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All about Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) Course


All about Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) Course

Last updated: 20 Aug 2020

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Few lines about Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management basically involves overseeing the administrative tasks of a hotel or a resort. The main goal of hospitality management is to ensure that the hotel is warm, welcoming and make guests feel like they are at home.

The hospitality management refers to many different types of businesses including hotels, restaurants, casinos, resorts, airlines, cruise liners, and tour agencies. The industry is growing day by day with more and more people opting for leisure tours in the last 5-10 years.

Introduction to Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM)

Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) is a 4-years undergraduate course that is divided into 8-semesters. The course is designed to offer technical knowledge and skills to the students in diverse aspects of hospitality management. The course aims to equip students with adequate managerial and hospitality skills required to meet the ever-growing demands in the hotel and tourism industry.

The essential objectives of the course is that it builds entrepreneurial flair among the students, so that their professional training in hospitality could be translated in the industry. The course also develops managerial skills, considerable attention to practical skills and also students are also trained on various aspects of tourism and hospitality.

Eligibility for BHM course

The students who have completed their PUC or 10+2 in any stream from recognised board are eligible to apply for Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) course.

Admission Procedures

The eligible students can take admission to BHM course by two modes of admission, the first one is merit-based admission and second one is direct admission. Let’s discuss them in detail

1. Merit Admission

There are many reputed colleges that conduct entrance exams for admission to BHM course, such mode of admission is called merit-admission process. All the colleges have merit-seats and these seats are given to deserving students based on the institution-based entrance exam. The qualified students are allotted merit seats and given admission under merit quota. The main reason to conduct institution-based entrance exams is to select the right candidates from the group of non-serious candidates. The fees are nominal for merit seats.

2. Direct Admission

The eligible students can also take admission to BHM course by another mode of admission called direct admission. Under this mode the students are given direct admission in their desired colleges under management quota. The main benefit of this mode of admission is that the students are given special privileges, where they are not required to appear for any entrance exams for getting admission. Another benefit is that the students can choose their desired colleges and book their seats in advance even before the college starts. The students interested in direct admission are required to contact the Galaxy Educational Services for more details.

Course Curriculum

The students for BHM will be studying the following subjects in their course duration

Sl. No. Subjects of Study
1 Food & Beverages Production
2 Housekeeping
3 Hospitality Communication
4 Food and Beverages Service
5 Front Office
6 Hygiene & Food Safety
7 Travel and Tourism Management
8 Industrial Food Production
9 Food and Beverage Service Management
10 Hotel Financial Accounting
11 Management Principles and Practices
12 Computers in Hospitality Service
13 Marketing of Hospitality Services
14 Human Resources Development
15 Food and Beverage Production Management
16 Accommodation Management
17 Hotel Costing
18 Hospitality Law
19 Entrepreneurship
20 Allied Hospitality Management
21 Financial Management in Hotels

Career and Scope

The demand for BHM students has increased in the last 5 years and it continues to grow in the coming days. With more and more people opting for leisure and trips to various destinations, the demand for BHM students has increased in the hospitality segment. They can join restaurants, resorts, airlines, cruise liners, tour agencies etc.

The students who are interested in higher studies can join master's programmes. If the students are interested in research, then after masters they can join Ph.D programmes for research. If they want to have in-depth knowledge of the subject then they can join M.Phil programmes after their masters. They can even join as lecturers in various colleges after they complete their masters to take up teaching of hospitality subjects.

Job Roles after BHM

Some of the job roles available are:

  • Relationship Executive
  • Corporate Sales manager
  • Ticketing Agent
  • Operations Manager
  • Client Relationship Manager
  • Cabin Crew
  • Tourist Executive
  • Tour Manager

Salary and Emoluments

The BHM fresh graduates will be easily earning around 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 5 lakhs to 7 lakhs per annum. The salaries depend upon location and recruiter.

Companies Hiring BHM students

Some of the companies hiring BHM students are:

  • ITC Hotels
  • Jaleesh Cruise Liners
  • Thomas Cook
  • Indigo Airlines
  • Taj Group of Hotels
  • Lemon Tree Hotels

Concluding Lines

The increasing demand for leisure trips has increased the demand for the BHM students. The tourism industry is flourishing across the globe and this has created a good number of job opportunities for all the BHM students in this field. The hospitality industry is looking for skilled professionals from BHM background due to the increased demand in the industry.

The companies are ready to pay decent salaries and also provide better career opportunities for the skilled professionals in this field. The students with passion towards tourism can join the BHM course and earn a decent living.

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