B.Sc. Catering Science and Hotel Management is a 3-year full-time undergraduate course divided into 6 semesters. The basic objective of this program is to provide competent candidates with the necessary skills, knowledge, values, and attitudes to occupy key operational positions in the hospitality industry.
Top Institutes offering this course are:
The program has been designed to train students for assuming managerial roles in the principles and practices of Hotel Management, Food Production, Food and Beverage Service, Front Office, Housekeeping, Computers, Financial Management, Tourism and Travel Management, and Nutrition, so as to produce qualified and technical personnel for the Hotel, Catering, Travel and Tourism Industry, Railways, Airlines, Shipping etc.
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The hotel industry is a crucial part of the hospitality industry with a huge growth potential in the future. The demand for hotel management professionals is already huge and is expected to grow more with an increasing number of hotels being set up in India and across the world. Restaurants, hotels, and theme parks constantly seek to maximize the number of customers they process in all sectors.
The average annual course fee charged in India ranges between INR 1 and 6 lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. The average annual salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 2 and 10 lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Under Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Admission Process||Counselling after qualification of entrance examination|
|Course Fee||INR 1 to 6 lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 10 lacs|
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.
|NAME OF INSTITUTE||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEES|
|Chandigarh Group of Colleges||Chandigarh||INR 1,78,000|
|Dr. MPS Group College of Hotel Management||Delhi||INR 2,16,000|
|Amritsar College of Engineering and Technology||Amritsar||INR 1,60,000|
|NSHM Knowledge Campus||Durgapur||INR 5,10,000|
|UEI Global, Ludhiana||Ludhiana||INR 2,11,000|
|UEI Global, Agra||Agra||INR 1,87,000|
|UEI Global, Pune||Pune||INR 2,11,000|
|UEI Global, Chandigarh||Chandigarh||INR 2,11,000|
|RIG Institute of Hospitality and Hotel Management||Greater Noida||INR 6,75,000|
|Sphere Hotel Management School||Mumbai||INR 2,55,000|
|Kodaikanal Christian College||Kodaikanal||INR 1,04,000|
|SRM University||Chennai||INR 2,40,000|
|Hindustan University||Chennai||INR 1,81,000|
|SRM University||Delhi||INR 1,65,000|
|Rizvi College of Hotel Management||Mumbai||INR 3,65,000|
Candidates wishing to pursue the course are required to fulfill the below-mentioned minimum eligibility criteria.
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Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam. Students qualifying the exam with the set minimum eligible cut-off score are invited for the subsequent round of counseling, based on which, the final selection is made.
The counseling process (if involved) consists of rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined, and a merit list is made, allotting seats to the qualifying candidates.
Some institutes in India also provide admission to eligible candidates based on their obtained merit at the 10+2 level.
A semester - wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Language I||Language I|
|Language II||Language II|
|Front office operation||Accommodation operation|
|Basic food production||Basic food production|
|Basic food and beverage service||Basic food and beverage service|
|Nutrition food science||Health hygiene|
|-||Basic food production practical I|
|-||Accommodation practical I|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Quality food production||Quantity food production|
|Beverage operations||Beverage operations practical|
|Principles of management||Front office operation practical|
|Principles of accounting||Accommodation operation practical II|
|Hotel maintenance||Hotel maintenance practical|
|Environmental studies||Industrial exposure training|
|Semester V||SEMESTER VI|
|Advanced food production||-|
|Advance beverage services||Advance food production|
|Front office management||Research methodology|
|Facility planning||Marketing sales management|
|Hotel law||Applications of computer|
|Hotel financial management||Applications of computer practical|
|Inter disciplinary||Project Work.|
Successful graduates of the course are lucratively employed in popular hotel chains such as the Oberoi hotels, ITC, Taj group, Hilton group, etc., besides merchant navy and cruise ships as catering personnel.
Areas of employment for such graduates include:
Such graduates also work in management positions in hospitality-based organizations in both private and public sectors of the industry.
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Some of the top professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Catering Officer||Catering Coordinators are responsible for serving, cutting, and packing pieces of wedding and such food. If a culinary item is somehow damaged, they may have to try and fix it. They may organize bar services for guests. They also prepare and serve food, and perform event planning tasks. Additionally, they coordinate the decor, furniture, and floral arrangements at a venue. Catering Officers also often arrange for entertainment, photography, calligraphy, printing, video recording, and valet parking.||INR 1,63,000|
|Assistant Manager||Retail Assistant Managers help store and corporate management run retail outlets and ensure that they are running at full efficiency. They are tasked with helping store and corporate management to ensure that retail outlets function well. Their responsibilities include sales maximization, personnel scheduling, and customer service improvement. Also, they perform employee organization. The amount of training and education necessary to become an Assistant Manager in a retail store can vary greatly, depending upon the employer.||INR 5,81,000|
|Operation Manager||Business Operations Managers plan and organize for government agencies, the activities of businesses, and non-profit organizations. Based on the organization, they may be responsible for overseeing a variety of departments from Human Resources to Accounts Payable. Their responsibilities may include coordinating educational assignments for staff, interpreting financial data, and reviewing budgetary information. Also, they monitor expense reports, and perform cost-benefit analysis on internal programs.||INR 7,01,000|
|Marketing Manager||Marketing Managers create strategies that help companies meet their sales objectives. They conduct research, evaluate product demand, and identify target audience. Also, they establish pricing strategies, and determine the best way to reach their audience. They may also participate in developing advertising campaigns, packaging design, and choosing the appropriate media outlets for promotion, such as television, the internet, billboards, radio, or newspapers. They also build brand awareness through e-mail campaigns, contests, newsletters, celebrity endorsements, and product-placement in television shows and movies.||INR 6,44,000|
|Hotel Administrator||Hotel Administrators/ Hotel Event Coordinators work on a wide range of events, such as government meetings, conventions, weddings, etc. They also enter this field after gaining work experience in a related position, such as Executive Assistant. Holding a Bachelor's degree is an increasingly common requirement for this job, in disciplines like Hospitality Management or Event Planning.||INR 5,80,000|