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Hotel Management Courses after class XII

Updated on 24 July 2020
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Updated on 24 July 2020

 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 hospitality and administration

4.Bahelor 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(NCHMCT 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:-

1.Food production

2.Food and beverage

3.Housekeeping services

4.Front office management

Career and scope in hotel management

India is experiencing a lot of growth in the hospitality management sector because India has become one of the favorite 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

Forest Lodges

Cruise Ships/Shipping Companies

Airline Catering

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:-


Catering Manager

Fast Food restaurant manager

Hotel/Public House manager

Restaurant manager

Conference centre manager

Event manager

Roles of a degree/diploma holder in hospitality management as accepted by top recruiting companies/organisations 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,cine plex,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



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