LIST OF TOP HOTEL MANAGEMENT COLLEGES IN KOLKATA BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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The top hotel management colleges in Kolkata include 34 colleges including 2 central government-run colleges offering a variety of courses. The top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata offer courses like BHM (Bachelor of Hospitality and Catering Management), BSc. Culinary Science, BA Culinary Arts, etc.

  • Kolkata has one of the best government hotel management colleges in India, 'Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition', better known as IHM Kolkata, which is directly controlled by the National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology. It is situated in Tara-tala.
  • There are many renowned private hotel management colleges in Kolkata, like Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management (GNIHM), International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), Subhas Bose Institute of Hotel Management (SBIHM), NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata.
  • Among all the Hotel Management colleges in Kolkata, IHM Kolkata holds the top rank in the surveys of many ranking agencies.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata: Rankings

Every Year, many renowned ranking agencies conduct a survey of the educational institutions in India and release the list of top colleges in all the domains, including hotel management. When it comes to top hotel management colleges in India, these rankings are generally based on certain parameters, like research, perception, and placements. The rankings are generally released on an All India basis, but sometimes they are divided into categories like state wise and city wise.

Here is the list of some best Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata according to some renowned ranking agencies:

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata: India Today Ranking

The renowned media house conducts hectic educational surveys every year to rank the educational institutions in India. Here we have provided the list of top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata, according to India Today Rankings 2019:

College Name

India Today Ranking 2019

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

10

Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata

26

NIMAS Kolkata

32

  • Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition (IHM) Kolkata is the top-ranked hotel management college in Kolkata according to India Today, with an all India rank of 10.
  • The top Private Hotel Management college in Kolkata according to India Today is Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management (GNIHM) which comes second in Kolkata and holds All India Rank of 26.
  • The only other private Hotel Management college from Kolkata featuring in the list is NIMAS Kolkata, with an all India rank of 32. 

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata: Outlook India Ranking

  • Only one college from Kolkata was ranked under the top 20 top Hotel Management colleges in India by Outlook India.
  • International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) Kolkata secured the 15th rank all over India by Outlook India.
  • IIHM was ranked by Outlook in the previous year (2018) too. It holds its position of 15 this year with no change in rank.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata: The Week Ranking

The Week is a renowned magazine which is famous for its accurate educational surveys and rankings. Given below are the rankings for top hotel management Colleges in Kolkata:

College Name

The Week Ranking 2019

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

6

BNG Hotel Management, Kolkata

42

  • Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition received 6th rank all over India in 'The Week' ranking survey for top hotel management colleges in India.
  • The only private hotel management college in Kolkata to be ranked by 'The Week' was BNG Hotel Management, Kolkata, which achieved 42nd rank.

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

Return On Investment or ROI is one of the most important parameters when it comes to selecting a college because it gives you an idea of how much salary you will get in return after making the investment (in form of tuition fees). Here is the list of top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata on the basis of ROI:

Name of the college

Average Placement Package

Average Annual Fees

ROI Rank*

NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata

INR 2.19 LPA

INR 2.11 Lacs

1

International Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata

INR 1.68 LPA

INR 2.17 Lacs

2

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

  • As per the above rankings, NSHM Knowledge Campus is the best hotel management college in Kolkata.
  • Despite being expensive, IIHM is ranked at 2 for offering good placement opportunities to students.
  • There are many colleges who have not declared their placement packages, so ROI can’t be calculated for them.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata: Fee Structure

Given below is the fee structure of some top-ranked hotel management colleges in Kolkata :

Fees Structure in Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management in Kolkata has the highest fees and the least expensive among all is the BNG Hotel Management, Kolkata.
  • Other colleges demand fees in the range of INR 1.5 Lacs to INR 2 Lacs.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata: Admission Process

There are more than 30 Hotel Management colleges in Kolkata, which includes 2 IHM, which is a central government-run institute, and 32 private colleges.

Number of Top Hotel Management Colleges in Koklata
  • IHM Kolkata admits students through NCHMCT JEE.
  • The students who qualify in NCHMCT Jee can not only apply in IHM during the centralized counseling, but their NCHMCT JEE score will help them get a seat in some reputed private colleges too.
  • Most of the other private Hotel Management colleges in Kolkata admits students by two methods, through entrance exams like NCHMCT JEE and WBJEE JEHOM or through Direct Counseling.
  • The majority of the private college, affiliated to MAKAUT and other state universities consider the WBJEE JEHOM scores for admission.

Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Kolkata

Holding its position as one of the best Hotel Management Colleges in State and Nation, IHM Kolkata is a central government-run institute, directly controlled by NCHMCT.

  • The admission process is controlled by NCHMCT. 
  • The admission is through an online centralized counseling procedure organized by NCHMCT
  • The admission is given on the basis of Rank of the candidate in NCHMCT JEE (also known as NCHM JEE). 
  • Therefore, it is compulsory for a candidate to appear and qualify in NCHM JEE for being able to apply for IHM Kolkata
  • After the declaration of results of the entrance exam, NCHMCT will start the e-counseling process on its official website. 
  • There, the candidate will have to fill the choice of IHM Kolkata and will get the seat if he has enough scores above the cutoff. 
  • The Course offered is B.Sc Hospitality and Hotel Administration.

The companies recruiting from IHM Kolkata are as follows:

IHM Kolkata Placement Data

Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata

GNIHM is one of the top private hotel management colleges in Kolkata. It is a part of the JIS group of colleges.

  • Admission to Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management (GNIHM) is through various entrance exam scores like WBJEE JEHOM and NCHMCT JEE. 
  • GNIHM also conducts its own entrance exam JET every year. You can apply for the exam through the college website. 
  • The exam is held in 12 centers, namely, Kolkata, Ranchi, Patna, Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Raipur, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Tripura, and Lucknow.
  • A candidate will have to apply online through the college website or visit college directly for direct admission.

The companies recruiting from GNIHM Kolkata in 2018-19 are:

GNIHM Kolkata Placements in 2018-19

International Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata

International Institute of Hotel Management is a reputed college chain specialized in Hotel Management, having branches in many cities including Kolkata. The college is approved by AICTE and West University London, UK.

  • The courses offered are BA Hospitality from the University of West London, Bachelor Degree from MAKAUT, Advanced Programme in International Hospitality Management, Diploma in Culinary Arts, Diploma in Hospitality Management, etc.
  • The recruiters recruiting from the college include Hyatt, The Park, Oberoi among others.
  • The students can take admission to IIHM Kolkata by visiting the campus and filling out the application form. They will be provided with brochures from any of the IIHM campuses.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata: Entrance Exam Wise

The hotel management colleges in Kolkata take admission mainly through NCHMCT JEE and WBJEE JEHOM entrance exams.

  • NCHMCT JEE is a national level entrance exam conducted by NCHMCT for admission to various IHM in the country.
  • IHM Kolkata takes admission through NCHMCT JEE.
  • WBJEE JEHOM is the state level entrance test conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board. 
  • Almost all the private colleges in Kolkata consider the WBJEE JEHOM score for admission.
  • Few private Hotel Management colleges conduct their own entrance examination too.
  • Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management Kolkata conducts its own entrance exam, JET. But the college considers other entrance exam scores too for direct admission.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata Accepting NCHMCT JEE Score

  • NTA conducts NCHMCT JEE in the month of April, for admission to all the IHM in India. This year, it will be conducted on 25th April 2020.
  • The registration for the exam has started on 1st January and will continue till 20 March.
  • The Exam will be on CBT mode.
  • After clearing the exam, the candidate will have to apply for centralized counseling conducted by NCHMCT.
  • The candidate will be allowed a seat in IHM Kolkata if the candidate has the required marks and fills the choice for the same during choice filling.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata Accepting WBJEE JEHOM

A state-level entrance test, WBJEE JEHOM is conducted mainly for the colleges affiliated to state universities.

  • The exam scores are accepted by almost all the private colleges in Kolkata, like IIHM Kolkata, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Subhas Bose Institute of Hotel Management, etc.
  • The Exam takes place in the month of May every year.

Also Check, Top Colleges in India Accepting NCHMCT JEE

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata: Placement Wise

The placements are one of the most important criteria when it comes to college selection. Some of the Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata provide very good placements. Given below is the list for the same:

College Name

Highest Package

Average Package

NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata

INR 5 Lacs

INR 2.19 Lacs

IIHM Kolkata

INR 2.4 Lacs

INR 1.68 Lacs

  • Among Private colleges, IIHM Kolkata and NSHM Knowledge campus provides good placement with average package.
  • IHM Kolkata and GNIHM also provide good placements as many reputed companies visit them every year.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata: FAQs

Ques. How many government hotel management colleges are there in Kolkata?

Ans. There is only one government hotel management college in Kolkata: Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology, and Applied Nutrition.

Ques. Which are some of the top private hotel management colleges in Kolkata?

Ans. Some of the best private Hotel Management colleges in Kolkata are:

  • Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata
  • International Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata
  • Subhas Bose Institute of Hotel Management
  • NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata

Ques. Which one is a better college for Hotel Management in Kolkata - IHM or IIHM?

Ans. Both the colleges give good placement, but IHM being a government college, it's fees are very less, and hence it has more ROI score than IIHM.

Ques. Does IIHM Kolkata provide 100% placement with a good salary?

Ans. IIHM Kolkata does provide good placement with a good salary, but the exact placement percentage is unknown. The college has some top recruiters like Hyatt, Oberoi and the Park.

Ques. Which entrance exam is required for getting admission to IHM Kolkata?

Ans. NCHMCT JEE, also known as NCHM JEE, is conducted by NTA every year.

Ques. Which college is good for Hotel Management- Amity University or IIHM Kolkata?

Ans. For Hotel Management, IIHM is better than Amity University.

Ques. Which are some of the top recruiters for Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata?

Ans. Hyatt, Oberoi, Park are top recruiters from the Top Hotel Management Colleges in Kolkata.

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