Introductory Note -Principal

Welcome to the website of AIFCCS. With the tourism Department Of India launching Destination India, so also the Govt. Of Goa Launching “Goa 365 days On A Holiday” the hospitality industry is become the second highest foreign exchange earner for the country.

AIFCCS is approved by the AICTE, NEW Delhi, and recognized by the Govt. of Goa and affiliated to the Board of Technical Education, Goa State. We offer the 3yr DHMCT full time programme so also short term certificate courses of 3 months duration in Food Production & Patisserie, Bakery and patisserie, Food & Beverage Service, House Keeping, Skilled Bar Tending etc.

Our Institute has well equipped classrooms and state of the art practical training facilities as you will notice in our gallery section. There are full time, qualified faculty with years of practical and teaching experience.

Since the hospitality industry calls for smart work, odd hours and sometimes even pleasant and unpleasant experiences, there is great emphasis on the development of right attitudes, values, discipline and personality, appropriate to prepare a student for service oriented career in the hospitality industry.

I look forward to grooming you for success in the hospitality industry.

Alphonso Pereira



Agnel Technical Education Complex a pioneer in the field of Technical Education in Goa was setup in 1979 by Agnel Charities ( Agnel Seva Sangh). The Institute endeavors to impart quality education & technical skills to meet the ever changing manpower needs.

Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences is part of Agnel Technical Education Complex, which comprises of the following Institutions:

  1. Padre Conceicao College of Engineering
  2. Agnel Polytechnic
  3. Agnel Industrial Training Institute
  4. Agnel Trade School
  5. Konseisanv Balgram
  6. Agnel Entrepreneurship Development Institute
  7. Agnel Vocational Training Institute
  8. Agnel Maritime Academy
  9. Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Higher Secondary School
  10. Fr. Agnel Multipurpose High Secondary School
  11. Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Primary School
  12. Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Kindergarten

The hotel industry in India is increasingly becoming a vital part of our economy due to growth of domestic & international tourism. There is a need for professionally trained manpower with the right technical skills to ensure the smooth functioning of the twin-integrated segments of food & accommodation of hotel industry.

Sensing the opportunities to address this need the rapid changes occurring in the hospitality industry, Agnel Charities rightly felt the pulse & setup Agnel Institute of Food Crafts & Culinary Sciences (AIFCCS), Verna, Goa.AIFCCS is recognized by the Government of Goa, Affiliated to Board of Technical Education, Government of Goa & Approved by the all India Councilof Technical Education, New Delhi.

The Institute provides career-focussed education, training in hospitality operation & management in a stimulating environment, so as to prepare an individual for a career in the hospitality industry.

Currently the employment opportunities in the industry are extremely good and prospectus are very rewarding in India as well as abroad. On successful completion of the course a student can join various star category hotels, restaurants, cruiseliners, airlines;industrial or hospital catering, institutions and also secure teaching positions in the hospitality institutes.

Teaching Faculty

  • Mr. Alphonso Pereira
    Mr. Alphonso Pereira Principal MTM (Masters in Tourism Management), DHMCT
  • Dr. Harsha Assotikar
    Dr. Harsha Assotikar Lecturer BHM, MSc in Hospitality & Tourism,Phd
  • Mrs. Elona Araujo
    Mrs. Elona Araujo Lecturer M.Com , Honours Diploma in Software Technology
  • Mr. Joe Dias
    Mr. Joe Dias Lecturer Bsc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration, Msc in Tourism Management
  • Mr. Rahul Madkaikar
    Mr. Rahul Madkaikar Lecturer Bsc in Zoology, Bsc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration, MSc in Hotel Management
  • Ms. Maureen D’Souza
    Ms. Maureen D’Souza Lecturer BHM, Msc in Hospitality & Tourism
  • Ms. Maya da Silva
    Ms. Maya da Silva Lecturer Bsc, B.Ed, Diploma in FPP, B.Sc. in Catering Science and Hotel Management

Non - Teaching Faculty

  • Wilma
    Wilma Mascarenhas Accountant and Finance Coordinator
  • Aruna D Souza
    Aruna D'Souza Upper Division Clerk
  • Nicolau Pereira
    Nicolau Pereira Lower Division Clerk
  • Merlyn Braganza
    Merlyn Braganza Lower Division Clerk
  • Minal Pai Kadode
    Minal Pai Kakode Lower Division Clerk

Governing Body

  • Rev Fr. Saturnino Almeida sfx ChairmanRegional Superior
  • Rev.Fr. Agnelo Gomes sfx MemberLocal Delegate Superior
  • Rev. Fr. Isaac Fernandes sfx MemberAsst. Local Delegate Superior
  • Director MemberWestern Region of AICTE
  • Director of Technical Education MemberGovernment of Goa Porvorim, Goa. Or Nominee
  • Director of Tourism MemberGovt. of Goa
  • Shri. Victor Soares MemberGeneral Manager
  • Shri. Guitry Velho MemberGeneral Manager,
  • Shri. Salil Bhobe MemberGeneral Manager
  • Ms.Donna D’Souza MemberPrincipal - Institute of Hotel Management
  • Shri. Bosco Furtado MemberHR Manager
  • Shri. Sharad Chodnecar MemberHuman Resource Manager
  • Mr. Vincent Ramos MemberSenior Vice-President,
  • Shri. Clyde Fernandes MemberHR Manager, ITC Grande, Utorda
  • Dr. Harsha Assotikar MemberLecturer - Agnel Institute of Food Crafts & Culinary Sciences
  • Ms. Elona Araujo MemberLecturer - Agnel Institute of Food Crafts & Culinary Sciences
  • Shri. Alphonso Pereira Member SecretaryPrincipal - Agnel Institute of Food Crafts and Culinary Sciences
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