Careers in Hotel Management


In today?s competitive business environment, the status of hospitality industry is considered as a parameter to judge the overall economic prosperity of any country. Hospitality industry is also directly related to the inbound tourism of any particular country. The various countries of the world like India, China and Iran that were once the seats of ancient civilizations are still the most favorite destinations of the tourists from all corners of the globe.

India has vast potentials for developing both tourism and hospitality industries. In this era of increasing globalization, hospitality industry or hotel management is assuming greater significance and fast developing as a lucrative career option.

Hotel industry is an important part of tourism industry. There is a variety of experiences in the field of hotel                     management which makes it unique and exciting. Modern Hotel industry involves blend of various skills like management skills, food and beverage service skills, housekeeping skills, front office operation skills, sales and marketing and accounting skills and so on.


Minimum qualification needed to opt for a course in hotel management is 10+2. There are many certificates, diplomas and bachelors courses in this field. Duration of certificate courses is six months to one year. Bachelor and diploma courses are of three to two year respectively.

Most of the government recognized institutes conduct common entrance test. The test consists of questions concerning English, Reasoning, General Science and General Knowledge. The test is held around April every year. The test is followed by a group discussion and interview, in which a candidate?s? personality and aptitude for hotel industry is observed. Private institutes also conduct tests on the similar lines.

Personal Attributes

Candidates should not only have a good organizational background, excellent communication and interpersonal skills but also a zeal for self-discipline. He / she must be an extrovert, co-operative, polite and respectful to the guests, and also have patience to deal with guest?s criticism even when one knows that he/she is right.

Job Prospects

A hotel consists of many departments such as Operations, Front office, House keeping, Food and Beverages, Accounting, Engineering/ Maintenance, Sales and Security etc. Each department has a lot of job opportunities for hotel management graduates.

The areas where diploma holders/gradutes can find jobs are :
Hotel & Restaurants
Airline Catering and Cabin Services
Club management
Cruise Ship Hotel Management
Hospital administration and catering
Hotel and Tourism Associations
Forest Lodges
Guest Houses
Institutional Management (running canteens in college, schools, in factories, company guest houses etc.)
Catering departments of railways, banks, armed forces, shipping companies etc.
Hotel and catering institutes
And lastly, Self employment


Generally after completing the diploma or the bachelor's course, graduates are usually absorbed as trainees. After successful completion of training, they may be absorbed in positions with salaries range between Rs 7,000 to Rs 10, 000. As one gains experience in the field, he / she can command higher salary.


Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition (17 centres located in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Chennai, Goa, Gurdaspur, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram).

Contact Information
Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition
Veer Savarkar Marg, Dadar (W), Mumbai 400 028.
Phone : (022) 2445 7241/42, 2446 9152, 2446 9143
Fax : (022) 2444 9779
E-mail :
Website :

Indian Institute of Hotel Management (run by the Taj Group of Hotels) Aurangabad
Contact Information
Dr Rafiq Zakaria Campus, Rauza Bagh
Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Phone : 0240?238 1113, 0240?2381127
Fax : 0240?2381104
Email :
Website :,

The India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), New Delhi
Contact Information
MPDC Centre
C-12/A, Qutab Instutional Area,
New Delhi - 110016
Telefax : 26961844
E-mail :
Website :

The Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Management,
Manipal, Karnataka, offers a degree level graduate programme
Contact Information
WGSHA, Valley View International
Manipal - 576104
Phone : 0820 2571101
Fax : 2571327
Email :
Website :

Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi
(Approved by AICTE and affilited to GGS Indraprastha University)
Chandiwala Estate, Maa Anandmai Marg,
Kalkaji, New Delhi-110019
Contact Information
Phone : 6826205
Fax : 91-11-6826231
Email :
Website :

The Oberoi School of Hotel Management,
New Delhi, offers a 3-year Diploma course to graduates from any discipline.
Contact Information
Oberoi School of Hotel Management,
7 Shamnath Marg, near ISBT Delhi.
Phone : +91-11-2389 0505
Email :
Website :

National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Pusa, New Delhi
Contact Information
Library Avenue, Pusa Complex,
New Delhi - 110 012
Phone : 011- 5787411, 5732429
Website :

Delhi Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology
Contact Information
Behind Lady Sri Ram College, Lajpat Nagar IV
Phone : 26435883
Fax : 26422174

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, offers 4 years Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology
Contact Information
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
Kashmere Gate
Delhi - 110006, India
Phone : 23900166, 23900167, 23900168, 23900100
Fax : 23865941, 23900111
Email :
Website :

Lakshya Bhartee Institute of International Hotel Management
Contact Information
B- 98, Pushpanjali, Enclave,
Outer Ring Road, Pitampura, Delhi 110034
Phone : 55155113
Fax : 27011495
Email :

New Delhi YMCA offers one year Diploma in Hotel & Catering Management
Contact Information
Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001
Phone : 0091-11-23361915, 3746668
Fax : 0091-11-23746035
E-mail :
Website :

Rai University, Delhi
Contact Information
A- 41, MCIE, Mathura Road
New Delhi - 110044
Contact Person - Mahesh Kapoor
Phone : 011- 41560000, 41570000.26991300, 32409738
Mobile : 9810146504, 9810299522
Fax : (011) 2695 9999
E-mail :
Website :

Anand Institute of Management Science (AIMS), Anand,
Contact Information
Vidyanagar-Vadtal Road,Behind SP University Maidan,
Near Charotar Gas, Dist: Anand,
Bakrol-388 315, Gujarat
Phone : 02692-239246, 02692-239247, (M) 09374639738
Email :
Website :

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