Only key dates for 2020 have been announced yet. Rest of the information here pertain to previous year and shall be updated once published.
Course offered : 3 Year B.Sc (Hospitality & Hotel Administration), offered jointly by the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology (NCHMCT) is an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The Council centrally runs and regulates academics for B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration and ten other structured courses of study that are imparted at the affiliated 21 Central Institutes of Hotel Management, 21 State Government Institutes of Hotel Management, 01 Public Sector Undertaking Institutes and 20 Private Institutes of Hotel Management. Besides, 12 Food Craft Institutes, 2 SIHMs (running only diploma level program) located in different parts of the country, offer Diploma programs in core operational areas. All Institutes follow standardised course curricula prescribed by the Council for different professional programs.
Vegetarian practical : The B.Sc. HHA Programme with only vegetarian practical option is available to vegetarian candidates. However, other theory classes will be at par with the other students.
Seats : Approx 8507 seats in institutes across the country
In order to become eligible for award of the degree B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration by IGNOU, students must complete the NCHMCT component as full time candidates in the affiliated Institutes of Hotel Management as well as clear the credit papers offered by IGNOU during the course of study.
Reservation : In case of institutes run by Central Government, reservation is SC (15%), ST (7.5%), OBC Non Creamy Layer (27%). Each category will have 5% reservations for Persons with Disabilities (PwD).
Subject to notification from Ministry of HRD for academic session 2019-20, 1 seat (supernumerary) in each Central and State Govt affiliated IHM is provided for registered Kashmiri migrant.
For admission to a participating institute, please see the reservations applicable in that particular institute.
Direct admission to 10+2 Board rank holders : Each IHMs shall have three seats earmarked for 10+2 rank holders (one each for Arts, Science and Commerce stream) from among 1st to 200th rank holders from respective streams from recognized Boards of school examination wherein up to 2 lacs candidates appear or 1st to 500th rank holders from Board of Examination where 2 lacs to 5 lacs candidates take examination. The inter-se-merit from recognized School Boards of examination shall be at par.
Direct admission for NRI / FN / PIO : There is a different scheme for direct admission of Foreign Nationals (FN), Non Resident Indians (NRI) and Person of Indian Origin (PIO or Overseas Citizen of India) students. They also need not to appear in the NCHM JEE. The detailed scheme, procedure for admission and fee structure can be checked at Direct-Admissions-NRI-FN-PIO
Tentative Fee Structure (for Govt sponsored institutes)
Semester 1 : Rs.64,700
Semester 2 : Rs.42,200
Semester 3 : Rs.55,800
Semester 4 : Rs.43,100
Semester 5 : Rs.61,800
Semester 6 : Rs. 49,100
The above fee covers Admission fee, NCHM enrolment fee, Tuition fee, IGNOU fee, Examination fee and Caution money. In addition, the institute may collect medical, identity card, student activity fee etc.
Test practice centres
National Testing Agency (NTA) has established a network of Test Practice Centres spread all over India to help the students aspiring to appear in examinations to be conducted by the NTA from 2019 onwards. The students can practice and train themselves before the examination for the “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode of examinations.
The experienced, qualified and professional Nodal officer and staff available at the TPC will help and motivate the students to clear their doubts and solve problems and to make them familiar with the CBT mode of examinations.
Challenging the answer key and/or recorded response
After the examination, the NTA will display answer keys & recorded responses of multiple choice questions on the NTA’s website. The details of the date shall be displayed on the NTA’s website. The candidates, who are not satisfied with the answer keys and recorded responses, may challenge by filling online application form and paying a processing charge of Rs.1000/- per question. The processing charge can be paid by credit/debit card/net banking. The processing charge once paid is non-refundable.
The NTA’s decision on the challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained.