Hospitality is the flesh and muscle on the bones of love. All the ones who wish to enter this domain of career must have a look at the article by Shreeya Agrawal.
Okay, let’s get straight to the point, first of all let’s see what’s does management mean?
Management consists of the interlocking functions of creating cooperate policy & organizing, planning, controlling & directly to organization’s resources in order to achieve the objectives of that policy.
This is just a theoretical definition which you will find on in various sites or might read in various books. The real question comes why management courses? How does it prove to be beneficial to one?
- It improves your own communication skills.
- It teaches you how to handle pressure.
- Team work, it teaches you how to take whole team together with one decision without any conflicts.
- The most important thing, it organizes you. You learn to manage time & work assignment and many more
In the end all these skills help you in each step of your life.
Now let’s talk about Hotel Management. Most of you are now aware about what management implies, coming to the term Hotel, a hotel itself includes multiple areas like cooking(food), housekeeping, beverages, laundry, porting department, accounts, sales & management, maintenance, security and many more. To get a professional degree in hotel management means getting trained for multiple tasks, and those tasks also are quite interesting. Later on you can specialize in your field of interest. There are many colleges which provide you with certificate, diploma or degree courses in hotel management.
Coming on to the next thought, why Hotel Management?
There are many benefits of choosing this course over others.
- There’s no need to get stuck
If in any case you get bored by just working one field in your life then this might be the best option for you. There is such enormous scope within the hospitality industry that there’s never any need for you to get stuck in one niche. You could very easily stay with the same employer and in the space of a few years, move between receptionist job to reservation manager and beyond. Where else could you get that sort of variety?
- It is creative
As well as being a people-oriented industry, hospitality is creative. You are creating a product — be that food, drink, or an experience — and there’s always scope to dream up new ways of making it more enjoyable for your customers.
- You can take on early responsibility
Just as there is the potential for rapid horizontal movement, you can also make your way up the ladder very quickly in hospitality. If you work hard, acquire your qualifications, get on with customers and colleagues, and show initiative, very soon, you’ll find yourself in a senior position managing people and projects.
- Not 9-5
If you’re the sort of person who likes getting up at the same time in the morning, having the same breakfast, putting on a suit and tie, and then catching the same train into the same office, day after day after day, then hospitality probably isn’t for you. It involves a great deal of variety, not only in terms of the hours you work, but also the work you do during those hours.
- You make people’s day
Whether you’re a concierge in a hotel, or a kitchen porter working behind the scenes, or even if you’re involved in the management of a hospitality business, every time you come into work you’re making someone’s day that little bit better. Your business is all about people. It’s not about widgets or spreadsheets; it’s about making people happy.
- It opens a door to the world
Every country in the world has a hospitality industry, and the skills you learn here are readily transferable, meaning that a career in hospitality can very easily be the key to discovering new countries, new culture and new people.
- Clear route in
There is a clear set of hospitality qualifications that are accepted across the industry and there are hundreds of places up and down the country where you can train to achieve those qualifications.
- It is a safe bet
People always need food, drink and somewhere to sleep, don’t they? So, even in shaky economic climates like the recent credit crunch, the hospitality industry is relatively secure. And the best thing about this business is there is no bargaining, the standard price which has been set, the customer has to ultimately pay for it.
All this sounds so interesting, doesn’t it?
All these perks now may have given rise to many questions in your head. How to get admission into the course? What is the eligibility criteria? Which colleges offer such courses?
Let’s discover these one by one.
- Minimum qualification necessary for a hotel management course is 10+2. Depending on the cost and duration of the course, one can opt for a certificate, diploma or degree course.
- Certificate courses can be of six months to one year duration, a diploma of two years and a degree course of three year duration.
- A group discussion and personal interview is conducted further to assess the personality and aptitude of the candidate before he is finally selected for the hotel management course. Private institutes too conduct tests along the same lines for selecting candidates.
What are the entrance exams for it?
- AIHMCT WAT
- AIMA UGAT
- BIT Mersa Hotel Management Entrance Exam
- BVT CET
- JET Entrance Exam
- NCHMCT JEE and many more private college exams
There are a number of colleges across the country that offer this course. One can look up the web, jot down the most suitable ones for themselves and pursue the course. Placement and job availability will never be an issue. Tourism and Hospitality is the fastest growing sector of the world. Plus industry would be needing 3.5 million skilled employees over the next 5 years.
“Hospitality is when someone feels at home at your presence.”