There are a very few industries that are not under the dagger of recession; hotel management is one of them. What sets this industry apart from all others is the fact that this is a self-sustaining industry.
Whether or not there has been a nuclear attack in Japan or if Trump has won the presidential elections or not is something the hospitality industry is not bothered about. All that they care about is delivering quality services at a cost that is neither too high nor too less.
To bear the weight of the expectations that this industry brings along with itself, the people who intend to get into the industry have to prove their competence. Till a couple of decades ago, a degree in hotel management was not considered to be equivalent to that of any other degree. But luckily for us, the situation is up for a change.
More and more students are considering hotel management as a worthy career option. This has put a lot of pressure on the schools that produce hotel management graduates. Most of these are now competing amongst themselves to make their way to the top 10 hotel management colleges in India. After careful consideration, here is the list that has been formulated in the correct order.
1. Institute Of Hotel Management, Catering And Nutrition, Pusa, New Delhi
For the last five years, this college has been the top hotel management college in the country. The reason for the same may be attributed to its placements, faculty and the discipline that it inculcates amongst its students. This college is directly governed by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
What sets this college apart from other hospitality schools is the fact that it gives its students the option to pursue vegetarian-only courses. The college has exceptional infrastructure in terms of bakery labs, training restaurant, housekeeping and other facilities.
2. Welcome Group Graduate School Of Hotel Administration, Manipal
Being the first institute in the country to offer a bachelor's degree in hotel management, this institute has tie-ups with eight foreign universities.
With three high-tech kitchen labs, a library with audio visual facilities and an area of 3000 square feet, the infrastructure of the college is indeed commendable. Some of its alumnae are placed in the top-notch hospitality chains in India.
3. Institute Of Hotel Management Catering Technology And Applied Nutrition, Chennai
This is another autonomous body under the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. It is affiliated to both the NCHMCT as well as IGNOU.
The students of this institute are subjected to campus placement through which they get placed in catering establishments, airlines, guest houses and hotels. This facility is available to all the students irrespective of whether they are pursuing their degree, diploma, craft or PGD courses.
4. Institute Of Hotel Management, Catering Technology And Applied Nutrition, Mumbai
Established in 1954, this institute is one that has stood tall to its values of quality of service through the passing decades. The institute encourages its students to bring in creativity to their work.
A number of students who have graduated from this institution have often been selected for advanced training in catering technology and hotel management as well as on a number of commendable foreign placements.
5. Institute Of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Hyderabad
Established in 1972, this institution offers a number of unconventional courses like a degree in accommodation operations other than the usual graduate and postgraduate courses in hospitality. It also offers an MBA in hotel administration. The students of each of these courses are placed in the top chains of the country and abroad and they have very lucrative pay packages.
6. Institute Of Hotel Management, Bangalore
What sets this institution to be different from all others is the fact that it trains its students, especially before they are made to sit for placements. This ensures that the campus placement that happens in this institute is better than that of most of its other competitors. Organisations like the Taj and Trident are seen hiring graduates of this college year after year.
7. Christ University, Bangalore
With 700 books in the departmental library and over 10 laboratories, this institute boasts of having one of the finest quality hotel management training courses in the country. The teacher to student ratio here is a mere 15:1 and that is how it is ensured that each student gets the attention that he or she deserves.
The high quality of education that the institute imparts to its students ensures that a decent quality of placements follows.
8. Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute Of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi
In a short span of seven years, the institution has established itself as one of the most sought-after hotel management institutes in terms of placements. Recruiters who have visited this college just once, often seem to want to do so on a regular basis. Its recruiters include big names of the industry like the Taj Hotels, Oberoi Hotels, Radisson Blu, Hyatt Residency, Café Coffee Day, amongst others.
9. Institute Of Hotel Management, Gwalior
Having a fee structure of about Rs 70,000 for diploma courses and less than Rs 3,00,000 for a degree course, this institute ensures that all the money and effort that you invest here does not go wasted.
With the high quality of placement that this college brings to you, you do not have to worry about not getting a job of your liking on the completion of your course. Most of the students who complete the course with the required cut-off are well placed in top-notch companies.
10. NSHM School Of Hotel Management, Durgapur
What sets this institute apart from others is that it focuses more on hands-on learning instead of the traditional theoretical learning approach. With the certifications given by the institute being recognised at an international level, the students are often taken abroad for study tours and campus placement purposes.
The holistic learning approach that is adopted by the institution ensures that the student get jobs in the best of companies.