With the advent of the service sector, Hotel Mangement or Hospitality Management is a course which is highly sought after. And yet, not many students aspiring for a course in hotel management truly understand what it is about. The biggest gap is in the understanding that a course in hotel management trains you to be a Chef. That, in a manner of speaking, could not be farther from the truth. To explain hence, we would cover here the career after 12th class in Hotel Management. The article also covers the scope, eligibility as well as top colleges and examinations for Hotel Management in the country.
To begin with, let us understand what Hotel Management and what is the scope of a Bachelors in Hotel Management. As the name suggests, a hotel management or hospitality management is a course which trains a student with the various aspects of managing a hotel. This includes basic principles of management which include but is not limited to food and beverages, purchasing, upkeep and sanitary standards of hotel facilities, financial accounting, marketing and sales management, etc. Being a Chef, on the other hand, is a course for Culinary Arts. Students who pursue Hotel Management are trained to be Managers in the hotels. They are taught the basics of catering, servicing and managing the day to day workings of a hotel or a facility.
Scope of Hotel Management:
Students who complete their courses in Hotel Management are absorbed in various positions. Much like an engineer, depending on the college and the rank you graduate from/ with, you would be absorbed in the role. It could be a front desk executive or a floor manager or a sales manager and so on and so forth. People who graduate with a special certificate in culinary arts are absorbed as apprentices in famous kitchens or start as a sous chef, working their way up.
The scope of Hotel Management is as large in India as abroad. Some of the top hotel management colleges in the world are in Switzerland and students can aim for a postgraduate diploma from a university abroad. Again, depending on the college and the candidate’s personal performance, the starting salaries after graduation range anywhere from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000 per month. The increase in the service sector has also increased the demand for trained Hospitality Managers.
The basic eligibility criteria for Hotel Management is a Senior Secondary or Class 12th or equivalent certification. Students with any subject in class 12th are eligible to apply for Hotel Management Courses. The best institutes in India often have an entrance examination as well. Candidates are required to clear the examinations to be able to get admission in the particular college. The most famous examination is the NCHMCT JEE or National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Examination. The other famous national level examination is International Institute of Hotel Management Electronic Common Hotel Admission Test 2018 or IIHM eCHAT.
Top College in India for Hotel Management
Some of the top colleges offering bachelors in hotel management are provided below. These colleges also offer various certification and diploma courses in culinary arts and other aspects of the hospitality industry.
- Institute of Hotel Management, IHM Delhi
- Institute of Hotel Management, IHM Mumbai
- Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, WGSHA Manipal
- Institute of Hotel Management, IHM Chennai
- Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Hyderabad
- Department of Hotel Management, Christ (deemed to be university), Bengaluru
- Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Bengaluru
- Institute of Hotel Management, Gwalior
- Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi
- NSHM School of Hotel Management, Durgapur
- Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Bangalore
- Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, Lucknow
- SRM Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai
- Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, Kurukshetra University
- Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Ahmedabad
Please note that the colleges are given in random and not ranked. Due to non-availability of a national framework of ranking for the category, the list of top colleges has been picked from various publications and their popularity.