List of Top Hotel Management Colleges In India based on 2020 Ranking

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The top Hotel Management colleges in India include institutes like IHM and other colleges offering multiple courses like MBA, BBA, BBM, and MHA.

  • There are 790 top Hotel Management colleges in India providing quality management education to students. These include 615 private and 175 public colleges.
  • The list of top Hotel Management colleges in India includes IHM Delhi, WGSHA Manipal, AIHMCT, etc.
  • IHM Delhi has been ranked as the best hotel management institute in India by India Today in 2019.

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Top Hotel Management Colleges in India: Rankings

Multiple ranking agencies release the rankings of various colleges and universities in India every year. These rankings are based on various parameters like Placements, Faculty, Perception, Facilities, etc.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India: India Today Ranking

India today ranked hotel management colleges on the basis of the below parameters:

  • Intake Quality & Governance
  • Academic Excellence
  • Infrastructure & Living Experience
  • Personality & Leadership Development
  • Career Progression & Placement

The following table gives the ranking details of top Hotel management colleges in India by India today:

Institute Name

India Today (2019)

India Today (2018)

Change

IHM Delhi

1

1

0

WGSHA Manipal

2

2

0

IHM Mumbai

3

3

0

IHM Bangalore

4

4

0

IHM Hyderabad

5

5

0

BCIHMCT Delhi

6

6

0

IHM Chennai

7

7

0

IHM Lucknow

8

10

+2

AIHMCT Bangalore

9

9

0

IHM Kolkata

10

14

+4

  • India Today ranks IHM Delhi as the Best Hotel Management Institute in India.
  • Top 7 colleges have maintained their position the same as the previous year.
  • IHM Lucknow has improved its ranking by 2 positions this year, now it ranks at 8.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India: The Outlook Ranking

Outlook magazine has released a list of top 30 hotel management colleges in India on the below parameters:

The Outlook Ranking Parameters and Weightage


The following table gives the ranking details of top Hotel management colleges in India by Outlook:

Institute Name

India Today Rank 2019

India Today Rank 2018

Change

IHM Delhi

1

1

0

WGSHA Manipal

2

2

0

IHM Chennai

3

3

0

IHM Hyderabad

4

5

+1

IHM Mumbai

5

4

-1

AIHMCT Bangalore

6

6

0

BCIHMCT Delhi

7

8

+1

IHM Bhopal

8

11

+3

IHM Gwalior

9

97

-2

NSHM Durgapur

10

9

-1

Outlook ranks IHM Delhi as the Best Hotel Management Institute in India.

  • Top 3 colleges have maintained their position at the same rank as a comparison to the previous year.
  • IHM Bhopal has made it to the top 10 list by improving its position by 3.
  • IHM Hyderabad has improved its ranking by 1 position and ranks at 4.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India: ROI (Return on Investment)

ROI or Return on Investment shows how fruitful it is to pursue hotel management course from a particular institute:

Institute Name

Average Annual fee

Average Placement Package

ROI Rank

IHM Hyderabad

INR 1.3 Lacs

INR 5 LPA

1

IHM Chennai

INR 1.38 Lacs

INR 4.2 LPA

2

IHM Kolkata

INR 1.09 Lac

INR 1.68 LPA

3

IHM Delhi

INR 3.16 Lacs

INR 4.8 LPA

4

AIHMCT

INR 2.56 Lacs

INR 3 LPA

5

IHM Mumbai

INR 1.34 Lacs

INR 1.5 LPA

6

WGSHA Manipal

INR 3.68 Lacs

INR 4 LPA

7

*ROI = {(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fees)}*100%

Based on the basic calculation of money invested and the returns received, ROI compares the average annual fee of a college and the average placement package received by students.

  • IHM Hyderabad is the best institute in India when it comes to ROI as it ranks 1 in the above table.
  • AIHMCT ranks at 5 comparing with IHM Mumbai which is at rank 6.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India: Admission Process

There are 790 top Hotel Management colleges in India providing quality management education to students. These include 615 Private and 175 Public colleges. The following chart shows the ratio of private Hotel management colleges in India to public Hotel management colleges in India:

Number of Top Hotel Management Colleges in India

IHM Delhi

One of the topmost IHM institutes according to the latest rankings in the list of top hotel management colleges in India. Institute of Hotel Management Delhi is an autonomous registered Society set up in 1962.

  • India today, The Week and Outlook ranked IHM Delhi as the number 1 hotel management college in India.
  • The institute offers Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree to the students in different subjects.
  • IHM Delhi has been awarded as Best Institute for All Round Performance 2012-13.
  • The 3-year hotel management Bachelor’s degree course helps students in good placements.
  • NCHMCT cut off last year went up to 289 for Open category, 2168 for OBC and 3546/ 7592 for SC/ ST.
  • The basic eligibility required for admission is 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying exams.

The following graph shows the Number of seats IHM Delhi offers for different programs:

IHM Delhi_ Seat Intake in Various Courses

Source: IHM Delhi Official Website

The Institute has maintained a record of 100% placements with big brands. The top recruiters include:

Leela Ambience

Mc Donald’s

Godrej Nature’s Basket

Fortune Park

Hilton

Hyatt

ITC

Marriott

The Lalit

Reliance Retail Ltd.

Tommy Hilfiger

Samsung

IHM Hyderabad

Started as a Food Craft Institute in 1972, IHM Hyderabad now stands number 1 on the Investment list.

  • It has been ranked at number 3 among top Hotel Management Institutes in India by GHRDC Survey 2019.
  • The institute has many awards and achievements - Excellence in 2006, 2007 & 2011 by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, All-round performance in 2010-11 by Govt. of India, Award for Placement Performance in 2011-12 by Govt. of India.
  • There are several courses offered by this institute at Bachelor and Master Level - B.Sc. Program in Hospitality & Hotel Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Accommodation Operations & Management, Craftsmanship Course in Food Production & Patisserie and Craftsmanship Course in Food & Beverage Service.
  • The admission criteria for IHM Hyderabad specialized course, i.e. B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration is based on the performance of students in the examination conducted by the National Council, known as IIHM eCHAT.
  • 243 seats are allocated by the institute for B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration.
  • NCHMCT cut off went up to 2462 this year for the General category and 10,590 for OBC.

IHM Hyderabad is number 1 institute in terms of Return of Investment and following placement report of 2018-19 shows the number of placements occurred with great brands:

IHM Hyderabad_ Placements in 2018-2019

Source: IHM Hyderabad Official Website

Welcome Group Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGHSA) Manipal

Ranked number 1 among Private hotel management colleges and number 2 in all India ranking among top 50 colleges in Hotel management by Week – Hansa Research – Best college Survey 2019. WGHSA Manipal was founded in 1986 and affiliated with Manipal University.

  • It was also ranked number 2 by India today – 2019.
  • The institute offers courses at Bachelor and Master Level: B.A. Culinary Arts, BHM – Bachelor of Hotel Management, M.Sc. Dietetics and Applied Nutrition, PG Diploma in Culinary Arts and more.
  • This institute does not conduct the Entrance exam for the admissions for hotel management courses.
  • Admissions are done on the basis of Merits.
  • WGSHA is proactive in placing the students into positions of their preference:
  • Over 60 companies visit MIT Manipal for campus recruitments every year.
  • Many multi-national companies like Hyatt, Taj, Oberoi, ITC and many more provide placement to students every year.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India: Entrance exam Wise

Hotel management colleges offer multiple courses for different levels, i.e. Certified course, Bachelor’s degree, and Master Degree courses. 

  • Bachelor’s Degree courses: Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM), Bachelor in Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT), B.sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration, B.A. in Hotel management, BBA in Hospitality, Travel & tourism.
  • Master’s Degree courses: Master of Hotel Management (MHM), Master in Tourism and Hotel Management (MTHM), MBA in Hotel Management, MBA in Hospitality, M.Sc. Hospitality Administration.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India: Through NCHMCT JEE

National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT JEE) is an entrance exam for students who want to get admission in Hotel management courses. It is a National level hotel management exam conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency). 

  • It is a National level exam which is conducted online.
  • The duration of the exam is 3 hours and the exam is conducted in 49 cities.
  • 63 central, state, Public and private institutes participate in this exam.

Below chart shows the previous year’s cut off of NCHMCT College wise:

College Name

General cut off

OBC cut off

IHM Bengaluru

871

5737

IHM Bhopal

3647

12251

IHM Bhubaneswar

3618

13396

AIHM Chandigarh

1225

7113

IHM Chennai

1995

9452

IHM Gandhi Nagar

2701

12001

IHM Goa

1957

9603

IHM Gurdaspur

5291

14378

IHM Guwahati

5429

15507

IHM Gwalior

4897

13908

IHM Hyderabad

2462

10590

IHM Hajipur

7387

15524

IHM Jaipur

2511

10347

IHM Shimla

3896

12757

IHM Kolkata

1383

8330

IHM Lucknow

3425

11316

IHM Mumbai

535

4210

IHM Delhi, Pusa

289

2168

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India Through UPSEE

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India through MAH BHMCT CET

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India through IIHM eChat

Top Management Colleges in India through NCHMCT JEE

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India: Region Wise

Different states in India have established different hotel management colleges to impart the finest management education.

  • Out of the entire list of top hotel management colleges in India, Tamil Nadu has 78.
  • Other top members of the list are Kerala – 35, Maharashtra – 75.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Delhi

The capital hosts some of the top hotel management colleges in India.

  • There are more than 100 top hotel management colleges in Delhi. Out of which, 81 are private and 22 are public colleges.
  • The most common entrance exams accepted by the Delhi colleges are UPSEE, NCHMCT JEE, and IIHM eChat.

Some of the top hotel management colleges in Delhi are:

  • IHM Pusa, New Delhi.
  • IHM, Panipat
  • Delhi Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology – [DIHM&CT], New Delhi.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Bangalore

Bangalore is the IT hub of India and hosts some of the most esteemed hotel management colleges in India.

  • There are a total of 20 private and 5 public top Hotel Management colleges in Bangalore.
  • Accepted entrance exams at various colleges in Bangalore are NCHM JEE, AIHMCT WAT, IIHM eChat, etc.

Some of the top hotel management colleges in Bangalore are:

  • IHM Bangalore
  • Army Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology
  • AIMS Institute
  • Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Delhi NCR

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Bangalore

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Tamil Nadu

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Maharashtra

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India: Placement Wise

Hotel management colleges in India offer students some of the best placement opportunities and the below flow chart shows the placement data comparing different institutes according to their packages offered:

CTCs offered in Top Hotel Management Colleges in India
  • IHM Hyderabad witnessed 177 placement offers last year with an average CTC of INR 5 Lacs.
  • The average salary after the hotel management course in various designations lie between INR 5-6 Lacs.

The stream in Hotel Management you choose matters a lot and depends on the college as various colleges have reputations for specific streams. Check the top hotel management colleges in India stream-wise by clicking on the links below:

Top Management Colleges in India: FAQs

Ques. Which college is best for Hotel management?

Ans. IHM Delhi, IHM Hyderabad are some of the premier hotel management colleges. Apart from these, WGSHA Manipal is another very good college to opt for.

Ques. Which college is the best to pursue Bachelor’s in Hotel Management?

Ans. IHM Hyderabad is one of the best-specialized institutes. Apart from that, IHM Delhi, IHM Mumbai, IHM Bangalore are also good institutes.

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Ques. How is Hotel management as a career?

Ans. Hotel management is a very diversified industry and institutes themselves organize placement opportunities with big companies.

Ques. What is the salary offers we can expect after pursuing Hotel Management?

Ans. After the completion of your course in Hotel management, colleges provide placements to students and depending upon the company you are being offered the packages depend accordingly and vary between 1-5 Lakhs.

Ques. Which IHM is the best institute in India?

Ans. IHM Delhi and IHM Hyderabad are the top 2 institutes.

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