Hotel Management and Catering

Hotel Management and CateringThere are many career fields that one can choose after 12th. Often the selection is based on the interest of the student, and future scope. The Hotel management is one of the highly job oriented field; it covers a wide range of services including food service, accommodation and catering.

The major job fields in the hospitality sector include Hotels, resorts, fast food chains, restaurants, etc. A hotel management professional can be employed in any of the above mentioned fields. The hotel management field is always been a hot career options among the students, with the globalization more and more hotel industries as expanding their business to the global markets. This has created a huge demand of hotel management professionals.

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One can also join this course because of its large scope in other countries also. Students wish to do this course to make their career in abroad countries. With the increasing globalization, the hotel management chain is also increasing widely.


One can also join this course because of its large scope in other countries also. Students wish to do this course to make their career in abroad countries. With the increasing globalization, the hotel chain is also increasing widely.

In hotel management and catering field, one can achieve a long term career in life.It is very demanding profession in abroad. Through this course, you can join government and non-government sectors.


There is large no. of course available in the hotel management field. The student can choose the course as per his academic qualifications. The detailed list of the courses is given below:

  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management
  • BA (Hons) in Hotel Management
  • BBA in Hotel Management
  • Master of Science in Hotel Management
  • MBA in Hotel Management
  • Certificate Courses in Hotel and Catering Management
  • Craftsmanship Courses

There are also various short-term courses conducted by ministry of tourism, to encourage the students for self employment.

Colleges Offering Hotel Management are:

  • Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh
  • Institute of Hotel Management,  Jodhpur
  • Institute of Hotel Management,  Kolkata
  • Institute of Hotel Management,  Lucknow
  • Institute of Hotel Management, Bangalore
  • Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai
  • Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi
  • Delhi Institute of Hotel Management,  New Delhi
  • Institute of Hotel Management, Goa


If you are looking for a career in hotel management, then there are a certain eligibility criteria that you have to fulfill. This is given below:

Certificate Course: The certificate courses are generally short-term courses for the duration of 6 months to one year. The candidates can pursue these courses after completing 12th class.

Diploma Course: A candidate must pass class 1oth or 12th with minimum 40% marks having English as a compulsory subject.

Degree Course: for an undergraduate degree in hotel management, the candidate must be 12th passed with minimum 50% and having English as a compulsory subject.

Postgraduate Degree course: After completing an undergraduate degree program, the candidate may go for a postgraduate program. The basic eligibility for this program is 45% marks in graduation from a recognized university.


The admission to the various courses in the hotel management is based on the hotel management entrance exam. The selection in the various courses is based on NCHMCT JEE 2021 conducted in the month of April. The application for the same is out in the month December. Apart from this there are various others hotel management entrance exam, conducted by the big hotel chains for admission in the own training institutes.

Career and Jobs

After completing the course there are various job opportunities for the student to work with large hotel chains including the Taj group, ITC, Oberoi hotels, Hilton group etc. There is a huge demand of skilled professionals in the merchant navy and cruise ship. So if you are looking for a career in hotel management than it could be a good decision, but choose the best institute because the chances of employment is generally higher from the top institute. The girls who are interested in hospitality sector, they can also go for air-hostess courses.

After pursuing courses in this field, there are ample of job opportunities are waiting for you in various areas such as Cafeteria, Airline Catering (flight kitchen) and Cabin Services, Club management, Cruise Ship Hotel Management, Hospital administration and catering, Hotel and Tourism Associations, Hospitality services in the Indian Navy, Forest Lodges, Guest Houses, resorts, Kitchen Management Catering departments of railways, banks, armed forces, shipping companies, etc.

“You can also go for the self employment (as an entrepreneur)”.

Job Roles

After completing this course you can get the job with specific job roles or designations given below:

  • Kitchen Stewarding Supervisor
  • Assistant Manager/Restaurant Manager
  • Guest Relation Executive (GRE)
  • Assistant Manager Administration
  • Assistant Guest Delight Manager
  • Front Officer Manger
  • Restaurant Captain
  • Chef
  • Housekeeping Associate/Team leader


The most common recruiters offering the job in this field are as following:

  • Ambassador Group of Hotels
  • Oberoi Group of Hotels
  • Sarovar Park Group of Hotels
  • ITDC Group of Hotels
  • Jaypee Group of Hotels
  • K Raheja Group of Hotels
  • Le Meridien Group of Hotels
  • Taj Group of Hotels


The salary in this field depends upon the organization in which you are working and your job profile. If you are working with the five-star hotel chains then the starting salary could be anything around Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month. After some experience the salary could be anywhere between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 45,000 per month.

Books and Study Materials

Here we have listed some books of Hotel Management and Catering which have been compiled by our experts:

  • Hotel Management and Hospitality
    by Mathews J
  • Hotel Industry and Housekeeping Management
    by Rajesh Garg
  • How to Succeed in Hotel management Job Interviews
    by Partho Pratim Seal
  • Crm-A Pathway: A case study of Hotel Industry
    by Chavan Rajashri
  • Hotel law
    by Amitabh Devendra

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Displaying 120 Comments
  1. Mehak says:

    Hey ? If we want to become a chef then which degrees are required or what courses are required before ?

  2. Afrin says:

    Sir,sirf chef banna ho tw kya kare?

  3. Faizaan says:

    Sir I scored 81% in 12th science with subjects pcmb but I didn’t knew about the cet test for hotel management what should I do ?

  4. aditya says:

    any suggestion for best govt. college for HM in delhi
    and private too

  5. Prashant Kumar says:

    Sir my 12th result is 43% I am eligible to give nchmct jee. And what is the cut-off for getting best govt. College.

  6. anuj bhandari says:

    sir i have done diploma in hm is that will be good to do bba now for a better job

  7. Ashu shukla says:

    Sir ihmjee ki 200 me s highest cut of Mark’s kitne jati hai .last year Kinta tha cut off marks

  8. Rajat says:

    I’m pursuing my bhm frm apg Shimla……I want to knw abt trainings and internship how can I apply fr that ….. without taking clg help
    I’m in my 2nd year Nd 2 year are left

  9. Niriksh k. Kumar says:

    I have completed my IHM from Ahmedabad. I would like to know the best institutes from where I can do MBA in Hotel/hospitality management

  10. Gayatri says:

    right now I will complete 12th boards sir so, after that do I need to continue with any other degree further?

  11. Gayatri says:

    which course will help me to get the job for chef in cruise ship hotel management?

    • Hanif Khan says:

      UG in HM and chef course.

    • Nikhil Naagar says:

      Heyy Gayatri… In only hotel management course u can get the job for chef as because the food production is the subject in hotel management is a way to becoming chef…

    • sankar says:

      If your completed your degree then best choice masters of hotel management course in central university of haryana …entrance exam CUCET 2018.

  12. Pradeep Singh Manraal says:

    Sir,How much Rank is Required in NCHMCT JEE for Admission in a good, Reputated Govt. College (like- DIHM, IHM) ?

  13. Raghav says:

    Thank for providing this information to me

  14. gargi thorat says:

    sir , which subjects are needed after 10????? is MATHS IMPORTANT????? ForHOTEL MANAGEMENT

  15. Namit says:

    I am doing my B.A (hons.) and my age is 24.i am interested in HM. Can i join hm

    • Raul says:

      Pls look for a better Job else pursue an MBA
      Still if you are eager to work for a Hotel then go for Walk-in Interviews you will get a job in Hotel.
      Dont waste your or your parents Hard Earned Money to so Some Hotel School

  16. Shubham singh says:

    I hv got ihm goa so would you please help about what i hv to do and what’s the future in this industry aftet completing my BHM.

  17. Sir now I completed 12th and I have interested in hm so plz help me wt I have to do …….in h.m any how I want to study I’m so interested in that…..

  18. Sushant says:

    Sir i m interesting in hotel management course…sir plz help me what i do now?

  19. Mahindra says:

    Now, I’m studying b. Com 2nd year and i have a interest to join in a hotel management.. What the process?? And i can do hotel management after completing degree??

  20. sudhir says:

    I am studying in inter I want to know scope in hm

    • navn says:

      You can attain operational level positions in hotels and hospitality industry. Some of university offering national as well as international placement with high salary in your bachelor degree other than any other degree. Better you can do in reputed institute like SRM, LPU.. just check the placement status of that institute and join !!!!!!!!!! all the best

    • Raul says:

      pursue MBA and work for an MNC rather working as a waiter or room attendant

  21. Roshan says:

    I’m completing inter 2nd year I’m interested in hotel management.

    study= hard (or) Normal ?

    Plz…. reply…

  22. sayedsarfaraz says:

    I’m sayed sarfaraz, i have completed my B.E (civil) course
    And i want to do Hotel management course so i would like to know how can i apply for HM, and how can i take admisssion. Please suggest me as early as possible

  23. Shreeyash Temkar says:

    I have completed my 12th exams and i want to take hotel management as my future study so how can i take admission???????

    • Raul says:

      ofcourse you can take admission if you are ready to spend your life as a slave and your parents have money to waste then nobody can stop you

  24. Mohit says:

    Is IIHM ( INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HOTEL MANGEMENT) Hyderabad is good or not……! Plz tell me I want to take admission before 7th of June

  25. Rajesh says:

    I am odisha student. I am intrested in hotel menegment .this year I complet my had exm. Which clg is best in mngmnt.

  26. Aditya says:

    Sir this time i am in 12th science and future i want to be a ca .but my friend say you should must read commerce but i am from sci plz help me

  27. Dhananjay s b says:

    I am class 12 student i have cmpltdng still reslt is to come i want to if i do hotel m thn can i get good carier And good salery Above 100000 does it have a futer in this and what kind of job it is Plz bref me

    • Raul says:

      Hi DJ,

      Its you who decide wether its a good career or not

      You will get below 100000 salary
      coz your starting salary will be INR 4500/- per month

      ITC Hotels pays the above salary

  28. Disha Patel says:

    Hey this is Disha. I am in class 12th and subject i have choosen is commerce . I am confused in selecting a career in commerce field as there are plenty of options available in comm. Please help me to sort out this problem

  29. Antu Sarkar says:

    Hi, I have recently completed the HS examination. My dream is to be a chef, so I want to do a hotel management course. I am in Kolkata and I am looking for the best institute of hotel management in kolkata. please suggest me…..

  30. Akhil says:

    Hii I am akhil..I am in 12th class and I have taken (pcmb) sub.. So plz suggest me how can I do after 12th class ..please help me..

  31. Disha says:

    Hii I m disha..I passed out my 12th class this year.and I m intrstd in hotel management.. So plz suggest me how can I get admission in hotel manage ment college

  32. Rahul says:

    Hey am a student of arts with math an I want to be a hotel management course so suggest me how to I preapare

  33. sanjay kumar says:

    How many collages are in india
    Names of collage &place

  34. Gagan deep singh says:

    Next year i will complete my after this is am able to do this or there is some other course in hotel mangement for graduate students

  35. Kamal Srivastav says:

    hello i am kamal srivastav from gprakhpur uttar pradesh i just appeared in class 12 waiting for results and i want to study Bachelor of hospitality in tourism management and also want to placed at abroad coz my financial siyiuation is not very good …..which college do yo prefer me????…..which college offers international placement after 2.5 years…??????……

  36. Suraj says:

    Is hotel management good as long term career…??

  37. Akash says:

    Hi, i Am 12 th who this salary in abroad countries

  38. Gurdeep Singh says:

    I passed my be degree of mechanical stream in 2016 can i am eligible for doing hotel management course?

  39. Gauresh says:

    which collage in pune or Maharashtra gives admission by NCHMCT?

  40. Netra says:

    Which is the best institute for hotel management in pune?

  41. Naga swarna L says:

    These Agricultural diplomo students eligible for hotelmanagement course

  42. Sabnam samim says:

    As female is it safe and gud for career

  43. harshal says:

    Iam harshal rohile i passed 12science in50 percent mark so apply hotel management

  44. Amit says:

    Hi, this is amit. Actually it just passed from SOL DU with 44% of marks, so can it apply for hotel management?

  45. Charu says:

    I am graduated (
    and wanted to be a get good career in cruise, ships so suggest me is MBA in Hotel Management is the perfect course to apply or not.
    if other one is perfect so please suggest me. thank u

  46. Rakesh says:

    Respected Sir/Madam
    I have completed my P U from Nagaland board of school education (NBSE). As per the requirements my percentage is above 55%. So I would like to know whether I’m applicable for the job or not.
    Waiting for your response with anticipation.

  47. Himanshika says:

    Which subject should be best in 10th class if I want to do hotel management in future

  48. Jitentra kumar says:

    I am student of final year BA now I want to do hotel menagement one year courses ,plz suggest me

  49. I want to do bhm in hm.. says:

    I like bhm

  50. mmobeen says:

    i am passed inter pleaea give me this job. Please i wants to do this hotel job

  51. Pavan says:

    I thought if v do bhm course vl get starting salary to 80000

  52. Prasanta Mandal says:

    Sir i am 12 standard
    ….&i am addmittion in IHM ………….

  53. shahbaz says:

    Any one can give me some details about HM plzzz m going to join

  54. shivam says:

    Pls suggest best hotel management institute in maharashtra

  55. Priyanka says:

    I have just cleared my 12 from arts stream this year .and i want to do HM plz give me some details about it that which course would b better for me becoz my financial condition is not so strong.
    Thank u.

  56. Ashees yadav says:

    Suggested me good hotel management colleage in agra

  57. Vinay Kumar says:

    Nice information provided……….

  58. Sheila Raheja says:

    very nice blog also very informative for hotel management students.
    thanks for sharing this

  59. Neelam Pareek says:

    I need a best career councelling if available in yo ur institute

  60. Hemant Kedare says:

    One of the best posts I ever read. It gave me complete idea about hotel management course. The blog clearly states what is the basic eligibility one needs and how one can get admission for the course. I am looking for a best institute to pursue hotel management. Some friends of mine have recommended ITM Institute for the hotel management course. Thanks for the information.

  61. Anupam Arora says:

    Plz suggest me for Hotel management course…..bcoz I m under gradute nd I m 32 years old. Is to gud for my future.

    • Raul says:


      At this age look for a better course or set up a fast food joint you dont require HM for that invest the money business not in education like HM

  62. kamal kishor says:

    I want to do hotel management course i will clear 12th this year

  63. sachin says:

    when will b the forns b available to apply for gotel management

  64. irfan khan says:

    Hii i am a student of final year of B.A now I i want to do hotel menagement. .please suggest me

  65. Maker As says:

    hi,im arts student and i’m still 11th , but my dream is to do Hotel management service. Is it good to do after 12th or further classes?? please suggest me. and which is colg/place (india) best to study the hotel management? Is the entrance test hard ??

  66. vinay rane says:

    I have done graduation from chemistry.. I want to do MBA In hotel management.. some people said that MBA in hotel management is field for bcom students..not for science students.. is that right field for me???

    • Mohit Negi says:

      No, i don’t so, you can pursue MBA from HM, but it is important to pursue the course form the reputed college having good placement record.

  67. Amaan Punjabi says:

    I am inter completed and I am interested in hotel management so please help me out with the best institute of hotel management in Hyderabad

  68. asik says:

    After 12th what can I do …

  69. Naziya tole says:


  70. Jhade rajeshwar says:

    I to want join in hotel mngment cource

  71. Himadri gogoi says:

    i want a course in your institute

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