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Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology [BHMCT] - Course Overview




    3 YEARS


    Catering Technology



Updated On - November 1st 2018

Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) is an undergraduate course designed especially to train young and enthusiastic students for the hospitality industry. In India, the colleges and universities which offer this course are affiliated to National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT), however there are other institutes also which are privately run by various other affiliations.

The minimum eligibility for the admission to this course is 50% aggregate in 10+2 in any stream. Some universities and colleges base their selection criteria on entrance exams while others on the basis of a merit list.

This is a four year course divided into eight semesters with extensive industrial training in food production, food and beverage service, front desk and in housekeeping.

This course is a vocational course focusing on the professional skills and knowledge necessary for jobs in either the hotel industry or helping students encourage opening their own business in the catering or hotel industry.The hospitality industry is a growing sector in today’s commercialized world opening new opportunities for students to pursue their interests in the field of hotel management and catering.

Who should opt for BHMCT?

Any student who wants a career in the hospitality industry should opt for this course. This course is also the best integrated course for students who are keen on learning new techniques for cooking and who want to make a career out of it. The course provides students the platform to learn cooking of a level equivalent to chefs and pursue it as their career.

This course is also the best place for students interested in the field of hotel management, travel and tourism. It is an extensive course which incorporates both,subject knowledge and industrial training for real life situations.


The course is a four year classroom program which helps students grows as individuals excelling in the field of the hotel management and food production. It is spread over eight semesters and the training is a part of these semesters. There are some institutes which require the candidates to undergo a vacation training of about thirty days during the summer vacations between two semesters.

Where to Study BHMCT?

There are many Colleges in India which offer Hotel Managementcourses. Some of the top colleges for BHMCT are listed below:

Name of Institute


Institute of Hotel Management Catering & Nutrition, Pusa

New Delhi

Institute of Hotel Management


Welcom Group Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA)


Institute of Hotel Management


Institute of Hotel Management 


Institute of Hotel Management


Institute of Hotel Management


Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology 


Rizvi College


NSHM School of Hotel Management


How to Get Admission in Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology [BHMCT]

Usually, the admission procedure starts when the 10+2 results are declared and the universities and colleges issue notices well in advance for the admission forms.

Generally, universities and colleges offering this course select their candidates on the merit basis however some colleges also conduct their entrance exams.

Entrance Exams

IPUCET :Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University conducts an entrance exam called IPUCET for the selection procedure. The forms for IPUCET are available generally during February, while the test is conducted in the month of May. The forms are only available online.

UPSEE : Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination or UPSEEis conducted by Uttar Pradesh Technical Universityfor admission to BHMCT program. The forms are available in the month of February and an objective exam is held in the month of April.

The syllabus for BHMCT entrance test generally consists of the following topics:

Direct Admission

Certain institutes like IHM, Meerut and JP Institute of Hotel Management also offer merit-based direct admission to the BHMCT program. Some of the other institutes and universities which offer direct admission to the Bachelor of Hotel Management and catering Technology program are:

  • Sanskriti Group of Institutions
  • Bundelkhand University
  • Surya Group of Institutions
  • Pacific institute of Hotel Management



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