Hospitality & Tourism

Professionals in Hospitality and tourism administer activities in places where people meet such as convention centres and restaurants and Tourism management deals with the activities associated with travel planning.

What are the Various Disciplines in Hospitality & Tourism?

Hotel Management

Hotel management is the study about how to handle different responsibilities such as reception and concierge services, restaurant and bar functions, administration, management and marketing of hotels.

Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism is concerned with the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours at international and national level.

Event management

It is the management and development of large and small scale events such as festivals, weddings, ceremonies, conferences, parties, conventions and expos etc.

Aviation Hospitality

Aviation hospitality is concerned about the well-being of travelers in airlines such as a safety measure, health, food and drinks etc.

Catering Management

Catering management is the part of hospitality, which involves organizing and serving food and beverages to people at various events and occasions. It must be expected to attain people expectation in terms of quality, hygiene and service.

Culinary Arts

Culinary arts is related to cooking which include preparations, cooking and presentation of food.

Main Admission/Entrance exams for Hospitality and Tourism

Name of Exam Institutions Languages Application Period Exam Dates Website
Undergraduate - (UG)
Under graduate admission test(UGAT), JEE Main,TS EAMCET. National institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management English March -April May https://nithm.ac.in/
IGNTU IITTM Admission Test (IIAT) Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management English April-May June 9 http://www.iittm.ac.in/
Postgraduate - (PG)
CAT IIM, Christ University, BHU, Kerala Institute of travel and Tourism, etc. English August-September Fourth week of November http://www.iimcat.ac.in/
Aligarh PG Admission Test Aligarh Muslim University English March first week April last week https://www.amu.ac.in

How to get admission at UG level

Stream to Choose at +2 level:

Although selecting a specific stream is not a prerequisite for admission for the bachelor degrees in hospitality and Tourism courses in many of the Indian universities, or colleges. it is obviously better to take the Commerce stream since it will help the student to have a better understanding in the subjects that they will study later in college.

Subjects to focus:

Admission to the top colleges and universities in this field are based on the aggregate score of a select number of courses at the plus two level. To get admitted to some colleges for specific courses even a 95% score might not suffice. So students should try to score as much as possible in all their subjects

Some skills to acquire:

Communication, negotiation, leadership, interpersonal skills and Organizing skills are essential to excel in Hospitality and Tourism field.

Note :

Proficiency in multiple languages, general awareness about various things and computer skills will be an add-on

Scholarships

Name Eligibility Website
Undergraduate - (UG)
IndusInd Foundation Scholarship Private or Government aided schools between standards 6 and 12 and students studying in undergraduate and post-graduate courses (full-time/part-time degree/diploma/ courses) who due to personal/family crises are unable to continue bearing the cost of education and are at risk of dropping out of school/college/university. http://www.indusindfoundation.com/scholarship.php
Kerala Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship Students who are above 80 percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from the respective Board of Examination in Class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent. http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in/dce/he_ma/he_maindx.php#dialog
State Merit Scholarship, Kerala
  • Applicant must be a first-year student studying in an undergraduate/ postgraduate course in a government/ aided college or university department.
  • Applicant must have score 50% or above in the qualifying examination.
  • The annual family income must not be more than Rs 1 Lac.
http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in
Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship
  • Students who have secured a rank in the merit list of Standard XIIth Board Examination and fulfill economic criteria laid down under the Programme.
  • Student must not be above 20 years of age as on 30th April of the year he/she appears for the Standard XIIth Examination and his/her family income must not be more than Rs. 4.50 lakhs per annum. However the preference will be given to those students whose family income is not more than Rs.2.50 lakhs per annum.
https://das.reliancefoundation.org/LoginPage.aspx#
People’s Foundation Scholarship
  • Scholarship will be provided for regular courses in media studies, management studies, social sciences studies and legal studies
  • Scholarship will be provided for regular courses in media studies, management studies, social sciences studies and legal studies
  • Scholarship for financially weak students for short-term employment training courses.
  • Special assistance to extremely poor students to help them continue education.
https://peoplesfoundation.org/portfolio-posts/educational-scholarship/
Postgraduate - (PG)
J. N. Tata Endowment awards The J. N. Tata Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarships to Indian nationals only at the beginning of the course for full time Postgraduate/Ph.D./Postdoctoral studies/Research Fellowships studies abroad, in all fields. Applicants should be graduates of a recognised Indian University and have secured at least 60% in their last academic examination. http://jntataendowment.org/loan-scholarship-process
Merit Cum Means Scholarship
  • Under Merit Cum Means Scholarship, financial assistance will be provided to students belonging to minority communities.
  • The student should be doing their studies in a recognized institutions in India, and scored at least 50% marks in the previous final examination.
  • The annual income of the family should not exceed INR 2.5 lakh
https://scholarships.gov.in/
Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child for PG Programs Age limit: Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible. The scheme is applicable to such single girl child who has taken admission in regular, full time first year master’s Degree course in any designated university or a post graduate college. This scholarship is available to PG-I-year student only. https://www.ugc.ac.in/sgc/

Future Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Tourism is broad category of fields which more inclined to the service sector that includes management of hotels, restaurants, travel, event management, food and beverage services etc.

According to the FICCI report, as of 2016, there are 44 million workers, that is 9.3% of total jobs in India. This field contribute to 9.4% to GDP. As per their report, it is expected to reach 424 billion by 2027. A boom is expected in this field in the future.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) would play an important role in this field in the future. AI based guest management is being developed which would provide personalized experience for the guest depending on their tastes and consumption pattern. Many hotels and other agencies are also including augmented reality which would allow the tourists to have a real life experience of places and destinations. Another emerging area in this field is medical tourism. India is emerging as preferred destination as it provides skilled and efficient doctors and low cost treatment to foreign patients. The technological development would take hospitality and tourism to a completely different level.

Other Career Fields A Graduates In Hospitality & Tourism Can Enter

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a very good option for hospitality and Tourism graduates. Unlike from working in a hospitality and tourism field as a manager or a consultant, talents can actually set up a business as their own.

Content Developer

Hospitality and Tourism graduates could develop content for websites which are related to travel and tourism.

Sales, Marketing and advertising

Sales, marketing and advertising in the field of hospitality and tourism include showcasing products,services and advertisements of hotels,traveling agencies or Tourism and Traveling ministries of governments etc.

Education and Training

There are opportunities in education and training in the institutions of hospitality and tourism. Higher educational qualifications will be an advantage in this field.

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