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
  • Tourism management
  • Hotel accounting
  • Business law
  • Indian heritage
  • Food science and nutrition
  • Basic accounting

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 2024 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

 For more information about Career in Hotel and Catering, leave your comments below.


  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    1. Hii, i ‘m greaduate nd now i want to do hotel menagment .but no any informaction about hotel menagment.plzz suggest me

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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 ??

  7. 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???

    1. 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.

  8. 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


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