Diploma in Hotel Management is a 3-year full-time diploma course divided into 6 semesters. The course has been designed to familiarize eligible candidates with the operation of reception, rooms division, and restaurants.
Front-of-the-house courses may include cleaning science, banquets and catering, food hygiene, beverage and bar operations, and customer service. Back-of-the-house classes may include financial control and accounting, human resources, marketing, management, and organizational behavior. The program combines class work with internships to acquaint candidates with real-life hospitality skills.
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country are:
Some of the top entrance tests conducted for admission to the course in India are:
The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing the course is a 10+2 or equivalent qualification in any stream from a recognized educational Board.
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, or merit obtained in the last qualifying exam.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 10,000 to 2,00,000.
Successful graduates of the course can expect anything around INR 2,00,000 to 10,00,000 as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course:
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Admission Process||AIMA UGAT, AIHMCT WAT, BVP CET, DTE HMCT, JET entrance exam|
|Top recruiting organizations||Oberoi Hotels, ITC, Taj Group, Hilton Group, etc.|
|Top recruiting areas||Colleges and universities, hotel industry, hotel administration management, tourism industry, and such.|
|Top job profiles||Hotel Manager, Restaurant Manager, Maintenance Manager, Front Office Manager, Hotel Assistant, among others.|
|Course Fee||INR 10,000 to 2,00,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 20,00,000|
The primary objective of the program is to provide eligible candidates with the necessary skills, knowledge, values, and attitudes to occupy key operational positions in the hotel industry.
Students enrolled to the course are trained in all aspects of hotel operations, with a focus on the key functioning areas, such as hotel operations, concierge, conference management, event planning, and wedding services. Students learn to manage the rooms division of a hotel, how to run conferences and events, how to provide adequate guest services, and how to plan and execute from a supervisory level down to planning the minutiae of events and weddings.
The hotel industry is a crucial part of the hospitality industry. Students are trained in various hospitality related services like VIP Services, organization of food courts, and health expositions for leadership and marketing skill-building.
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course:
|Name of Institute||City||Average Annual Fees|
|Indian School of Business Management and Administration, Jaipur||Jaipur||INR 14,900|
|Indian School of Business Management and Administration, Hyderabad||Hyderabad||INR 14,900|
|CHTS Institute of Hotel Management||Lucknow||INR 70,000|
|Garden City University||Bangalore||INR 1,12,000|
|Sam Higgins Bottom Institute of Agriculture||Allahabad||INR 24,800|
|Swami Vivekanand Subharti University||Meerut||INR 77,500|
|NIMS University||Jaipur||INR 60,000|
|Graphic Era University||Dehradun||INR 52,700|
|SRM University||Chennai||INR 1,01,000|
|Maharaja Vinayak Global University||Jaipur||INR 25,000|
|Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University||Kerala||INR 20,600|
|Indian Institute of Hospitality and Management, Thane||Thane||INR 55,000|
|Himgiri Zee University||Dehradun||INR 44,000|
|Institute of Hotel Management, Meerut||Meerut||INR 84,000|
|Jiwaji University||Gwalior||INR 31,355|
|ISBM University||Chhattisgarh||INR 41,900|
|Indian Hotel Academy||Delhi||INR 1,22,000|
|St. Britto’s College||Chennai||INR 48,000|
|AMRO College of College Management||Nasik||INR 60,000|
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course:
|Top Hospitality Management Colleges in Maharashtra||Top Hospitality Management Colleges in Uttar Pradesh||Top Hospitality Management Colleges in Tmil Nadu||Top Hospitality Management Colleges in Karnataka|
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level.
Some of such entrance tests conducted in India are:
A semester – wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given 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|
|Accommodation practical I||Basic food production practical I|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Food and beverage management||Quantity food production|
|Quality food production||Beverage operations practical|
|Beverage operations||Front office operation practical|
|Principles of management||Accommodation operation practical II|
|Principles of accounting||Hotel maintenance practical|
|Hotel maintenance||Industrial exposure training|
|Semester V||Semester VI|
|Advanced food production||Advance food production|
|Advance beverage services||Research methodology|
|Front office management||Marketing sales management|
|Facility planning||Applications of computer|
|Hotel law||Applications of computer practical|
|Hotel financial management||Project|
Successful professionals in this industry have the option of gainfully working across large hotel chains including the Oberoi hotels, ITC, Taj Group, Hilton Group, etc. There is a huge demand for such professionals in the merchant navy and areas like:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such professionals are listed below along with their corresponding job description and salary offered for each post:
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Hotel Manager||Hotel Managers are responsible for managing employees and for executing, planning, coordinating, marketing, and administering hotel services such as catering and accommodation facilities.||INR 5,80,000|
|Restaurant Manager||Restaurant Managers are responsible for overseeing the efficient running and profitability of restaurants, and for managing their employees. They both lead, and work as part of a team.||INR 4,09,000|
|Maintenance Manager||Maintenance Managers coordinate maintenance efforts, and perform troubleshooting to solve minor repair issues. They communicate plans for improvements to the maintenance staff.||INR 8,05,000|
|Front Office Manager||Front Office Managers will and training the concierge night auditor and team of receptionists. They ensure that the front desk provides a professional and friendly service for customers. They deal with customers, including handling complaints when they come to the desk.||INR 2,62,000|
|Assistant General Manager||The Assistant General Manager is responsible for all aspects of operations at a hotel, and assists the General Manager. They direct and coordinate hotels activities to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations, and maximise productivity, with a balanced focus on hotels mission, guests, employees, and owners’ satisfaction.||INR 3,20,000|