Top 10 Hotel Management Colleges in India

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandPublished On: January 19, 2021

As the hospitality sector is booming, there is a constant need for skilled professionals in the hotel management field. Check the list of the top 10 hotel management colleges in India below.

Top 10 Hotel Management Colleges in India

Hotel management has gained immense popularity over the past few years and is still a popular choice for a lot of students after class 12th. The industry not only promises attractive salary packages but is also known to give out ample perks to its employees. Hotel management in itself is a vast field and the scope is plenty. This is also a good time to start planning and applying for hotel management admissions as CBSE class 12th results have been announced.

Hotel Management Eligibility:

The basic eligibility criteria to apply for the undergraduate courses is 10+2 from a recognised board with English as one of the subjects. For postgraduate courses, the applicant must have completed a bachelor's degree in the field of Hotel / Hospitality Management. However, one must note that each course and college/ institute has different parameters to determine the admission of candidates. Some institutes also select students based on their scores in various entrance examinations such as the AIMA UGAT, NCHMCT-JEE etc. or other university-level/ college level entrance tests.

Hotel Management Courses

There are many courses available in hotel management both at the undergraduate level and postgraduate level. Some of the top courses for hotel management are Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BHMCT), Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM), Master of Hotel Management (M.H.M)Master of Tourism and Hotel Management(MTHM) and PGD in Hotel Management. Candidates may check the official website of the college to check the syllabus of these hotel management courses.

Hotel Management Colleges in India:

There are a number of colleges and institutes that offer degree programmes in hotel management in India. We have listed the top 10 hotel management colleges in India that are most preferred and sought after by recruiting companies. The below-given list is based on perceptual ranking only.

1. Oberoi Centre for Learning & Development, New Delhi

The Oberoi Centre for Learning & Development was established in 1966 and offers a two-year post-graduate management program with a choice of three flagship courses namely Guest Service Management, Housekeeping Management, and Kitchen Management.

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2. Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition (IHM), Mumbai

IHM Mumbai was founded in the year 1954 by the All India Women’s Central Food Council. The institute offers bachelor, diploma as well as certificate courses in hotel management. It offers BSc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration (3 years, full-time), Diploma in Food Production (1.5 years), Certificate Course in Cookery (12 weeks), Certificate Course in Bakery (12 weeks).

3. Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, Pusa, New Delhi

IHM Delhi was established in 1962 and offers undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate courses. Some of the top courses at IHM Delhi include M.Sc in Dietetics & Food Service Management, M.Sc in Hospitality Administration, PGD in Accommodation & Operations Management, Diploma in Bakery & Confectionery, Diploma in Food & Beverage Service, and B.Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration.

4. Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), Manipal

WGSHA was founded in 1987 and enables the students to acquire valuable competencies such as communication skills and directed learning. WGSHA offers courses such as Bachelor of Hotel Management, Travel & Tourism, BA Culinary Arts at the undergraduate level; M.Sc in Dietetics & Applied Nutrition, M.Sc in Hospitality & Tourism Management at postgraduate level; and other certificate and diploma courses in Hotel Management & Catering Technology.

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5. Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad

IHM Aurangabad was established under the Maulana Azad Educational Trust & Taj Group. It offers two flagship undergraduate courses of a duration of four years each. These include BA (Honors) in Hotel Management and BA (Honors) in Culinary Arts.The degrees are awarded by University of Huddersfield, UK. The institute aims to produce global hospitality professionals with leadership, quality, service and human values.

6. Institute of Hotel Management, Bangalore

IHM Bangalore was formerly known as the Food Craft Institute and was founded in the year 1969. However, in 1983, the institute began offering degree courses in Hospitality & Hotel Administration. The institute offers full-time as well as short term courses namely B.Sc Hotel Management, M.Sc in Hospitality Administration, PGD in Accommodation Operations, Certificate courses in Food Production and Food & Beverage Services. IHM Bangalore is well known for its placement records.

7. Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata

IHM Kolkata was established in 1963 with an aim to impart quality education in the field of hotel management and catering technology. It was set up by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. It offers B.Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Management (3 years, full-time) and PGD in Accommodation Operations & Management (1 year, full-time) and other Craftsmanship short-term courses.

8. Institute of Hotel Management, Ahmedabad


Founded in 1972, IHM Ahmedabad strives to impart quality training and education to young aspirants who wish to make a career in the field of hospitality and hotel management. B.Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration (B. Sc. H & HA) is the premier three years full-time course of IHM Ahmedabad that enables students to learn the key skills to manage various aspects of the hospitality sector.

9. Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai

IHM Chennai was established in 1963 and is one of the pioneer institutes that provides top quality education and produces industry-ready professionals of hotel management and hospitality. It offers about 10 courses, some of which are, B.Sc in Hospitality & Hotel Administration, M.Sc in Hospitality Administration, PGD courses in Dietetics & Hospital Food Services, Accommodation Operation & Management, Diploma courses in Food Production, Front Office, Bakery & Confectionery, Food & Beverage Services and others.

10. Christ University, Bangalore

A separate Department of Hotel Management at Christ University began its operations in 1991. The candidates who are a part of the institution are able to imbibe concepts that are of paramount importance to the tourism and hospitality industry. The institute offers a four-year full-time Bachelors of Hotel Management (BHM) course. The curriculum is designed in such a way that the students can gain hands-on experience in the industry during the compulsory internship period.

Skills Required for Hotel Management:

If you feel you have the following skills, you can surely consider a career in hotel management:

  • Ability to manage things/ events

  • Good communication skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Problem-solving

  • Attention to detail

  • Multitasking

Hotel Management Admissions

Admission to Hotel Management will be done on the basis of scores in the qualifying examination and entrance exam. Candidates who want to apply for admission at any hotel management offering college in India may visit the official website of the college to fill the application form. Besides this, they can also fill the Common Application Form for hotel management admissions. Colleges will call the selected candidates for GD/ PI for Hotel Management Admissions. Once the candidate gets selected, he can submit the total fee to confirm his admission.

Scope for Hotel Management

The hotel management industry offers plenty of career options. Salary in hotel management will vary depending upon the profile of the candidate and his experience. The average salary of a Hotel Manager is around INR 5 Lakh per annum while the average salary of a Hotel Director is INR Lakh 7 per annum. Candidates may choose any of the profile listed below.

Other Popular Colleges for Hotel Management

Check the table given below to go through some of the well-known hotel management colleges in India.


Course Offered


Gateway Education, Sonepat

Bachelor of Hotel Management

INR 1,03,000

DSM School of Management, Kolkata

Bachelor of Hotel Management

INR 70,000

VELS University, Chennai Hotel Management

INR 70,000

Sanskriti University, Mathura

PGD in Hotel Management

INR 60,000

Graphic Era Hill University, Haldwani

Bachelor of Hotel Management

INR 93,600

OM Sterling Global University, History

Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

INR 75,000

Brainware University, Kolkata

PGD in Hotel Management

INR 99,500

Parul University, Gujarat

Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

INR 90,000

We hope this list will help you shortlist the right college as per your requirements.

If you want to know more about hotel management admissions, you can call our toll-free number 18005729877 or you can ask questions on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone

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