Friday, May 18, 2012

Careers in Hospitality

India is a big country and it has good travel spots which attracts domestic as well as foreign travelers.   This is enough reason to for the growing importance of hospitality in the country. The word ‘hospitality’ can be defined as a relationship between a visitor and a host. In other words, hospitality mainly concentrates on the services provided to the customers. The field of hospitality requires personal skills, like helpful and friendly nature, sense of responsibility, and attractive appearance, along with good presence of mind. In India National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Tourism, look after the tourism related courses. Good no. of job opportunities are available in the hospitality sector, including hotels, travel and tourism, and aviation.

Course Details
Most hospitality related institutes in India offer courses in hospitality at diploma, certificate, and postgraduate diploma levels. However, some institutions also impart programs in hospitality at undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels. Some of the  common hospitality courses are Diploma in House Keeping, Hotel Reception and Book Keeping, Certificate Course in Hotel and Catering Management; and Restaurant and Counter Service; Craftsmanship Course in Food and Beverage Service; Diploma in Front Office, Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Hospital Food Service; Diploma in Bakery and Confectionery; BA in Hospitality & Tourism Management; Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology; and M.Sc in Hospitality Administration. Eligibility for UG programs is 10+2 level of examination, in any stream, from a recognized state/national board. For PG courses, graduation in relevant stream from any recognized University is mandatory. Students are imparted technicalities about various aspects of the relevant subjects, apart from practical exposure and theoretical knowledge.

Career Prospects
A trained person in hospitality,  can become a specialist in the field and work as a catering officer or chef in hotels, fast food chains, restaurants,, and allied sectors. Customer relations executive, management trainee, and marketing/sales executive are other prospective positions to look out for. Moreover, one can join as a lecturer in hotel management institutes or food craft institutes, as an executive in tourism development corporations and resort properties, and as cabin crew in national and international airlines and cruises. The extensive hospitality industry attracts young aspirants in service apartments, Ayurveda, health care,  and spa centers, caf├ęs, bars, discotheques, clubs, etc.

Institutes Offering
Some prominent hospitality institutes in India include:
  • FHRAI Institute of Hospitality Management, Greater Noida; 
  • Angel Institute of International Hospitality and Management (AIIHM), Greater Noida; 
  • Amman Institute of Hospitality Management and Computer Application, Salem; 
  • College of Hospitality Administration, Jaipur; 
  • Brilliant Institute of Hospitality Management, West Bengal; 
  • College of Hospitality and Tourism, Gurgaon; 
  • Indian Institute of Hospitality Management, Maharashtra;
  •  Hope Institute of Hospitality Management, Delhi; 
  • Institute of Hospitality Management, Goa; 
  • MS Ramaiah College of Hotel Management, Bangalore; 
  • Saptagiri College of Hotel Management, 
  • Mangalore; Army Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Bangalore.

Remuneration in the field of hospitality vary from one organization to another. At the fresher level, the salary may be a little bit low, but with experience, one can be offered high salary packages.

1 comment:

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