The Hotel School

Hotel Management Institute in Delhi
The Hotel School

What is Hotel Management ?

As the name suggests, it is a study program where aspirants learn to Manage hotels and other hospitality establishments. Hotel management study helps students in developing proper knowledge, better skills and a new outlook to handle the Operations, supervisory and managerial level positions in hotels and other hospitality establishments.

There are many departments in a 5 Star Hotel, cruise ship or any other hospitality establishment, during hotel management course students study about each of these departments and other hospitality operation and management. Studies at Hotel Management Colleges in India are divided into the following subjects:

Core Subjects

Non Core Subjects

Core subjects include study of departments directly offering services to Guests (Customers) visiting the hospitality establishment:

(a) Front Office : Front office is the most visible department because it is the place where guests first arrives and interacts with the staff, we can say that front office represents the Hotel. Front staff deals with the guests and provide them with the best facilities. They are responsible for answering the phone, handle calls, greeting guests and other work responsibilities. The staff members at the front desk should have good knowledge about all the facilities of the hotel, so that they can explain them clearly to the guests. Moreover communication skills is the most important criteria while selecting the front office staff.

(b) Food Production : It is the department which is involved in the process of preparation of food. If someone wants to become a chef then he/she should have in depth knowledge of all the raw materials and processes. Food production is a wide subject which is not limited to few cuisines, that is why different cuisines have their own kitchen setup and specialized chefs. Individuals who are hardworking with willingness to learn throughout their career are ideal for this department.

(c) Food and Beverage Service : Food and Beverage Service department is responsible for presenting and serving food and beverages to the guests or customers. The premises of F&B service should be well furnished and well equipped, so that it can attract customers. The staff of this department is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the area. The staff is also responsible for taking orders, serving food and drinks, etc. Individuals who love to interact with people and can handle situations calmly that arises while working at the establishment are ideal for this department.

(d) Housekeeping ( Accommodation Operations) : Housekeeping department is also one of the important departments. Proper cleaning and maintenance of all the areas of the hotel is the responsibility of housekeeping staff. This department is also responsible for cleaning and upkeep activities, laundry, any flower arrangements or decorations, maintenance, etc. We can say that a huge variety of work comes under the housekeeping departments. Excellent housekeeping is the requirement of every hotel. This department is ideal for Individuals who are introverted and do not like to work under fluctuating work pressure. Even individuals with weak language skills can make a career in this department.

Non core Core subjects include study of allied departments:

(a) Human Resource

(b) Accounts

(c) Sales and Marketing

(d) Purchase

(e) Security

(f) Maintenance

What skills are demanded by industry from students ?

Basic skills which a candidate must possess are :

(a) Good Personality

(b) Personal Grooming

(c) Communication Skills

(d) Team Player

(e) Problem Solving skills

(f) General Aptitude

How to opt for Best Course in Hotel Management ?

Hotel management helps you to acquire work skills for various departments like Food Production, Front Office, Housekeeping, F&B Service etc. In today’s era, hotel industry is the fastest growing industry with lots of job opportunities for aspiring candidates.

Before you consider taking admission in Hotel Management, you should be aware about what study options you have?

Today in India, a Hospitality aspirant can choose from a lot of courses offered by various Hotel Management Institutes, colleges and universities in India, especially after the introduction of Bachelor of Vocation (B. VOC.) courses by UGC in 2011. So let's put it straight

1. If you want to study a traditional Hotel Management Program you can choose a degree that can be of 3 or 4 years duration depending on the college selected by you. The IHMs and universities offers 3 years degree program and AICTE approved colleges offers 4 years degree program. These programs are offered since last many years, IHMs and other colleges which offers degree in Hotel Management follows the traditional approach to provide knowledge to students, which is a mix of theoretical and practical studies. The cost of study in these programs is High, you can opt for these programs considering you have the finances to cover up the costs, including course fees and accommodation expenses.

To pursue this type of program you have to spend somewhere between INR 1,00,000/- to 3,00,000/- per year. IHM Pusa (pertinent to mention a Govt Institute) is charging an average yearly fees of INR 117883/- per year for 2019-22.

2. If you want to gain more practical Experience as well as, Earn while you Learn and fund your own study. You can consider studying B.Voc degree in Hotel Management. It totally a new concept in comparison to traditional Bachelors in Hotel Management study program.

B.Voc degree is like any other degree program but it follows the practical approach to teach students. It is offered by many universities but the best Institution to offer B.Voc degree is Tata Institute of Social Sciences - School of Vocational Education. The fee structure of TISS-SVE is around INR 40,000 to 50,000/- per year, which is very less in comparison to other degree programs.

The Hotel School, Training Hub Partner of TISS-SVE has tied-up with more than 50+ Training Partners, which include most of the big 5 star Hotels in Delhi. These Training partners are offering students a stipend of upto INR 8500/- per month during the tenure of 3 years while studying this degree program. This way students can earn and pay B.Voc. program fees on their own.

TATA INSTITUTE of SOCIAL SCIENCE is a NAAC A+ Graded and Govt of India funded Institution. In December 2011, Tata Institute of Social Sciences set up the School of Vocational Education (SVE) to provide immediate and definite interventions to improve the skill levels of millions of youth, through appropriate vocational training programs.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TISS-SVE B.VOC DEGREES & OTHER TRADITIONAL DEGREE PROGRAMS:

TISS-SVE B.Voc Degree in HM

(A) The main idea behind this degree program is to provide real life practicals at the Hospitality Establishments and theory classes happens at the Training Hub Partner like The Hotel School.

(B) It is a work integrated degree program which provides industry exposure throughout this program, starting from first semester.

(C) Students get less time to learn concepts and prepare themselves for the industry before joining.

(D) Fees structure is low, students get a chance to earn while they are pursuing the degree. This helps students to get financial independence.

IHMs and other degree programs in HM

(A) This is a Traditional degree program which provides both practical and theoretical training at the institute’s premises. Practicals here happens at the lab.

(B) Students get industry exposure during 2nd or 3rd year of training program.

(C) Students get more time to learn concepts and prepare themselves for the industry before joining.

(C) The fee structure is very high as the student has to bear the cost of study and raw materials consumed at the labs.

(D) At the completion of this program students has to apply as a fresher.

3. If you want to Specialize in a Single Department then you can study Craft Courses or Diploma Courses. These programs focus on one particular Department, like Food Production or Bakery and Confectionery or Food and Beverage Service or Front Office or Accommodation Operation, etc and help you in developing specialization skills in a particular department. These courses are of 1 to 2 years of duration. These can be a better option for aspirants who have clear vision and who know which department they want to work in. Also fees structure of these courses is less because of short duration. You can also consider taking admissions in The Hotel School which is offering lots of Specialisation courses.

4. If you are a Graduate then also you can also opt for short term program, Craft Courses or Diploma Courses, where just by studying for 1 year you can easily get a job in the hospitality industry. You can also opt for Diploma or Certificate courses in Hotel Management or Hospitality offered by many Hotel Management Institutes in India. You may apply at The Hotel School in this case.

Application and Selection Procedures for taking admission in various Hotel Management Courses:

Application and Selection Procedures for Hotel Management Degree Programs:

In India, for admission in B.Sc. In Hospitality & Hotel Administration from NCHMCT aspiring candidates can apply for NCHMCT-JEE exam, for admissions in AICTE approved Bachelor in Hotel Management aspirant can apply with affiliating university or Hotel Management college, which will help in getting the admission in top hotel management colleges all over India.

Eligibility to Apply : Appearing or Pass in 10+2 or equivalent

Forms Out : December

Exam : April

Result : May

Counselling : June-July

Above schedule is subject to change

Application and Selection Procedures for Hotel Management B.Voc. Degree Programs:

Unlike the NCHMCT exam, in B.Voc degree from TISS-SVE the student don’t need to go through any difficult or time consuming procedures. For admission in TISS-SVE, you can directly apply at hub partners like The Hotel School. You just have to appear for a general interview and counselling session at the training hub partner, where you are informed about basic attributes required to undergo this program and expectations industry have from you. Once you understand the programs and accept the terms laid down by TISS-SVE, you can join.

Eligibility to Apply : Pass in 10+2 or equivalent

Forms Out : May and November

Counselling : June-July/ December-January

Above schedule is subject to change

Application and Selection Procedures for Craft and Diploma courses in Hotel Management:

To get admission in Craft or Diploma courses, you will be selected on merit basis. After that, on the basis of merit the admission will be offered.

Eligibility to Apply : Pass in 10 or 10+2 or equivalent or Graduates

Forms Out : May

Admissions: July

Above schedule is subject to change

Some of the courses you can consider taking admission are:

- Food Production (General)

- Baker and Confectioner

- Food and Beverage Service Associate and many more

Application and Selection Procedures for Skill Development courses in Hotel Management:

There is direct admissions criteria in skill and specialization courses, admissions will be given on a first come basis. The purpose of these courses is to provide industry specific skills to candidates.

Eligibility to Apply : Pass in 10 or 10+2 or equivalent or Graduates

Forms Out : May

Admissions: May- August

Above schedule is subject to change

Some of the courses you can consider taking admission are :

- Commi Chef

- Trainee Chef and many more..