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Hotel management courses offer training in key areas of the hospitality industry. Students who are keen on becoming a part of the hotel industry can look for career opportunities here. The training acquired in these courses coupled with hands-on industry experience can empower you towards setting up your own hotel or inn or restaurant.


Hotel management is a global industry that constantly evolves and grows. A good hotel is home away from home and the hotel industry looks to qualified professionals to handle this segment. You can consider career opportunities in cruise ships, hotel and tourism associations, airlines catering and cabin services, guest houses and clubs.


Hotels are always on the lookout for certified professionals in the field of hotel management. The career is interesting and glamorous not doubt but comes with its own set of challenges too. Thinking on your feet, maintaining your cool when dealing with different kinds of people and handling sudden situations are very critical skills when you consider a job in this industry. But if you enjoy being around people, then you can surely consider hotel management careers.


As per indications of the World Travel and Indian Tourism Council, India is poised to become a tourist hotspot from 2009 to 2018. This translates to intense growth potential in the hotel industry. Many big hotels and restaurant chains have extended their projects in the tier II and III cities apart from the major cities in India. This opens up work vistas for many hotel management professionals.


Hotel management courses

The various courses that are available in hotel management include the following:

Diploma in hotel Management

B Sc, Degree in Hotel Management and Catering Operations

B Sc, Degree in Hospitality and Hotel Administration

BHMCT, Bachelor in Hotel Management and Catering Technology

B Sc, Degree in Hotel and Tourism Management

M Sc, Masters degree in Hospitality Administration

M Sc, Masters in Hotel Management



A career in hotel management could include a job in the following places:

Club management

Hotel and Restaurant management

Airline catering and cabin services

Cruise ship hotel management

Hospital administration and catering

Forest lodges

Guest houses

Hotel and tourism associations

Own start up


A growing travel industry and aviation industry will bring about a boost in the hotel industry too. The industry on the whole offers multiple job profiles depending on the education of the candidate, relevant industry experience and the position the candidate is looking for. The industry may offer anything between Rs 7,000 to Rs 20,000 per month for fresh graduates depending on whether they have completed diploma or degree in hotel management.



Hotel management Area of work

Front office: Responsibilities include meeting and greeting the guest, providing information, making room reservations, taking care of check-ins and check-outs and settling accounts.

General operations: Administration, finance, human resources, and all other departments that function as a support to the main activities of the hotel industry function from this vertical.

Food production: Takes care of production of food in the hotel. This involves actual catering and food preparation.

Food and beverage: Involves serving of food and drinks to guests and ensuring a pleasurable experience.

Housekeeping: This involves a gamut of activities ranging from cleaning rooms and common areas, ensuring hygiene and proper functioning of all equipment which the guests use.

Sales and marketing: Converting possible business opportunities to bookings and taking care of advertising and public relations. This involves media publicity and events to encourage guests.

Since the prospective candidates are seeking career opportunities in hotels and restaurants, they are expected to possess strong communication skills and a pleasing personality. They should be able to speak more than one language and be personable and well dressed. Handling long hours at work and rude or finicky guests are part of the occupational hazards.


Eligibility criteria for hotel management course in Tamilnadu or Chennai

A candidate has to score a minimum of 50 % in the 10+2 examinations.

Candidates who have completed their class 10 can take a diploma course in hotel management.

Indian Hotel Management Institute conducts entrance examinations to for admission to a degree in hotel management.

There are certain hotels that train candidates and offer them placements too; candidates can take up this option if they are looking for a certification course.

Candidates can also pursue a master's degree in the same field.



Hotel management fee structure in Tamilnadu

Based on the institute one chooses the annual fee may vary from Rs 75,000 to Rs 1,00,000. Scholarships are awarded to deserving candidates and student bank loans are available through nationalized banks.


List of hotel management institutes in Chennai and Tamilnadu

There are numerous institutes and colleges that provide Hotel Management courses at the degree and diploma level. In Tamilnadu there is 1 Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) promoted by Central Government, Ministry of Tourism, and Government of India, located at Chennai.

15 similar institutions have been promoted by the respective State Governments. They have common entrance examination and admission process. Tamilnadu has its institute too.

There are about 16 private institutions, university departments and independent institutions affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Admissions, curriculum, examinations and evaluations are centrally monitored in these 52 institutions.

Apart from the above there are numerous private institutes offering the course and almost all the Arts and Science colleges in Tamilnadu offer a degree in hotel management.


1. IHM, Institute of hotel management and Applied Nutrition, Chennai

2. Asan Memorial Institute of hotel management and catering technology, Chennai

3. SRM Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai

4. MGR Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai

5. Cenneys Institute of Hotel Management, Salem

6. Vels University, Chennai

7. Empee Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Chennai

8. Jenneys Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management, Trichy

9. Merit Swiss Asian School of Hotel Management, Ooty

10. Shevaroys Institute of Catering Technology and Hotel Management, Salem



The above mentioned list is a random compilation of names of institutes that offer the course. Undergraduate courses in hotel management are typically 3 year courses while Masters' Courses are of 2 year duration. Certificate courses are offered in subjects like Bakery and Confectionery and food catering. Students must be fit and possess good eyesight. Candidates must consider doing an internship with some hotels to gain exposure and experience. There is no better way to hone your skills and put to practice your learning than in a real world environment.


Some of the best hotel management institutes in the country


  • IHM Mumbai

  • IHM Kolkata

  • IHM Chennai

  • IHM Hyderabad

  • IHM Aurangabad (Taj Group)

  • IHM Ahmedabad

  • Dr.Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh

  • NSHM School of Hotel Management, Durgapur

  • Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Delhi

  • Welcome Group Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal

  • Institute of Hotel Management, Gwalior

  • Rizvi Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai

  • Amity School of Hospitality, Noida

Hotel Management Courses