Hotel Management

At the present time, Hotel Management is one of the most recognized and attractive career options in India. A degree or diploma in hotel management equips a student with the professional qualification that is necessary for getting a good job in the hotel and hospitality sector of the country. Students can go for a hotel management degree or a diploma offered by all the recognized colleges and institutes in India.


In India, the duration of a hotel management course varies according to the type of course. The duration of certificate courses ranges from 6 months to 1 year while the duration of diploma and bachelor's degree courses ranges from 2 years to 3 years.

Mentioned below are the various areas where students qualifying with a degree or diploma in hotel management can get suitable employment:

  • Guest houses
  • Restaurants and hotels
  • Cruise ship hotel management
  • Forest lodges
  • Airline cabin and catering services
  • Hotel and tourism organizations
  • Hospitality management and food preparation
  • Club management
  • Hotel and catering institutes
  • Institutional management (cafeterias in schools, colleges, factories, company guest houses and so on)
  • Catering divisions of banks, railways, military, shipping organizations and so on

Last but not least, a person can work as a self-employed professional in the hotel management industry. The courses in hotel management can be categorized into the following:

  • Bachelor in Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Course in Dietetics and Hospital Food Service
  • B.Sc. (Hospitality and Hotel Administration)
  • Craftsmanship Course in Food & Beverage Service
  • Craftsmanship Course in Food Production & Patisserie
  • M. Sc. (Dietetics & Food Service Management)
  • Certificate Course in Hotel Catering Management
  • Diploma in Food & Beverage Service
  • BA/ BA (Hons) - Hotel Management
  • Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology
  • B.Sc (Hotel Management, Catering & Tourism)
  • M.Sc. (Hospitality & Hotel Administration)
  • Craftsmanship Course in Food Production
  • Certificate Course in Food Production
  • B.Sc (Hotel Management)
  • International Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Certificate Course in Food and Beverage Service
  • Post Graduation in Program Management (PGPM) + MBA in Tourism & Hotel Management
  • B.Sc. (Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Tourism)
  • B.Sc (Hotel & Tourism Management)
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT)

Hotel Management Entrance Exams in India

  • National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology Joint Entrance Exam (NCHMCT JEE)
  • Institute of Hotel Management (IHMs) Joint Entrance Examination for B.Sc Hospitality & Hotel Administration
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University HM Test
  • Under Graduate Aptitude Test (UGAT)
  • Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management Admission Test
  • IITM - Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management Entrance Test
  • Institute of Hotel Management Aurangabad Admission test
  • MAH-HM-CET Maharashtra Hotel Management Common Entrance Test
  • IHM Meerut Admissions Test
  • Merit Swiss Asian School Of Hotel Management, Ooty Admissions Test
  • NIPS School of Hotel Management Admission Exam
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