Additional Facilities – St. Joseph's Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Palai – Just Excel with Us..

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Bank, ATM and Postal Services

A branch of the South Indian Bank functions near the institute campus (in front of the main gate of the Engineering College) with ATM facility.​

Branch : Choondacherry
Manager : Ms. Greeshma S

Address :
SJCET building, St Joseph’s College of Engg. campus,
Choondancherry PO, Bharananganam, Kottayam (Dist.) PIN 686579,
Kerala, INDIA

Contact no: 04822-239409

Working time:
MON-FRI: 9.30 AM TO 3.30 PM
SATURDAY: 9.30 AM TO 12.30 PM
2nd & 4th SATURDAY, SUNDAY are holiday.

Pincode: 686579


  • Parcel Service
  • Speed Post
  • Mail Delivery

Residential Facilities

                  Separate hostel facilities for boys and girls under the guidance of priests and nuns are available adjacent to the Institute. The hostels have Wi-Fi facility. Student activities inside and outside the hostels are closely monitored by competent wardens and counsellors.


 St. Joseph’s Institute of Hotel management and Catering Technology provides hostel facilities for the students within the campus itself. The hostels are set in lush green surroundings with clean air, water and a calm atmosphere conducive for learning and for the physical wellbeing of the students. The catholic priests of the diocese of Palai and Rev. sisters from the SABS congregation are the wardens of our hostels. To cater to the academic needs of the students, resident tutors are available in the hostel. Our hostels aim at the wholistic development – intellectual, cultural, moral, Social, emotional and spiritual – of the students. The hostels provide a disciplined, safe, calm, hygienic and peaceful atmosphere for students for their studies and for their personal growth. The hostel mess provides good and wholesome food.   For the entertainment of the students, a lobby with television has been arranged and major newspapers are also provided. There is a chapel for ensuring the spiritual growth with holy mass and evening prayer every day. Moral talks are also held regularly, and counselling facilities are also available. Students are encouraged to make use of the college library and for this purpose hostel timing have been chalked out. The students are expected to strictly follow the hostel rules and guidelines regarding general discipline, behaviour, study hours, meal timings etc. They are also expected to take good care of hostel properties like furniture, room, toilet and bath-room fittings, electrical accessories, etc. Hostel day is celebrated in each hostel.


 The hostel is well equipped with high quality infrastructure such as:  Spacious dining halls, Chapels, Study halls, Gymnasiums, Wi-Fi facilities, 24*7 Electricity, Hot/Cold purified drinking water facility, clean toilets and bathrooms, Laundry and drying area.  All these facilities make our hostels a home away from home, ensuring a safe and positive environment for the students.

St. Mary’s Hostel (Girls)

This hostel was established in the year 2003. The hostel has a capacity of 221 beds for students. A separate section in the hostel with 10 double rooms are available for lady staff members of the college. Facilities for games are available in the hostel compound itself. There are two wardens, resident tutors and hostel staff to support the students.

Warden : Sr. Seena Vadakkedath, BA, B.Ed., Mob: 6238269171
Asst. Warden : Sr. Celine Thekkekarakkattu, TTC  Mob:9846952454

Hostel Ph. No: 8848516998

St. Alphonsa Hostel (Boys)

St. Alphonsa Hostel came into existence in 2012. The hostel has a capacity of 423 beds for students. The hostel consists of Block I and II. The students can make use the adjacent open stadium for playing football and cricket. Keeping in mind SJIHMCT’s passion for quality and excellence, all facilities are provided for the well-being of the students. There are three wardens, resident tutors and hostel staff to cater the needs of the students.

Warden: Rev. Fr. Thomas Karottukizhakkel, MA, B.Ed. , Mob: 9447940444
Assistant Warden: Rev. Fr. John Mattamundayil, M.Sc (Coun. Psy.),  Mob: 9446982681

Assistant Warden:Rev. Fr. Cherian Moolayil, M.Sc Mob: 8606701030
Hostel Mobile No : 8075620192

eLive– Campus Management Software

The campus Software, e-live, installed facilitates students and their parents access to all information relating to attendance, internal and external marks, etc, from anywhere in the world by using the user ID and Password provided. Further SMS service is available to pass important information to parents as well as to students.

Waiting Rooms

There are separate waiting rooms provided with lockers and toilet facilities for boysand girls. In the event of loss/missing of locker key the matter should be brought to thenotice of the person in charge for remedial measures.


College canteens are an important part of the college experience for many students. They provide a convenient and affordable option for students to grab a quick bite to eat in between classes or during their breaks.

College canteens often offer a variety of food options, from traditional favorites like burgers and fries to healthier options like salads and sandwiches. Many college canteens also cater to different dietary requirements, such as offering vegetarian or gluten-free options.


Training Cafeteria “Cafe Mocha” run by the students with a view to develop their managerial and operational skills, provide snacks and lunch service at cost price. This helps students attain knowledge to run an outlet and become an entrepreneur in future.

Aside from providing food, college canteens can also serve as a social hub for students, where they can meet and interact with their peers. Some college canteens even organize events and activities, such as open mic nights or trivia contests, to further enhance the social atmosphere.

Gymnasium & Sports

Gymnasiums and sports facilities in college provide students with opportunities for physical fitness, stress relief, and social interaction. Participation in sports and physical activity has numerous benefits for college students, including improved mental health, increased energy levels, and better academic performance. 

Taking advantage of these facilities can help students achieve their goals and make the most of their college experience.

Bus Service

A full fledged Transport department functions in the college with buses to provide transport facility to students and staff from various places. This service is offered ensuring a hassle-free and safe transportation.

Vehicle Parking

Limited parking facilities are provided in the institute campus for two-wheelers and four wheelers. Vehicles parked in the morning can be taken only when the classes are over. The use of vehicles during intervals will not be permitted except in the case of exigencies, with the permission of the Principal.

Insurance & Medical Facilities

All students in the roll of the institute are insured under Group Mediclaim and Personal Accident Insurance policies. A first aid room is provided in the Institute building. Free consultation with doctors from Medi City is available on Wednesdays. 

Ms. Pilsa Philip
General Nursing
Staff Nurse

College Medicare provides first aid facilities and basic medical attention to the students and staff members. The team of Medicare ensures immediate medical attention when an emergency occurs. The services of a visiting doctor and a permanent nurse are available at the Medicare centre.

Counselling and Mentoring

Counselling by experts is available to those who require it. Students should select one faculty as their mentor. The mentee can seek the help of the mentor at any time and the information passed will be kept as secret. The mentor will help the mentee to resolve problems and will provide with the best guidance possible. A prayer group is run under the guidance and spiritual leadership of Fr. Director and faculty members. Once in a week prayer