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

By Pranjal Singhal
Content Curator

There are 19 top Hotel Management colleges in Odisha, offering different courses like BHM, MHM, and also BSc and MSc in Hotel Management.

  • There are 5 colleges in the list of government hotel management colleges in Odisha, and 14 in the list of private colleges.
  • These colleges offer multiple courses across different education levels, so covering all the hotel management course details.
  • Admissions to the top hotel management colleges in Odisha are done through entrance exams like NCHMCT JEE and also on the basis of merit score.
  • Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition (IHM Bhubaneswar) has been ranked as the best hotel management college in Odisha.

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Top Hotel Management Colleges in Odisha: Ranking

Various institutes are ranked by various agencies based on certain categories like country-wise, state-wise, city-wise, etc. The top agencies ranking top colleges in India are NIRF, Times, Week, QS Ranking, Outlook, etc. These agencies use various parameters to rank the institutions, like Perception of the University, Placement Outcome, Faculty Quality, etc.

Many ranking agencies release the list of best hotel management colleges in India along with many other lists for management, engineering, medical, etc. The lists prepared this year by agencies like Outlook and India Today do not include any of the institutes from Odisha. The only list that included the institutes from Odisha was the Week Ranking.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Odisha: The Week Ranking

For 2019 best college ranking, the Week did a survey in association with Hansa Research. They did a study across 24 cities and ranked the various colleges based on different disciplines. About 1,043 academic experts, 2,460 current students, 953 aspiring students, and 30 recruiters took part in this primary survey. The following table shows the top hotel management colleges in Odisha as ranked by The Week.

College Name

The Week All India Rank 2019

The Week All India Rank 2018

Change

Average Annual Fee

Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Bhubaneswar

19

26

+7

INR 67,200

School of Hotel Management, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar

44

NP

-

INR 95,000

According to The Week, Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Bhubaneswar is ranked as the best Hotel Management college in Odisha.

  • The Week has ranked only 2 colleges from Odisha, the other one being Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar.
  • IHM Bhubaneswar has also shown an improvement of 7 ranks this year. It was ranked 26 among all the top hotel management colleges in India in 2018.
  • Xavier College of Hotel Management Bhubaneswar has not been able to find a place in this survey list.

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

Hotel management course fees can be quite expensive at times depending on the institute. So it becomes important to check the ROI (return on investment) you get from a particular college so that you choose the best one. ROI is the ratio of the average placement package offered by a college to the average annual fee you pay.

Most of the hotel management institutes show 90-100% placement and place the students in top companies. Given below is a list of top hotel management colleges in Odisha with ROI.

College Name

Average Annual Fee

Average Placement Package

ROI Rank*

Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Bhubaneswar

INR 67,200

INR 3,00,000

1

School of Hotel Management, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar

INR 95,000

INR 3,25,000

2

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

IHM Bhubaneswar emerges as the best hotel management college in Odisha ROI wise also.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Odisha: Admission Process

With 5 government and 14 private hotel management colleges in Odisha, the state offers hotel management degree, diploma and even certificate.

Number of Top Hotel Management Colleges in Odisha

Source: Official Survey

Admissions to these hotel management colleges in Odisha are usually done through national level entrance exams like NCHMCT JEE. This exam is a pathway to the IHMs across India and also other hotel management institutes that accept its scores. Some of the institutes conduct their own exam like Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan. SOA conducts SAAT to select students for the course of hotel management.

Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition (IHM), Bhubaneswar

IHM Bhubaneswar, established in 1973, is a government institute jointly sponsored by the Government of India and Government of Odisha. It is affiliated to the National Council of Hotel Management (NCHM).

  • It has been ranked 19th by The Week among the top hotel management colleges in India.
  • It has also been awarded the national award for excellence in hospitality education.
  • Admissions to IHM Bubaneswar are done mainly on the merit basis. However, students who have given NCHMCT JEE can submit their scores. The institute will consider it during the selection process.
  • The annual fees for BSc courses is INR 67,200 and the institute offers an ROI of 464.43%.
  • Some of the major recruiters are Taj Group of Hotels, Oberoi Group of Hotels, Welcome Group of Hotels, Leela Group of Hotels, Hyatt Group, Imperial, and ACCOR Group.

The following chart shows the IHM Bhubaneswar cutoff 2019 after 3 rounds of counselling for different caste categories.

IHM Bhubaneswar NCHMCT JEE Cutoff Rank 2019

Source: Official Institute Website

School of Hotel Management, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan, established in 2007, is deemed to be a university. It has 8 constituent institutes offering various undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs and the School of Hotel Management is one of these. It has been accredited by NAAC with grade ‘A’.

  • The university has been ranked 50th by QS Ranking 2021 in the overall category, 41 by NIRF ranking 2019 and 49th by Outlook ranking 2019.
  • Admissions into hotel management courses at SOA Bhubaneswar are done through SAAT (Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University Admission Test).
  • The candidates applying for hotel management courses will be evaluated based on their scores in 10+2 (at least 45% is required) and in SAAT.
  • Annual fee for Bachelors in Hotel Management course is INR 95,000 and the average placement package is around 3.25 lakh. The highest package till date has been INR 14 lakh.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Odisha: Entrance Exam Wise

Some of the top entrance exams for hotel management courses in Odisha are NCHMCT JEE and SAAT. Categorized below are the top hotel management colleges in Odisha according to the entrance exam score they accept.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Odisha Through NCHMCT JEE

NCHMCT JEE (National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination) is a national level entrance exam for admission into hospitality and hotel management programs. It is a computer-based test of 3 hours and is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). 

  • It is conducted once a year in the month of April in 49 cities across India. There are around 100 centers all over India.
  • The exam is conducted in two languages, i.e., Hindi and English.
  • The question paper is of 200 marks and consists of 200 MCQ questions. The candidate scores 4 marks for a correct answer and loses 1 mark for every wrong answer.
  • Around 115 colleges accept the score of NCHMCT JEE. The 21 central IHMs also accept these scores.

Among the top Hotel Management colleges in Odisha accepting NCHMCT JEE score, IHM Bhubaneswar is the name which comes to mind. The institute gives admissions on the basis of merit but also considers the exam score.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Odisha: Placement Wise

Placements in the hotel management industry happen at different levels, and the different positions have different salaries. These salaries totally depend upon where the student is placed and are comparatively less than those in other industries. However, with experience, the salary keeps on increasing at a good rate.

The following chart shows the average salary for hotel management graduates in the industry for different profiles.

Starting Salaries Offered in Hotel Management Industry

Source: Official Survey and Opinion on Quora

These were the salaries offered to graduates at the starting level. The following chart shows the full-time salaries offered for various hotel management profiles.

Full-time Salary for Hotel Management Graduates

Source: Payscale

Placements vary for different hotel management specializations. Click on the links below to check top hotel management colleges in Odisha specialization wise.

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Top Hotel Management Colleges in Odisha: FAQs

Ques. Which college is ranked as the best hotel management college in Odisha?

Ans. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition (IHM), Bhubaneswar is ranked as the best hotel management college in India.

Ques. How is the salary package in the hotel industry?

Ans. Salaries depend on the posts and it is quite less in the hotel industry as compared to the other industries. But eventually the salary increases with experience.

Ques. Who are the major recruiters at the Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Bhubaneswar?

Ans. Some of the major recruiters are:

  • Taj Group of Hotels
  • Oberoi Group of Hotels
  • Welcome Group of Hotels
  • Leela Group of Hotels
  • Hyatt Group

Others include Imperial, ACCOR Group, Radisson Group, Green Park, Jubilant Food Work, ITC 1Group, Cafe Coffee Day, Thomas Cook, Trident, Call Health Services, Lemon Tree Gurgaon, HHI Group, Genpact, Crown Bhubaneswar, Arvind Group, Barbeque Nation, Kenilworth Kolkata, IRCTC, Vedant, HSBC, OYO, HMS Host, McDonald and Mayfair Group.

Ques. How are the admissions conducted in the hotel management institutes in Odisha?

Ans. The admissions are done through both entrance examinations and on merit-basis. Most of the institutes consider the scores of NCHMCT JEE or they conduct their own exams.

Ques. Do hotel management institutes provide good placement?

Ans. The placement is quite good in this industry. The top institutes have some regular recruiters and they are usually the top hotel groups and companies. So completing the course from top institutions can be beneficial.

Ques. What can be the starting salary in retail companies like McDonald's, Cafe Coffee Day, Domino's Pizza, etc?

Ans. The starting salary in these sectors is expected to be around INR 20,000 to 25,000 per month.

Ques. Is Siksha 'O' Anusandhan a good college for Hotel Management?

Ans. Yes, it is a good university for hotel management and is even ranked among the top hotel management institutes with 44th rank in The Week ranking 2019.

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