Aviation and Hospitality Management


The aviation sector is one of the hot career fields that a student can pursue after 12th standard. The aviation industry is one of the rapidly growing industries in India and has got vast job opportunities in various fields like pilot, aircraft maintenance engineer, cabin crew, air-hostess/flight steward & cabin crew and ground duty staff. The aviation industry is still one of the best paid industries and offers a challenging and rewarding career to an individual.

If flying high in the sky is your childhood dream, and only “Sky’s is your limit” and if you’re passionate about being a pilot then this field can offer you lots of opportunities. If you are 12th passed students and looking for a career in aviation industry, then you have to choose a course based upon your qualification.

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Which course to choose?

There are various courses and job profiles in the aviation industry. It depends on your interest and academic qualification, the students of any stream (science, commerce and arts) can be a part of aviation industry. The major courses and their eligibility criteria are given below:

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Aircraft pilot are the commercial pilots. This is one of the most renowned designations in the aviation sector. But only student with physics and math’s in 10+2 are eligible for this course. There are many private and government sponsored schools which charge a huge amount of money for obtaining a CPL. The total cost in the private school is 1600000 to 2200000.

After the completion of the course there are many government and private airlines, in which an aspirant can work some of the popular domestic airlines include, jet airways, sahara, air deccan. The other international airlines include British airways; air Canada, united airlines, virgin atlantic. The salary or remuneration in this field could be very attractive as a junior pilot can start anywhere between 5000 to 75000 per month after some years of flying experience one can go up to 200000 to 300000 per month. Apart from this a person gets fair chances to travel to the various places.

Air Hostess/ Flight Steward:

The air-hostess/flight steward are responsible for comfortable and safe journey of passengers in the aircraft, their job may include giving safety instructions, serving refreshments and foods, providing first aid to the passengers who fells sick. If you are interested in serving the people with smile and love the hospitality job, then this career will suit you the best. There are many companies in India which provide one year course in Air-hostess/flight steward, any student can go for this course after 10+2 provided you are having good communication skills and pleasing personality.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer:

They are responsible for maintenance and ensuring safety in the aircraft and assure that the aircraft is ready to take-off. This is one of the great career options for the science student who have passed class 12th with physics, chemistry and math’s. To become an aircraft maintenance engineer, a person either having a degree in aeronautical engineering or a 3 yr diploma in aircraft maintenance. The salary of these engineers can be very good, for a fresher it could be 30000 to 50000 per month.

Ground Duty Staff:

Ground duty staffs are those people who works are associated with the aviation industry but they work in the airports the job profiles may include flight instructors, flight dispatchers, and aviation doctors. The remuneration depends upon their job profiles and experience.

Some of the courses in the field of Aviation are listed here:

Bachelor Courses:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Aviation
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Aviation Operations
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Aviation
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Aviation Technology and Pilot Studies

Master Courses:

  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Aviation
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Aviation Management

Career Scope in Aviation industry

The aviation sector is emerging at a rapid rate with more and more foreign companies are expanding their fleet in India. There is a consistent demand of skilled pilots, aircraft engineer and air-hostess in this industry.

Hospitality Management:

Hospitality Management is a great career field especially, if you are interested in cooking and serving peoples. The hospitality industries are always been one of the most job oriented industries. If you are interested in this field than you can join various courses like diploma courses, degree courses, and certificate courses after 12th. There is a huge demand of hotel management professionals in both India and abroad. There are many hotel and restaurants chains which hires the student directly after the completion of the course. The major recruiters in the hotel industry include oberoi hotel, Taj hotel, and Hilton group.

The student who wants to enter in this field must pass the class 12th exams with any discipline having English is a mandatory subject. The students have to pass NCHMCT JEE 2024 in order to take admission in to various top colleges of the country.


After completing your 12th standard if you want to enter the hospitality industry, than you can choose various courses, these may be certificate courses, diploma courses or degree courses. The major courses in the hospitality sector include:

  1. Six months certificate course
  2. One year diploma course
  3. 3 year degree course

Career Scope

After completing the course, the students are directly recruited by the big hotel chains. There is a great demand of skilled professionals in this industry. The student who are having good communication skills and who can adapt themselves to the challenging role, they have got good chances of getting hired by the top hotel companies.

Recruitment Companies:

After completing the course, there are many hotel companies and restaurants chains which offer a handsome package to the deserving student, some of them include:

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)

Wyndham Hotels Group (WHG)

Marriott International

Hilton Hotels Corporation


The Salary in this field depend upon the employer and your post and experience, if you are working as a front office manager then you may get salary up to 100000 per month in India. In abroad the salary is generally higher for a chef it may be around $2000 to $4000 per month and for a front office manager it could be $4000 to $6000 per month.

Books & Study Materials

Some popular books of Aviation and Hospitality Management are given here:

Global Aviation And Hospitality Management by Gagandeep Singh

Aviation Hospitality Management by Ravi Sharma

Flight: The Complete History by R.G. Grant

For any other queries about Aviation and Hospitality Management, leave your queries below.


  1. Sir can I have a course of avaition I have 12th with physics chemistry and mathematics.but my born date is 27-2-1994

  2. I m doing my hotel management for 3years and after that I want to go ahead for air hostess so wht should I do

  3. Can I join airline after doing an degree course in hotelmanagement .or should I do aviation management itself so I can join airline

  4. Have pursed IATA and done with graduation. What are the best scopes in this industry. Don’t want to be in ticketing and reservations

  5. sir am 18 year old girl completed 12th with 93% marks in hyderabad.i would like to be a front office manager or airport maneger. whatt should i study for that?sir pleace suggest me

  6. sir,i hve passed 12th with science stream.Plz sir guide me to get job as airport ground staff.i hve no any guidence.bt this job is aim of my life.so plz suggest for best clg and course for ground staff.

  7. Sir,I passed my12th with science stream and want a job in aviation and hospitality, which course should I do?

  8. Hlw sir … I m shwetjoshi i have my graduation by zbc stream …can i apply for aviation mangmnent course

  9. sir I m a 12th passed student with physics, chemistry and biology but not mathematics as my subjects, is I m eligible for pilot or copilot job in airlines …
    plzz sir tell me if not then is I m eligible for flight steward and cabin crew..

  10. Hie Sir……
    Recently I passed 12th std nd want to do diploma in airport management courses in aviation. So plz guide me

  11. I passed out 12th from scieine
    Can i join???
    But not fluent in english

  12. What is the salary of aviation as I have passed 12 science and want to join this course

  13. Hello Sir,
    I’m in 12th with subject humanities but did my 11th in Science stream. I’m 5’3 in height. Am I eligible for becoming an air hostess?

  14. Sir, I have completed my B.tech in Communication Stream, Am I eligible for Aviation and Hospitality Management ? I’m intrested…..

  15. I m simran from Bhopal MP sir I am in 12th which course I should apply after 12th I am from commerce stream from CBSE board rply must

  16. I am bcom graduate and I want to become an air hostess..should I take up the degree course for it ?
    And my height is 5’2 is it fine for becoming an air hostess??

  17. Sir,

    I am in my final year of bachelor of commerce.Can you suggest if now I can do a proper course in Hotel Management (Masters).I would appreciate your suggestions.

  18. Iam styding in b.com.but iam studies biology science in plus two.i want to quit b.com for join in aviation course .please suggest any option

  19. Sir i am a student of class 12 and ill be appearing for my boards this year …i am a student of commerce stream …i want to join a course which will make my future brighter …sir please suggest me with something good

  20. I am in class 11 I will be giving finals this year u wish to become air hostess but my height is 4’9″ can I become air hostess?

  21. sir i complete my 12 and i am doing diploma in computer technology i would like to join in aviation sector and my english is good.
    help me to get this job?

  22. Sir I’m studying in sybcom want to join aviation field SK plz guide me further about it ,fees ,time duration n etc

  23. hai….I completed my deplomahotel management…I have intrest to do job in airlines.but I want take 6months in gd clg course.plz give me rply..for clg…&give me suggestion…plz…….

  24. can i join airlines after 10 &diploma mechanical engg. If i can then suggestion me how to i enter in airline job plzzz sir suggestion me if you gives suggestion then i am grateful to yu sir

    1. Check for the Job application that are invited in various airlines, you must have some specialized courses in aviation other than diploma in mechanical engg.

  25. Sir I am passed +2 with maths stream in 2012.due to an major accident I can’t study more, presently I am totally ok. Is it any course for me m so interested in airlines.

  26. Hello Sir,
    I am an Arts Student, and as I want to get into aviation industry, could you please suggest me jobs that can get me into, being an Arts student?!

  27. what is scope for male candidate in the aviation sector. I am a arts student, so could you please suggest some courses in aviation I can get in.

  28. I got very good knowledge about jobs in airlines for my daughter muskaan, her aim is clear that job in airlines industry.

  29. Sir i want join aircraft maintance engineer can i join this? What are the fees nd duration of the course
    I have studied in +2 computer science with physics ,,chemistry,maths

  30. sir m doing S.Y.B.COM ..i wan to start my career as an air hostess..can I join?? what are the fees and duration of the course?

    1. Sir I’m pursuing 2nd year B.com …I want to start my career as Air hostess ….May I no what’s the fee ad duration of the course……

  31. I am a passed out class 12 student of science stream..so pls tell me what are the career options in aviation industry demanding minimum expenditure

  32. hy sir
    i want start my carrier in airline as pilot but i done 12th in commerce so what can i do now plz cont me.

  33. Sir I have passed 10+2. I want to do degree in hospitality and airline management. What’s is its fees structures and procedure from foreigners?

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