Please find below some of our most frequently
asked questions. If you have a question that is not on the list,
please do not hesitate to contact us.
Part I- Application, Selection and Admission
Q.1. What is the first step to apply for
admission to PCHM?
Ans. The first step in the application process is to download or
collect the Application Form from PCHM or nearest hotel of the Group
or from Corporate office at Bangalore.
Q. 2. What is the application fee?
Ans. Application fee is Rs. 500/- by Cash or DD in favour of
Presidency College of Hotel Management.
Q.3. What are the various programmes available
in PCHM? Also mention the minimum eligibility conditions for
Ans. The full time Bachelor Honours degree and Diploma programmes
- Degree in Hotel Management from an approved university from UGC
Duration: 3 Years (Full time & Regular)
Eligibility: 10 + 2 or equivalent from a recognized board (any stream)
- Diploma in Hospitality Management
Duration: 2 Years (Full time & Regular)
Diploma awarded by Educational Institute of American Hotel and Lodging Association (EI-AHLA)
Eligibility: 10th or equivalent from a recognized board.
- Specialization Certificate Courses
Duration: 1 Year (Full time & Regular)
Certificate awarded by Educational Institute of American Hotel and Lodging Association (EI-AHLA) in
a) Food Production Principles
b) Food & Beverage Management
c) Rooms Division Management
Eligibility: 10th or equivalent from a recognized board.
- Certificate Skill Courses
Duration: 3 Months (Full time & Regular)
Certificates awarded by ROHL in
a) Food & Beverage Service Operations
b) Housekeeping Operations
c) Front Office Operations
Eligibility: 10th or equivalent from a recognized board.
Q.5. Can I start the programme at different
times of the year?
Ans. PCHM has start dates every year. Usually all programs start in
Q.6. Do I have to complete the programme
within a fixed time limit?
Ans. Students are expected to make a commitment to the program of
study and complete it within the given time frame. As all the
programs are professional, 100 % attendance is required. Students
can only be granted time off for legitimate reasons such as medical
and family emergencies.
Q.7. If I am not an Indian resident, how do I
apply for an Indian student visa?
Ans. International students need to apply for a study visa. You can
apply for a study visa at your nearest Indian embassy abroad. Before
you apply for a permit, you will need:
A Formal Letter of Acceptance from PCHM.
Students who are qualified to join the program will receive
their Formal Letter of Acceptance once they have submitted their
program fees in full.
- A valid passport.
- A temporary resident visa (depending on your country of
- For more information on the specific requirements for a study
permit, and to find out your country's specific requirements for
a resident visa, please visit and contact Citizenship and
Q.8. I understand that the program fee has to
be paid in full before I apply for my study visa. What will happen
if my study visa is rejected?
Ans. In the unlikely event that the study visa application is
rejected, the program fee is refundable (Excepting Rs 25,000/- as
registration fee ) within 30 working days, after the college
receives the written proof that the Study Visa has been rejected by
the Indian Immigration Office.
Part II - Academic Facilities
Q.1. Can you tell me more about the academic
material/ input ?
Ans. PCHM uses the industry-endorsed curriculum as per university
norms. In addition, students are also required to complete various
professional workshops, assignments, presentation, projects and
Q.2. Are the courses at PCHM transferable to
Ans. Yes, through collaboration and association that we have
developed with our partner universities which specialize in the
relevant management training programmes, graduates of PCHM are
guaranteed acceptance into their Bachelor's degree programmes.
Q.3.How does your programme compared to the
many other hotel / hospitality management courses?
Ans. The courses conducted at PCHM are in conformity with
International hospitality education under the aegis which has
components from the university.
Q.4.Where is the classes held?
Ans. The classes are held at PCHM Campus, located within Hotel Royal
Orchid, a 5 star hotel in Bangalore near to the commercial hub of
Bangalore on the Old Airport Road and also at other hospitality
facilities such as selected hotels of the group and others in India
& abroad for internship.
Q. 5. Why should I choose PCHM for a
Degree/Diploma in Hospitality Management?
Ans.: The courses being delivered at PCHM are purely hospitality
oriented and of international standard. The Institute is founded by
ROHL, a growing Hotel group with 23 hotels at present and more to
come who provide help and assistance in multifarious activities such
as infrastructure, academic, industrial exposure/training and
placement. The student-to-faculty ratio in labs is about 12:1 and in
classrooms it is nearly 24:1. Students have extensive opportunities
for hands-on experience through internships in Group hotels and lab
work. The equipment and facilities at PCHM are all state-of-the-art.
Part III- Future Job Opportunities
Q1. What is the job outlook for graduates of
the Hospitality Management Programme?
Ans. According to a research study and official statistical data,
positions for first line supervisors/managers are estimated to grow
by 20 % nationwide. The first opportunity of in-house and standalone
properties placement within the Group as well with other leading
National and International chains.
Q. 2. What type of salary can I expect with a
degree in Hospitality Management?
Ans. In 2008, the national average salary for first line supervisors
/ managers was Rs. 25,700 plus fringe benefits. .
Q. 3. What are the career opportunities in hospitality?
Ans. Job opportunities are available in the Hotel / Restaurant /
Clubs / Casinos / Cruise Line / Airlines / Retails / Hospital /
Financial Institutions / MNC's/Facility management etc. etc
Q. 4. Will the Institute support us in placement?
Ans. The Counselling and Placement cell of PCHM offers a wide
variety of career assistance to students. Services include career
expos, resume and interview preparation, and on and off-campus
interviews. 100% assistance in employment is provided after
successful completion of the course.
Q.1. What is an industrial exposure/internship and where do students
complete their internships?
Ans. Internships are practical work experiences where students apply
their hospitality service and supervisory skills in restaurants,
clubs, hotels, and resorts. In most cases, internships are paid work
Q.2.Where do the students gain their work experience at the hotel?
Ans. Students gain direct work experience at various departments in
a hotel such as:
- Front Office
- House keeping
- Human Resources Administration
- Food & Beverage outlets
- Food production ( kitchen/ Bakery-Confectionery)
- Sales & Marketing
- Information Systems
- Accounting & Finance
- Convention Management
- Maintenance & Engineering.
Q.3. I'm not sure what types of hotel internship are out there, can
you please give me some advice?
Ans. Try to pick an area that interests you and build a career in
that field. The opportunities are endless. Since the students will
be studying and working at the hotels during the entire length of
the internship, they will get to know the hotel staff and will have
the opportunity to find out directly from staff members what life is
like working in the hospitality field. In fact, some of the hotel
staff may be guest lecturers for some of the courses.
Q. 4. What types of jobs do Hospitality Management graduates get ?
Ans. In recent years, graduates from the Hospitality Management
program have reported that they have held the following job titles:
in General Management, Kitchen ,House Keeping
- Hotel Management Trainees , Operation Trainees in kitchen, F.O &
- Assistant Store Manager in Fast Food Outlets / Hotels / Hospitals
- Front Office Executive/Guest Relation Executive
- Shop Floor Associates in Retail Outlets
- Cabin and Ground Staff in Airlines
- Desk Associates in Travel & Tourism Desk
- Self Entrepreneurship in Event Management / Outdoor Catering /
- Associates in Financial Institutions / Industry / Bank
- GRE in Financial institution/hospitals
- Sales associates in industry related products.
Q.5. How much time should I expect to spend studying in class and
how much time working in the Labs?
Ans. About half the time is spent in class and the other half is
spent working in Labs: roughly 3 hours of studying and 4 hours of
Q.6.What are the options for industrial exposure destinations?
Ans. Students may approach any hotel /tourist centre in India or any
country abroad to get industrial exposure. The student is
responsible for his/her own travel arrangements from PCHM Campus to
destination and back.
We also place students for short term training at different types of
hotel properties, including high end ranches, resorts. Through our
strong industry connection, we have the flexibility and resources to
assist students in meeting their needs.
Part VI - Award of Degrees to Graduating
Q.1. What Degree will I receive upon
completion of the programs.
Ans. Upon successful completion of the program, the under-graduate
students will receive their B.A. Honours Degree in International
Hospitality Administration from IGNOU. and the Diploma students will
receive Diploma from AHLA
Q.2.Can you give me some examples of properties where graduates are
hired after successfully completing the programme?
- Taj Group of Hotels
- Oberoi Group of Hotels
- ITC Welcom Group of Hotels
- ITDC Group of Hotels
- Jaypee Group of Hotels
- Leela Kempinski Group of Hotels
- Hyatt Group of Hotels
- Pride Group of Hotels
- Imperial Hotel
- Lalit Group of Hotels
- Le Meridien Hotel
- The Park Group of Hotels,
- Marriot Group Hotels
- Shangri-la-Hotel Group
- Radisson Group
- And more.
- KFC/Pizza Hut/Cafe Coffee Day
Q.3.What subjects should I take to prepare for this programme at 10+
Ans. Academic subjects, such as Mathematics, English and Science are
highly recommended but not mandatory. Technical courses in food
preparation, if available, are recommended, but not required, to
enter the programme.
Q.4. Is the Hospitality Management Programme recognized
Ans. The Hospitality Management Programme is accredited jointly by
IGNOU, AHLA and IGNOU Internationally recognized University as well
AHLA in the biggest Association of Hotel & lodge owners in America..
Accreditation is a rigorous process that is intended to ensure that
the programme's faculty, facilities, equipment, and curriculum meet
the quality standards set by education and industry leaders.
Q.5.What kind of tools are required for the Hospitality Management
Ans. Professionalism is stressed throughout the Hospitality
Management Programme; therefore, students are required to wear both
professional and protective uniforms while in the campus as well as
in labs as prescribed by the Institute. .
Q.6. How much hands-on experience will I get in the Hospitality
Ans. Students in the Hospitality Management Programme are provided
with many opportunities to gain practical experience. Starting in
the first semester, students get hands-on experience in food
preparation and table service. During semester break, students may
practice in a hotel, restaurant, resort or country club. In the
final two semesters, students practice wine and beverage service and
dining room management in our restaurant.