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Hotel Management

Careers In Hotel Management

One of the significant outcomes of globalization is the tremendous growth in the tourism and hospitality industry. With India being one of the most popular travel destinations, the government too is encouraging and investing in the development of these industries.

The hotel industry is a crucial part of the hospitality industry with a huge growth potential in the near future.The demand for hotel management professionals is already huge and is expected to grow more with the increasing number of hotels being set up in India and all over the world. Apart from its glamour, a career in hotel management has become lucrative and exciting, attracting more and more students to opt for it.

A number of factors like tourism, both national and international, industrial growth, liberalization of trade and subsequent business progress have given hoteliering a boost. Hoteliering is basically a service industry. The types of hotels one can list out are based upon, star rating system, restaurants, holiday campus, clubs, resort hotels, floating motels, airport hotels, palace hotels, catering departments of road, sea, air travel etc. All types entails ample scope for employment as well as setting your own establishments depending upon your choice, resources and location where you want to operate.It’s scope not just limited to hotels in India, but also to the various chains of hotels which operate internationally providing scope of a career abroad.


  • Front Office
  • Housekeeping
  • Marketing
  • Kitchen
  • Beverages, Accounting, Sales And Marketing, Engineering/ Maintenance, Security Etc. One Can Opt For A Field Of Their Liking And Pursue A Career And Successfully Grow In It.

Apart from jobs in Hotels and restaurants, hotel management diploma holders /graduates can find good jobs in:

  • Airline Catering (flight kitchen) and Cabin Services, Club management
  • Cruise Ship Hotel Management, Hospital administration and catering
  • Hotel and Tourism Associations (for eg: state tourism development corporations)
  • Hospitality services in the Indian Navy, Hospitality services in various MNCs
  • Catering departments of railways, banks, armed forces, shipping companies etc., Hotel and catering institutes (as a management trainee/ marketing or sales executive)


  • Minimum qualification necessary for a hotel management course is 10+2. Depending on the cost and duration of the course, one can opt for a certificate ,diploma or degree course.
  • Certificate courses can be of six months to one year duration, a diploma of two years and a degree course of three year duration.
  • Selection for government recognized colleges and institutes is done through the common entrance test held in April every year. The test consists of multiple choice questions in English, Reasoning, General Science and General knowledge.
  • A group discussion and personal interview is conducted further to assess the personality and aptitude of the candidate before he is finally selected for the hotel management course. Private institutes too conduct tests along the same lines for selecting candidates.
  • Courses in Hotel Management are usually of 3 years duration leading to the grant of a diploma/degree but some degrees are also of 4 years of duration. Some of the courses are :
  • BHM-Bachelors of Hotel Management
  • DHM-diploma in Hotel Management
  • BHMCT-Bachelors of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
  • DHMCT-Diploma of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
  • PGDHM-Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management

Skills Required

  • Discipline
  • Physically tough
  • Inclination for taking care of people
  • Communication
  • Cleanness
  • Organized
  • Time management

Job Prospects And Career Options

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Housekeeping
  • Banking
  • Cruise ships
  • Travel and tourism sector
  • Call centers
  • Club management


Upon completion of a diploma or degree course in Hotel Management, one can get in to the industry as a trainee and then be absorbed into various positions after completing the training. The entry level salary of a Hotel Management graduate can be around Rs.7000 to Rs.10,000 and can increase with growing experience in the field.

Top Institutes In India

  • Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition.
  • Indian Institute of Hotel Management (run by the Taj Group of Hotels) Aurangabad
  • The India Tourism Development Corporation
  • The Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Management
  • Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi
  • The Oberoi School of Hotel Management New Delhi, offers a 3-year Diploma course to graduates from any discipline.
  • Delhi Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
  • New Delhi YMCA offers one year Diploma in Hotel & Catering Management
  • Rai University, Delhi
  • Lakshya Bhartee Institute of International Hotel Management
    National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Pusa, New Delh
    Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University :Offers 4 years Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology

Top Institutes In Abroad

  • University Of Nevada
  • Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
  • Cornell University
  • University Of Waterloo
  • University Of Surrey
  • Swiss Hotel Management School
  • Griffith University
  • State Tourism And Hotel Management School

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