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CENTAC Puducherry Hotel Management Admissions 2021 - Dates, Eligibility, Colleges, Courses, Application and Selection

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: April 05, 2021 | NCHMCT JEE

CENTAC is expected to release the application form for Hotel Management admissions in Puducherry in the month of May. Aspirants can check all of the details regarding CENTAC Hotel Management Admissions 2021 to stay ready for the application process.

CENTAC Puducherry Hotel Management Admissions 2020

Central Admissions Committee or CENTAC is an agency set up by the Government of Puducherry. CENTAC acts as a centralised body for admission to the Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses offered by all of the colleges in Puducherry. Thus, CENTAC provides a unified database of the colleges and courses offered in Puducherry, making the admission process simple.

Hotel Management courses are part of Group IV in CENTAC. A candidate only has to fill the common application form and their candidature will be considered for all of the courses they have selected or for which they are eligible. Only the Government college seats and Government Quota Seats in private colleges will be filled through the CENTAC counselling.

All of the information regarding CENTAC hotel management admissions is provided below. Check the dates, colleges, courses, eligibility, application and selection process for CENTAC Hotel Management Admissions.

CENTAC Hotel Management Admissions Important Dates 2021

The 2021 admission schedule for hotel management admissions in Puducherry has not yet been released by CENTAC. A tentative schedule has been provided in the table below. The actual dates will be updated as and when they are released by CENTAC.



Online Applications Start

2nd Week of May 2021

Online Applications Close

Last Week of May 2021

Draft Merit List Release

1st Week of June 2021

Last Date for Objections of Draft Merit List

1st Week of June 2021

Final Merit List Release

2nd Week of June 2020

First Round of Counselling

2nd - 3rd Week of June 2021

Second Round of Counselling

3rd - 4th Week of June 2021

Also Read:Hotel Management Admission Process in India

Hotel Management Colleges and Courses in Puducherry 2021

The following hotel management courses are available in the UT of Pondicherry.



Seat Intake

Pondicherry Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (PIHMCT)

BSc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration


Diploma in Food Production


Diploma in House Keeping


Diploma in Food & Beverage Service


Also Read:List of Best Hotel Management Courses and Specializations

CENTAC Hotel Management Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates must ensure that they fill the eligibility criteria for hotel management courses before filling the application form. Applications from only eligible candidates will be accepted for the courses. The details can be found given below.

CENTAC Hotel Management Eligibility Criteria 2021
(For BSc and DIploma courses in Hotel Management)

Minimum Educational Qualification

  • Candidate must have passed 10 + 2 / Class 12th in any stream.

  • Candidate must have studied English as a compulsory subject.

  • Candidate must have received at least 50% marks in English.

Age Limit

For BSc Degree Course: 22 years (25 Years for SC / ST candidates).

For Diploma Courses: 25 years (28 years for SC / ST candidates).

Residence / Domicile Requirements

Applicants whose parents have been residing continuously in Puducherry for a minimum of 5 years from the date of application.


Applicants who have studied in Puducherry for at least five years from the date of application. Candidate must have passed the qualifying exam from a recognized institute in Puducherry.

Physical Fitness

Candidates must submit a certificate issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner as proof of physical fitness.

CENTAC Hotel Management Application Form 2021

CENTAC accepts online application forms for hotel management courses. The application form is made available on the official website of CENTAC Puducherry on the online application starting date. Candidates filling the CENTAC online application form for Hotel Management in Puducherry can check all of the relevant details below.

CENTAC Hotel Management Application Process 2021

Mentioned below are the steps to fill the online application form for CENTAC Hotel Management. CENTAC advises all of the applicants to go through the sample filled online application form, which is attached to the information brochure.

  1. Visit the official website of CENTAC Puducherry (
  2. New User Registration: Complete the New User Registration by entering the required details such as Name, Email Address, Password, Mobile Number etc.
    Confirm the E-mail by entering the OTP.

  3. By using the login ID and Password created during user registration, log in to the CENTAC application dashboard to start filling the application form.

  4. Application Form Filling: Fill the application form by providing the following information.

    1. Enter Personal Information such as Nationality, Address, Category etc.

    2. Enter Academic Details such as HSC (Class 12th) scores, exam boar etc.

    3. Upload the supporting documents such as a photograph, certificates etc. The list of supporting documents has been provided further below.

    4. Pay the application fee. The application fee details can be found further below.

    5. A preview of the filled application form will be provided to the candidate. Ensure that all of the entered details are correct as CENTAC does not accept any requests for change in the entered information after the application has been submitted.

    6. Submit the application.

  5. Course Selection: Login again on the application form portal. Select the courses and colleges of your choice and add priority to your selection.

CENTAC Hotel Management Application Fee 2021

Candidates must pay the application fee for CENTAC hotel management before they can submit the application. The fee is applicable towards the online application form as well as the counselling for CENTAC hotel management admissions.


Application Fee


Rs. 300


Rs. 150

CENTAC Hotel Management Application Fee Payment: The CENTAC application fee must be paid online via Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking.

Documents Required for CENTAC Hotel Management Application Form

The following supporting documents must be submitted along with the CENTAC Hotel Management application form. Candidates must submit a scanned self-attested photocopy of all of the documents.

Class 10 Marksheet and Certificate

Class 12 Marksheet and Certificate

Birth Certificate

Residence Certificate

Category Reservation Certificate

Rural Certificate

CENTAC Hotel Management Application Form Photograph and Signature

Candidates must also submit a scanned image of their recent passport-size photograph and signature along with the application form. The photograph dimensions should be as given below.

File TypeJPEG
File Size20kb - 50 kb

Also Read:How to choose a Hotel Management college after 12th?

CENTAC Hotel Management Selection Process 2021

CENTAC creates a merit list of candidates for selection to the hotel management courses. Candidates whose names appear in the merit list are invited to take part in the CENTAC counselling process. Candidates are then allocated seats on the basis of their rank in the merit list and their preference of courses. The selection process of CENTAC Hotel Management has been described in the following sections.

For BSc Hospitality & Hotel Administration: Admissions to these courses is done through the NCHMCT JEE exam. CENTAC then fills the remaining seats as per the criteria given below.

CENTAC Hotel Management Merit List 2021

CENTAC creates separate merit-lists of candidates for the BSc degree and Diploma courses. To create the merit list, CENTAC first calculates the merit score of a candidate. The merit score is calculated as per the candidate's marks in Class 12 exams. The following are included when calculating the aggregate merit score of a candidate.

  • Highest marks of a candidate in any one of the following language subjects: English / Hindi / Tamil / Malayalam / Telugu / Arabic / French.
  • Best of 3 marks in the other main papers int the board exams.

Tie Breaking Policy: If two candidates get the same score in CENTAC, their rank is determined as per their marks in English and Core Subjects i.e. Biology / Maths / Physics / Chemistry / Accountancy (in that order of priority).

CENTAC Hotel Management Counselling Process 2021

CENTAC conducts counselling for hotel management admissions in Puducherry in the online mode. Counselling is usually conducted in the following three rounds.

  • First Round

  • Second Round

  • Mop Up Round

The Second Round and Mop Up are only conducted if any vacant seats are left after the First Round of counselling. CENTAC uses SMS / Email to communicate with the candidate's about the counselling and it is the responsibility of the candidates to keep updated with the latest information issued by the agency.

CENTAC Hotel Management Seat Allotment 2021

Candidates are allocated seats as per their preference of course and college in the counselling. Candidates with a higher rank in the merit list are given a higher preference when allocating seats. A candidate who has been allocated a seat can choose one of the following options after the seat allotment

Option 1

Accept the allotted seat and not participate in any subsequent round.

Option 2

Opt for an Upgradation / Sliding. Candidate can accept the seat and participate in the next round of counselling.
Those are allotted a better seat in the next round will lose their previously-allocated seat.
Those who are not upgraded will be provided with the option to accept their current seat or participate in the next round.

Option 3

Candidate can reject the allotted seat and participate int he next round of counselling.

Option 4

Candidate can reject the seat and opt our of the counselling process.

CENTAC Hotel Management Final Reporting 2021

A provisional allotment letter will be issued to the candidates who have been allotted seats in the CENTAC Hotel Management counselling. Such candidates will be required to report to their allocated college with the allotment letter. Candidates must also bring their original documents to the reporting process for verification as per the reporting dates provided by CENTAC. Only after reporting will a candidate's admission be finalised to their allocated college and course.

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