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School of Hotel & Tourism Management (HOT)

Established as a hospitality entity in 2016, the School of Hotel & Tourism Management (HOT) employs innovative teaching methods and adopts lab based approaches to learning. One full semester Industrial Exposure Training (IET) is offered to students in reputed hotels, leisure and hospitality sectors. This allows students to gain transferable work experience, which will be an added advantage, especially for their job placement.

The school helps students acquire the knowledge and skills needed in the global market. Students are taught not only basic subjects but...

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Undergraduate programme offered by School of Hotel & Tourism Management (HOT) is B.Sc. Catering and Hotel Management. The programme is designed in such a way that...

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The School of Hotel and Tourism Management (HOT) has acquired academically and technically vibrant professors. All faculty members are highly qualified and actively engaged in teaching, training and research. All faculty members have vast experience in the hospitality industry. The school often conducts industry guest lectures, workshops and thematic festivals.

The school has collaboration with various hospitality sectors and leading hotels both in India and abroad for guest lectures, internships and placement, some brands are listed below.

The Oberoi, Taj Hotels & Resorts, Trident-Chennai, The Leela - Palaces, Hotels & Resorts, GRT, Radisson, The Residency Hotels, The Westin, Feathers - A Radha Hotel, TAFE- Turkey, The PARK Hotels, Ramoji Film City and so on..

  • State of the art training laboratories.
  • Classrooms with smart boards and projectors.
  • In campus guest house for real time training.

Graduates of this discipline can pursue rewarding careers in the hospitality and tourism industry as professional and managerial capacities. This sector is also well suited for demonstrating entrepreneurial skills

B.Sc Catering and Hotel Management

  • A pass in Higher Secondary Examination conducted by the State / Central Board of Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with minimum of 60% overall aggregate. Candidates appearing for class XII final can also apply.
  • Programme is designed with Curriculum Based Learning (CBL)
  • Semester Pattern (VI Semesters)
  • Soft skills training
  • Mandatory guest lectures by industry experts
  • Workshop, seminars and field trips
  • Duration : 3 years (Full time)
  • Full semester Industrial Exposure Training (III or IV - Semester)

Above all, it enables our students to be optimally suited to the hotel, leisure, travel, tourism and many other related fields.

  • Having a clear understanding of the subject related concepts and of contemporary issues
  • Having problem solving ability- solving social issues and technical problems
  • Having a clear understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Having interest in lifelong learning
  • Having adaptive thinking and adaptability
  • Having cross cultural competency exhibited by working in teams
  • Having a good working knowledge of communicating in English
  • To train students to perform tasks as per industry standards and demonstrate skills in the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • To provide students with an understanding of current concepts, and correlate theory with experiment in order to provide expertise in hospitality industry.
  • Excel in professional career and/or higher education by acquiring solid foundation in hospitality and tourism.
  • Apply knowledge of hospitality and tourism as well as core specialization to solve complex hotel management challenges.
  • Understand the fundamentals of the Hotel Industry, Commercial Kitchen operations, Front Office, Accommodation operation, Food & Beverage Service and the wines.
  • Exhibit professional and ethical standards, effective communication skills, teamwork spirit, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach for successful careers and to be able to compete globally, function as leaders, as entrepreneurs, and manage information efficiently and to engage in lifelong learning
  • Having an ability to be socially intelligent with good SIQ (Social Intelligence Quotient) and EQ (Emotional Quotient)
  • Having virtual collaborating ability
  • Having an ability to use the social media effectively for productive use
  • Having critical thinking and innovative skills
  • Having a good digital footprint

The Students can opt for careers in,

  • Star hotels and allied industries
  • Catering services (Railways / Defense / Manufacturing Industries / Flight catering / Cruise liners)
  • Retail sector in Food & Beverage division
  • Research and development
  • Healthcare
  • Fast food chains
  • Hotel and Catering Institutes
  • Institutional management (Cafeterias in schools, Colleges, Factories, Company guest houses and so on)
  • Guest houses & Club management
  • As entrepreneur to start hospitality business

Above all, it enables our students to be optimally suited to the hotel, leisure, travel, tourism and many other related fields.

Students involved in organizing theme festivals to gain more knowledge of food, customs and culture,

  • Pongal festival
  • Onam Festival
  • Cake mixing ceremony
  • Bakery & Confectionary work shop
  • Kongunadu cuisine work shop
  • The courses under B.Sc. Catering and Hotel Management Curriculum is divided into four components
  • University Core
  • University Elective
  • Programme Core
  • Programme Elective

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Lab Facilities

State of art laboratory facilities allow students to showcase their knowledge and develop their skills according to industry requirements.

  • Front Office Lab
    Front office lab is intended to look at the reception and lobby area of the star hotel. The lab is set with reception counter, bell desk, world clock, GRE desk, internet connection and is also equipped with luggage trollies and other state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Housekeeping Lab
    The housekeeping laboratory is designed to meet the needs of each guest with housemaid trolley. In addition to this laboratory, there are specialized areas such as laundry and mock-up room. This model guest room is set with the industrial standard, a mock-up set up with the most up-to-date furniture to meet the demands of the industry. Time friendly practical classes are becoming the best way to deliver content to students. Student training in the necessary skills and competencies goes hand in hand with the regular curriculum in order to provide students with impeccable knowledge.
  • Food Production Lab
    The food production section has the following kitchens like Basic training kitchen, Quantity training kitchen, Advanced training kitchen, Bakery and Confectionery section, which are all equipped with modern equipments and the section emphasizes in-depth culinary training.
  • Food & Beverage Service Lab
    This training restaurant resembles a star-class hotel restaurant. It is equipped with air conditioning and luxurious seating arrangements. It also has a mock bar. The set up gives students ample opportunity to gain impeccable knowledge of restaurant operations
  • Library
    Hotel management school has its own library apart from the main library with a wide range of culinary books, magazines and other printed materials.
  • Computer Lab
    Consists of its own computer lab that is accessible to students to search for valuable data and information.



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Dr. Suvojit Ganguly

Assistant Dean

School of Hotel & Tourism Management

Vellore Institute of Technology

Vellore-632 014