Hospitality management is one of the popular courses pursued by candidates at the undergraduate level. There are well-paying jobs that provide an opportunity to stay in and/or relocate to primarily tier 1 cities.
The Hospitality and travel industry have seen a steep increase in popularity and have become a major contributor to the nation’s economy as well. As such, this industry has seen increasing employment and thus has gained increasing popularity among students.
The Hospitality industry provides lucrative jobs in various sectors like hotels, tourism, hospitals, aviation, etc. The benefits and payscale as well as the challenging yet enjoyable nature of the job make it one of the more sought-after career choices.
There are multiple colleges and universities in India providing a degree in Hospitality and related courses. There are dedicated entrance examinations that provide admission to these institutes for a degree in Hospitality and related specializations.
The Hospitality Management degrees provided in India are either a Bachelor's degree or a Diploma degree at the undergraduate level.
There are similar other undergraduate degrees provided in Hospitality management across the nation. These courses are offered for a duration of 3 years.
There are Diploma degrees as well which are offered for a duration of 2 years. Some of these courses include:
Additionally, there are 5 years integrated degree programmes like the Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) + Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Hospitality Administration + Bachelor in Tourism Studies that offer dual degrees to the candidates.
There are multiple well-known and acclaimed institutes that provide degrees in Hospitality Management courses. These institutes are often tied up with reputed hotels or hotel chains as well as other related industries and as such provide an overall practical experience to the students before they step out into the industry.
Some of the most sought-after and top colleges are listed below:
Besides the above-mentioned institutes, there are numerous colleges that provide quality education and provide lucrative placement opportunities. The course fees for pursuing a graduate degree vary widely depending on the course and institute. They can range anywhere from around INR 4 Lakhs to more than 10 Lakhs. The course fees for the diploma range from around INR 1 Lakh.
The eligibility for Hospitality Management courses depends on the institutes. Most of them offer admission based on merit followed by a Group Discussion and/or Personal Interview session. However, there are several entrance examinations for admission into top-tier institutes.
In general, the eligibility criteria for Hotel Management courses are as follows:
There are several entrance examinations conducted each year which the aspiring candidates should appear for in order to secure a seat in the desired institutes. Some of these entrance examinations at the national or state level are:
Additionally, some hotels like Oberoi, Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa, IHM Aurangabad etc. conduct their own entrance examinations as well.
The candidates aspiring for a career in this sector need to possess certain soft skills as well, like:
The students who complete a degree in Hospitality Management would find themselves offered jobs in several diverse positions in multiple industries.
The job profiles could include:
The average payscale for a fresher is INR 1.5 Lakhs to INR 3.5 Lakhs. With experience, one can expect to earn INR 7 Lakhs to INR 14 Lakhs a year as well.
The various sectors which recruit graduates include:
The individuals can also pursue higher studies after graduating with a degree in Hospitality Management. They can opt for an M.Sc, MBA, PGDM, etc. courses after successful completion of their undergraduate degree.