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Posted at: Apr 15, 2017, 8:13 PM; last updated: Apr 15, 2017, 8:13 PM (IST)HOSPITALITY

Service with a smile

A boom in hotel and tourism sector has seen the hospitality industry grow by leaps and bounds
Service with a smile
catering to demand: Practical training and internships form the core of a good hotel management course

The hospitality industry is all set to escalate, With an impressively projected growth rate a host of new opportunities are waiting for youngsters wanting to chart their career in this field. Thist has made hospitality course a popular choice for several students from the humanities stream over the past few years. The courses have been programmed to train students take on various roles in the Hotel as well as Tourism Industry. Promotional initiatives by the government to promote India as a major tourist destination on a global platform have resulted in a surge of tourists from all over the world. A qualified graduate in this field definitely has an edge over normal graduate when it comes to job security, exposure and polished skills. The students have a wide choice from bachelor's, diploma, BSc and even BBA courses in this field. Some of the top courses include Bachelor of Hotel Management, Diploma in Hotel Management, BSc. in Hotel Management and Catering, BBA in Hotel and Management

Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) 

is a regular fully residential 4 years long Undergraduate program. the course develop skills that will help graduates thrive in the Hotel as well as Tourism Management sector.

Eligibility: Students who have cleared Class XII from all streams, are eligible to apply for this course. Minimum marks criteria exists in case of many Institutes. It may vary between 45-50% marks, in 12th Board examinations.

Diploma in Hotel Management

This is a  one year course. The students are given theoretical as well as practical knowledge. But a Diploma in Hotel Management will not be as valuable as a Bachelor's Degree though.

Eligibility: Students who have  cleared Class XII from all streams, are eligible to apply for this program. In case of some Institutes, even 10th standard passed students are eligible to pursue this course!

BBA in Hotel Management 

This is a three-year  undergraduate programme that hones management skills tailor made for the hotel industry.

Eligibility: Students who have passed Class XII (any stream) are eligible to pursue this course.

BSc. in Hotel Management and Catering (B.Sc.)

This is a 3 years course. It is 1 shorter than the B.H.M. program, but takes more time than the D.H.M. program to complete

Eligibility: Students who have  cleared Class XII from all streams, are eligible to apply for this course. —GV

Job opportunities

  • The booming hotel and hospitality industry is the prime recruiter. With new forms of tourism like health tourism, adventure tourism and heritage tourism growing, graduates with a degree in hotel management  will be able to find more jobs.
  • The government also has come up with several exciting plans like the Railway Tourism, State Government tourism plans etc. Graduates will be able to land jobs created by these plans too. 
  • Salary in case of freshers may vary between Rs 2-5 lakh per year.

Top colleges

Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management 

Catering & Nutrition,

Sector 42, Chandigarh


University Institute of Hotel Management, Panjab University Campus, Chandigarh


Chandigarh University, Gharuan


Chitkara College of Hotel Management and Catering


Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology


Institute of Hotel

Management, Catering and Nutrition, Panipat


Institute of Hotel

Management, Gurdaspur



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