Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BHMCT) - Course Overview

Duration: 4.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 5,00,000 / Year

75 courses | 81 colleges

About Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BHMCT)

Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology is a four-year undergraduate vocational program which provides professional training to students for the hospitality and new inventions in catering technology.

The main aim of the four-year course is to make students familiar with management techniques, processes, and methods used in hotel and hospitality businesses. The key areas of B.H.M.C.T. are accounts, desktop, administration, front office, housekeeping, catering, maintenance, security, and catering. With India being one of the major hubs in the hotel management industry, there’s no dearth of jobs and employment opportunities in this sector as it is the second biggest employer across the country after IT and software industry.

B.H.M.C.T. is divided into eight semesters which involves skill set and extensive knowledge necessary for jobs in the hospitality industry and train students who wish to open their own catering businesses. 

Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BHMCT) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 or equivalent examination.
  • Minimum Marks Required: 45% to 55%, varies from college to college, English as a subject is mandatory.
  • Age Limit: Age Limit for the B.H.M.C.T. program varies from college to college. For most of the colleges, the age limit is up to 22 years.

BHMCT Admission Process

  • Most of the colleges/ universities conduct entrance examinations followed by personal interview as the final selection criteria
  • Few colleges also have direction admissions and merit list as their selection criteria.

Here’s a list of popular B.H.M.C.T. Entrance Exams:

  • IPUCET Entrance Exam
  • NCHMCT Entrance Examination
  • UPSEE Entrance Test

Note: Few colleges like JP Institute of Management & IHM Meerut take direct admissions on the basis of merit list.

Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BHMCT) Syllabus

First Year:

Front Office Foundation Course

F.P Foundation 1

Food Science & Nutrition

Communication/ Language Proficiency

F.P Foundation 2

House Keeping Operations 1

Business Communication

Front Office Operation 1

House Keeping Operations 2


Second Year:

F.P Operation1

Food & Beverage Control & Management

Advanced Accounting

F.P. Operation 2

Housekeeping Management

Food Safety

Hotel Information System

Basic Accounting 1

Hotel Accounting


Third Year:

Hospitality Marketing


Tourism Geography

Facility Planning

Introduction to Tourism

Human Resource Management

Industrial Training

Organizational Behavior

Advanced Food & Beverage Service 1 & 2


Fourth Year:

Business Law

Facility Planning 1

Environment Issues

Indian Research

Facility Planning 2

Practicals / Training

Career Options and Job Prospects

A degree in B.H.M.C.T. enables candidates for jobs in various hotels, resorts, catering companies, spa groups, fashion and other hospitality-related jobs. Students who wish to pursue higher studies can go for Master’s degree and MBA in the respective field for better career opportunities. The course serves best to the students who have always been fascinated by tourism, travel, food, and hospitality.

The average salary for a fresher annually is Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 4 lakh. The salary package is determined by the various factors like college, professional experience, and communication skills which play a vital role in the hotel management industry. Popular job roles for B.H.M.C.T. graduates are following:

  • Front Desk Officer
  • Catering Supervisor
  • Catering Manager
  • Catering Assistant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Executive