How to Join Hotel Management Courses After 12th


A Career in Hotel Management After 12th:

Now career in hotel management is one of the most popular choices for the students after 12th. There are many world class hotels in India which are appointing many candidates every year.

One can join hotel management by direct entry or through hotel management institutes. For direct entry, the vacancies are generally advertised in the newspapers and respective websites of the hotels.

Minimum prescribed qualification for direct entry is graduation with 50% marks and minimum qualification required to go for a course in hotel management is 10+2.

To get a better chance, you should complete a course in Hotel Management from a reputed institution. I will tell you how to build your Career in Hotel Management After 12th in this article.

Different colleges adapt different admission procedure. Some of them recruit by Interviewing the candidate directly, Some of them takes an entrance exam and after that select the best ones. Others choose the candidates based on their CET or UGET marks.

As there are plenty of job potentiality after completing the courses, and pay structure are also good, it is right decision to join hotel management.

Fix your target at the earlier, so that you can join an excellent institution to complete the courses. Because without professional knowledge, you can not enter a better hotel.

Many world renowned hotels are coming in India Such as HYATT, Le-Meridian, Courtyard, Radisson, Holiday Inn and much more which eventually increasing the chances for the candidate for getting jobs in these kinds of hotels.

After pursuing a course from a good hotel management college, you can become a hotel manager, chef, food and beverage manager, etc.

There are many options in hotel management such as-
  1. Restaurant management/fast food management 
  2. Club management /recreation and health center management 
  3. Cruise ship hotel management 
  4. Hospital administration and catering 
  5. Institutional and industrial catering 
  6. Hotel and Tourism Associations, 
  7. Airline Catering and Cabin Services, 
  8. Forest Lodges, 
  9. Guest Houses management. 

Job Opportunities After Hotel Management Courses:

As I have mentioned above, there are tremendous opportunities to get a job after completing the Hotel Management Course.

A Skilled and meritorious graduate will be able to get Managerial roles in World class hotels. Chances of promotions are also available for experience holders.

Opportunities which are available for a candidate are-
  1. Human resource and secretary
  2. House Keeping Manager
  3. Banquets Manager
  4. Restaurant Manager
  5. Front Office Manager
  6. Bar Manager

List of Hotel Management Colleges in India:

Indian Institute of Hotel Management And Catering Technology has been educating students of India to build a career in this field through their affiliate colleges. There are lots of govt institutions to teach you Hotel management.

Moreover, you can join other private colleges too for a degree or diploma course.

Here is a list of some of the top colleges for Hotel Management in India.
  1. IHM Srinagar 
  2. IHM Gurdaspur 
  3. IHM Trivandrum 
  4. IHM Meerut 
  5. IHM Hyderabad 
  6. IHM Shillong 
  7. IHM Bhopal 
  8. IHM Lucknow 
  9. IHM Hazipur 
  10. IHM Guwahati 
  11. IHM Bhubaneshwar 
  12. IHM Gandhinagar 
  13. IHM Goa 
  14. IHM Shimla 
  15. IHM Gwalior 
  16. IHM Faridabad 
  17. IHM Jaipur 
  18. Chandigarh College of Hotel Management Mohali 
  19. Dr. Ambedkar IHM Chandigarh 
  20. Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management Chandigarh 
  21. Delhi Institute of Hotel Management New Delhi 
  22. State Institute of Hotel Management Gangtok 
  23. State Institute of Hotel Management Jodhpur 
  24. State Institute of Hotel Management Kozhikode 
  25. State Institute of Hotel Management Kurukshetra 
  26. State Institute of Hotel Management Dehradun
  27. Jenneys Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management Tiruchirapally 
  28. K C College of Hotel Management Nawanshahr 
  29. MGR Institute of HotelManagement Chennai 
  30. Shrishakti College of Hotel Management Hyderabad 
  31. SRM Institute of Hotel Management Kanchipuram 
  32. Ranjeeta Institute of Hotel Management Bhubaneshwar 
  33. Chitkara Institute of Hotel Management Raipur 
  34. Desh Bhagat Institute of Hotel Managemen Gobindgarh 
  35. Vivekanand Institute of Hotel& Tourism Management(VIHTM) Kuchiyadar 
  36. Rizvi College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology Mumbai 
  37. Institute of Advanced Management Kolkata 
  38. Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management &Catering Technology New Delhi 
  39. Oriental School of Hotel Management (OSHM) Wayanad 
  40. Merit Swiss Asian School of Hotel Management Ooty 
  41. Durgapur Society of Management Sciences, (DSMS) Durgapur 
  42. AIMS School of Business Bangalore 
  43. AURA Institutions Delhi 
  44. Goa Institute of Advanced Management (IAM) Goa 
  45. Culinary Academy of India Hyderabad 
  46. A-IHM Institute of Hotel Management Agra 
  47. PCTE Institute of Hotel Management Ludhiana 
  48. M.A. Rangoonwala Institute of Hotel Management & Research Pune 
  49. Oberoi Centre, Delhi IHM, Mumbai WGSHA. Manipal
  50. Christ College, Bangalore 
  51. NSHM School of Hotel Management Durgapur 
  52. Jaganath Institute of Management Sciences, (JIMS) New Delhi 
  53. Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Hotel and Tourism Management Studies Belapur 
  54. Army Institute of Hotel Management & CateringTechnology Bangalore 
  55. FHRAI Institute of HospitalityManagement Greater Noida 
  56. Sarva North India Institute of Hotel Management Panchkula 
  57. Subhas Bose Institute of Hotel Management (SBIHM) Kolkata 

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    Selection Procedure for Hotel Management Colleges:

    Most of the Government organizations Selects students through common entrance test. Every year in the month of April this test is taking place.

    The National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology conducts Joint Entrance Exam (JEE)  for different Govt institutes.You should apply for the test when notification released.

    There will be a written/online test of 2-hour duration followed by a group discussion and interview. Through the interview, they will check your personality and confidence.

    Private institutes have their own process of selection. You should contact the respective institution for admission to the course.

    The patterns and syllabuses of the exams are almost the same. Their entry time is also slightly different. Visit the website of the Institute for details.

    These are the main subjects for the written/online exam
    1. Quantitative Aptitude
    2. Reasoning and Intelligent
    3. General Knowledge & Current Affairs 
    4. English Language  

    Hotel Management Courses After 12th: 

    There are so many courses available in India for hotel management. Various colleges have designed various courses. But, the typical courses are-
    1. International Diploma in Hotel Management 
    2. Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology 
    3. DHM (Diploma in Hotel Management 
    4. Diploma in Food & Beverage Service 
    5. B.Sc (Hotel Management, Catering & Tourism) 
    6. B.Sc (Hotel & Tourism Management) 
    7. B.Sc. (Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Tourism) 
    8. B.Sc. (Hospitality and Hotel Administration) 
    9. Bachelor in Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) 
    10. BHM (Bachelor of Hotel Management) 
    11. BA/ BA (Hons) - Hotel Management 
    12. B.B.A (Bachelor of Business Administration) in Hotel Management 

    Diploma in Hotel Management:

    A 12th passed student can apply for a Diploma course. You should have passed English in the 12th class to apply for this course. This is a one (01) year (some institution offers 02 years) program. This is a short-term learning program. So, many students do this course to get a job in hotels.

    You will get the theoretical and practical knowledge to become a manager. But as this course is too short, you will not be able to learn all the important lessons. So, placement opportunity for diploma holders is also not so good.

    If you want to finish your course soon to get a job, go for it.

    B.Sc. in Hotel Management:

    If you have passed your 12th class, you can apply for Bsc. in HM course. This course is for you if you want to do a BSC. Degree course in hotel management.

    In this course, you will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of a hotel manager. You will learn skills like communication, management, food production, etc. in 3 years period.

    No doubt, you can build your career in HM through this course. You can study a particular subject to be a specialist. A specialist learns all along with a particular subject in the last year.

    The demand for specialized candidates is more than the general students in the top hotels. You can choose specific areas like Food & Beverage (Restaurants and Banquets), Food Production (kitchens) and Accommodation Management (Rooms Division, Housekeeping and Front Office) which makes their job easier if students have already chosen their department of interest.

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    B.B.A in Hotel and Management:

    Students who have passed 12th standard (in any stream) are eligible to pursue this course.

    Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel Management or BAHM is an undergraduate program. Duration of this course is 3 years. This course will make you well aware of the skills required to manage a hotel.

    If you are interested in the field of Hotel Management, you may go for B.B.A. These programs are available for general courses as well as specialized courses.

    After clearing these course from any reputed college, you will be able to get a job in Hotel, Motel, Resort, or any other well-known organizations.

    Bachelor of Hotel Management:

    Students who have cleared 12th standard examination from any stream, are eligible to apply for this course. Minimum marks criteria exist in the case of many Institutes. It may vary between 45-50% marks, in 12th Board examinations.

    This program is also known as the B.H.M. course. It is a regular and fully residential 4 years long Undergraduate program. The 4 years course is divided into 8 semesters. During these 8 semesters, students will have to deal with different subjects theoretically as well as practical classes.

    The course will help develop skills that will assist graduates to thrive in the Hotel as well as Tourism Management sector. It will help them take on managerial posts in the areas mentioned above. Entrepreneurial skills are also honed during this course.

    The curriculum in a BBA program in hotel management focuses on hotel administration and hospitality but could be expanded to culinary arts, cruise ship operations and casino operations. Programs might teach some of the more technical aspects of hotel management. They emphasize the importance of problem-solving skills and offer hands-on learning opportunities.
    Other program coursework may include the following:
    International policies
    Customer service management
    Cost control and accounting
    Human resources
    Food & beverage
    Information technology in business (source:

    Top Recruiters for Hotel Management Students:

    After qualifying from an institute with a good result, you will surely get a job in this field. There are a large number of recruiters waiting for appointing a smart student.

    Some top recruiters for hotel management students in India are-
    1. ITDC Group of Hotels 
    2. Ambassador Group of Hotels 
    3. Mansingh Group of Hotels 
    4. Oberoi Group of Hotels 
    5. Peerless Group of Hotels 
    6. Jaypee Group of Hotels 
    7. K Raheja Group of Hotels 
    8. Le Meridien Group of Hotels 
    9. Sarovar Park Group of Hotels 
    10. Sinclairs Group of Hotels 
    11. Best Western Group of Hotels 
    12. Casino Group of Hotels 
    13. Clarks Group of Hotels 
    14. Fortune Park Group of Hotels 
    15. Taj Group of Hotels 
    16. Tulip Star Group of Hotels
    You can set your career path in a hotel management. This is a job oriented career, and you need not worry about getting a job after successfully completing the course.

    Join any good college to have a degree/diploma in hotel management and get a job as manager/food supplier/producer or any other.

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