This Institute was established in the year 1972 as Food Craft Institute, as a registered society, under the State Technical Education Department, Sponsored by Govt. of India and Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. It was upgraded into the Institute of Hotel Management, in 1984 and in 1986 affiliated to the fold of National Council for Hotel Management, Catering Technology, New Delhi, an autonomous body set up by the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Govt. of India.