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Dr Anil Chettri: My brother is interested in Hotel management sector and has completed his graduation in English Honours but only issue is his age which is around 29 Years which I believe is a important factor in hospitality industry, which might hinder his employment opportunities. I would be highly obliged if you could send me list of Colleges offering Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality / Hotel Management around West Bengal.

Date:19/06/2015 10:48:25 AM

Ans.: According to our (GHRDC) Survey only two institutes provide MBA in Hotel Management & Catering Technology

  • Institute of Advanced Management, Kolkata, West Bengal: Ranked as 1st in the category of Top Hotel Management Institute of Excellence
  • BNG (Bengal Nalanda Group), Kolkata, West Bengal: Ranked as the 8th Emerging Hotel Management Institute of Excellence

There are two more institutes who offer the similar courses but do not participate with us in the survey.

  • NSHM School of Hotel Management, Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Advanced Information & Management Studies (AIMS), Durgapur, West Bengal

As these two institutes are not our participants, we are not in a position to provide you any details about them.

However, IAM,Kolkata and BNG, Kolkata, have been participating in the survey. We recommend you to visit their websites and contact the institutes for more information.

Richin T. Jose: I am studying in class 12th Commerce Stream (CBSE) with the following subjects: - Business Studies, Accountancy, Economics, Informatics Practices and English. I would like to do BBA and MBA in Entrepreneurship. Can you suggest some good colleges which provide specialization in entrepreneurship?

Ans.: At the outset, we will advice you to complete your graduation from a good college after completing your schooling. Even for a CBSE exam, you should do well to get admission in a good college. Your performance record in CBSE as well as the graduate college are also taken into consideration for admission in MBA .We will advice you to go for MBA and not for BBA if you want a good long term career prospect.

MBA in Entrepreneurship is becoming more popular and has distinct advantages. Your vision to go for MBA in this area is in the right direction. Some of best institutes in India have introduced MBA program with specialization in Entrepreneurship. Some of them are: Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies - Mumbai, Xaviers Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship - Bangalore, SP Jain institute of Management and Research - Mumbai, Indian Institute of Management, NIRMA University of Science and Technology - Ahmedabad, Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research - Mumbai etc.

Sriharsha: I have completed my graduation in B. Sc (Medical Biotechnology) and I would like to pursue an MBA course. I want to know what is the difference between MBA and PGDM? I would also like to request you to give me information regarding the field I should choose in MBA for better career prospects as well as the list of good colleges that I can consider applying to?

Ans.: Both the programs have two years duration. PGDM stands for Post Graduate Diploma in Management and is awarded by an autonomous institute or private institutes affiliated to AICTE. PGDM has more flexibility in teaching techniques and contents, and also have a different fee structure which is generally higher than a MBA program. (All IIM’s provide PG diploma in PGDM).

MBA is the degree which is awarded by the Indian Universities recognized by UGC who are members of Association of Indian Universities. You have a wide range of choice to make in an MBA program depending upon your interest and strength. Since you are a student of Medical Biotechnology, you should go for MBA in the same area or marketing (which will eventually open opportunities for you in the Pharmaceutical industry).There are many good B School in India and you can select on the basis of our survey report. You should visit our website and make your selection considering various factors suited to you.

Pramit Maity: I am presently doing B. Com honors and it is my desire to do MBA in the future. I want to do MBA in Marketing. Can you please tell me about the job opportunities after completing MBA in Marketing?

Ans.: It is good that you are thinking about doing MBA in advance while doing B Com (Hons). Job opportunities and prospect does improve after MBA. You are planning to do MBA in Marketing after B Com (Hons) is in the right direction. Marketing is one of the most sought after streams in Management education as the it opens up wide range of job opportunities. MBA degree with marketing specialization has several job openings as Sales Executive, Marketing Executive, Marketing Research Analyst, Brand Manager, Strategic or Marketing Planning Executives and New Product Manager etc are some of the job profiles available. In organization / industries like FMCG, Service industry, Banking and Financial services, IT and other companies etc.