LIST OF TOP HOTEL MANAGEMENT COLLEGES IN KERALA BASED ON 2021 RANKING

By Akanksha Gupta
Content Curator

The top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala include top institutes like the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Kovalam and Calicut University. These universities provide Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Hotel Administration and BHM courses, and are among the topmost Hotel Management colleges in Kerala.

  • The list of top colleges in Kerala includes IHMCT, Calicut University, MCC and Oriental School of Hotel Management Lakkidi, Wayanad, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, etc.
  • Out of these is Calicut University is ranked as the best Hotel Management college of Kerala by many ranking agencies, including NIRF ranking 2020.
  • The total number of Hotel Management colleges in Kerala which are in the top ranking is approximately 12.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala: Rankings

Ranking agencies like NIRF, Business Today, The Week and many more releases the list of top Hotel Management colleges every year. These rankings are based on parameters like - Teaching, Learning & Resources, Graduation Outcomes, Facilities and many more.

In the below tables, the list of top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala as per various ranking agencies is mentioned.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala: NIRF Rankings

NIRF is the national ranking agency that ranks colleges and universities in India and it is run by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The list below shows top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala as per NIRF overall ranking lists 2019 and 2020.

Institute Name

NIRF Rank 2020

NIRF Rank 2019

Change

Average Annual Fee

Kerala University

42

35

-7

NA

Mahatma Gandhi University

49

49

0

NA

Calicut University

76

90

+14

INR 2,460

From the above ranking it is quite evident that:

  • Kerala University has been consistent in remaining as the topmost university of the state. Its ranking has however decreased this year.
  • Very few colleges are able to manage proper rank in order to be in the top 100 colleges declared by NIRF.

NIRF bases its rankings on 5 different parameters. They are listed in the table given below.

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala: Outlook Ranking

According to The Outlook survey of 2019 and 2018, the following are listed among the top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala.

Institute Name

Outlook Rank 2019

Outlook Rank 2018

Change

Average Annual Fee

Oriental School Of Hotel Management Lakkidi, Wayanad

20

20

0

INR 97,800

Calicut University

40

NP

-

INR 2,460

Mahatma Gandhi University

55

NP

-

NA

Kerala University

56

NP

-

NA

  • The Outlook rankings show that the Oriental School of Hotel Management Lakkidi, Wayanad is the topmost college in Kerala with an all India ranking of 20.
  • Only 4 colleges have been able to make it to the ranking list.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala: The Week Ranking

According to The Week survey of 2019 and 2018, the following are listed among the top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala:

Institute Name

The Week Rank 2019

The Week Rank 2018

Change

Average Annual Fees

Oriental School of Hotel Management Lakkidi, Wayanad

27

30

+3

INR 97,800

Munnar Catering College

41

48

+7

INR 1,12,000

  • Oriental School of Hotel Management Lakkidi, Wayanad is at the top of the Hotel Management college ranking of Kerala.
  • Only two colleges are ranked by The Week ranking, and both of them have shown significant improvement in their ranking as compared to the previous year.

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

Before taking admission to any institutes, it is very much important to get a clear idea about the return on investment of that institute. The course of Hotel Management is very much popular in the market, and it also offers a lot of high paying job opportunities in the future. So based on that, students can choose their college of interest so that they get the best out of the course.

Below is the list of ROI of top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala:

Institute Name

Average Annual Fee

Average Placement Package

ROI Rank*

Oriental School of Hotel Management Lakkidi, Wayanad

INR 97,800

INR 2,50,000

1

The ROI of only Orient School of Hotel Management is available, which is 1.57. Apart from this, the placement package of the rest of the two colleges is not available.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala: Admission Process

Kerala doesn’t have a lot of colleges that provide a Hotel Management course in them. All over the state, there are around 35 colleges which provide these courses. Out of these 35 colleges, 27 are private and the rest of 8 are public colleges.

Number of Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala

Oriental School of Hotel Management Lakkidi, Wayanad

The college is one of the most prestigious institutes of the state and has been ranked as the best college by more than one ranking agency. Oriental School of Hotel Management Lakkidi was established in the year 1995.
  • It offers UG programs like Bachelor in Hotel Management, B.Sc. Hotel Management and Catering Science, B.Sc. Hotel Management & Culinary Arts (B.Sc. HM & CA) and many more.
  • The PG program includes MHM or Master of Hotel Management.
  • Students who are willing to take admission here must give the national entrance exam of the NCHMCT or entrance exam conducted by the University of Calicut.
  • The average annual fee varies around INR 97,800 and the average CTC offered is around INR 2.5 LPA.
  • Some of the top-paying companies that came for recruitment were Taj Group, The Rain Tree Chennai, Radisson Blu, and The Oberoi Group.

Munnar Catering College

The college is one of the best colleges in Kerala, which provides a hotel management course. Munnar Catering College was awarded “The Best Hotel Management Institute” in the state, by the Government of Kerala, Department of Tourism. It was established in 1984.

  • It offers UG programs like B.Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration, B.Sc in Tourism and Hospitality Management and many more.
  • Students who are willing to take admission here must give the national entrance exam of NCHMCT.
  • The average annual fee varies around INR 1.13 Lakh.
  • Some of the top-paying companies that came for recruitment were JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Le Meridien, Radisson Blue Chennai, and Oberoi Hotels and Resorts.

University of Calicut

Accredited Grade ‘A’ by National Assessment and Accreditation, University of Calicut was established in 1968. It holds a rank of 76 in NIRF ranking 2020 and a rank of 40 in Outlook ranking 2019.

  • It offers UG programs like B.Sc. Hotel Management & Culinary Arts.
  • Students who are willing to take admission here must give the national entrance exam of NCHMCT or the state level entrance exam or its own entrance exam.
  • The average annual fee varies around INR 2,460.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala: Entrance Exam Wise

Students who are willing to take admission in the top Hotel Management colleges of Kerala can apply via the national level entrance exam. Almost all the colleges accept it and will have different cut off marks for different sections.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala Through NCHMCT JEE

National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination or NCHMCT JEE is a national level entrance exam for admission into hospitality and hotel administration programs at some of the most prestigious colleges of the country like – IHMs and many more.

Some of the colleges of Kerala that conduct their admission via NCHMCT JEE exam are listed below:

  • IHMCT Kovalam
  • Munnar Catering College, Trivandrum

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala: Specialization Wise

There are a total of 5 specializations offered in Kerala colleges for hotel management. The specializations are Catering Management, Hospitality Management, Catering Technology, Culinary Arts, and Maritime Catering.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala for Hospitality Management

BA Hospitality Management is a 3-year full-time undergraduate program in Hospitality Management. The eligibility of the program is qualifying 10+2 with minimum aggregate marks in any relevant stream from a recognized university or board.  Admission to the program is done on the basis of merit. However, some colleges may conduct their own entrance examination followed by personal interview for admission to the course.

Given below are some of the colleges for B.A in Hospitality Management:

  • Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
  • Munnar Catering College 
  • Oriental School of Hotel Management Lakkidi
  • State Institute of Hospitality Management
  • Calicut University 

Also Check,

Top Hotel Management Colleges for Hospitality Management

Top Hotel Management Colleges for Catering Management

Top Hotel Management Colleges for Catering Technology

Top Hotel Management College for Culinary Arts

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala: Placement Wise

  • The placement record of the Hotel Management colleges all over the country is more or less good. It is one of the most costly courses of the country, so the placement opportunities and its package matter very much for the students.
  • Although Kerala does not have the best institutes for hotel management in the country, still the placement packages offered by these institutes are quite reasonable.
  • Oriental School of Hotel Management Lakkidi, Wayanad offers an average CTC of INR 2,50,000 to its students.

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Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kerala: FAQs

Ques. How to get admission into top Hotel Management colleges in Kerala?

Ans. Students can give the national entrance exam of NCHMCT JEE along with some other state-level exams that are organized by some of the universities of the state.

Ques. How many hotel management colleges are there in Kerala?

Ans. A total of 35 colleges are present in Kerala including the 32 colleges offering Hospitality Management as a substream.

Ques. Which is the best college in terms of ranking?

Ans. Oriental School of Hotel Management Lakkidi, Wayanad is the best college of Kerala as declared by most of the ranking agencies.

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 expected salary package for a hotel management graduate?

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 Lacs.

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