Career In Hospitality Management

In today’s era of globalization, hospitality industry is indeed assuming greater significance and is fast developing into a lucrative career provider. Today a training course in hospitality management encompasses training in various aspects of the business of hotel related industry, travel and tourism related industry and housekeeping and catering in Hospitality industry (including customer care executives).

Many hospitality management colleges in India offer diploma and degree courses in hospitality management, which help students acquire all the required knowledge, skills and outlook to efficiently handle the supervisory and management responsibilities in the Hospitality sector. 

A course in hospitality management focuses on the application of management principles in the field of Hospitality. It involves not just study but hands-on work in the various operational areas of Hospitality management like Food Production, Food and Beverage Service, Front Office Operation and House Keeping.

The course also imparts substantial knowledge about Sales and Marketing, Financial Management, Human Resource management, Hotel and Catering Law, Property Management, Entrepreneurship Development, Computers, with special focus on Tourism Studies.

Hospitality Management Skills & Attributes

An aspirant who wishes to make a career in hospitality management should have a good organizational background, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a zeal for self-discipline.

One 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.

Hospitality Management Jobs

After completing a diploma or a bachelor’s course in hospitality management, graduates can get a job in the following sectors:

  • Airline and railway travel
  • Conferences and conventions centers
  • Travel agencies
  • Tourist offices and ministries of tourism
  • Tour operators
  • Spas and wellness centers
  • Cruise companies
  • Event management
  • Casinos
  • Catering companies
  • Bars and private clubs
  • Concert and theatre venues
  • Museums and other cultural venues
  • Theme parks
  • Fitness clubs and sports organizations (such as gyms, golf clubs, and tennis facilities)
  • Real estate management companies
  • Hotel development and construction
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of hospitality equipment

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Hospitality Management Salary

Generally after completing a diploma or a bachelor’s course in hospitality management, graduates are usually absorbed as a trainee. After successful completion of training/probation, they may be absorbed in positions with salaries between Rs 7,000 to Rs 10, 000. As one gains experience in the field, he / she can command higher salary for their hospitality management jobs.

Hospitality Management Courses & Institutes

  • IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University)
Offers a three year course in Bachelor of Science (Hospitality and Hotel Administration) in collaboration with NCHMHT (National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology)


Eligibility : 10+2 or equivalent
IGNOU also offers a two year degree in course in Master of Science (Hospitality and Hotel Administration)

  • NCHMCT (National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Management)
Offers a two year degree course in Master of Science (Hospitality and Hotel Administration)

Eligibility : B.Sc in Hotel Management or 3 year diploma in Hotel Management


Diploma in Hotel Management from NCHMCT (National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology) stream + any Degree qualification; OR (3). Diploma in Hotel Management from NCHMCT stream with 2 years work experience in supervisory category in any established and approved star hotel or other hospitality/service organization/faculty with minimum 2 years of teaching experience from NCHMCT affiliated institute/AICTE approved Institutes of Hotel Management.

Contact Information
Library Avenue, Pusa Complex
New Delhi – 110 012
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  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
Offers a 2-year degree course in MBA (Mater of business administration), where hospitality management is one of the sectoral specializations.
  • College of Hospitality and Tourism 
Under the aegis of Rai Foundation School offers a 1 year diploma course in hospitality and tourism management course in Raipur, Chattisgarh, and a 3 year advanced diploma course in hospitality and tourism management, Gurgaon, Haryana.
  • College of Hospitality and Tourism
Offers a 2 year Masters Degree programme i.e. Masters of Hospitality and Tourism Management in Mumbai, Degree for which is awarded by Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU).

Contact Information
A- 41, MCIE, Mathura Road
New Delhi – 110044
Phone : 011- 41560000,41570000.26991300, 32409738
Mobile : 9810146504, 9810299522
Fax : (011) 2695 9999
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  • Durgapur Society of Management Studies, Durgapur
Offers 3 years Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

Eligibility : 10+2 passed from any recognized Board/Council and WBCET (Conducted by West Bengal university of Technology) qualified. Age : Maximum age limit is 22 years and relaxable by 3 years in case of SC/ST/OBC with proper documents

Contact Information
Durgapur Society of Management Science
Dr. Zakir Hussain Avenue, Bidhan Nagar,
Durgapur 713206
West Bengal, India
Phone : 91-0343-2532213/2532214/2532215, 9932077701
Fax : 0343-2536993/2533198
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  • Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management Elphinstone College, Mumbai

             Offers a 2 year diploma course in hospitality and tourism management.

              Contact Information
              Elphinstone College, Mumbai,
              Phone (O) : 022-22823862, 0253-2230079, 022-26777052
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  • Air Hostess Academy (AHA)
Offers one year course in Diploma in Aviation and Hospitality Management and a 2 year course in Diploma in Global Aviation and Hospitality Management.

Eligibility : 10+2 / Undergraduates / Graduates with a pleasing personality and good communication skills.
Age : 17 to 24 years.

Contact Information
A-5, Kailash Colony, New Delhi -110048
Phone : 011-46566835 – 43, 46566848 – 53
Fax : 011-46566835 – 43, 46566848 – 53
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  • Institute For Technology and Management Mumbai
Offers a Bachelor course in International Hospitality Management and a 2 year ITM University Diploma in Hospitality & Catering Operations
Contact Information
Institute for Technology and Management
601, 6th Floor, CentrePoint Building,
18th Road, Near Ambedkar Garden,
Chembur (East), Mumbai – 400 071
Phone : (022) 2526 0063
Fax : (022) 2524 0406
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