The hotel industry of any country is very closely related to its tourism industry. It is the greatest reflection of the country’s infrastructural development. With the increasing globalisation the hotel industry has developed leaps and bounds. There are opportunities in not only domestic hotels but also in certain chains of hotels that operate internationally. It is a glamorous profession with a lot of opportunities and a bright future.
Career in Hotel management can be pursued by completing a diploma or degree in hotel management. The minimum qualification for a course in hotel management is 10+2. The certificate course is for 6 months to one year. The diploma and degree course is for the duration of one and a half year to three years. After graduation one can go for post graduate diploma courses the duration for which is one year.
The selection to most of the hotel management institutes takes place through an entrance test. Test consists of English, Reasoning, General Science and General Knowledge. The test is of two hour duration and is held around April every year. The test is followed by a group discussion and interview, in which a person's personality and confidence is seen. Private institutes also conduct tests of their own, the pattern of which is almost the same.
Mechanical engineering is a very growing and vast field. There are a lot of opportunities in almost all the fields of technology. They can work in private as well as public sector. With the expansion in industrial sector, this field of engineering has shown tremendous growth and opportunities.
In the government sector, freshers could join as Junior Engineers and go up the ladder as Assistant Engineers, Assistant Executive Engineers, Executive Engineers, and Superintendent Engineers and so on. These engineers are required in all sorts of sectors, departments and organisations.
There are various employment opportunities in this field. Some of the areas of opportunities are:
Hotel & Restaurant management
Airline Catering and Cabin Services
Cruise Ship Hotel Management
Hospital administration and catering
Hotel and Tourism Associations
Institutional Management (supervising canteens in college, schools, in factories, company guest houses etc.)
Catering departments of railways, banks, armed forces, shipping companies etc.
Hotel and catering institutes
A fresh graduate is usually appointed as a trainee. Later on they might be absorbed. The salary ranges from Rs. 5000- Rs. 7500.