Hotel Management

About Hotel Management:

Hotel Management as a stream of management has gained prominence lately especially in the past decade and some of its success can be attributed to a booming tourism industry in India. Today, hotels are used not only for tourism but also for seminars and conferences. The students of hotel management must have a thorough understanding of different cultures, religions and places. It will help them understand the needs of different people as well. Increase in hotels and tourists all over the country has also resulted in the demand for trained people.

The hotel industry is a crucial part of the hospitality industry with 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.

Hotel management jobs embrace multiple skills like food and potable service, front workplace operation,sales and selling, accounting etc. several government faculties and personal institutes in Asian country supply certificate, credentials or degree courses in edifice management.


Hotel management courses in India train students in various facets of the industry like,

  1. Front Office

  2. Housekeeping

  3. Catering

  4. Public Relations

  5. Marketing

  6. Accounting

The edifice management courses prepare students to face all the various challenges of the trade. In India, the edifice management course provides coaching in edifice and cordial reception trade.

Courses after 12th


  • BHM (Bachelor of Hotel Management)

  • BHMCT (Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology)

  • B.SC - Hotel Management

  • B.SC - Hospitality and Hotel Management

  • B.SC in Hotel Management and Catering Technology


Courses after 12th (DIPLOMA)


  • Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology

  • Diploma in Hospitality Management

  • Diploma - Bakery and Confectionery

  • Certificate Program in Food Production

  • ADHM (Advanced Diploma in Hotel Management)

  • Diploma in Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Tourism (DHMCTT)

  • Diploma in Bakery 


 Courses after Graduation 


  • MBA in Hotel Management

  • MBA - Tourism and Hotel Management

  • M.Sc - Hotel Management

  • Master of Hotel Management

  • PGDHM ( PGD in Hotel Management)

  • M.Sc in Hospitality and Hotel Management

  • M.Sc in Hotel and Hospitality Management


Eligibility Criteria


  • 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.

Entrance Exams 


 National Level 


  • NCHM JEE 2020 (Both UG and PG)

  • AIMA UGAT 2020 (Only UG)


State Level 


  • UPSEE BHMCT 2020 (Only UG)

  • MAH CET HM 2020 (Only UG)

  • WBJEE HM 2020 ( Only UG)

  • AIHMCT WAT (Only UG)

University Level


  • PUTHAT 2020 (Only UG)

  • CUET 2020 (Only UG)

  • IPU CET 2020 (Only UG)


Hotel Run Exams 


  • Oberoi STEP (Both UG and PG)





  • Institute of Hotel Management - MUMBAI

  • Institute of Hotel Management - NEW DELHI

  • Institute of Hotel Management - Bangalore

  • Institute of Hotel Management - Kolkata

  • International Institute of Hotel Management - Kolkata

  • Institute of Hotel Management - Chennai

  • Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management - Chandigarh

  • Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology - Trivandrum

  • Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development - New Delhi

  • Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology - Bangalore



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

  • Forest Lodges

  • Guest Houses, resorts

  • Kitchen Management (in hotels or running canteens in college, schools, in factories, company guest houses etc.)

  • Catering departments of railways, banks, armed forces, shipping companies etc.

  • Hotel and catering institutes (as a management trainee/ marketing or sales executive)

  • Self employment (as an entrepreneur)


Upon completion of a diploma or degree course in Hotel Management, one can get into 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.