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Hotel Management


Hotel Management is an upcoming global industry & has multifocussed approach. It is flourishing in big as well as small cities. It prepares students to work at hotels, resorts, cruise liners, in aviation and casinos. At hotels, hotel management graduates may engage in managing functions such as housekeeping, front office, food production and administration. Hotel Management aspirants can specialize in fields like Hospitality Marketing Strategy, Culinary Theory and Practice, Hotel Operations, Hospitality Franchising, Hospitality Technology & Financial Analysis in Hospitality Industry.

Career Opportunities in Hotel Management

  • Hotel/ Restaurant Industry
    Be part of the leading 5 star hotels/ restaurants chains in the country and be responsible for managing multiple departments such as Operations, Conference/ Banquets, Culinary Arts, Front Office, Food & Production, Spa, Housekeeping etc.
  • Cruise Liners
    Cruise Liners are emerging to be the most sought after destination amongst Hotel Management Graduates. Opportunities in Cruise Lines are characterized by high pay packages and exotic destinations.
  • Airline Industry
    One can join the airline industry and be part of the cabin crew or ground staff. Lucrative opportunities exist in both domestic airlines & international airlines.
  • Retail Industry
    Be part of the team, which manages the leading malls & cineplexes in the country.
  • Corporate Roles
    Be part of the leading corporate firms and be responsible for functions such as Guest Relations, Customer Service & Public Relations

How to Pursue a Career in Hotel Management

Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Clear Class XII in any streamPursue BSC/BA in Hotel Management for 3-4 years or BBA hospitality (3year)Pursue MSC/MBA/MA in Hotel Management for 2 yearsPursue Ph.D in Hotel Management for 2-3 years
Path 2
Clear Class XII in any streamPursue Diploma in Hotel Management for 6 months to 1 yearPursue Diploma/Post Graduation Diploma in Hotel Management for 1-2 years-
Path 3
Clear Class XII in any streamStudy abroad for 6 months - 1 yearStudy abroad for 6 months - 1 year-

Important Facts

English is a mandatory subject for pursuing most courses in Hotel Management
*3 year graduation programs are not AICTE approved and need to be supplemented with a course from IGNOU

Leading Institutes

Top Hotel Management Institutes in India
College Location Website
Oberoi Center for Learning and Development Delhi www.oberoigroup.com/careers/join_us/step.htm?Step=Admission
IHM, Pusa- Delhi Delhi www.ihmpusa.net
IHM Taj, Aurangabad Aurangabad www.ihmaurangabad.ac.in
IHM Mumbai Mumbai www.ihmctan.edu
IHM Ahmdebad Ahmedabad www.ihmahmedabad.com
IHM Bangalore Bangalore www.ihmbangalore.kar.nic.in
Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Bangalore www.aihmctbangalore.com
Welcome Group Graduate School, Manipal Manipal www.manipal.edu/wgsha.html
ITC WelcomeLegionnaire Program Gurgoan www.itchotels.in/hmi/programmes/welcomlegionnaire.html
Indian institute of hotel management (IIHM - Delhi) Delhi www.iihm.ac.in/delhi.php
IIHM - Kolkata Kolkata www.iihm.ac.in/kolkata.php
IIHM - Bangalore Bangalore www.iihm.ac.in/bangalore.php
Christ University Bangalore www.christuniversity.in/commerce-and-management/hotel-management
Ecole lavasa Maharashtra www.ecolelavasa.edu.in
Bharitiya Vidhyapeeth Univerisity Pune www.bharatividyapeeth.edu/bvhm/index.html
ICFAI University Multiple Locations www.icfaiuniversity.in
Top Hotel Management Institutes in the World
Institution Location Website
Les Roches International School of Hotel Management Switzerland www.lesroches.edu
Glion Institite of Higher Education, Glion & Bulle Switzerland www.glion.edu
Cornell University United States www.cornell.edu
Hotelschool The Hague Netherlands www.hotelschool.nl/en
Hotel School Vatel France www.vatel.fr/en

Hotel Management Entrance Exams

College Tentative Date Important Elements Website
Oberoi Step Forms out - October, Form ends- April,Interview- April Round1 - Checked on candidates Grooming style, Poise, Spoken English.
Round2 - One-to-one Panel Meeting
Round3 - Final Interview
National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT JEE) 14th Dec- 11th April (Forms), Exam- 30th April
  • Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude
  • Reasoning Logical Deduction
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs English Language
  • Aptitude for Service
Statement of Purpose/ GD
Personal Interview
IHM Taj, Aurangabad Forms- Last Date- 30th May Profiling, Statement of Purpose, Group Discussion, Personal Interview www.ihmaurangabad.ac.in/admissions.html
Welcomgroup Gradute school of Hotel Management Last date 31st may No entrance www.manipal.edu/wgsha/programs/program-list/bhm-bachelor-of-hotel-management.html
ITC WelcomeLegionnaire Program Last Date - 21st March On Merit basis- No Entrance test www.manipal.edu/wgsha/programs/program-list/bhm-bachelor-of-hotel-management.html
International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM eCHAT) May Written: Objective, MCQ's
  • Language comprehension
  • mathematical skills
  • Data analysis and interpretation Intelligence and critical reasoning
  • awareness of Indian & Global Economy
Personal Interview
Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology *Eligible for serving Army officer's, retired and War Widows children March (Forms), April (Exam) Written test
  • Reasoning and logical education
  • Numeric ability and Scientific aptitude
  • Command and test of English Language
  • GK
Bharati Vidyapeeth University BHM CT Forms- Jan to April, Exam- May Written Test
  • Reasoning & Logical Deductions
  • Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude
  • Service and Hospitality Aptitude
  • General Knowledge
  • English Language
Ecole Hoteliere at Lavasa July Aptitude test, Personal Interview www.ecolelavasa.edu.in/k-course/four-year-hospitality-management-programme-2/#1439451714158-bb294f91-8919
Christ University (BHM) Forms- Dec 8th - April 8th, Entrance - April 18th
  • Skill Assessment - Written skills, communication skills and logical reasoning.
  • Micro Presentation and
  • Personal Interview

Work Description

  • Coordinate with and manage different departments for the smooth running of the hotel
  • Handle the financial matters and look after the expenditure of the hotel
  • Look after the maintenance of the hotel
  • Work towards providing highest quality of services to the clients
  • Recruit, train and monitor the staff
  • Do periodic assessment of the hotel and its departments
  • Come up with quick solutions to problems to avoid the inconvenience to the clients
  • Maintain the harmony among staff members
  • Set a good example to the staff members which will motivate them to work efficiently
  • Take care of the ethical concerns while governing a hotel
  • Work on the feedbacks provided by the customers as well as other staff members

Pros & Cons of a Career in Hotel Management

  • Working in the hotel industry gives us an advantage of meeting new people.
  • It helps you in developing your over all personality
  • With a hotel management degree you are not just restricted to work in hotels, but also in event management, airlines, travel and tourism, etc.
  • There are no fixed working hours.
  • Starting salary can be low
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