ACADZONE Roundup: 5 Best Hotel Management Colleges in India

With a boom in the hospitality industry, many students are looking towards hotel management as an attractive career option. The resultant rise in hotel management colleges all over the country is obvious. And with colleges coming up each day, picking the good ones from the lot becomes difficult. To this end, ACADZONE has compiled a list of the five best hotel management colleges in India.

1.      Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, Delhi

Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development (OCLD), Delhi, established in 1966, is managed by the Oberoi Group which owns 32 luxury hotels across five countries. The Oberoi School of Hotel Management is recognized by the Paris-based International Hotel Association, and OCLD is based in Maidens Hotel, Delhi.


The programmes commence in July every year and the selection begins in September of the previous year. OCLD offers two year management training programmes in Guest Services, Housekeeping and Kitchen Management.

Guest Services Management (GSM) centres on two main guest service areas – Food and Beverage Service and Front Office. After the completion of the course, the students get the privilege of acting as a Food and Beverage Manager or a Front Office Manager for a day in any one of the Oberoi hotels.

Housekeeping Management (HM) focuses on the housekeeping part of a hotel’s running and management. On completion of the programme, the students can become an Executive Housekeeper for one day in any one of their hotels.

Kitchen Management (KM) focuses on cooking skills and the ability to handle kitchen operations. On completion of the programme, students could one day become an Executive Chef in any one of their hotels.


The facilities that are provided to the students at the Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development are:

  1. Hostel
  2. IT Systems Lab
  3. Library
  4. Training Restaurant
  5. Training Kitchen
  6. Associate’s Lounge
  7. Lecture Rooms

Placement Cell

The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development has an active placement cell. It organizes campus interviews at different institutes and college campuses every year. The top recruiting companies are Oberoi Hotels and Trident Hotels. After completion of the course, Oberoi Centre places the students of Oberoi School of Hotel Management in their own hotels. It offers its students a guaranteed career with the Oberoi Group.


2.      Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Mumbai

The ITM Institute of Hotel Management (ITM-IHM), Mumbai was established in 2002 and has had quite an impact in the hospitality industry with the growth of the ITM Group of Institutions in the past few years.


The sale of application forms begin in the month of December and the selection begins in the month of August.

The courses ITM-IHM offers are:

  1. BA in International Hospitality Management from Queen Margaret University
  2. BSc in Hospitality Studies from Mumbai University
  3. BSc in Catering Science and Hotel Management from Bharthiar University


  1. Separate kitchen facilities as well as bakery facilities.
  2. On-premises training restaurant.
  3. Housekeeping Laboratory
  4. Front Office Laboratory
  5. Round-the-clock Internet access in the Lobby.
  6. Computer Lab
  7. Library
  8. Training Restaurant
  9. Locker Rooms
  10. Sports Rooms


The Institute co-ordinates on campus selection process for final placements of its students. Along with this, it also offers 6 months on-the-job training in the various reputed hotels located across the country.


3.      Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Delhi

Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition, Pusa, New Delhi, also known as IHM Pusa, is a hospitality training institute in India governed by the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, set up by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.


The sale of application forms begin in the month of June and the selection procedure starts in the month of August. IHM Pusa offers the following programs of study:

  1. MSc in Hospitality Administration – The degree is awarded by IGNOU.
  2. BSc in Hospitality Administration – The degree is awarded by IGNOU.
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in Accommodation Operation & Management
  4. Diploma in Food & Beverages Service
  5. Diploma in Bakery & Confectionery
  6. Craftsmanship Course in Food Production & Patisserie


  1. Advance training kitchen
  2. Quantity food kitchen
  3. Basic training kitchen
  4. Bakery labs
  5. Confectionery lab
  6. Larder kitchen
  7. Training restaurant
  8. Coffee shop
  9. Housekeeping laboratories
  10. Mock bar
  11. Computer laboratory
  12. Front office laboratory
  13. Food science laboratory
  14. Micro biology laboratory
  15. Biochemistry lab
  16. Library
  17. Audio-visual facility
  18. Guest house
  19. Student dining hall
  20. Hostel gym


Some of IHM Pusa’s regular recruiters include:

  1. Burj Al Arab, Dubai
  2. Hotel Le Meridien, Dubai
  3. Kasco Aviation Services, Kuwait
  4. Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
  5. Hyatt International
  6. Dubai International Limited
  7. Oberoi Centre For Learning & Development
  8. Carlson Group Of Hotels
  9. ITC Maurya Sheraton
  10. Hotel The Park
  11. Hotel Shangri La


4.      Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Bangalore

This is a hospitality management college affiliated to NCHMCT, Delhi and IGNOU, Delhi; and is one of the best hospitality management colleges in India with a 3-star property of its own. From its beginnings as a Food Craft Institute in 1969 which offered short term courses, the college was re-christened in 1983 and started offering the 3-year degree in Hotel and Hospitality administration.


Students who have completed their 10+2 or equivalent are eligible. The sale of application forms begin in the months of January-February. The aspirants are required to appear for an All India Joint Entrance Examination, conducted by NCHM and held in April. The shortlisted candidates are required to appear for a personal interview session in May. The courses offered are:

  1. MSc in Hospitality Administration
  2. BSc in Hotel Management
  3. Post-graduate Diploma in Accommodation Operations
  4. Certificate Course in Food Production
  5. Certificate Course in Food and Beverage Service


  1. Food Production Lab
  2. Restaurant
  3. Computer Lab
  4. Library
  5. Video Production Lab
  6. Front Office
  7. Gym


Some of IHM Bangalore’s regular recruiters include:

  1. Air India
  2. Ashok Group of Hotels (ITDC)
  3. Casino Hotels
  4. Club Mahindra
  5. Comfort Inn
  6. Convergys
  7. Cruise lines
  8. Days Inns
  9. GE
  10. Hilton Hotels
  11. Hindustan Motors
  12. Holiday Inn
  13. Hyatt Group of Hotels
  14. Indian Airlines
  15. ITC Hotels
  16. Jet Airways
  17. Kumarakom Resort
  18. Leela Group
  19. Le Meridien
  20. McDonalds


5.      Christ College, Bangalore

The Department of Hotel Management, Christ College was set up in the year 1991 and offers a 4-year professional course – Bachelors of Hotel Management – where the students can specialise in their area of interest. Along with that, students can take up different certificate courses too.

During the course, industry professionals from the Taj Group, Oberoi Group, ITC Hotels, Park Hotels, etc conduct sessions with students. All students are required to undergo a 24-week internship with the hotel of their choice for a hands-on experience in their chosen specialisations.


Application forms are available are in the month of May, the entrance test is conducted in the month of June and the selection process begins in the month of December. Courses offered by the Department of Hotel Management are:

   Undergraduate Programmes

  1. Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM)

  Certificate Courses in Odd Semester

  1. Bartending
  2. Corporate International Hospitality
  3. Restaurant Planning and Operations
  4. Indian Cuisine

 Certificate Courses in Even Semester

  1. Bakery and Confectionery
  2. Bartending
  3. Quick Foods

Diploma Programmes

  1. Diploma in Wine Studies


  1. Library
  2. Campus Radio
  3. Repository
  4. Front Office
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