Bsc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration
Updated on Feb 14, 2020 - 10:25 a.m. IST by Prerna Goel

Bsc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration - The National Council of Hotel Management( NCHM) and IGNOU jointly offer the three year programme of Bsc. in HHA. This three year programme provides students with the in depth knowledge ,skills and standards students need to acquire in the operational areas of Food & Beverages Service, Food and Production, Front Office Operation and Accommodation Operation. This course is offered at all the IHM’s. Like other courses the syllabus is the same for Bsc. HHA (Generic) and Bsc. HHA (Specialization) for the first three semesters. In the fourth semester students who will be opting specialisation are dispensed the subject they choose on the basis of marks and merit they score in first and second semesters. The admission in bachelor of science program in hospitality and hotel administration is mostly offered on the basis of the performance of the candidate in NCHM JEE (National Council of Hospitality Management Joint Entrance Examination) in the top hotel management colleges in India.

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Bsc. HHA - Eligibility Criteria

In order to get into the Bsc. HHA course there is a specific set of eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled by the candidate.

  • The foremost basic guideline is that you must have cleared NCHMCT JEE 2020 entrance examination for admission to IHM’s.

  • The upper age limit is 25 Yrs for General/OBC candidates, while it is 28 Yrs for SC/ST candidates as on July 1st 2020. The SC/ST candidates have an upper age limit relaxation of 3 years.

  • The minimum qualification for admission is the 10+2 system of Senior Secondary examination or its equivalent with English as compulsory subjects. Candidates must have studied and passed English as a core/elective/functional subject in the examination they qualify.

  • As per the eligibility criteria of NCHMCT JEE, students who are appearing in 10+2 or equivalent examinations are also eligible to appear in JEE 2020 on a provisional basis. Provisional admission will stand canceled if proof of having passed the qualifying examination is not conformed at the time of counseling.

  • Admission will be subjected to verification of original certificates or documents at the time of admission. Decision of NCHMCT regarding the eligibility will be final.

Specializations in Bsc. HHA

The NCHMCT regulates admission to Bsc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration program by conducting Joint Entrance Examination( JEE) in the month of April every year. There are two courses offered namely - Bsc. HHA (Generic) and Bsc. HHA (Specialization). The syllabus is the same for the first three semesters. However in the fourth semester students who opt for specialisation will be bestowed upon with their choice based on the merit and the score they attain in the first two semesters. The specializations are in the following:

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Food Production Management

This course hones you in food processing, quality assurance, and business management for a career in the global food industry. The professional will be responsible for preparing food for all restaurants along with effectuating some other duties such as maintaining quality of food, deciding the menu and supervising the kitchen ,etc. This field provides bright prospects if you want to pursue a career with the required skill set starting from chopping to preparing a variety of dishes in different cuisines such as Continental, Indian, Chinese and so on.

Food and Beverage Management

Food and Beverage industry is a field in which you are required to prepare, present and service food and beverages to customers. You'll graduate with an essential degree that will make you even more operable in the restaurant industry, which is often said as an extension of show biz. From zestful staff to ultra-modern menus, a contemporary restaurant experience is as much about the show as it is about the exquisitely prepared food and flawlessly executed service.

Accommodation Management

This course under one of the specializations by IHM admission to Bsc. in Hospitality and Hotel Administration enumerates areas of coordination between housekeeping and other departments. Furthermore you will be able to draw up a step by step action plan for the organization of the functions of the HKD ensuring efficient, effective and economic operations. You will be liaising with vendors for effective outsourcing.

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Bsc. HHA - Employment Areas

The development and globalisation of the hospitality industry has opened up multifarious opportunities for professionals holding this degree. There are various employment areas. Subsequently graduates can look forward to the following career options:

  • Management Trainee in Hotel and Allied Industry

  • Guest / Customer Relation Executive in Hotels and other Service Sectors

  • Executive in Leading Fast Food Chains

  • Kitchen Management / Housekeeping Management Trainee in Hotels

  • Flight Kitchens also offer opportunities for career building

  • Hospital and Institutional Catering Executives

  • Faculty in Hotel Management / Food Craft Institutes.

  • Cabin Crew in National and International Airlines

  • Catering Officers or Chefs in Cruise Lines

  • Executives in Tourism Development Corporations and Resort properties

  • Self employed entrepreneurs

  • Marketing / Sales Executives on Hotels

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what ranking we need to select in IHM.

prerna vats 10th Feb, 2020

Hello dear student !

IHM is one of the renowned institutes of India. The ranking you need to get selected in IHM depends on your category (General /OBC/SC/ST) . If you comes under General catagory, then you need to secure a rank between 15-400 for best colleges which basically includes IHM Mumbai, Banglore and Pusa. If you are from OBC catagory, then you can get admission with rank till 1800 for Pusa , 5000 for Mumbai as well as 9000 for IHM Banglore. Rest the cut off changes every year.

Hope this will help you


Can I give nchm jee exams after hsc

Manisha Gupta Expert 1st Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

NCHMCT JEE is a national level exam conducted once a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for the admission to undergraduate courses in hospitality. As per the eligibility, You should be passed in Senior Secondary Examination (10+2) or its equivalent with English as a subject of study (core/elective/functional).

The Upper age limit is 25 years as on 01.07.2020 as general and OBC Category. You can check the further eligibility to go through with the given below link.

Good Luck!


which are the best colleges of hotel management in Delhi?what are the best books for nchmct exam??

Ritisha Kothari 17th Jan, 2020


Best colleges for HM in Delhi/NCR are:

  1. Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition
  2. Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and catering technology
  3. IIHM - International Institute of Hotel Management

Candidates appearing in NCHMCT for securing admission in Hotel Management courses must study from the best NCHMCT JEE books for their entrance exam preparation.

Books for English Language Section:

  • High School English Grammar & Composition Revised Edition (English) 1st Edition by Wren and Martin
  • English – From Plinth to Paramount (Vol-1 and 2) by Neetu Singh
  • Pearson’s English

Books for General Knowledge and Scientific Aptitude Section:

  • Pratiyogita Darpan
  • Manorama Yearbook
  • Pearson India Yearbook
  • General Awareness by Manohar Panday

Books for Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude Section:

  • Quantitative Aptitude by N.K.Singh
  • Quantitative Aptitude by RS AGGARWAL

Books for Reasoning and Logical Deduction Section:

  • Verbal Reasoning Book by R S Agarwal
  • Quantitative Aptitude Question Papers for Banks and others Govt. entrance exam by MK Pandey

Some of the other books that candidates can consider for NCHMCT JEE 2020 preparation are:

  • Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide by Gladvin Rego

  • Arihant Study Package for Hotel Management and Hospitality Administration

  • Hotel Management Entrance Exam Guide By Jawahar Book Centre

  • How to Prepare For the Hotel Management Entrance Examination by Thorpe

Hope this helps!


Application date for nchm 2020

Indrajit Gupta 16th Jan, 2020
Hello abhisht,

Hope you doing well!

The application form of NCHMCT JEE is already released on 1 January 2020. The last date to submit application form is 20 March 2020. The entrance exam will be held on 25 April 2020.

For further details about query, please kindly check below the mentioned link:-

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Best wishes!!

nchm jee exam of hotel management apply

NAVNEET PANDEY 12th Jan, 2020

Hello sayali

NCHM JEE exam is for hotel management and hospitality students, if you pass this exam you can get admission in top hotel management and hospitality colleges of India.

Registration for NCHM JEE 2020 already started from 1 January 2020 and the last date for registration is 29 February 2020.

Admit card will be available on 7 April 2020.

You can get all the information through this link

I hope it helps.

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