Duration of courses on hotel management usually ranges between 18 months to 4 years. Be it a certificate, diploma or degree course, all the programmes are designed to train students properly to suitably place them in different hospitality service establishments belonging to various industries like hotel, hospital, airline and cruise line, and MNCs where food preparation, food service and marketing are the key areas that are being taken care of. Perfectly crafted hotel management courses help students get entry into the world of hospitality as a leader with an aim to ensure business growth. Besides, hotel management programmes entailing effective education and utmost professional training help students become successful entrepreneurs in hospitality services as well.

Course Objectives

Hotel management courses offered by Hotel Operational Training School or HOTS are a balanced combination of management theory, hands-on hospitality service experience, professional internship and business specialisation. The programmes are meant to develop and enhance basic technical skill of the students in regards to  customer relation, customer service, food preparation and service, beverage preparation and service, front and back office operations and housekeeping jobs. Besides, the courses are also meant to improve personal skill of the students develop better personality while providing knowledge of health and hygiene, food safety and nutrition in accordance with international standard.

Courses of HOTS

Overview of Different Programmes

There are 7 courses offered by HOTS, as of now. Let’s have a quick look at each of them.

2 Years’ Diploma Course in Hotel Management

Course objective – This course is meant for students who want to have a robust career in Hotel Management form a Hotel Management Institute in Kolkata without undergoing a degree course. Front desk management to housekeeping, finance to facility maintenance- all are included to this course. The course is designed to teach some concepts like,

  • Management basics
  • Effective communications
  • Service industry principles
  • Advertising
  • Hotel/hospitality cash management
  • Regulatory standards for hotels

Duration – 2 years including two industrial training sessions of 6 months each.

Eligibility – Any student who has passed 10+2 or appeared (in any stream) can apply for this.

18 Months’ Diploma Course in Hotel Management

Course objective – Almost same as 2 Years Diploma in Hotel Management

Duration – 18 months including 12 months Theory and 6 months Industrial Training

Eligibility – 10+2 level education

18 Months Diploma in Hospitality Management

Duration – 18 months full-time course including 12 months Theory and 6 months Industrial Training

Eligibility – 10+2 level education

Food production programme 

Course objective – The course is basically meant to prepare students in the following fields:

  • Food preparation
  • Culinary arts
  • Restaurant operations
  • Safety and sanitation
  • Nutrition
  • Catering and banquet

Duration – 9 months

Eligibility – Class 10 appeared

 Bar Tending & Mixology

Course objective – To train students on following modules is the aim of the course:

  • Knowledge about wine
  • Wine service
  • Advanced cocktails
  • System of beer reticulation
  • Cash handling
  • Preparing and serving cocktails
  • Serving non-alcoholic beverages

Duration – 9 months

Eligibility – Class 10

F&B Services/House Keeping/Front Office Programme

Course objective – Students completing this course is likely to excel in the following fields:

  • Food and beverage services
  • House keeping
  • Front office management

Duration – 9 months

Eligibility – Class 10

Basic Stewardship

Course objective – This course offered by HOTS, the leading Hotel Management Institute in W.B will be ideal for students who are interested in meeting new people. Students with good communication skill and confident interpersonal skill are the perfect fit for this course.

Duration – 7 months

Eligibility – Class 11 appeared

Apart from the above-mentioned courses, HOTS  also provides value added certificate programmes to suit requirement of students from different backgrounds and educational qualification.