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Bachelor of Hotel management (BHM)

Welcome to the Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) program at the Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHM), a premier institution dedicated to cultivating the leaders, entrepreneurs, and managers of tomorrow's hotel and hospitality industry. Our comprehensive four-year (eight semesters) course is meticulously designed for graduates of +2 with any discipline.

Program Objectives

  • To equip students with the knowledge, skills, and professionalism required to pursue careers in various sectors of the hotel and hospitality industry.
  • To develop entrepreneurial capabilities through strategic thinking, problem identification, problem-solving, decision-making, situational analysis, and leadership.
  • To prepare students for advanced studies in hotel and hospitality management so they can lead and deliver the best to the hotel and hospitality industry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the BHM program will be well-prepared to take on leadership roles in various sectors of the hotel and hospitality industry, including hotels, resorts, restaurants, cruise ships, event management companies, and many other hospitality sectors.

Course Structure

The BHM program recognizes the knowledge and skills required for various jobs in the hotel and catering industry. The program course structure is classified into four main components: the compulsory courses; the core courses; industrial exposure and project work; and the elective courses.

  • The Compulsory Courses are designed to provide the students with sound background for English, Principles of Management, Economics, Financial Accounting, Sales and Marketing, Cost and Management Accounting, Financial Management, Nepalese Society and Politics, Entrepreneurship, Statistics, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, and Research Methodology and Project Report.
  • The Core Courses are focused on the functional areas of hotel operations and management. It includes courses of Food Production and Patisserie, Food Production Operations, Food Production Management, Food and Beverage Service, Bar and Beverage Service, Food and Beverage Management, Housekeeping Operations, Front Office Operations, Hotel French, Food Science and Nutrition, Hotel Engineering, E-Commerce for Hospitality, Event Management for Tourism and Hospitality, Legal Environment for Hospitality, and Cultural Resources of Tourism in Nepal.
  • Students are also required to study an Elective Specialized Course in one of the allied areas of the Hospitality Management. The Elective course offered under the program includes Barista and Bartending, Room Division Management, and Advance Food Production.
  • Students are required to acquire actual work experience through two semesters of structured practical training as Industrial Exposure in 7th and 8th semesters. The objective of the industrial exposure is to bridge the gap between theoretical input and the real-life work experiences. In the seventh semester, students have to engage in industrial exposure. Finally, in the eighth semester, students are required to engage in industrial exposure and prepare an internship report and defend through Viva-voce for graduation.

Curricular Structure

The BHM Program requires completing 126 credits. The curricular structure of the program comprises of the following four separate course components:

Compulsory Courses42 Credit
Core Courses57 Credit
Industrial Exposure and Internship Report24 Credit
Elective Course (Any One)3 Credit

Join us at NATHM and embark on a transformative journey that will shape your future as a leader in the dynamic world of hotel and hospitality operations and management.

Compulsory Courses

ENG 101 English I3 Credit
MGT 101 Principles of Management3 Credit
ENG 151 English II3 Credit
ACC 151 Financial Accounting3 Credit
MGT 151 Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management3 Credit
MKT 201 Sales and Marketing3 Credit
ACC 201 Cost and Management Accountancy3 Credit
FIN 251   Financial Management3 Credit
SOC 251 Nepalese Society and Politics3 Credit
MGT 301 Entrepreneurship3 Credit
STT 301   Statistics3 Credit
ECO 301 Economics3 Credit
MGT 351 Strategic Management3 Credit
RCH 351 Research Methodology and Project Report3 Credit

Core Courses

BHM 101 Hotel French3 Credit
BHM 102 Food Production and Patisserie I3 Credit
BHM 103 Food and Beverage Service I3 Credit
BHM 104 Housekeeping Operations I3 Credit
BHM  151 Food Production and  Patisserie II3 Credit
BHM 152 Food and Beverage Service II3 Credit
BHM 153 Housekeeping Operations II3 Credit
BHM 201 Food Science and Nutrition3 Credit
BHM 202 Food Production Operations3 Credit
BHM 203 Bar and Beverage Service3 Credit
BHM 204 Front Office Operations I3 Credit
BHM 251 Hotel Engineering3 Credit
BHM 252 Food Production Management3 Credit
BHM 253 Food and Beverage Management3 Credit
BHM 254 Front Office Operations II3 Credit
BHM 301 E-Commerce for Hospitality3 Credit
BHM  302 Event Management for Tourism and Hospitality3 Credit
BHM 351 Legal Environment for Hospitality3 Credit
BHM 352 Cultural Resources of Tourism in Nepal3 Credit

Industrial Exposure and Internship Report

BHM 449/ 491 Industrial Exposure21 Credit
BHM 492 Internship Report3 Credit

Elective Course (Any one)

ELH 385 Barista and Bartending3 Credit
ELH 386 Room Division Management3 Credit
ELH 387 Advance Food Production3 Credit


Syllabus

  • First
  • Second
  • Third
  • Fourth
  • Fifth
  • Sixth
  • Seventh
  • Eighth
S.N.Course No.SubjectsCreditInternalTheoryPracticalTotal

1

ENG 101

English-I

3

40

60

-

100

2

MGT 101

Principles of Management

3

40

60

-

100

3

BHM 101

Hotel French

3

40

60

-

100

4

BHM 102

Food Production and Patisserie I

3

20

30

50

100

5

BHM 103

Food and Beverage Service I

3

20

30

50

100

6

BHM 104

Housekeeping Operations I

3

20

30

50

100

Total

18

-

-

-

600

Fee Structure

S.N.ParticularsFirst SemesterSecond SemesterThird SemesterFourth SemesterFifth SemesterSixth SemesterSeventh SemesterEighth SemesterGrand Total
1Admission & Registration10,000/-







2Security Deposit5,000/-







3Extra-Curricular Activities (Seminar, Workshop & Internal Exam)15,000/-







4Maintenance5,000/-







5Tuition Fees (includes expenses of Practicals and T.U. annual service charge)2,15,000/-1,00,000/-75,000/-50,000/-40,000/-30,000/-20,000/-10,000/-

Total2,50,000/-1,00,000/-75,000/-50,000/-40,000/-30,000/-20,000/-10,000/-5,75,000/-

Other fees

  • All applicable examination fees, to be determined by Tribhuvan University, must be paid before each semester examinations.
  • Cost for tours & excursions, sport events, cultural function etc. shall be calculated and collected on a pro-rata basis from the students at the time of event.
  • The cost of the designated uniform and journals shall be borne by the students
  • In case of accidents and injuries inflicted upon the students, the academy will provide First Aid treatment as available at the academy
  • The additional fee should be borne by students for the internship program inside or outside Nepal, if applicable.Occupy supervisory positions in the hotel and catering industry with adequate management skills and knowledge

Eligibility criteria

The candidates applying for admission to BTTM program must have:

  • Successfully completed twelve-year schooling or its equivalent from any university, board or institution recognized by Tribhuvan University;
  • Minimum D grade in each subject of Grade 11 and 12 with CGPA 1.80 or more / Minimum D+ grade in each subject of grade 11 and 12 with CGPA 1.80 or more who passed in 2078 or before 2078 / Secured at least second division in the 10+2, PCL or equivalent program;
  • Complied with all the application procedures.

Admission procedure

The students aspiring to join BHM is screened through two stages of admission tests. In the first stage, the interested candidates should appear for the CMAT conducted by Tribhuvan University. To appear in this test, applicants should fill application form enclosing the following documents:

  • Marksheet & Character certificate of SLC/SEE
  • Transcript, Character Certificate and Migration Certificate of 10+2
  • Two recent passport size photographs

The applicants securing more than 40% marks in CMAT are eligible to appear for the second stage of admission test. The second stage of admission test consists of Group Discussion & Personal Interview.On the basis of cumulative marks obtained by the students calculated on the basis of 30% from the score of 10+2, 50% from the CMAT and 20% marks from the Group Discussion and Personal Interview; a merit list is published and the qualified candidates can get admission in the BHM programs at NATHM.

Admission Criteria

Written Test

Applicants are required to appear in the entrance test commonly known as Central Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by the Faculty of Management. The test will follow the international testing pattern and standards. It includes the areas like:

  • Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness

There shall be altogether one hundred (100) objective questions in the CMAT containing twenty (25) questions in each section with a total weight of 100 marks. Student must secure a minimum of 40% in the CMAT in order to qualify for the interview.

Interview

Only short-listed candidates from the written test will be interviewed and selected for admission. Candidates selected for admission will have to produce original certificates /testimonials for all examinations passed at the time of admission.

Examination, Evaluation and Grading System

The BHM program will be executed through the semester system. There will be altogether eight semesters required to complete the regular program. The internal (ongoing) evaluation and the external end-semester examination shall carry 40% and 60% weightage respectively for theory-based courses. The internal (ongoing) evaluation, the external end-semester examination and external practical examination shall carry 20%, 30% and 50% weightage respectively for practical-based courses.  The final grade of the student shall be determined on the overall performance in the internal and external examinations.

The internal (ongoing) evaluation shall be conducted by the Campus/College. The internal (ongoing) evaluation is conducted through continuous monitoring of the student’s periodic assessments and progress reports. Classroom assignments, home assignments, unit tests, mid-terminal tests, end-semester tests etc. are the tools to measure student knowledge, skill, and ability. Similarly, attendance, punctuality, discipline, grooming and overall behavior of the students are also used to assess the learners' achievement.

The external end-semester examination is conducted through written tests at the end of each semester and shall be conducted by the Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University.

Evaluation of the external practical examination shall be conducted jointly by the internal examiners (concerned subject faculty of college) and external examiners (appointed by FoM, TU). Students must secure a grade point of 3.0 with Letter grade 'B' in order to pass in the practical examination.

Passing Grade and Grading System

The final evaluation of students is done through the examination conducted by Tribhuvan University. Students must secure a minimum of grade ‘B’ or Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 in the internal evaluation to qualify to appear in the semester examination. To pass the semester examination the student must secure a minimum of grade ‘B’ or the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00. The grading system shall be as follows:


Letter Grade

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)

Marks Obtained in Percent

Divisions / Remarks

A

4.00

90 - 100

Distinction

A-

3.70 - 3.99

80 - 89.9

Very Good

B+

3.30 - 3.69

70 - 79.9

First Division

B

3.00 - 3.29

60 - 69.9

Second Division

B-

2.70 - 2.99

50 - 59.9

Pass in Individual Subject

F

Below 2.70

Below 50

Fail

Failing in a Course

In case of failure in one or more courses at the end-semester examinations, students can appear in a make-up/chance examination to be arranged in a subsequent semester.

 Attendance Requirement

  • Students are required to have a minimum of 80% attendance in the Theory and Practical classes of each subject to qualify for the end-semester examination.
  • Students are also required to have a minimum of 80% attendance during Industrial Exposure in the Seventh and Eighth semesters.

Industrial Exposure and Internship Report

The students are required to complete their Industrial Exposure and Internship during the seventh and eighth semesters for a minimum of 44 weeks. The internship placement allows the students to access future prospective employment opportunities through training and professional exposure at the global level at the hospitality partner industries located in Nepal and abroad.

During the industrial exposure, the students would be attached to acclaimed hotels or the hospitality and tourism industry. The students should maintain a weekly logbook in the prescribed format of Tribhuvan University. The logbook has to be duly signed and stamped by the authority of the respective department of the attached hospitality industry. The students must prepare and submit an internship report upon the completion of industrial exposure and attend viva voce for the fulfilment of the BHM degree.

Graduation Requirements

The BHM Program extends over eight semesters (four academic years). The BHM degree is awarded upon the successful completion of all the following requirements specified by the curriculum:

  • Successful completion of 126 credit hours as prescribed by the course with a minimum passing grade in all subjects with a GPA of 3.
  • Successful completion of Industrial Exposure with a minimum of grade 'B'.
  • Completion of courses for the fulfilment of BHM Program must occur within seven years from the date of initial registration to the program.