Make Hotel Management your Career
With tourism becoming a major industry and with globalization introducing multinational companies doing business around the world the hotel Industry too is becoming a leading money spinner and employment provider thus playing a pivotal role in any country’s economy.
Hotel chain owners are opening hotels in cities both big and small because if not anything else tourism alone requires a lot of hotel accommodation as do business houses. There is a feeling that Hotel Management is a glamorous job and that it surely is, but beneath all the glamour is a requirement of the ability to keep ones cool in the worst of circumstances and to take up work challenges in any adverse situations. The main criterion for a person to work in the hotel industry is reasoning skill, communication skill numerical skill and a pleasing personality.
Hotel Management includes hotel and restaurant management, hospital administration and catering, cruise hotel management, club management, Airline catering, forest lodge management and so on. The Tourism industry has given a tremendous boost to Hotel management.
In order to work in top level or middle-level posts in a hotel, the person should have a degree in travel management. A person can opt for a degree course in Hotel Management after 10+2 from any Hotel Management Institute.
The minimum selection criteria for an undergraduate course in Hotel Management is 50% marks in 12th but those who are unable to secure the required 50% can go for a diploma or certificate course being offered by many Institutes. Some hotels also provide training cum job placements for candidates. Indian Hotel Management Institutes conduct entrance exams for candidates to get admission in the various hotel management courses.
Working in a hotel management job requires the person to work in the catering department, beverage department, housekeeping, sales and marketing, front office etc.
The Pay packet is very lucrative a fresher can start between Rs 7000 to 10000 pm and the sky is the limit as one advances in his career depending upon his performance and expertise.
Various colleges offering degree and diploma courses in Hotel management are many some of the most reputed being
- Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition having 17 centres all over the country.
- Indian Institute of Hotel Management runs by the Taj Group of Hotels.
- The Indian Tourism Development Corporation
- The Welcome group Graduate Institute of Hotel Management
- National Council for Hotel Management and Catering technology Pusa Road New Delhi