The Hospitality Industry in Indian is booming. According to Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011, the Indian travel and tourism industry ranked fifth and is expected to be the second largest employer in the world by 2020.

The students opting for hotel management career courses must have an affinity towards socializing and understanding the needs of the people.

As hotels fall under the service industry, the motive of hotel management courses in India is to prepare the students to face the challenges of this competitive world. As far as tourism industry in India is concerned, it is attracting tourists from across the world and this definitely calls for quality hospitality.

In India there are many hotel management institutes and colleges which provide hotel management or hospitality courses. These hotel management courses make one aware of the operating-sections of the hotel industry like sales and marketing, general operations, front office, service keeping and catering, food and beverage.


Candidates seeking admission to the hotel management courses in India need to pass their 12th standard examination with English as a subject. Students with a bachelor's degree from any recognized university may also join some of the management training schemes offered by various institutions. Admission depends on the performance of the students in the written admission test, personal interview round and group discussion session. The time duration of the courses offered by several institutes may vary from six months to three years.

National Council for Hotel Management holds all India Joint Entrance Examination for admission to 1st Year of 3-Year B.Sc. in Hospitality& Hotel Administration in the affiliated Institute of Hotel Management.

Total No. of seats available on all India basis are 5700 (approx.)


  • Pass in 12th of 10+2 or equivalent with English as one of the subjects
  • Students from Science; Commerce; Humanities and other recognized streams may apply
  • Students who are to appear in the 12th examination in year 2011 are also eligible to apply
  • Age Limit: Upper age limit as on 01.07.2011: 22 years in case of General

Students are tested on Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude, Reasoning and Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, English Language, Aptitude for Service Sector.

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