business activities. It now enjoys an enviable position among similar companies in the state.
The reputation of the group is built on reliability and efficiency achieved by rendering excellent services for over three decades.
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
With immense pleasure I warmly welcome you aboard MUNNAR CATERING COLLEGE (MCC)-the largest Hospitality Management Institute of its kind in India, assuring a highly enriching and rewarding tenure.
Hospitality Industry is ranked as the largest employer in the world offering a broad variety of employment opportunities in many different sectors. The Hospitality business continuously demands new services, new ways of presenting existing services and new ideas for enhancing the experience of their demanding clientele. It is in view of this and on the basis of the ever increasing demand for qualified professionals in the industry that MCC was established by Thachankary Foundation, a Trust governed by the Indian Trust act 1882. The college is the first self-financing Catering College in the state approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India, and Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Kerala.
By offering training in international hotels abroad as part of the studies, MCC aims at creating qualified professionals in a globalised context. In view of the technological growth and development at the national and international level, the college has introduced many new facilities in the campus for operational efficiency and convenience. By installing an
ATM/POS machine in the college premises, individual Smart Card is provided for each student for all their payments in the campus to avoid unnecessary spending. Similarly, for any payment outside the campus all students are being provided with a Co-branded International Debit Card in association with leading banks. Thus the 100% Wifi Campus of MCC has become the first 100% CASH LESS CAMPUS among such professional colleges in the state. The College has already been branded as a totally ALCOHOL FREE, TOBACCO FREE and RAGGING FREE CAMPUS.
The College has also introduced the BUDDY SYSTEM, offering guidance, assistance and motivation by 2 senior students and a faculty, to all newly admitted students, for their exclusive personality and professional development. For inculcating a healthy competitive spirit in each student all are compulsorily enrolled in The ACHIEVERS’GUILD categorising them under Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond groups based on strict parameters. Elevation to higher group will attract more exposure and better opportunities even for employment.
Students of Munnar Catering College also get a unique opportunity to complete their graduation partly in UAE consequent to the Twinning Programme offered in association with Emirates MCC University in UAE. These students are thus getting an international training exposure during the course of their study itself.
For our students the campus life is a period of transformation into a responsible global citizens, making them capable of facing the future with resilience and optimism. Therefore graduates of MCC are highly sought after in the industry and the work place, valued for their education, range of skills and professionalism.
With this introduction I whole heartedly invite you to join hands with us, to strengthen your capabilities in order to achieve excellence beyond imagination.
Mary Tissan Thachankary
Munnar Catering College
The establishment of Munnar Catering College was initiated by the wealth of experience of the promoters in the fields of Hospitality, Aviation and Shipping and an astute insight into the immense scope for employment in these fields. The aspiring youngsters are molded for a successful career by the best professionals in the industry who have in-depth knowledge in their respective fields. They are trained to acquire the quality and confidence required to understand and solve problems in day-to day operations.
Munnar Catering College offers systematic job oriented training with placement assistance to all who fulfill the requirements. The college is located in the picturesque Thachankary hills of Munnar, spread over hundreds of acres of aesthetically landscaped terrain. The prestigious hill station luxury hotel – Fort Munnar, located close by at 6,500 ft. above sea level and functioning under the same management of the college, offers practical training for the students in different departments, under the guidance of highly experienced professionals. The rich blend of international curriculum and exciting extra curricular activities at the College make it an ideal residential educational institution. The College is equipped with an exact replica of 5 star hotel facilities.
Emirates MCC University
Munnar Catering College (MCC), the largest Hospitality Education Institute of its kind in India has realized the lack of professional institutions in UAE and nearby countries, conducting face to face full time courses in Hotel, Hospitality and Training. With tremendous opportunities for qualified professionals in this field, MCC has identified Ras Al Khaimah in UAE as an ideal location to establish a Centre of Excellence in Hospitality Education and Training, offering courses in Hospitality and Management studies. ‘Emirates MCC University’ was established at Ras Al Khaimah by Royal Group of Companies, Kerala, India thus spreading its wings beyond the boundaries of the Indian Sub Continent. Royal Group is a multi facetted conglomerate engaged in Education, Aviation, Shipping, Advertising, Plantation, Hotel, Resorts, Travel & Tourism.
Emirates MCC is promoted by Munnar Catering College with its International campus located at Thachankary Hills, Sooryanelli, Munnar, Kerala, India. Munnar is a Hill Station located 6500 ft. above sea level and is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. The facilities of Munnar Catering College Campus include a Helipad, Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam bath, Gymnasium, Indoor stadium, Cricket pitch, Amphitheatre, Modern hostels etc.
MOUNT ROYAL COLLEGE
More than an educational institution, Mount Royal College, Munnar is a chosen destination for higher education in specialty subjects and affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. The college offers an unprecedented opportunity to cross all barriers in education, to explore a new horizon hither to unheard of. All assistance is assured to spread ones wings in Education on which lofty ambitions can be strongly built. At a time when India strives to compete in a globalised economy in areas demanding highly trained professionals, the selection of courses for higher education becomes increasingly important. Hence, Mount Royal College offers only selected courses having maximum flexibility and wide choice of opportunities. At the moment Mount Royal College offers B.Com. in Travel and Tourism, B.Com. in Finance and Taxation, BSc in culinary Arts & Catering Technology and MHM, Master of Hotel Management. The objective of these courses is primarily skill development and proficiency for employment in the chosen field. The college aims at imparting training for employment, to inculcate an aptitude for perusing higher education and to instil the values of respect and trust in the relationships that are vital for real success. Assuring a bright future, full of possibilities and endless opportunities, a new destination for learning has arisen, in an evolved environment.
AWARDS - Awarded "THE BEST HOTEL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE"
Dear All, I am extremely delighted and proud to share the happy news that MUNNAR CATERING COLLEGE, Munnar has been awarded “THE BEST HOTEL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE” in the state, by the Government of Kerala, Department of Tourism. This is in recognition of the best practices in teaching, empowerment of the youth and the overall contribution to the Tourism and Hospitality industry in general. We have been selected as the best college among the institutions affiliated to 6 state Universities, and 4 Institutes of Hotel management under the National Council of Hotel Management, Government of India. This is a proud moment and I sincerely dedicate the credit for this honour to all those who have been associated with MUNNAR CATERING COLLEGE since its inception, especially our previous and present Principals Mr U. Sasikumar, Mr M.R. Shankar, Mr Lavocah, Mr Amar Rao, Mr Sudhish Nair, Mr Shinow Baby and Mr Pratap Nair. I am also indebted and grateful to all our previous and present teaching and non-teaching staff of Munnar Catering College, the staff of the Corporate Office and Thachankary Foundation, in addition to all the staff members of our group concerns, especially those at Hotel Fort Munnar and the City Centres of Munnar Catering College, Cochin & Trivandrum, without whose contribution this achievement could not have been accomplished. I am happy to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude to all parents, our present students and also our past students, who are working in India and abroad, in respectable positions in various industries including Aviation, Education, Shipping, Hospitality and Tourism and who are really the ambassadors and flag bearers of MUNNAR CATERING COLLEGE. A special gratitude to our industry partners, the Travel and Tourism fraternity and the Hotel industry, who have given us their unstinting support throughout these years. It is also necessary to acknowledge the support and guidance given by the All India Council for Technical Education - Government of India, the Directorate of Technical Education - Government of Kerala, National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology - Government of India, the Indira Gandhi National Open University and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. We acknowledge with gratitude, the support given by the various Government and local bodies. I am sure that this is the result of a team work of all those who have associated with us during our long journey and remind us of our added responsibility towards the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in the future. At this auspicious moment, I also would like to reiterate my responsibility to continue our hard work to retain this honour in the coming years too, attaining perfection in our methods of teaching and training. To be honoured as the BEST HOTEL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTION in a highly educated state like Kerala is not a small thing and it was not achieved overnight. It is the result of diligent effort and dedication. This is not the end of our journey, but only a beginning. We are continuing our march ahead, with DETERMINATION AND HARD WORK, as proclaimed in our watch words, aiming for more achievement and international recognitions. I request the wholehearted support and cooperation of all our associates, teachers, students and their parents in this long journey.
Thanking you all !
TISSAN J THACHANKARY (Chairman)