Hotel Management

Hotel Management

Degrees offered: B.A., B.A.(Hons), B.B.A, B.Com, B.H.M., B.H.M.C.T., B.M.S

What is Hotel Management

What is Hotel Management?

Hotel management is a glamorous and exciting career, highly popular among students today. Among the many impacts that globalization has had on countless industries across the world, the hospitality and tourism industry has probably benefited the most. Hotels are a crucial component of the hospitality industry with the most growth potential in the future, considering the huge demand for these accommodations in the present day. 

As a result, the demand for hotel management professionals, too, is enormous and continues to grow with the emergence of more hotels all over India. Jobs in Hotel Management include multiple areas of skills such as front office operation, food and beverage services, accounting and marketing. 

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Hotel Management

Hotel Management Eligibility Criteria For Certificate Course:

Candidates must have passed class 10 or class 12 from a recognized board. 

Hotel Management Eligibility Criteria  For Diploma Course:

Candidates must have passed their class 12th examination. 

Hotel Management Eligibility Criteria  For PG Diploma Course:

Candidates are eligible if they have graduated in Hotel Management from a recognized university.

Hotel Management Eligibility Criteria  For Bachelor in Hotel Management:

Students must have successfully passed in their class 12 qualifying examination from a recognized board.
Hotel Management Eligibility Criteria  For Master of Hotel Management courses:

Candidates are eligible if they have completed a Bachelor’s in Hotel Management with a minimum 50% score in the qualifying exam. 

Entrance Exams for Hotel Management 

Hotel Management can be pursued at various levels, in various modes of study. One can study Hotel Management via a Certificate Program (online/offline), Diploma/PG Diploma, Bachelor, Master, and/or Doctorate level. Hotel Management certificate courses are offered in areas of specialization like Food and Beverages, Hotel and Hospitality Management, and Front Office Operation. 

Admissions to online certificate programmes in hotel management are as simple as connecting to the website of the course provider, whereas in case of offline courses colleges accept candidates based on merit (Class 10/Class 12 scores). Diploma and PG Diploma courses in Hotel Management are offered for a 1 year and a 1-2 year duration respectively. Diploma courses are offered in 3 specializations: Hotel Management, Housekeeping, and Hotel Management and Catering Technology. PG Diploma, on the other hand, offers only Hotel Management. 

Admissions to these courses are, once again, merit-based. Class 12 merit is considered for Diploma courses, whereas graduation level is considered for PG Diploma. As a prerequisite to studying Bachelor Hotel Management (BHM), aspirants must sit for entrance exams at the national, state, university level and/or exams conducted by hotels.  Some of the most common entrance exams which grant admission to candidates in Hotel Management courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels are: 

I.  National Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Exam (NCHM JEE): Conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), the NCHM JEE is computer-based test conducted to offer admissions to undergraduate courses in the hospitality sector. Upon clearing this examination, students are eligible for Bachelor of Science programs in Hotel Administration and Hospitality offered jointly by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the National Council for Hotel Management. 

II.   All India Management Association Undergraduate Aptitude Test Bachelor of Hotel Management (AIMA UGAT BHM): The AIMA UGAT BHM is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) at the national level for aspirants seeking admission to the Hotel Management programme of study at the UG level in any of the participating institutes. 

III. Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Written Admission Test (AIHMCT WAT): This is a national university level entrance exam conducted by AIHMCT for admissions to its Bachelor of Hotel Management course. 

Hotel Management at the PG level is offered in two courses: Master Hotel Management (MHM) and Master Tourism and Hotel Management (MTHM)

Admissions are granted based on merit in the majority case or, sometimes, through entrance exams conducted at the national level (NCHM JEE) or by some specific hotel-run institutes. 

Scope of Hotel Management in India and Abroad

Scope of Hotel Management in India and abroad 

A career in Hotel Management can take one’s career in many different directions. Hotels, fast food chains, motels, resorts, restaurants, are the primary job fields in this sector. Among students, hospitality, as a career choice has gained popularity as more and more hotel industries, continue to expand their business in response to globalization.

India being a popular tourist destination, there are countless hotels in every city, both standalone and chains. The demand for more professionals in hotel management field to continue to fill job vacancies created by rapid business expansions is at an all-time high, and is not predicted to drop any time soon.

Outside India, the situation is pretty much the same, what with tourism and hospitality being one of the most profitable industries in most countries. An aspirant with an education in Hotel Management can receive employment opportunities with plenty of scope in any country outside India. 

Course Fees Hotel Management

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
25.48 K
B.Sc. in Hotel Management at Soorya Institute of Management Studies, Karuvadikuppam
10.44 K
B.Sc. in Hotel Management at Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai
18.00 Lakhs
B.A.(Hons) in Hotel Management at Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad
5.08 Lakhs
B.H.M.C.T. in Hotel Management at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune
9.00 K
P.G.D in Hotel Management at All India Institute of Management Studies, Chennai
6.00 K
P.G.D in Hotel Management at Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur
4.15 Lakhs
M.B.A in Hotel Management at GD Goenka University, Gurgaon
5.20 Lakhs
M.H.M. in Hotel Management at Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida
1.50 Lakhs
Ph.D in Hotel Management at Singhania University, Jhunjhunu
Data not available
5.17 Lakhs
Ph.D in Hotel Management at Garden City University, Bangalore
Data not available
10.00 K
Diploma in Hotel Management at CMJ University, Shillong
4.50 K
Diploma in Hotel Management at Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati
4.75 Lakhs
Diploma in Hotel Management at GD Goenka University, Gurgaon
1.00 Lakhs
Diploma in Hotel Management at Shyam University, Dausa

Course Subjects

Hotel Management Subjects

The subjects taught as part of the curriculum of various Hotel Management courses vary to a certain degree, but some common areas of study include:

  • Foundation Course in Accommodation Operations

  • Foundation Course in Food Production

  • Foundation Course in Food and Beverage Service

  • Foundation Course in Front Office Operations

  • Nutrition

  • Hotel Engineering

  • Principles of Food Science

  • Accountancy

  • Communication

  • Food Production Operations

  • Food & Beverage Controls

  • Food Safety and Quality

  • Advanced Food and Beverage Operations

  • Financial Management

  • Strategic Management

  • Facility Planning

  • Food and Beverage Management

  • Accommodation Management 

Careers in Hotel Management

Careers in Hotel Management

With a plethora of options to choose from and myriad opportunities available to every competent professional, the field of Hotel Management is one with highly lucrative career prospects. The hospitality industry has many departments including accounting, front office, food and beverages, operations, and security among many others thereby your career options in the Hotel Management field will never be limited to any particular department of work.

Candidates who are passionate about entering this industry should pursue a hotel management degree to gather the necessary knowledge and skills. A great deal of luxury and glamour surrounds jobs in the hotel management sector, making it all the more attractive for many students. The work, however, is almost always hectic making it difficult to keep up with at times. With the right skills and training, however, aspirants can expect their careers to be highly rewarding and exciting. 

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Job Profiles Offered to Hotel Management Graduates

Upon acquiring a degree in Hotel Management, an aspirant has many job profile options to choose from, in different lines of work. Some of the common job profiles opted for include: 

Job Profile


Kitchen Chef

In charge of the kitchen, supervising workers who assist in the kitchen, ensuring all food preparations and operations are running smoothly, overseeing presentation and garnishing of food as well as the ideal seasonings

Hotel Manager

Responsible for training staff and planning, promoting, organizing and managing hotel services like lodging facilities and catering. Responsible for making sure all aspects of the hotel are functioning smoothly and in sync with one another

Cabin Crew

Working on aircraft to ensure the passengers’ comfort and safety, greeting passengers as they enter and leave, showing passengers to their seats and assisting those with disabilities or travelling with an infant

Front Desk Officer

Greeting guests to the hotel, receiving phone calls, issuing visitor badges, responding to customer requirements, sorting correspondence, maintaining cleanliness and organization in the reception area, ordering office supplies, updating records and files, receiving shipments

Catering Supervisor

Ensuring the maintaining of all food supplies by the catering company and stock inventory, ensuring that the catering company abides by all laws and regulations in food health

Hotel Management: Top Recruiters

Some of the top recruiters, in various industries, of Hotel Management degree holders are:

  • Indian Institute of Hotel Management

  • Sonar Bangla Institute of Hotel Management

  • Oberoi Group of Hotels

  • OYO Rooms

  • Oberoi Hotels and Resorts

  • The Lalit

  • Trident

  • The Park Hotels

  • Praxis Services

  • Novotel

  • The Leela Group Hotels

Required Skillset for Hotel Management

Skillsets Required for Hotel Management 

A career in Hotel Management requires one to possess various job-specific skills, which if inculcated can help boost a professional’s career trajectory. Some very important skills required for Hotel Management field of work are:

  • Customer Service skills: This is essentially a make-or-break skill in the hospitality sector. Ensuring your customers have everything they need and are having a great time is essential to a successful business in an industry that depends largely on customer satisfaction.

  • Cultural Awareness: In the hospitality industry, a majority of your customers as well as colleagues will be from abroad, or at least from different cultural backgrounds. Therefore, you must possess the ability to adapt to norms and attitudes vastly different from what you are familiar with.

  • Communication Skills: Needless to say, excellent communication skills are very critical to this field of work. A major part of a hotel management professional’s day goes into communicating with customers, employees/employers, and colleagues.

  • Ability to Multitask: The hospitality industry is often known for its hectic nature, making it difficult to work in at times. A quiet day in the office doesn’t seem to exist in this line of work, so one must strive to handle several tasks at once with the maximum possible efficiency in each. This involves learning how to manage time effectively and prioritize work.

  • Language Skills: While not mandatory to the job, language skills can be a huge bonus in hospitality, because it makes you the ideal candidate to work with wider ranges of clients, thereby opening up many new opportunities for you.

Course Curriculum for Hotel Management

Hotel Management- Course Curriculum

Any course in Hospitality, Tourism and Hotel Management is aimed at equipping students with the required knowledge, skills, training and attitude to efficiently handle as well as discharge supervisory duties and responsibilities. These courses also involve laboratory work for the in-depth development of required skill standards and knowledge in the operational sectors of Front Office Operation, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage Services, and Food Production. 

Questions related to Hotel Management

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Sir/man I want to do hotel management but I drop maths subject by difficulties, so which entrance exam I give without mathematics?

Manisha 16th Feb, 2021

Hello aspirant

Maths subject is not compulsory for Hotel management program.

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.

Hotel management jobs include multiple skills like food and beverage service, front office operations, sales and  marketing, accounting etc.

Eligibility criteria for the course

The candidate must have secured minimum 50% marks in xii board. Selection for government recognized colleges is done through the common Entrance test held in April every year. Test consist of McQ s in English, general Knowledge, reasoning and general Science. Further an interview or group discussion session is conducted by the college before final selection.

Other skills needed are

Candidate must be hard working and should possess excellent communication skills with an ability to handle disputes or criticism with patience. The candidate must be polite and respectful towards guests in all situations.

Job opportunities

Airline catering and Cabin service

Club management

Hospital Administration

Hotel and tourism

Hospitality services are in various MNCs.

Forest Lodges

Guest house, resorts

Catering department of railways, banks, armed forced etc.

Self employment ( as an entrepreneur)


Which is better in Hotel management and Cost production management

Abir Gayen 18th Feb, 2021

Hi Aspirant,

Hotel Management is one of the top preferred branches to be studied due to the luxurious and lucrative job it offers.There are several opportunities for students studying Hotel Management like good jobs abroad,working in areas close to their field study etc.Moreover there are several job profiles under Hotel Management like CHef,Banquet Manager,Steward etc.

Overall Hotel Management is better.

Hope it helps!!


what are the career options with salary after hotel management ?

Devraj Student Expert 14th Feb, 2021


Here are the list of some of career options after hotel management with salary per annum

Event Manager -310000 per annum

Tourist Guide -250000 per annum


Front Office Manager -250000 per annum

Food and Beverage Manager-555000


Executive chef/ Head chef -500000

General Manager-725000

Catering Manager-350000

Hope this information will help you


what are the career options after hotel management???

Devraj Student Expert 14th Feb, 2021


Here are some of the list of career option afer hotel management with their annual salary

Event Manager - 310000 per annum

Tourist Guide -250000 per annum

Bartender -175000 per annum

Front office manager -250000 per annum

Food & Beverage Manager -555000 per annum

Chef -200000

Executive chef/ head chef -350000

General Manager-725000

Catering Manager -350000

Hope this information will help you


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