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    PGD in Hotel Management

    About PGD in Hotel Management

    Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management is a diploma course at the postgraduate level. The duration of the course is 1 - 2 years and it is divided into 2 to 4 semesters respectively. The course is available for students who have completed their graduation. The PGD in Hotel Management course prepares a candidate for the hospitality industry. The course develops key skills related to food and beverage preparation, handling hotel operations, management of personnel and resources etc.

    PGD in Hotel Management is a professional course that is preferred by students because of shorter duration or lower course fee. The course allows students and professional to build competence in core areas related to the hotel management industry and enables them to go for better-paying and higher positions in the industry. Many students also opt to go for higher studies such as PhD courses in hotel management.

    Highlights of PGD in Hotel Management

    Course Name

    Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management

    Short Name

    PGD in Hotel Management

    Course Level

    Post Graduate

    Course Type

    Diploma Course




    Hotel Management

    Course Duration

    1 - 2 years



    Course Mode

    Full Time / Part-Time

    Minimum Qualification

    Graduation in any stream

    Selection Process

    Entrance exam + counselling / selection process

    Average Course Fee

    Rs. 25,000 - Rs. 75,000

    Job Type

    Hotel Management, Restaurant Manager, Food and Beverage Manager, Bar Manager, Guest Relation Executive etc.

    Average Salary

    Rs. 4,50,000 LPA

    Why Study PGD in Hotel Management?

    • PGD in Hotel Management helps students to gain expertise in the hospitality & tourism industry.
    • It allows the students to learn skills required for a successful career in food service, food and beverage preparation, maintenance and cleaning and management. 
    • PGD in Hotel Management offers a wide range of career opportunities to the students. Candidates will be able to apply for a job as a Chef, Catering Manager, Kitchen Manager after completing PGD in Hotel Management.
    • Candidates who have completed their bachelor's in hotel management and are looking to advance their skills and knowledge can opt for this program. 

    PGD in Hotel Management Eligibility Criteria

    • The candidate must have completed graduation from a recognized institute.

    • Graduates from any discipline are considered eligible to apply for the PGD in Hotel Management course.

    • Colleges also specify a minimum score criteria, which varies from college to college.

    Admission Process of PGD in Hotel Management

    Candidates can refer to the details given below for the process of admission to PGD courses in Hotel Management.

    • Admission to the course is mostly done on the basis of entrance exams conducted by the college.

    • Some colleges also shortlist candidates on the basis of marks scored in graduation.

    • Shortlisted candidates are then called for counselling or a Personal Interview round, based on which admissions are finalised.

    If you have any doubt regarding PGD in Hotel Management you can ask them at Collegedekho QnA zone

    Top PGD in Hotel Management Colleges in India

    The table provided below contains some well-known PGD in Hotel Management colleges in India. You can apply to any of these colleges by filling our Common Application Form 

    College Fees
    NIMS University, Jaipur INR 60,000
    Subhas Bose Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata INR 65,000
    SUN International Institute for Tourism & Management, Hyderabad INR 1,16,000
    Delpiero School of Management, Kolkata INR 49,000

    PGD in Hotel Management Syllabus

    The syllabus of PGD in Hotel Management subjects the list of courses that will be taught to the students during the course duration. The table provided below contains the detailed syllabus of PGD in Hotel Management. 

    Front Office Management Housekeeping Management
    Food and Beverage Production Nutrition and Hygiene
    Human Resource Management Kitchen Operations Management
    IT for Hotel Industry Food & Beverage Cost Control
    Financial Accounting Business and Market Research
    Language Skills Facilities Design and Management

    PGD in Hotel Management Career Options and Job Prospects

    Candidates who have completed a PGD in Hotel Management course can look for employment opportunities in the hospitality industry. They can either go for management positions in the industry or even find employment opportunities as chefs. Given below are some of the popular employment areas after PGD in Hotel Management.

    • Hotels
    • Restaurants

    • Cruise Ships

    • Restaurants

    • Resorts

    • Bars and Pubs

    • Catering Companies etc.

    The job profiles available to candidates after completing a PGD in Hotel Management include the following.

    FAQs about PGD Hotel

    Is there any age limit for admission to PGD in Hotel Management?

    No. There is no age limit for admission to PGD in Hotel Management.

    Which subjects are a part of the PGD in Hotel Management curriculum?

    PGD in Hotel Management course curriculum includes subjects such as Front Office Operations, Food and Beverage Production, Food and Beverage Cost Control, Communication Skills and Languages, Human Resource Management etc.

    Is PGD in Hotel Management a good course for becoming a Hotel Manager?

    Yes. PGD in Hotel Management involves the study of the overall hotel operations. It develops core competencies in all of the functional areas of the hospitality industry. It is a good choice of course if you wish to look for a job as a Hotel Manager.

    Which industry can I join after completing a PGD in Hotel Management?

    You can look for career opportunities in hospitality establishments such as hotels, resorts, restaurants as well as in catering companies, catering departments of offices, airlines, railways etc. after completing the course.

    Is PGD in Hotel Management an expensive course?

    The average course fee for PGD in Hotel Management is around Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 75,000. It is a good course when it comes to giving high returns for low investments.
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    Sukriti Vajpayee, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear student,

    The course of Post Graduate Diploma in Law (PGD in Law) is not offered at Apex University, Jaipur. The university provides law programmes of the undergraduate and postgraduate levels only. If you meet the eligibility criteria for the programmes of LL.B or LL.M at Apex University then you can apply for admission to these programmes instead.

    If you seek a good law college in Rajasthan that offers PGD in Law, you can check out Raffles University which is located in Neemrana. There are other law institutes in Rajasthan that prove diploma in law and are quite recognised and popular.

    In order to find the best college for yourself, fill the Common Application Form (CAF) and get a chance to apply at multiple colleges with just one form. Upon the successful submission of the form, you will also be assigned an admissions expert who will contact you and understand all of your requirements. Based on your preferences, he/ she will give you the options of some of the best law college for you to take admission in.

    For any admission related queries, please call on the toll-free student helpline number of CollegeDekho - 1800-572-9877. Do write back to us if you have more questions to ask.

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    Yash Dhamija, Student / Alumni

    Dear Student

    There are many hotel management colleges in Bihar that offer PG programs. Some of them are Delpiero School of Management, KolkataVainavi Educational Institutions, HyderabadVidya Jyoti Eduversity, ChandigarhBrainware University, KolkataWestin College of Hotel Management, Vijayawada and Swarrnim Startup And Innovation University, Gandhinagar. You can apply to any of these colleges by filling our Common Application Form. Besides this, if you want to know more details about hotel management admission, you can check the articles listed below.

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    Nidhi Bahl, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    Only students with a graduation degree can appear for IIMC entrance exam as the institute offers post graduate programmes only.

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