Hotel Management courses after 12th Science/Commerce/Arts stream

In today’s age of cut throat competition, not all students can make it to the premier Institutes for in demand professional courses like Engineering and MBBS! So, where do rest of the students go? Should they settle for poor quality Institutes for the sake of pursuing such courses? Well, there is a good option for such average and below average students- select other job oriented courses! Talking about job oriented courses, one of the best fields out there, providing numerous job opportunities is the Hotel and Tourism Industry. So, courses related to the above mentioned field will make the task of finding a decent job after graduation a relatively easy process! In this article, I have listed some of the very best Hotel Management courses, which 12th standard passed students may pursue. The best thing is that one doesn’t need to have high scores in exams to pursue such courses. Also, they are job oriented programs, since the fields they are related with are seeing growth phase! Come, let us check out facts like- basic details about the various Hotel Management courses, eligibility criteria, scope and career prospects that they offer!

Hotel Management courses

Why Hotel Management?

First and foremost, they are no nonsense job oriented courses. 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 Globalization, 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!

 

Also, there is enough scope to scale up the career ladder, when it comes to a job in the Hotel Management sector. By gaining experience, one could rise through posts and build a rewarding career. Also, one can start one’s own venture too!

 

Top Hotel Management courses to do after 12th standard-

  1. Bachelor of Hotel Management
  2. Diploma in Hotel Management
  3. B.Sc. in Hotel Management and Catering
  4. B.B.A in Hotel and Management

 

Let us analyze each program in detail now. I will cover details such as- important subjects taught, eligibility criteria, course duration etc.

 

1 Bachelor of Hotel Management

Bachelor of Hotel Management

B.H.M.

This program is also known as the B.H.M. course. It is a regular fully residential 4 years long Undergraduate program. The 4 years course is divided into 8 semesters. During these 8 semesters, students will have to deal with different sets of theoretical subjects as well as practical classes.

 

The course will help develop skills that will help graduates thrive in the Hotel as well as Tourism Management sector. It will help them take on managerial posts in the above mentioned sectors. Entrepreneurial skills are also honed during this course.

 

Some important subjects taught in this program are-

 

  • Communication Skills (English)
  • Food Production (Theory as well as Practical)
  • House Keeping
  • Front End Operations
  • Management Skills
  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Nutrition and Food Science
  • Business Ethics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Event Management
  • Public Relations
  • Travel Management
  • Entrepreneurial Skills

Eligibility Criteria

Students who have cleared 12th standard examinations, from all streams, are eligible to apply for this course. Minimum marks criteria exists in case of many Institutes. It may vary between 45-50% marks, in 12th Board examinations.

 

2 Diploma in Hotel Management

Diploma in Hotel Management

Diploma in Hotel Management

Bachelor Degree in Hotel Management takes 4 years to complete. For those who are not willing to spend such a long duration of time, Diploma in Hotel Management program is the right solution! This course lasts just one year! In this span of 1 year, students will be given theoretical as well as practical knowledge. But a Diploma in Hotel Management will not be as valuable as a Bachelor’s Degree though!

 

Some important topics taught in this Diploma program are-

 

  • Front Officer Operations
  • Management Skills
  • HR Management
  • Communications Skills
  • Food Production and Nutrition
  • Principles of Hotel and Tourism Management

Eligibility Criteria

Students who have completed 12th standard schooling (any stream) are eligible to apply for this program. In case of some Institutes, even 10th standard passed students are eligible to pursue this course!

 

3 B.Sc. in Hotel Management and Catering

B.Sc. in Hotel Management and Catering

B.Sc.

This is a 3 years long B.Sc. course. It is 1 shorter than the B.H.M. program, but takes more time than the D.H.M. program to complete. Like in case of the above mentioned programs, this one too lays importance on theoretical as well as practical knowledge.

 

Some important subjects covered in this program are-

 

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

Eligibility Criteria

Students who have passed 12th standard (any stream) are eligible to apply for this course.

 

4 B.B.A in Hotel Management

B.B.A. in Hotel Management

B.B.A.

B.B.A. stands for Bachelor of Business Administration. It is an Undergraduate program that lasts 3 years. If you are interested in the field of Hotel Management, you may go for B.B.A. and specialize in this field! B.B.A. programs are available that allows students to specialize in a particular discipline in the last year of the program! Thus, going through such a program ensures that one gets the Management skills that are tailor made for the Hotel and Tourism Industry!

 

Some important topics covered in this course, along with the traditional Management topics are-

 

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

Eligibility Criteria

Students who have passed 12th standard (any stream) are eligible to pursue this course.

 

Scope, Job opportunities and Salary

The booming Hotel and Hospitality Industry is the prime recruiter. New forms of tourism like Health Tourism, Adventure Tourism and Heritage Tourism are growing. Graduates of the above mentioned Hotel Management courses will be able to find jobs created by these trends.

 

Skilled and meritorious graduates will be able to land Managerial roles in Five star as well as popular Hotel and Resort chains! With time, by gaining experience, they could even get promoted to higher posts!

 

The Government also has come up with many exciting plans like the Railway Tourism, State Government tourism plans etc. Graduates will be able to land jobs created by these plans too! Salary in case of Freshers may vary between 2-5 Lakh Rupees per year.

 

Also read: Science stream courses after 12th

Commerce stream courses after 12th

Arts stream courses after 12th

 

As of now, the Hotel, Hospitality and Tourism sectors are badly understaffed in our country. There is a dearth of skilled professionals in these fields. So, Graduating students are quickly absorbed and are well valued, when it comes to players in the above mentioned fields. Just make sure that after 12th, you choose a reputed and recognized Institute/University to pursue any one of the above mentioned courses! When it comes to finding a job that pays well in the Hospitality Industry, the quality of the Institute and the format of the course that you completed will play a huge role. Keeping the above fact in mind, choose a Degree/ Diploma in Hotel Management course. Certificate and short term courses may look good at first glance. Ultimately, Degree/ Diploma course (from a reputed and recognized Institute) after 12th  will prove more beneficial and secure.

 

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