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Hotel Management – A Lucrative Career

 

Hotel Management in Goa is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after academic courses as Goa is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world. In recent years, the number of tourists visiting Goa has gone up drastically. This has greatly increased the demand hotels and professional in this industry. Today, the tourism industry is growing rapidly and is one of the biggest employment providers in the state.

 

Hotel management refers to the management of hotels, restaurants and other institutions in the hospitality sector. Academically, it refers to the study of hospitality industry.

This industry is vast and very diverse as when people travel from one place to another, they stay in a hotel, eat at the restaurants, go out for movies, etc. The management of these establishments which are used by the tourists is very challenging, as managers need to be flexible enough to anticipate and meet wide variety of needs. They also should be able to handle tasks such as training employees, handling staff, setting standards, and so on.

Some people develop careers in hospitality management by working at the ground level, initially. They get experience in various low level positions before gradually being promoted into supervisory positions, and eventually attain managerial status. For people who plan to work with a single organization for life, this method can be a great way to advance, as it familiarizes them with all of the nuances of the organizations they work for and gives them a better idea of the amount of work involved at all levels in this industry.

People who attend hospitality management training can opt for certification programs, associate’s degrees, or bachelor’s degrees in hospitality management. Training is designed to prepare people to take on managerial positions immediately, familiarizing people with everything from payment processing systems to what to do when a natural disaster strikes a hotel. People with training can often enter the job market right away and command excellent salaries, especially if they graduate from well known schools.

People who work in hospitality management need excellent customer service skills and a pleasing personality. But they also need to the ability to be hard, since managers need to be tough, but fair, with employees. It is also important to be able to identify and anticipate needs, ranging from organizing orders of food for a restaurant to preparing for the arrival of an important guest. People who can think quickly, who like working with the public, and who enjoy solving puzzles may enjoy employment in this field.

Today, the demand for professionals in the hotel industry is immense.
In a starred hotel, professional are needed to work in the following departments:

1.Food and Beverages (F&B) Department

2.Housekeeping Department

3.Finance Department

4. Maintenance Department

5.Recreation Department

6.Accounting Department

7.Public Relations Department

8.Fire Fighting Department

 

Besides working in hotels, hotel management diploma/degree holders have the following options:

1.Restaurant Management/Fast Food Joint Management

2.Club Management/Recreation & Health Centre Management

3.Cruise Ship Hotel Management

4.Hospital Administration and Catering

5.Institutional and Industrial Catering

6.Airline Catering and Cabin Services

7.Manufacturers and Suppliers of Hotel and Restaurant Equipment and Services

8.Hotel and Catering Institutes

9.Hotel and Tourism Associations

10.Catering Departments in banks and insurance houses

11.With government owned catering departments like railway, armed forces, ministerial conventions, etc.

12.In food, confectionery, beverage production industries.

 

Following are some of the colleges offering hotel management courses in Goa:

Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition (Affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology) – Alto-Porvorim, Bardez-Goa

Courses Offered:

1.Degree in Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Hospitality and Hotel Administration

Duration: 3 Years (full time course)

Mode of Selection: All India Joint Entrance Exam.

Eligibility: Passed in Class XII of 10+2 system or equivalent

 

2.Crafts Course in Food Production and Patisserie

Duration: 1½ Years Full Time Course (Inclusive of Industrial training of 24 weeks)

Mode of Selection: Admission purely on Merit

Eligibility: Xth Class Pass of 10+2 pattern with English

 

3.Crafts Course in Food & Beverage Service (Bi-Annual – June and November)

Duration: 24 Weeks Full Time Course (Inclusive of Industrial training 4 weeks)

Mode of Selection: Admission purely on Merit

Eligibility: Xth Class Pass of 10+2 pattern with English

 

Guardian Angel Institute of Hotel Management (Recognised by Directorate of Technical Education, Goa)
Guardian Angel Complex – Curchorem, Goa

Courses Offered:

1.Diploma in Hotel management and Catering Technology

Duration: 3 years

2.Course in Food Production, F&B and Housekeeping

Duration: 1 year

 

Ann Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (Affiliated to Bharatiya University, Coimbatore) – Porvorim Bardez. Goa

Courses Offered:

1.Bachelor of Science in Catering Science and Hotel Management

Duration: 3 years

2.Diploma in Hotel Management

Duration: 1year

 

IIAS School of Management (Degrees and Diplomas awarded by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, under Distance Education Programme, courses recognized by the Joint Committee of UGC-DEC-AICTE) – Miramar

Courses Offered:

1.MBA in Hotel Management

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Graduation in any stream

2.Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management

Duration: 1 1/2 years

Eligibility: Graduation in any stream

3.Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Tourism

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: 10+2 in any stream

4.Diploma in Airlines, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: 10+2 in any stream

5.Diploma in Hotel Operations

Duration: 15 months

Eligibility: S.S.C. pass

6.Diploma in Food Production and Bakery

Duration: 15 months

Eligibility: S.S.C. pass

7.Diploma in Food and Beverage Service

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility: S. S.C. pass

8.Certificate in Food and beverage Service

Duration: 6 months

Eligibility: S.S.C. pass

 

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