How to Choose a Hotel Management College After 12th?
How to Choose a Hotel Management College After 12th?: With the increasing job opportunities in hotel management, the sudden rise in hotel management admissions has been observed in the recent years. Students are seen opting for hotel management courses after class 12. But how do you ensure that you choose a good hotel management college after 12th? Most of the top IHM’s that are listed in the category of top hotel management colleges take admission on the basis of NCHM JEE conducted by NTA. However apart from this entrance examination, there are other top hotel management entrance examinations which ensure your admission in good colleges too. But what is the exact definition of a good college? Each college has its own reputation and value. Each has its own education quality, industry connections, etc. One of the important aspects while selection is to look for the industrial training provided by the college. Let us check some of the parameters that must be looked into while choosing a hotel management college after 12th.
How to Choose a Hotel Management College?: Factors to look for
There are a number of factors to be considered before taking admission into a hotel management college. These factors are the reputation of the college since years, academic performance, affordability, location, accreditation, etc. let us look into each factor in detail.
Accreditation that is recognition attained by the college. Candidates must select a college which is accredited by any government organisation. Most of the colleges and universities in India are accredited by NAAC. The NAAC or National Assessment and Accreditation Council is an organization that accredits higher education in the country. Accreditation from NAAC is a plus point for a college.
One of the major factors while selecting a college is academic performance. Colleges are awarded rankings for their good curriculum and academic performance. You can check the awards and rankings won by the college for academics. Also check out the reviews of the guest faculties and companies that have visited the college for placements.
What is the reputation of the college you have your eye on? This is another crucial factor which you cannot ignore while hotel management admission. The college reputation cannot be just claimed on the basis of its result. There are many other factors which decide the reputation of the college. Some colleges are known for their curriculum while some are known for their academic excellence. The behaviour of the staff, as well as students, also decides the reputation of the college. For example, if a college has a record of 100% result from past many years but on the other hand, there have been complaints regarding the behaviour of the staff, then it is not a wise move to opt for that college as that impacts the reputation of the college.
The Student to Faculty Ratio
The student-teacher ratio or student-faculty ratio is the number of students attending a school or university divided by the number of teachers in the institution. It is important to check the student to faculty ratio of the college to know the number of students allocated to each professor. Colleges having a good and low student to faculty ratio are always considered a good choice.
Infrastructure and Facilities
While selecting a college be it a government or a private IHM or any other college, you should go through the infrastructure and amenities provided by the college. As hotel management education needs a more practical approach than the theoretical, you should go for a college which focuses on providing internships and training to the students. A good hotel management college must have many kitchens and dining facilities.
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Some students like to attend colleges which are in their close proximity and some are okay with any location as long as they are getting a college of their choice. You must also check the hostel facilities of the college as some of the colleges have their hostel situated at a distance of 5-6 km away from the campus.
There are many hotel management institutes with high fee structure. But on the same hand students can avail the loan facilities. This is applicable only in some good colleges. So candidates must look for this feature. Checking the fee structure thus becomes an important factor as it will also give an idea about the total expenses for the complete degree program.
Despite all the factors mentioned above, most students have a habit of looking just for one aspect that is campus recruitment. It is infact important too. One must be well informed about the number of companies and the type of companies that visit the college. What are the job profiles offered in the hotel management, etc. Aspirants must also be acquainted with the top hotels brands that offer the highest package to hotel management graduates.
Tips for Choosing a Best Hotel Management College After 12th
Besides the factors mentioned above, there are some important tips you can go through before choosing a hotel management college. Some of these are:
As the application process of all the colleges usually begins in the month of January or February every year, do not miss out on filling the application form.
Each hotel management college has its own admission procedure be it the selection criteria and eligibility requirements. Some colleges take admission on the basis of entrance test while others on the direct merit. Check all the options carefully and thus start preparing from class 12.
Prepare the list of colleges based on location, infrastructure, reputation or any other factor. Shortlist all the colleges that you wish to take admission into.
Once you are done with the shortlisting, list some of the factors that you are taking into account and on the basis of that, prioritise what is more important for you.
If in doubt, visit the colleges which are in your priority list so that you can take a look at the infrastructure and other facilities offered by the college.
Thus candidates must be very clear when selecting hotel management colleges after class 12.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to Choose a Hotel Management College After 12th?
Question: Why is it necessary to look for accredited colleges?
Accreditation is the recognition. In order for your degree to be valid anywhere it is necessary that the college must be recognized by concerned authorities like NAAC, AICTE, etc.
Question: What is the process of taking admission into IHM’s?
Top IHM’s take admission on the basis of NCHM JEE, a national level entrance examination for hotel management aspirants.
Question: Who is the conducting body of NCHM JEE?
The conducting body of NCHM JEE is National Testing Agency(NTA).
Question: What is the purpose of looking for infrastructure while taking admission?
Hotel management is more about practical knowledge than theoretical so a good hotel management college must have many kitchens and dining facilities.
Question: What are some of the other entrance exams for hotel management except NCHM JEE?
The other entrance exams except NCHM JEE are AIMA UGAT, MAH HM CET, UPSEE BHMCT, IPU CET BHMCT, AIHMCT WAT, GNIHM JET, etc.
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The fee structure for IHM pusa is given below:
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If you have been allotted a seat at IHM Chennai and you have paid the seat acceptance fee, reported to the reporting centre and selected the "Freeze" option in the 1st counselling round, then you can retain your seat. You can apply for 2nd round counselling but won't be able modify your choices.
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As per your rank and as per previous year cutoff, the colleges you will get are:-
IHM Jaipur - Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition in 1st round of counselling. Last year cutoff rank closes at 3843.
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As the NCHM JEE 2020 counselling has already begun and you have appeared in the exam too under the same category, you cannot now change your category because opening and closing ranks for different categories in various participating institutes are different. However you can still mail the NCHMCT regarding your issues over the address given on official website.