Hotel management courses after Class 12 - Check Eligibility, Colleges, Fees and Scope

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Anjum Khan
Assistant Manager
Updated on Aug 25, 2022 09:28 IST

Find out why hotel management course after Class 12 is becoming popular choice among students. Read here all about hotel management courses, colleges, fees, and future prospects. 

Hotel Management, a hospitality and travel specialisation is gaining popularity among students who are planning to study a professional course immediately after completing their Class 12. What makes hotel management after class 12, one of the most sought-after courses is the wide array of opportunities available in the hospitality industry worldwide. Favourably, because it is one of the few professional courses that can be pursued by students from any stream in Class 12 (Arts, Science, and Commerce). 

However, the growing number of students in hotel management courses is making the scenario competitive compared to previous years. Hence, pursuing the right courses and undergoing the right kind of training is required to sail through promising jobs in this sector.

Hotel Management course is intended to train students in different fields of the hospitality industry. Pursuing this course opens up a plethora of opportunities for students in top multinational companies catering to the food and beverage industry as well as in hotels, hospitals, airlines, and cruise lines. 

List of Courses in Hotel Management

Right after completing Class 12, an aspirant can apply for undergraduate courses in the field of hotel management. The choice is vast, ranging from degree courses to diploma and certification courses. 

The list of undergraduate degree courses in hotel management are:

The list of Diploma programmes on offer in hotel management are mentioned below:

  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology
  • Diploma in Bakery Operations
  • Diploma in Housekeeping Operations
  • Diploma in Front Office Operations

The list of Certificate programmes offered in the field of hotel management are mentioned below:

  • Certificate in Hotel Management
  • Certificate in Housekeeping
  • Certificate in Front Office Operations
  • Certificate in Bakery and Patisserie
  • International Certificate in Food Preparation

After successful completion of a hotel management course at the undergraduate level, one can opt for further studies and go on to pursue Masters in this field or even an MBA in Hotel Management. 

Apart from the conventional syllabus, the faculty takes the utmost care to develop the communication skills and interpersonal skills of a student. He or she is groomed to develop a polite demeanour that is a must for hospitality management jobs.

Eligibility Criteria for Hotel Management Courses 

The minimum qualification required to study Hotel Management courses in Class 12. The selection of an aspirant in government-approved hotel management colleges and institutes is done through entrance tests at the national level. One of the most popular entrance exams to secure admission in a hotel management course at the graduation level is the National Council for Hotel Management Joint Entrance Examination (NCHM JEE). NCHMCT JEE is conducted in the month of April, every year. 

The test comprises of multiple-choice questions in English, Reasoning Capability, General Science, and General Knowledge. Candidates who successfully clear the entrance examination are called for personal interview and group discussion rounds in order to judge the personal aptitude and personality of the candidate. 

Private hotel management colleges to select candidates on the basis of PI and GD rounds. Some hotel management entrance exams that aspirants can consider appearing for in order to secure admission in the course of their choice are mentioned in the table below:




Christ University Entrance Test

IHM Aurangabad Entrance Exam

Oberoi STEP

Also Read: List of popular hotel management entrance exams conducted in India.

Hotel Management Course Duration & Fees

The course duration of a degree course in hotel management is three years while diploma courses take two academic years to complete. The certificate courses in hotel management can vary between six months and one year. 

Institutes Offering BSc  Degree (Hotel Management)

Fee Structure (in Rs Lakhs)

IHM Delhi


Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA)


(First year- 3.35 & Second year- 3.25)

IHM Chennai


IHM Hyderabad


IHM Mumbai


Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology


IHM Bhopal


IHM Gwalior


NSHM Knowledge Campus


IHM Bangalore


IHM Kolkata


Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (AIHMCT)


Hotel Management Course Syllabus 

At the UG level, the focus is on the four core subjects of hotel management, which are:

  • Food production
  • Food & beverage
  • Housekeeping services
  • Front office management 

Here’s a look at the conventional hotel management courses and their academic focus areas:

Hotel Management Courses 

Subjects Taught (Syllabus)

Bachelor of Hotel Management

Communication Skills, Management Skills, Nutrition and Food Science, Food Production, Housekeeping, Front End Operations, Accounting, Business Law, Business Ethics, Human Resource Management, Event Management, Public Relations, Travel Management, Entrepreneurial Skills

BSc in Hotel Management Catering 

Communications Skills, Hotel Management and Administration, Front Office Management, Event Management, Food Production, Travel Management, Housekeeping, Accounts, Tourism and Travel Management, Marketing Management

BBA in Hotel Management 

Tourism Management, Hotel and Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Travel Management, PR, Advertising and Promotion, Communication Skills

Diploma in Hotel Management 

Front Office Operations, Management Skills, HR Management, Communications Skills, Food Production and Nutrition, Principles of Hotel and Tourism Management

Career & Scope in Hotel Management 

India is currently experiencing tremendous growth in the hospitality management sector, primarily because the country is being touted as one of the best international tourism destinations. The globalisation of tourism and hospitality industries have made a positive impact on the Indian economy, thereby creating great career opportunities pertaining to these industries. 

Nowadays, people across the length and breadth of the world are keen to explore places in the national and international circuits. Even offbeat destinations are being chosen in the travel itinerary. This has initiated the establishment of accommodation and travel facilities in almost every corner of the nation.

The high influx of tourists combined with top-level MNCs business meets, sporting events and international film festivals are spurring the need to create more tourism and accommodation facilities. This increase is directly proportional to job opportunities. 

After a degree/ diploma/ certificate course, one can get good jobs in innumerable hotels and restaurants in varied departments like Food & Beverages, Accounting, Sales, Engineering/ Maintenance, Front Desk, and Security. 

Besides these, there are plum career options in the sectors of:

  • Resorts and Guest Houses
  • Forest Lodges
  • Cruise Ships/ Shipping Companies
  • Airline Catering
  • Hospital Administration & Catering
  • Tourism Development Corporation/ Agencies 
  • Hospitality Department in Indian Navy/ Armed Forces
  • Catering Department in Indian Railways
  • Hospitality Department in Corporate Houses
  • Kitchen Management in School/ Colleges/ Factories
  • Self-Business in the role of an Entrepreneur

Roles & Salaries Offered to Hotel Management Graduate

The demand for hospitality management is quite high in India and beyond. The industry is paying well to the professionals.

The entry-level salary of a bright and smart hotel management grad is Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000. The salary is hiked as and when the new management trainee is absorbed in higher and better positions in the hospitality management industry. 

Hotel management careers are indeed glamorous and interesting because they come with a lot of industry perks and give a great opportunity to travel the world while on the job. The cherry on the cake is that one can delve into entrepreneurial pursuits with a degree in hotel management in his or her kitty. 

The job horizon for a hotel management trainee is vast and wide-hotels, event management, catering management, business development, and marketing-the scopes are limitless. 

The interesting job roles that can redefine the career of a hotel management aspirant are:

  • Chef
  • Catering manager
  • Fastfood restaurant manager
  • Hotel/Public house manager
  • Restaurant manager 
  • Conference centre manager
  • Event manager

Roles, where a degree or diploma in hospitality management is accepted by top recruiting companies/ organisations, are:

  • Customer Service Executive/ Manager in Banks & MNCs
  • Air Cabin Crew in National/ International Airlines
  • Catering Officers in Cruise/ Shipping Companies
  • Retail Store Executive/ Manager in Back-Office, Cineplex, Shopping Malls 
  • Human Resources Officer/ Manager 
  • Business Development Executive
  • Marketing Executive
  • Officer/ Manager/ Supervisors in Tourism Development Companies 
  • Fire Risk Assessor
  • Faculty in Hotel Management Institute/ Food Craft Industries
  • Independent Business Ventures

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Monika Singh

8 months ago

Hi, I'm graduate in b.a I didn't learn hotel management course but I want to join internship Can I able to join hotels internship without taking any hotels course

Reply to Monika Singh

Hello I am a student of 12 and I am thinking of taking hotel management so can you plz say what are the merits and demerits of hotel management plz

Reply to Shivamgupta Gupta

Greek Wings Institute Of Hotel Management Institution in Hyderabad with the best faculty, in the fast-growing hospitality industry.

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Amit Jaswal

2 years ago

Hello sir/madam
I m Amit from Himachal Pradesh
Recently i m completed my 1 year Diploma in food and Production from Institute of hotel management kufri(shimla).Now i would like to do an Industrial Training for 6 months in 5 star can apply. plzz help me
my contact no--8219961293

Reply to Amit Jaswal


Amit Jaswal

2 years ago

Hello sir/madam
I m Amit from Himachal Pradesh
Rrcently i m completed my 1 year Diploma in food and Production from Institute of hotel management kufri(shimla).Now i would like to do an Industrial Training for 6 months in 5 star can apply. plzz help me
my contact no--8219961293

Reply to Amit Jaswal

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