Hotel Management All India Joint Entrance Exam
Hotel management is a service industry, which focuses on serving the needs of its clients. Training in hotel management has wide applications which can be used in several service industries. The Hotel management field is open after various educational qualifications.
After Class X – Entry as apprentices in Housekeeping department as room attendants, chambermaids. In the kitchen as cooking assistants/cooks, or as receptionists, bellboys, etc.
Apprenticeship after Class XII –The number of apprenticeships available depends upon the size of the hotel and the number of people employed. The apprentices get a mandatory stipend during the training period which may vary from six months to two years depending on what you are training for. The Hotel holds regular classes and the apprenticeship Board conducts periodic tests.
After Class XII Diploma/Degree in hotel management –These courses are conducted by several types of institutions – government and privately managed institutions or institutions operated by hotel chains, hotel schools conducting training programs in collaboration with foreign institutions, etc. Selection to most of the courses is conducted through an entrance examination which includes a written test, interview and group discussion.
Graduate entry – Graduates from any stream or from hotel management institutes are recruited for training for prospective management positions in the industry. The selection is usually done through tests which include aptitude tests, group discussions, and personal interviews.
Specialized courses – Students passing out of hotel management courses can also pursue specialized training offered by the Institutes of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, etc. The courses are of 6 months/1 year duration. The areas of specialization are Food Production Management/Dietetics and Nutrition/Teaching of Hotel Management/Housekeeping/Travel and Tourism/Front Office and Tourism Management/Specialized Hotel Management, etc.