Commonly referred to as IHMCT, the reputed Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology is located in the midst of the sandy shores of Kovalam, Kerala. The institution is affiliated to the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and was established in the year 2010 under the management of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

The courses offered by this public institution are B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration, as well as Diploma Courses in two specializations – Food Services, and Food and Beverage Services. Placement opportunities are aplenty in IHMCT Kerala, with a number of recognized recruiters – such as Le Meridien Hotels, The Leela Palaces, Hycinth Hotels, Puma, Bestseller, Yum Foods, Arvind Lifestyle, and Sapphire Foods, to name a few – conducting campus interviews every year for eligible candidates. The admission procedure is conducted online and is based on the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examinations (NCHMCT JEE) as well as merit.

IHMCT Kovalam Highlights

Established | Type of Institution 2010 | Government
Affiliated to Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Courses Offered UG and Diploma
Application Mode Online
Admission Procedure Joint Entrance Examination, On the basis of merit
Entrance Examination NCHMCT JEE
Faculty Members Teaching: 11 | Administrative: 16
Facilities Food production labs, training restaurants, housekeeping department, front office department, library, hostel, gymnasium, computer lab, bank facilities, placement cell
Official Website https://www.ihmctkovalam.ac.in/

IHMCT Kovalam Courses 

Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Kerala offers various programs in a number of specializations. Tabulated below are the details of the courses.

Courses

Details

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Hotel Administration (B.Sc. in H & HA)

Duration: 3 years  

Eligibility: 10+2 with English as one of the primary subjects

Diploma in Food Service

Duration: 1 year 6 months (1 year + 6 months in training)  

Eligibility: 10+2 with English as the primary subject

Diploma in Food and Beverage Service

Duration: 1 year 6 months (1 year + 6 months in training)  

Eligibility: 10+2 with English as the primary subject

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IHMCT Kovalam Admission

The admission criteria to IHMCT Kovalam is based on the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) in the case of the 3-year B.Sc. program in Hospitality and Hotel Administration and is solely on the basis of merit in case of the Diploma courses in both Food Service and Food and Beverage Service. 

For Admission in UG Courses

  1. The candidate should download the application form from the official website of IHMCT Kerala (this will redirect the candidate to the NCHMCT website) or directly from that of the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT)
  2. The candidate should get hold of the required documents and get them attested as per the requirements
  3. The aspirant should submit the form along with the required application fee
  4. Downloading the application form and printing it out for future reference is advised
  5. Once submitted, the candidate should download the admit card from the online portal of the website
  6. The aspirant should sit for the exam and meet the required cutoff along with the subsequent rank in order to be eligible for admission
  7. Admission is solely based on the merit obtained in the NCHMCT JEE
  8. Admission shall take place through web counseling
  9. Once called for counseling, the candidate should select their choice of course and procure the required documents within the deadline given by the institution

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For Admission in Diploma courses

  1. The aspirant needs to download the application form from the official website of IHMCT Kerala (it redirects to the NCHMCT website link) or directly from that of the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT)
  2. The student has to get hold of the required documents and get them attested as per the requirements of the Council
  3. The candidate needs to submit the form along with the required application fee
  4. Downloading the application form and printing it out for future reference is advised
  5. The selection procedure is done purely on the basis of merit
  6. When called from the institution for admission, the candidate needs to bring along the required documents.

Reservation Criteria

Tabulated below are the reserved seats for various categories as per Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Kovalam:

Courses General SC ST OBC
B.Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration 99 33 08 85
Diploma in Food Production 06 03 09 22

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IHMCT Kovalam Placement

Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Kovalam has a fully-functioning Placement Cell. This cell assists students in getting recruited by a number of well-known companies that pay a visit to bag eligible candidates every year. Out of 152 students, a total of 111 students got placed with reputed hotels and other service organizations. The institute witnessed 75% placements. 

Some of the companies that visit the institution each year for the recruitment process are InterContinental Hotels Group, Four Seasons, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Taj Hotels, Marriott International, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Domino’s Pizza, Barbeque Nation, The Oberoi Group, and many more.

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IHMCT Kovalam Scholarships

IHMCT Kovalam keeps its students up to date with each scholarship program provided by the Government of Kerala. A number of scholarships are available for those who belong to the SC/ ST/ OBC categories. In addition, scholarships are also provided to those who have an annual income of less than 100,000.

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IHMCT Kovalam Facilities

IHMCT Kovalam is home to a number of facilities to improve campus life and make it more convenient for students as well as faculty members. Enlisted below are some of the prime facilities of the institution:

  1. Food Production Labs: All the food production labs in IHMCT Kerala are completely equipped with every instrument and machine required for efficient training purposes. The food production labs are categorized into basic training kitchen, advanced training kitchen, quality training kitchen, bakery, and larder.
  2. Training Restaurants: IHMCT Kerala has two training restaurants to provide expert training in hotel management. The training restaurants have occupant capacities of thirty and fifty people respectively.
  3. Computer Lab: A computer lab has been set up at IHMCT Kerala in order to provide professional training to the students belonging to the front office department. Trainers teach them the Application of Computer Practical and Property Management System.
  4. Library: IHMCT Kerala has a library stacked with a plethora of books, magazines, and journals on the relevant topics to help students pursue their respective courses more efficiently and conduct the required research on a particular topic.
  5. Hostel Facilities: The institution has separate hostels for boys and girls. While the former has an occupant capacity of a hundred and eighty-two students, the girls’ hostel can accommodate thirty-two students. Each hostel has its own warden to look after the welfare of the students.

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IHMCT Kovalam Faculty

An experienced team of faculty leads the budding aspirants to their bright futures, and IHMCT Kovalam has no shortcomings whatsoever in this aspect. With K. Rajshekhar as the Principal, the institution is comprised of 11 teaching faculty members and 16 members who form the administrative staff.

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IHMCT Kerala FAQs

Ques. Can girls take admission to this college?

Ans. Yes. People from all genders can take admission to this college, provided they are eligible candidates for the same.

Ques. What are the hostel facilities like in this college?

Ans. Hostel facilities are provided by the institute. Separate hostels are available for boys and girls. There are 182 vacancies in the boys’ hostel, and 32 in the girls’ hostel.

Ques. Are there any placement opportunities in this college?

Ans. Yes. IHMCT Kerala has quite marked placement opportunities. A number of companies, such as ITC Hotels, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Marriott International, Le Meridien Hotels, The Leela Palaces, Hycinth Hotels, and Arvind Lifestyle, come to recruit eligible candidates every year. Campus interviews and seminars are also conducted for placements.

Ques. What will I learn in this college?

Ans. The courses offered in this college are Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Hotel Administration (B.Sc. in H & HA), and Diploma Courses with two specializations – Food Services, and Food and Beverage Services. In addition, housekeeping, food production, front office duties, and restaurant training are also provided in this institute.

Ques. Can I get an application form from the college office?

Ans. No. The application form is only available online. The aspirant needs to visit the official website of IHMCT Kerala or the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination (NCHMCT JEE) in order to fill in the form and submit it.