Hotel Management in India is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after academic courses. India is fast turning out to be a hot tourist destination. The number of tourists and business visitors visiting India has gone up manifolds in recent years. This has greatly increased the demand for hotel rooms and consequently hotel professionals. Tourism industry is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years and is slated to become one of the biggest employment providers in India.
Hotel Industry has a great variety in terms of size, clientele it aims to serve, and its location. However, for the efficient functioning of any hotel, work is divided among key departments. These include: Catering Department, Front Office Department, Housekeeping Department, Accounting Department, Marketing Department, Personnel Department et al.
Hotel management courses in India include
Diploma/Degree in Hotel Management: These courses are open to the students after the completion of class XII. Admissions to these courses are made on the basis of entrance examination. Communication skills and aptitude for working in hotel industry are essential for admission to these courses.
Post Diploma Courses in Hotel Management: Students passing out of hotel management courses can also pursue specialized training. These courses are of 6 months/ 1year duration. The areas of specialization are Dietetics & Nutrition/ Housekeeping/ Travel & Tourism/ Front Office & Tourism Management/ Specialized Hotel Management.
There are a number of hotel management institutes in India which are at par with the best in the world. Here is a list of some of the top hotel management institutes in India:
- FHRAI Institute of Hospitality Management
- Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad
- Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development
- Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal
- Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (AIHM & CT)
- National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology
- Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management Gwalior