BHM Course- An OverviewFebruary 11, 2020
Globalization has led to tremendous growth in tourism and as a result, in the hospitality sector of India. Hotel management is considered one of the most lucrative career options in recent times. Contrary to the belief that hotel management graduates can only get placed as culinary experts or hospitality staff, BHM has a plethora of career opportunities for students. The scope of BHM is quite extensive, and its domain extends from front office management to housekeeping and hotel upkeep.
BHM’s full form is Bachelor in Hotel Management. The main objective of this course is to prepare its students for the nuances of managing and running a star-rated hotel. The curriculum included subjects like Cooking Methodology, Food Commodities, Restaurant Planning, Beverage Services, Hotel Accounting, and Computer Applications among many others. Students have to undergo a compulsory 6-month training at a star rated Indian and international property during the last semester. They would also get to attend regular seminars and workshops that cover the entire gamut of hotel management.
The assessment happens in four stages:
· The internal evaluation
· End semester examination or Annual assessment for the theory subjects
· Practical assessment to evaluate the hands-on knowledge and expertise of the students
· Case Studies, MCQs, etc.
On completion of this graduation program, a student would be qualified to handle the end-to-end operations of a hotel. They would be prepared to handle budgetary regulations, economic strategizing, managing hotel services, boost revenue, communicate with the service providers, vendors, and end customers efficiently, and also hire, evaluate and train hotel employees.
Scope of BHM in India
· Cruise ship hotel management
· Institutional management
· Handle various private and government catering divisions
· Club Management
· Airline Cabin crew/ Hospitality staff/Catering Service ProviBHAder
· Culinary Expert/Chef/ Food Expert
· Hospitality Management
· Hotel/Guest House/Restaurants/ Lodge Management and Upkeep
· Inventory management and purchasing
· Customer Service/Marketing/HR/Financial Management
· Accounting, Billing and Budgeting Management
· Freelance Consultant/Entrepreneur/Self-employed professional
The admission process for BHM is different for different colleges. Almost all the admission forms are released as early as December and the entrance tests are conducted from the month of April to around July. Prospective students can get admission by procuring relevant marks in the entrance test or can also check for direct admission. Lateral entry is also possible in some cases.
To be eligible for the BHM course, a student must have:
A. Completed 10+2 education (any stream) from a recognized board of education or completed A Level / IB / American 12th grade or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 45%
B. Passed the qualifying exam with the required pass percentage, qualified in the department test, group discussion, and personal interview conducted in Mahe.
Any student with excellent interpersonal, people management, and communication skills can have a great career in hotel management. This course not only has a multitude of career options, but students can also opt for higher studies (Master of Hotel Management, MBA in Event Management and Hotel Management, etc.) and grow more in this career path.
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