Average Salary Package: 8 to 10 lakh per annum

Hotel Management has become one of the most popular hospitality and travel specialization opted by students who are planning to study a professional course immediately after completing their Class XII. What makes this one of the most sought-after courses is the wide array of opportunities available in the hospitality industry in India and abroad. Moreover, it is one of the few professional courses that can be pursued by students from any stream (Arts, Science, and Commerce).

The list of some undergraduate degree courses in hotel management are:

Eligibility Criteria for Hotel Management Courses

The minimum qualification required to study Hotel Management courses in Class 12. The selection of an aspirant in government-approved hotel management colleges and institutes is done through entrance tests at the national level. One of the most popular entrance exams to secure admission in a hotel management course at the graduation level is the National Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Examination (NCHM JEE).

The test comprises 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.

Private hotel management colleges to select candidates based on PI and GD rounds. Some hotel management entrance exams that aspirants can consider appearing for to secure admission in the course of their choice are mentioned below:

a. UGAT – Delhi University
c. Christ University Entrance
d. Oberoi STEP

A career in Hotel Management:

India is currently experiencing tremendous growth in the hospitality management sector, primarily because the country is being touted as one of the best international tourism destinations. The globalization of tourism and hospitality industries has made a positive impact on the Indian economy, thereby creating great career opportunities for these industries.

The high influx of tourists combined with top-level MNCs business meets, sporting events and international film festivals are spurring the need to create more tourism and accommodation facilities. This increase is directly proportional to job opportunities.

After a degree/ diploma/ certificate course, one can get good jobs in innumerable hotels and restaurants in varied departments like Food & Beverages, Accounting, Sales, Engineering/ Maintenance, Front Desk, and Security.

Besides these, there are plum career options in the sectors of:

· Cruise Ships/ Shipping Companies
· Airline Catering
· Hospital Administration & Catering
· Tourism Development Corporation
· Hospitality Department in Indian Navy/ Armed Forces
· Catering Department in Indian Railways / Hospitality Department in Corporate Houses

Roles, where a degree or diploma in hospitality management is accepted by top recruiting companies/organizations, are:

· Customer Service Executive/ Manager in Banks & 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
· Marketing Executive
· Officer/ Manager/ Supervisors in Tourism Development Companies
· Fire Risk Assessor
· Faculty in Hotel Management Institute/ Food Craft Industries
· Independent Business Ventures

Other Top Colleges providing Hotel Management Course – IHM’s, Welcome group Manipal, Dr. Ambedkar Institute, Chandigarh

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