Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition Bathinda Punjab (IHM Bathinda) was established in 2009 by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and Dept. of Tourism, Punjab Govt. It is affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management (An apex Body under Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India), Noida. The institute is sponsored by Dept. of Tourism, Punjab Govt. Bathinda named after the Bhati Rajput Kings, is one of the oldest cities in Punjab. Bathinda is one of the biggest food grain and cotton markets in northern India; the railway station of Bathinda is one of the biggest railway junctions in the country. It is one of the leading cities in Punjab for education with close to 60 educational institutions in and around. Bathinda is home to two modern thermal power plants, a fertilizer plant a large oil refinery, a Zoo, and the historic Qila Mubarak fort. The city has an old world charm with all modern facilities such as malls, shopping center, international fast food outlets, 3 & 4 star hotels. In the coming year�s Bathinda will witness the presence of some international brands of 5 star hotels and fast food outlets.