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Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) in Nepal: Q&A, Eligibility, Courses, Fees, Job Opportunities & List

Published Date : September 16, 2021
Author : Bijaya Karki

Bachelor of hotel management (BHM) is a four-year bachelor's degree program that is both practical and comprehensive. The BHM equips and empowers students with overall knowledge of hotel management and the hospitality field. The program's goal is to equip students with the operational, supervisory, and managerial skills and abilities necessary for the contemporary national and international job market. It includes everything from the front desk to housekeeping to food and beverage to the kitchen, as well as event planning and various knowledge of administrative functions.

After answering general questions regarding BHM in Nepal, this article will list of top BHM colleges in Nepal and deal with their eligibility, fees, & courses in general. The following are some questions you might have as an aspiring BHM student that this article will address:

  1. Is hospitality management and hotel management similar?
  2. What job opportunities are there in Nepal for hotel management graduates?
  3. Why do most hotel management students go abroad in nations like Australia, the United States, Canada, India, Singapore, and Malaysia for their graduation, internship, and post-graduate degrees?
  4. Why students don't seem to return to Nepal after earning their higher degrees in hotel management?
  5. Is it better to earn a bachelor's degree in Nepal or go overseas to pursue a bachelor's degree for BHM?

 

 

Is hospitality management and hotel management similar?

Hotel management is covered in the hospitality management curriculum; however, it has a broader career scope than hotel management. Hotel management is mainly focused on the hotel industry, whereas hospitality management is more open to the service industry.

 

What job opportunities are there in Nepal for hotel management graduates?

The main goal of the BHM course in Nepal is to provide students with all the necessary knowledge and expertise for them to be competent and competitive to fulfill the demand of the contemporary Nepali job market. This course of study meets a long-standing need in Nepal's tourism industry. This is because tourism has become increasingly important in recent years and there has been a surge in the number of students studying hotel management in recent years.  The development of tourism has made a positive impact in the realm of hotel management and today the possibilities are vast.

Previously Nepal didn't see the need for formal education in the field of hotel management but today hotel management is one of the highly desired subjects by most Nepali students. There are highly specialized requirements that cannot be met by the workforce in today's Nepali market, and this is where a student of hospitality management comes in. From housekeeping, customer service, travel, tour guides, chef to managing/operating a hotel there are myriads of job opportunities and possibilities that Bachelors in Hotel/Hospitality Management has brought to Nepal.

 

Why do most hotel management students go abroad in nations like Australia, the United States, Canada, India, Singapore, and Malaysia for their graduation, internship, and post-graduate degrees?

This is not mandatory. However, students go abroad to fulfill their internship requirements with usually lasts for 1 year.  Many students believe that the hotel industry is far more advanced in overseas nations in comparison to Nepal and for that reason, students go abroad because they believe that they can learn more in foreign countries as an intern rather than doing internships in Nepal. 

 

Why students don't seem to return to Nepal after earning their higher degrees in hotel management?

It is quite challenging to find a very high-paying job for fresh graduates of Hotel Management in Nepal.  The salary usually ranges from RS.15000 to 20000 as a beginner which can go up to 30,000 to 40,000with time and experience. In abroad they get comparatively much higher starting salary (I.e. higher than 50,000). This is a dominant reason why students don't seem to return to Nepal after earning a higher degree in hotel management. Many choose to stay abroad because the hotel management industry abroad is far sophisticated and advanced there in comparison to Nepal. They believe that the sophisticated atmosphere will enable them to learn more and gain more experience. 

 

Is it better to earn a bachelor's degree in Nepal or go overseas to pursue a bachelor's degree for BHM? 

If this question is coming out of a fear that you will not get a good education in Nepal then don’t worry. Today there are competent colleges that are capable of providing you world-class hotel management education. Though there are elite colleges available abroad, you can learn pretty much everything staying in Nepal too. However, studying here or overseas also depends upon your aspiration and goals. I hope you will make a decision that is best for you.

 

Eligibility Criteria begore joining BHM:

The following are some of the most essential requirements for anyone interested in studying BHM in Nepal:

  1. The applicant must have an intermediate degree (+2) from a recognized institution or board with a minimum of 50% or a CGPA of 2 on a scale of 4.
  2. The applicant must pass the university's undergraduate admission examination.
  3. If the college is linked with an international university, (IELTS or TOEFL) is required.

 

Hotel management course design and subjects in Nepal:

The bachelor's degree in hotel management is accomplished in four years of study. 

In BHM you study subjects like Housekeeping, F&B (Food and Beverage) service, Front office department, Kitchen department, etc. 

The four-year curriculum is structured into eight semesters, each with 120 credit hours. To graduate BHM students have to go through all four BHM curriculums and fulfill the minimum credits they are as follows:

Basic/foundational course: 26 credits

Core management course: 30 credits

Core Hospitality/Industrial Course: 70 credits

1-year Internship/practical program: 6 credits

Including report writing.

 

BHM Fees in Nepal:

A bachelor's degree in hotel management is more expensive than most undergraduate programs. Generally, the government college is cheaper than private colleges. The total fee is usually between 5 to 6 lakhs in government colleges and 7 to 8 lakhs (or more) in Private colleges. It differs according to colleges and also types of college. Hence, it is best to check the website or contact the administrative authority of your desired BHM college. 

BHM Job & Career Opportunities:

A student with a degree or diploma in hotel management can open up myriads of job opportunities both nationally and internationally. BHM graduates can work in numerous fields for example Hotels and Restaurants Club Management, Airline Catering and Hospital Administration, Forest Lodges, Cruise Ship, Hotel and tourism associations, etc.

 

List of top 10 Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) colleges in Nepal:

Name of InstitutionLocation
  1. NATHM college (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management) 
  2. Silver Mountain School of Hotel Management
  3. Nesfield International College  Lalitpur Lagankhel
  4. International School of Tourism and Hotel Management 
  5. Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management
  6. Kantipur Hotel Management College (KHMC)
  7. Quest International College 
  8. Atharva Business College
  9. GATE college (Global Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Education)
  10. Platinum  Management College
  1. Kathmandu Rabi Bhawan.
  2. Kathmandu
  3. Lagankhel, Lalitpur.
  4. Kathmandu
  5. Lagankhel, Lalitpur.
  6. Kathmandu New Baneshwor
  7. Lalitpur 
  8. Kathmandu Bansbari
  9. Mahankal Mandikhatar, Kathmandu
  10. Kalika Marg Kathmandu