Housekeeping: Admission, Duration, Eligibility, Career Prospects.

Housekeeping courses offer theoretical as well as practical knowledge related to maintaining the comfort and cleanliness of the establishment. After completing a house keeping course, an aspirant can work at hotels, resorts, lodges, guesthouses, travel and tour agencies etc.

The students who opted housekeeping as a course of study will be working in the laundry room, ironing and laundering towels as well as sheets, cleaning rooms, emptying trash, bed making and cleaning windows. Aspirants working in a house keeping job profile not only need to be well-versed with their primary job but should also have adequate knowledge of gardening, superiority control, laundry operations, cost control and guest relations

Most colleges offer diploma and certificate courses in house keeping as a hospitality specialization. These include:

1. Post Graduate Diploma in Accommodation Operation and Management,

2. Diploma in House Keeping Management, Diploma in Housekeeping and Maintenance,

3. M.B.A in Accommodation and Operations Management

4. Diploma in Housekeeping / Accommodation Operation Management,

5. Certificate course in House Keeping,

6. Post Graduate Management Programme in Housekeeping Management,

7. Diploma in House Keeping and Laundry Operations,

8. Certificate in Housekeeping Operation.

9. UG Diploma in Housekeeping, etc. 

 

Top Colleges

1. State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

2. Ranjita Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

3. Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition

4. Ashok Institute of Hospitality and Tourism Management

5. Institute of Hotel Management

6. State Institute of Hotel Management

7. Institute of Hotel Management

8. Starex University

9. Chandigarh Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

10. South Delhi Polytechnic for Women

11. All India Institute of Management Studies

12. Maharshi Dayanand University

13. Allied Institute of hotel management and culinary arts

14. Amrapali Institute of Applied Sciences

15. FCI Institute of Management

16. Gautam Institute of Hotel Management

17. MGR Institute of Hotel Management

18. Pacific Institute of Hotel Management

19. Pondicherry Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology

20. RIMT University

Highlights

Course Level
Diploma and P.G
Duration
Diploma - 1 year and P.G. 2 Years
Examination Type
Semester type or Yearly exam
Eligibility
Diploma - 10+2 and P.G. - Graduation in any discipline
Admission Process
AIHMCT WAT, AIMA UGAT, BIT Mersa Hotel Management Exam, BVP CET
Top recruiting organizations
Carlson Hotels, Hilton, Jaypee Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Oberoi Hotels, Park Plaza, Taj group of Hotels, The Grand
Top recruiting areas
Hotels, Resorts, Tour and Travel Agencies, Restaurants, Lodges, Guesthouses
Top job profiles
Laundryman, Linen keeper, Tailor, Laundry Master, Executive Housekeeper


Eligibility

CourseDurationEligibilityEntrance
 M.B.A in Accommodation and Operations Management ( P.G.)2 YearsGraduate in any Discipline with minimum 50% of marks

AIHMCT WAT, AIMA UGAT, BIT Mersa Hotel Management Exam, BVP CET  

Diploma (U.G.)1 Year10+2 with minimum 50% marks 

Many colleges have their own entrances, or on merit based but some of the commonly accepted entrances are:

AIHMCT WAT, AIMA UGAT, BIT Mersa Hotel Management Exam, BVP CET 

Certificate Course3 months - 12 months10+2 or graduation with minimum 50% marks The colleges have their own mode of selection through their own entrances or merit based


Top Recruiters

1. The Taj Group of Hotels

2. Marriott International, Inc.

3. Hyatt Hotels

4. ITC Group of Hotels

5. The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts

6. Accor Hostels

7. Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts Group

8. Hilton Worldwide

9. Courtyard by Marriott

10. Oberoi Group of Hotels etc.


Admission Process

Admission for this course is based on merit-based or entrance-based. Most of the colleges select students based on the marks obtained in 10+2 examination or an equivalent examination for admissions. Some colleges conduct entrance exams to check their communication skills, interpersonal skills, etc. entrance exams like

1. AIHMCT WAT

2. AIMA UGAT

3. BIT Mersa Hotel Management Exam

4. BVP CET

Based on student’s performance in the entrance exam, candidates are selected for admissions in this course. Interested candidates can apply for this course through online/ offline application process


Syllabus

For M.B.A in Accommodation and Operations Management:
Semester - 1

Hospitality Management Principles & Organizational Behavior

Hotel Accounting

Hotel Economics

Managing Hospitality in the International Context

Hospitality and Tourism Marketing

Branding & product Development in Hospitality Industry

Front Office Management

Accommodation Operations

Resort Management

Semester - 2

Human Resource Management

Statistical & Quantitative Method

Public Relations & Corporate Communications

Strategic Management

Research Methodology in Hospitality

Sustainable Tourism Development

The Art of Good Housekeeping

Linen and Laundry Management

Room Division Management

Hotel Information System

Semester - 3

Successful Hospitality Project Design

Ethical Business & CSR in Hospitality

Customer Relationship Management

Disaster Management

Revenue Management

Hospitality Law

Hotel Housekeeping Operations

Interior Designs and Furnishings

Ecotel Management

Wellness and Spa Management

Lobby Design Trends

Time Share and Condominium Management

Semester - 4Industrial Training
For Housekeeping Diploma and Certificate Courses
Post Graduate Diploma in Accommodation Operation and Management

Accommodation Operations

Front Office Operations

Supervisory Management

Accountancy

Communication

Accommodation Management

Front Office Management

Interior Decoration

Hotel Accountancy & Costing

Business Communication

Diploma in House Keeping

Communicative English & Computer Fundamentals

House Keeping Operation

Interior Decoration

Elements Of Industry Decoration

Linen/ Laundry

First Aid/ Hygiene/ Maintenance

Domestic House Keeping

Diploma in House Keeping Management

Housekeeping Procedures

Hotel guest room

Cleaning Science

Cleaning Equipment

Care and Cleaning of Different Surfaces

Planning Guest Room Layout

Identification of Cleaning Equipment

Cleaning of Different Surface

Stain Removal and Flower Decoration

Flower Arrangements

Interior Decoration

Lighting and Colour Scheme

Scrubbing

Diploma in Housekeeping and Maintenance

Housekeeping

Interior Decoration

Hygiene and Hotel Maintenance

Business Communication

Certificate course in House Keeping

Introduction to Service Sector

Attributes of Housekeeping Service Personnel

Evolution of Lodging Industry

Hierarchy in Housekeeping Department

Cleaning Equipments and Cleaning Agents

Ceramics, Glass, Plastics, Linen and Uniforms

Bed and Bedding

Carpet cleaning and Flower Arrangements

Cleaning Sanitary Fittings and Pest Control

Interdepartmental Coordination and Safety at Work

Diploma in Housekeeping Operation

Housekeeping, Hygiene and Sanitation

Computer Applications

French for Hospitality

Personality and Communication Development

Interior Decoration

Housekeeping

Business Communication

Certificate in Housekeeping Management

Housekeeping Operations

Financial Management

Leadership

Human Resources Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Accommodation Operation Management

Accommodation Operations

Front Office Operations

Supervisory Management

Accountancy

Communication

Accommodation Management

Front Office Management

Interior Decoration

Hotel Accountancy & Costing

Business Communication

Diploma in Housekeeping and Utility

Housekeeping

Interior Decoration

Hygiene and Hotel Maintenance

Business Communications

Certificate in Hotel and Hospital Housekeeping

Hotel House keeping

Communication Theory


Skills

The students who want to make a career in housekeeping should be multi-taking and should have the efficiency in planning and organizing the work assigned to them.

Important skills: 

1. Self-motivation

2. Good organising skills

3. Good decision making abilities

4. Good planning abilities

5. Discipline

6. Team spirit

7. Outgoing and pleasant personality

8. Good communication skills

9. Polite demeanor

10. Creativity

11. Customer oriented approach

12. Responsibility

13. Ability to adjust in a crowd/ different circumstances

14. Ability to be committed and dedicated to a task

15. Confidence

16. Good Listener

17. Willingness to work long and odd hours

18. Ability to multi-task




Top Entrances

There are some entrance scores that are commonly accepted by many different hotel management institutions. But there are some institutions who that have their own entrance examinations. Here are some of the top entrances that are commonly accepted by the institutions:

1. AIHMCT WAT

2. AIMA UGAT

3. BIT Mersa Hotel Management Exam

4. BVP CET  


Career

Job prospectusJob DescriptionSalary per annum
LaundrymanLaundryman in responsible for operating washing or dry cleaning machines to wash household things such as cloth garments, leather, fur, suede, blankets, rugs, linens, carpets, and draperies
2,00,000
Linen keeper
Linen keepers are responsible for performing any combination of light cleaning duties, commercial establishments, and maintain private households. Some other duties are making beds, cleaning rooms and halls, replenishing linens, and vacuuming. They are also responsible for maintaining linen rooms, and keep the linen rooms clean at all times
3,80,000
Tailor
Tailors are responsible for developing and designing for garments, copying an existing design garments, and adapting existing designs for garments. They also alter garment and join some parts, using the sewing machines or needle and thread to form a finished format. They can work in Garments, showrooms, and some of them work at homes
1,77,000
Executive Housekeeper
Executive housekeepers are responsible for overseeing and directing the cleaning activities for a hotel or a business. They will prepare and plan in advance and they handle customer complaints and services as well. They ensure that other workers have the proper tools to perform the house handling services
3,05,000


FAQ's


Q: What are the top entrances for the M.B.A Accommodation and Operation Management?

A: The top entrances for the stream are as follows:

1. AIHMCT WAT

2. AIMA UGAT

3. BIT Mersa Hotel Management Exam

4. BVP CET  


Q: What are the duration of the course?

A:  The duration of the courses is mentioned below:

P.G. 2 Years

Diploma: 1 year

Certificate Curse 3 months to 12 months


Q: Who are the top recruiters in this field?

A: The top recruiters in this field are :

1. The Taj Group of Hotels

2. Marriott International, Inc.

3. Hyatt Hotels

4. ITC Group of Hotels

5. The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts


Q: What are the skills required in this field?

A: The skills required in this field are:

 1. Self-motivation

2. Good organising skills

3. Good decision making abilities

4. Good planning abilities

5. Discipline


Q: What are the top job prospectus in this field?

A: The top job prospectus in this field are: 

Laundryman

Linen Keeper

Tailor

Executive Housekeeper


Q: The examination in this course is a semester type or yearly examination ?

A: The examination for the course of P.G M.B.A is Semester type, for Diploma its yearly examination, and for certificate course the examination will be organised by the organizing authority.


Q: What is the eligibility criteria for the P.G course?

A: The minimum eligibility criteria for the P.G. course is Graduate in any discipline with 50% minimum marks.


Q: What is the minimum eligibility for the diploma course?

A:  The minimum eligibility for the diploma course is 10+2 or graduation in any discipline with 50% minimum marks.

 

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