Hospitality Industry is the second largest employer in the world as per research studies by the World Travel and Tourism Council. This fact is strong enough to back the growing popularity of courses in the hospitality field. Further, the expansion of hotels, resorts and restaurants promises a bright career option.
So, for all the hotel industry aspirants, here are all the details you need to know about joining the ever-expanding industry. Before joining any course, make sure that the degree provided by the institute is recognised by Government of India/UGC/AICTE/NCHMCT.
Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management (BHM) is a 4-year course which imparts conceptual knowledge and practical training to work in the hospitality and catering industry. High school level education or any other equivalent qualification from a recognised board is the minimum education qualification for a bachelor’s degree.
A post-graduation degree in Hospitality (M.Sc. or M.A.) helps to understand the organisation and control of various activities in a hotel to provide the best services. This degree prepares the student to hold top-level management positions at hotels and resorts. These programs are completed in two years of duration with options to complete your master’s off-campus. MBA in Hospitality is also a trending option for a post-graduate degree.
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National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Exam (NCHMCT JEE)
It is a national level entrance exam through which students are selected for admission into 51 institutes of hotel management across the country. The exam is conducted in offline mode. Admission of qualified candidates is made from their ranks and preferences in B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Management courses. It is a three-year duration course.
Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (UPSEE BHMCT)
This is a state-level exam organised by the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU), Lucknow for admission of successful candidates in undergraduate hotel management courses offered by the participating institutes in Uttar Pradesh. The exam offers admission into Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology.
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (IPU CET BHMCT)
IPU CET BHMCT is conducted once a year for admission to Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology programme offered by IPU affiliated institutions. More than 120 colleges are affiliated to the University of Delhi NCR. The exam is scheduled for May.
Oberoi – STEP
This exam is organised by the Oberoi Group for selecting candidates for its two programmes namely “The Hotel Operations Programme” and “The Kitchen Operations Programme”. Qualified candidates have to undergo practical training in assigned hotels of The Oberoi Group. On completion of the training, candidates are awarded Bachelor of Tourism Studies (BTS) degree from IGNOU and a “Certificate of Proficiency” from The Oberoi Group. Check out the official website of Oberoi Group for complete details.
Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) Aurangabad Entrance Exam
The Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad is a joint effort of Dr Rafiq Zakaria’s Maulana Azad Educational Trust and the Taj Group for providing high-quality education in the field of hospitality. The selection of candidates is done through the entrance exam for B.A. (Hons.) Hotel Management and B.A. (Hons.) Culinary Arts programmes. The duration of the programme is 4 years.
Hotels have many departments namely Front Office, Operations, Food and Beverages, Sales and Marketing, Accounting, Engineering/Maintenance, Security and more. Candidates can opt to work in their chosen field. Apart from prospects in Hotel and Restaurants, a degree in Hospitality and Management offers jobs in:
Q. How to become a chef?
Pursue a course in Hotel management (Bachelor degree in Hotel Management). Opt for specialization in:
Q. What are the career prospects in the hospitality industry?
There are lots of opportunities in the hospitality industry. You can aim for building a career as a management trainee, marketing/sales executive, customer relations executive, housekeeping manager, kitchen manager, and catering officer. You can also look forward to work as a chef in hotels, cruises, flight kitchens, fast food chains and other allied industries.
Q. What are the higher study options after a bachelor’s degree in hospitality?
You may choose from any of the courses after BHM or B.Sc. in Hotel Management:
Q. What is the duration of a post-graduate course in hospitality?
Two years or less.