Selection of career is very important aspect of one person’s life and it is a turning point which may be make or break in a career. People pursue different careers as per knowledge and interest but there is no guarantee that a career selected will be fruitful or not. There are many career paths for students but in the modern era, one career has evolved many folds i.e Hotel Management.
Hotel Management is ever increasing and evolving business. It has various levels and techniques to cater the requirement of the field. Hotel management and Hotel Operation have many branches and in the modern world, the concept of tourism development and hospitality management is growing day by day. Broadly, there are four branches of this field:-
In Pakistan, there are about 12,000 Hotels which are situated in large cities as well as, northern areas, tourists spots, resorts, highways. These Hotels include all kind of hotels; from low level to 7 stars. Broad career prospects are for those pursuing career in this field. Master level to Diploma level courses are offered in the institutes which are less in number but good in quality education. A large number of Pakistanis are serving in International hotels and many countries such as USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Turkey etc. In Pakistan there are many internationally reputed Hotels with very good career progression. Pakistan is rich in tourist spots and hotel business is flourishing with the increase in tourists spots.
One such institute / college in private sector with good repute in & outside Pakistan is the College of Tourism & Hotel Management, COTHM; founded in 2002. It is the college which is recognized Nationally and Internationally. College of Tourism & Hotel Management, COTHM has branches in Lahore, Karachi, Multan, Rawalpindi, Okara, Sahiwal, Sheikhupura, Islamabad, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur & Faisalabad. It is termed as best college in the field of Hotel Management in Pakistan. Branch in Dubai is fully functional.
Admission notice for admission in different diplomas in the field of Hotel Operations and Tourism Management has been published in the Newspapers on 19.08.2018. Minimum qualification for admission is Matric, however, candidates with higher qualifications such as Intermediate, Graduation & Masters may also seek admission.
The bifurcation of courses offered by School of Hospitality Management & School of Travel, Tourism and Airline Management, College of Tourism & Hotel Management, COTHM are as under:-
|Sr.||Name of Course||Duration||Eligibility||Fee||Career Probability||International Spectrum of diploma|
|1.||Hotel Operations||02 years||Minimum Matric||2,45,000||High||Accepted|
|2.||PGD in Hospitality & Tourism management||06 months||Minimum Graduate||2,04,000||High||Accepted|
|3.||Graduate in Hospitality & Tourism management||18 months||Minimum Inter||3,90,000||High||Accepted|
|4.||American Hospitality & Management Program||01 year||Minimum Matric||1,87,000||High||Accepted|
|5.||Graduate Diploma in Professional Airline Management||01 years||Minimum Inter||3,62,000||High||Accepted|
|6.||Diploma in Travel & Tourism||06 months||Minimum Matric||1,89,000||High||Accepted|
|7.||Diploma in Air Ticketing and Reservation System||3 months||Minimum Matric||96,000||High||Accepted|
|8.||Global Distribution Fares & Ticketing||3 months||Minimum Matric||60,000||High||Accepted|
Presently the above mentioned courses are offered; a very good opportunity to build the career. Young students may like to seek career in this field.
On the other hand Tourism Development Corporation of Pakistan has established many institutes in the large cities of Pakistan offering very good courses, diplomas and degrees in the field of Hotel Management, Tourism Management, Hotel Operations & Culinary Arts. Different Courses are offered in the Government institutes which are less in number but good in quality education. These institutes were established by Tourism Development Corporation of Pakistan. In Punjab, the Institutes of Tourism & Hotel Management in big cities are offering different courses whereas the Pakistan Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management is working in Karachi.
INSTITUTE OF TOURISM & HOTEL MANAGEMENT, PUNJAB.
Tourism Development Corporation of Pakistan established the Institutes of Tourism & Hotel Management in Lahore, Multan, Rawalpindi, Okara, Sheikhupura, Gujranwala, Bahawalpur & Faisalabad which have been offering courses in this field. Presently, admission in following courses is open:-
|Sr.||Name of Diploma||Duration||Eligibility|
|1.||Tourism & Hotel Management||01 year||Intermediate|
|2.||Professional Chef||06 months||Matric|
|3.||Travel Agency Management||03 months||Matric|
|4.||Chinese Language Course||03 months||Matric|
PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF TOURISM & HOTEL MANAGEMENT, KARACHI.
Pakistan Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management, Karachi is the best place to learn the field of Hotel Management in Sindh. Presently, admission in following courses is open:-
|Sr.||Name of Diploma||Duration||Eligibility|
|1.||Elementary Hotel Management||01 year||Intermediate|
|2.||Food & Beverages Operation||01 year||Matric|
|3.||Advance Food Production||01 year||Intermediate|
The writer is a retired person from the field of Hotel Management.