“If you have the willingness to help others with a smile, then a career in hotel management can be truly rewarding”

requirement for trained hotel management professionals is huge. INTRODUCTION . hotel management has wide employment opportunities. As hotel chain owners are opening new hotels in various big and small cities.A cardinal part of hospitality industry. Moreover. the hotel management industry is truly becoming global. with globalization gaining acceptance with more and more countries. hotel management requires professionals who can keep their cool even in the most challenging situations. Although considered one of the most glamorous careers.

HOTEL MANAGEMENT CAN INCLUDE:Hotel & Restaurant management Cruise Ship Hotel management Hospital Administration and Catering Hotel and Tourism Associations Airline Catering and Cabin Services Club management Forest Lodges Guest Houses amongst others. Expansion of global travel industry and aviation industry is expected to boost hotel industry in next couple of years. .

In order to work in top level or middle-level management candidates must have a degree in travel management. Candidates can do degree course in hotel management soon after 10+2 which are offered by various hotel management institutes. The minimum selection criteria for an undergraduate course in hotel management is 10+2 with 50% marks. Some other hotels hire only trained hotel management graduates. Candidates who do not have 50% marks in +2 can do diploma or certificate course in hotel management which are being offered by various institutes. Some hotels provide training cum job placement and candidates who do not have other options can opt for it. Some hotels hire graduates straight from universities. Indian hotel management institutes conduct entrance exams before ELIGIBILITY .

START EARLY . numerical aptitude and pleasing personality. Therefore. reasoning skills. Similarly. if some candidate is lacking in these skills. Many students start preparing for entrance exams conducted by IHMs soon after their 10th board.Students looking for a career in hotel management should have strong communication skills. he must inculcate them in him and for that starting early definitely helps. those who wish to go for higher studies in hotel management can do Masters in Hotel Management. for MHM the person is required to have BHM.

food and beverage service. etc. front office operation. matching of work-profile with personality traits. it is always advised to analyse pros and cons. accounting or any other department depending upon the specific requirement. housekeeping. sales and marketing. growth prospects. If the candidate is not willing to work in various profiles he may not be suitable for it as in hotel management an employee may be asked to work in management. .IS IT THE RIGHT CAREER FOR ME? Before jumping to any decision to select hotel management as a career option.

a graduate course in hotel management at IHM Chennai can cost Rs 37.0000 per semester for 4 year BHM course.50. Students who are not willing to shell hefty amount on the courses from top notch hotel management institute may go for diploma courses offered by the same institutes.500 per semester. .WHAT WOULD IT COST ME? Depending upon the rank and reputation of hotel management college the fee is charged from candidates. Similarly. Christ College in the same city ask candidates to pay Rs 48.000 for the three year graduate course. Whereas Garden City College at Bangalore charges around Rs 3.

Bank of Baroda.Most of the hotel management institutes offer merit based concessions on fees to eligible candidates. IDBI. FUNDING/SCHOLARSHIP . PNB. Students looking for external funding can apply for low interest rate loan offered by most of the nationalized banks like Allahabad Bank. The low interest rate education loan can be repaid in 5-7 years of duration in equal installments starting one year after the completion of the course. Students of all the hotel management institutes which are affiliated with AICTE are eligible to get a loan of Rs 7. Similarly. etc. Junior Research Fellowship is offered to those candidates who are willing to explore their career in academics.50 lakh for studying in India and Rs 15 lakh to study outside India. some institutes provide discounts to sponsored candidates who come for training.

catering and allied industry in India and the number is going to increase in next couple of years as new hotels are coming up in large numbers in urban and semiurban areas. Currently there are more than 2.40 million people working in hotel.JOB PROSPECTS Hotel management like any other sector is subject to the state of national economy and global economy. When the economy is doing well jobs come a lot in the sector. Trained hotel management professionals would have privilege over untrained graduates as hotels are not willing invest in training of recruits rather prefer trained ones. .

work experience. Those who come from top notch hotel management institutes such as IHM receive starting salary of Rs 20. Again the salary package differs a lot on the size and shape of the employment company. candidates with diploma or certification programs can get salaries starting from Rs 8.PAY PACKET Remuneration in hotel management industry differs depending upon the hotel management institute the candidate passed out from. Large hotel chains offer attractive remuneration and pamper their employees .000 . skills and ability to handle tough situations.000 to 10.000 or more. Similarly. .

000 hotel rooms across all categories. .DEMAND AND SUPPLY India not only has mismatch in terms of hotel room supply and demand but in terms of professionals required to manage hotels.14. Job prospects for hotel management graduates are expected to grow as new hotels would come up in next couple of years. Whereas the demand is much higher than the existing 1. India is facing acute shortage of trained hotel staff. The shortage of trained human resource in hotel industry is advantageous to hotel management graduate who can bargain for high salary. The situation in the 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi shows the real picture wherein owing to dearth of trained hotel management professionals things were in sad state of affairs.

MARKET WATCH . a lot needs to be done.The current state of hotel industry shows that India is being seen as a lucrative destination for hotel chains looking for growth. real estate developers and hoteliers are trying to build new hotels which would further the supply and increase the job opportunities for young hotel management graduates. dearth of trained hotel management professionals. India is 18th popular business travel destination and in next couple of years it would in top five. With incentives coming from the Government of India. With shortage of hotel rooms. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council.

etc offer attractive career option for hotel management graduates from top notch hotel management institutes.Hilton hotel chain. Days Inn hotel chain. Radisson hotel chain. Many hotels in the USA provide high paying part-time jobs at various positions. Ramada hotel chain. La Quinta hotel chain. Marriott hotel chain. Hotel management graduates working in the USA hotels get minimum salary in the range of US$ 6000 to 7000. INTERNATIONAL FOCUS . Best Western hotel chain. Hyatt hotel chain.

Handling pressuring situation with cool and poise is mandatory for hotel professionals. rude responses from customers. Similarly. new jobs come at the place of existing jobs as working professionals either are given new responsibilities at new hotel or they retire.POSITIVES/NEGATIVES Despite being known as one of the most glamorous careers there are various flipsides of working in hotel industry and one of them is hotel industry too like any other industry is subjected to the overall state of economy. etc are some major drawbacks of career in hotel management. hectic timings. Long working hours. . therefore. it gets affected if the economy is not doing well and travellers are not frequenting the hotel.

Convention Services Managers: These professionals work in close coordination with client and the conferencing facilities offered by the hotel for various conventions. Front Office Managers manage the same. Front Office Managers: Most of the hotels own front desk. Executive Housekeepers: These professionals are expected to ensure cleanliness in the hotel. DIFFERENT NAMES . Resident Managers: Bestowed with the job to be available at just a call away.General Managers: Such professionals are responsible for all operations in a hotel. DIFFERENT ROLES. seminars. etc. meetings.

Some hotels even hire simple graduates and hone their TIPS FOR GETTING HIRED . particularly.There are no shortcuts for successful career in hospitality industry. The best way to get in hotel management is to do a degree course and if degree cannot be pursued. do a certification. There are some paid internships and some non-paid internships available for hotel management graduates. An internship with some hotels helps a lot to candidates as it provides practical experience and right exposure to candidates. hotel management industry is open only for talented management professionals who can show their capabilities and caliber.

TOP COMPANIES Hotel management jobs coming from top notch hotels in India offer attractive career and growth prospects. Some of the leading hotel chains in India are as follows: Ambassador Group of Hotels Mansingh Group of Hotels Oberoi Group of Hotels Peerless Group of Hotels Sarovar Park Group of Hotels Sinclairs Group of Hotels Best Western Group of Hotels Casino Group of Hotels Clarks Group of Hotels Fortune 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 Tulip Star Group of Hotels Welcome Heritage Group of Hotels Holiday Inn Group of Hotels HRH Group of Hotels ITC Group of Hotels .

Kolkata Institute of Hotel Management.Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management.Dr. Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management. Lucknow Institute of Hotel Management. Bhopal Institute of Hotel Management. Dehradun Institute of Hotel Management. Guwahati TOP INSTITUTES . Chennai Institute of Hotel Management. Bhubaneswar Institute of Hotel Management. Gurdaspur Institute of Hotel Management. Gangtok Institute of Hotel Management.Gandhinagar Institute of Hotel Management. New Delhi Delhi Institute of Hotel Management. Jodhpur Institute of Hotel Management. Bangalore Institute of Hotel Management. Catering & Applied Nutrition. New Delhi Institute of Hotel Management. Goa Institute of Hotel Management.

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