Hotel Management has become a sought after degree for students planning to study a professional course immediately after class 12th. This is the most sought after course because of the wide array of opportunities available in the hospitality industry both in India and abroad. It is one of the few professional courses that can be pursued from any stream(Arts, Science, Commerce). But the field has become quite complicated. Hotel Management course is a program intended to train students for the hospitality service sector comprising jobs in top multinational companies catering to the food and beverage sector. Hotels, hospitals, airlines, and cruise lines are some more promising areas for a hotel management graduate.
Courses in Hotel Management
After completing class XII an aspirant can apply for undergraduate courses in hospitality management. The choice ranges from degree to diploma and certificate courses.
The undergraduate courses in hotel management are:-
1.Bachelor of hotel management(BHM)
2.BBA in hospitality, travel, and tourism
3.BSc.in hospitality and administration
4.Bachelor in hotel management and catering technology(BHMCT)
After completing undergraduate level studies one can opt for further studies and pursue MBA in Hotel Management. Apart from the normal syllabus, the faculty takes care to develop the communication and interpersonal skills of a student.
Eligibility Criteria for Hotel Management Courses
The minimum qualification needed to study Hotel Management course is class XII. The selection of a candidate to government-approved hotel management colleges and institutes is done by entrance tests at the national level. They need to sit for the National Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Examination(NCHM JEE)in the month of April. The test is made of multiple-choice questions in English, Reasoning Capability, General Science, and General Knowledge. Candidates who successfully clear the entrance examination are called for personal interview and group discussion rounds to judge the personal aptitude and personality of the candidate.
Hotel Management Course Duration and Fees
The course duration of a degree course in hotel management is 3 years while diploma courses take 2 academic years to complete. The certificate courses in hotel management can vary between 6 months and 1 year.
Institutes offering B.Sc. Degree(Hotel Management)
Institute of Hotel Management, Catering, and Nutrition, Pusa, New Delhi(IHM Delhi)
Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration(WGSHA)
Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Chennai(IHM Chennai)
Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Hyderabad(IHM Hyderabad)
Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Mumbai(IHM Mumbai)
Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Bhopal(IHM Bhopal)
Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Kolkata(IHM Kolkata)
Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology(AIHMCT)
Hotel Management Syllabus
In the UG level studies, the 4 core subjects of hospitality management are:-
2.Food and beverage
4.Front office management
Career and scope in hotel management
India is experiencing a lot of growth in the hospitality management sector because it has become one of the favourite international destinations and also because the hospitality industries have given a positive contribution to the Indian economy thus creating great career opportunities in this field. The high influx combined with sporting events and international film festivals are demanding the need to create more tourism and accommodation facilities. After completing a degree, diploma, certificate course one can find good jobs in many hotels and restaurants.
These are some of the best career choices in the sectors of-—
Resorts and Guest Houses
Cruise Ships/Shipping Companies
Hospital Administration and Catering
Tourism Development Corporation/Agencies
Hospitality Department in Indian navy/Armed Forces
Catering Department in Indian Railways
Hospitality Department in Corporate Houses
Kitchen Management in School/Colleges/Factories
Self-Business in the role of an entrepreneur
Roles and salaries offered to Hotel Management Graduates
The sector of hospitality management is booming and the industry is paying quite handsomely to it’s professionals. The entry-level salary of a promising grad is Rs.30,000 to Rs.50,000.This career is fun, glamorous, and interesting with a lot of industry perks and an opportunity to travel the whole world. One can also try to be an entrepreneur with a degree in hotel management.
The various job roles of a hotel management aspirant are:-
Fast Food restaurant manager
Hotel/Public House manager
Conference center manager
Roles of a degree/diploma holder in hospitality management as accepted by top recruiting companies/organizations are:-
Customer Service Executive/Manager in banks and MNCs
Air Cabin Crew in national/international airlines
Catering officers in cruise/shipping companies
Retail store executive/Manager in back-office, cineplex, shopping malls
Human resources officer/manager
Business development executive
Officer/Manager/Supervisors in tourism development companies
Fire risk assessor
Faculty in hotel management institute/food craft industries
Independent Business Ventures