The courses have been programmed to train students take on various roles in the Hotel as well as Tourism Industry. And these two fields, thanks to Globalisation, are going through phases of tremendous growth. Along with this growth, these fields are also generating number of job opportunities. Qualified professionals will find it pretty easy to land decent paying jobs after completing Hotel Management courses! There are four major functions in the hospitality sector. These include Food Production, Food & Beverage Service (F&B), Front Office, and Housekeeping.Food Production is all about cooking different kinds of cuisines, baking cakes and pies and presenting it aesthetically Food & Beverage Service (F&B), is about taking the guest’s food and drink order, ensuring that the guest is received and looked after well Front Office welcomes a guest and ensures a hassle-free stay at the hotel.
Front Office is a popular subject choice for students as there are job opportunities in this area Housekeeping ensures the guest feels at home in the hotel room Besides, the wellness industry that includes spa and fitness is becoming a popular service in hospitality and offers plenty of job opportunities in hotels, spas and health clubs.
The work a chef or managing a hotel may seem glamorous, but the working hours are long, and the job is very demanding. But it is also an industry that grooms you, polishes your communication skills and teaches you hygiene and trade skills, besides providing you with a very refined working environment, points out Gupta of IHM.
Hotel management institutes across the country offer certificate and diploma courses. While the duration of certificate courses is less than 12 months, diploma courses are a little over a year. In fact, the National Council for Management and Catering offers around eight courses in hotel management.
Craftsmanship Course in Food Production (one year and six months)
Craftsmanship Course in Food and Beverage Service (one year and six months)
Certificate Course in Hotel and Catering Management (six months)
Diploma in Food Production (one year and six months)
Diploma in Food and Beverage Service (one year and six months)
Diploma in Front Office (one year and six months)
Diploma in House Keeping (one year and six months)
Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery (one year and six months)
Hotels, Indian Railways, IT, all major corporate companies which have large cafeterias and housekeeping needs, hospitals, aviation industry, retail industry (Bread & Breakfast, bars, pubs, restaurants) defence establishments, banks, insurance and outsourcing sectors.
10+2. The selection is merit-based.