Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please find below answers for some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have a query not mentioned in the list, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Part –I Application, Selection and Admission
Q1) How to apply for admission at LAHTM?
A) The first step in the application process is to download or collect the application form from
LAHTM Office and selection is based on entrance examination/personal interview and merit in the qualifying examination.

Q2) what is the application fee?
A) The application cost is Rs.3000/- by cash or DD in favor of Leo Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Management payable at Hyderabad.

Q3) what are the various courses available in LAHTM? Also mention the minimum eligibility criteria for the course?

A) Osmania University courses are:
• 3 Years Degree in Hotel Management & Catering Technology
Eligibility: 10 + 2 (any stream)
• 18 Months Craft Certificate Course in Food Production
Eligibility: SSC Pass
• 2 Years Intermediate in Hotel Operation/Tourism & Travel Management
Eligibility: SSC Pass

B) Acharya Nagarjuna University courses are:
• 3 years Bachelor of Hotel Management
Eligibility: SSC Pass/Inter fail with entrance examination
• 1 year P. G. Diploma in Hotel Management
Eligibility: Pass in any Graduation
• 1 year P.G. Diploma in Tourism & Travel Management
Eligibility: Pass in any Graduation
• 1 year Diploma in Food Production
Eligibility: SSC Pass
• 6 months Certificate Course in Hotel Housekeeping
Eligibility: SSC Pass

Q4) Is financial assistance available to students?
A) Yes. Indian students may apply for loan with financial institutions that offer student loans to cover tuition fees, or even living expenses. Please contact Administrative officer for detailed information.

Q5) Can I start the course at different times of the year?
A) No, the LAHTM admits students every year for all the courses only during July/August.

Q6) Do I have to complete the course within a fixed time limit?
A) Students are expected to be committed to the course of study and complete it within the given time frame. As all the courses are professional, 100 % attendance is required. Students can only be granted time off for legitimate reasons such as medical and family emergencies.

Q7) if I am not an Indian resident, how do I apply for an Indian student visa?
A) International students need to apply for a study visa. You can apply for a study visa at your nearest Indian embassy. Before you apply for a permit, you will need:

a) A Formal Letter of Acceptance from LAHTM. Students who are qualified to join the course will receive their Formal Letter of Acceptance once they have submitted their program fees in full.
b) A valid passport.
c) A temporary resident visa (depending on your country of origin).
d) 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 Immigration Office.

Part II – Academic Facilities
Q1) Can you tell me more about the academic material/ input?
A) As per the norms LAHTM uses the Osmania University/State Board of Technical Education and Board of Intermediate curriculum. In addition, students are also required to complete various assignments, dissertation, projects and internship etc.

Q2) Are the courses at LAHTM transferable to other universities?
A) No

Q3) How are your courses better compared to the many other hotel / hospitality management courses?
A) The courses conducted at LAHTM are in conformity with international standards of hospitality education under the exclusive MOU with Leonia Holistic Destination – a group of star hotels in the same campus through which the students will have exposure for on-the-job training while pursuing the courses and are also offered part time jobs under the scheme of earn-while-you-learn.

Q4) Where are the classes held?
A) The classes are held at LAHTM Campus, located at Leonia Holistic Destination, Bommaraspet Village, Shameerpet Mandal, Hyderabad which is at a distance of 25 km from Secunderabad Railway Station.

Q5) Why should I choose LAHTM for a degree in Hospitality Management?
A) The courses being delivered at LAHTM are purely hospitality oriented and of international standards. The institute is founded by Leo Meridian Infrastructure Projects & Hotels Limited (LMIPHL), which manages Leonia Holistic Destination adjacent to the Academy that comprises of 470 rooms and another 903 rooms are under construction. Thus, the destination is a rich source of help and assistance in multifarious activities such as infrastructure, academic, industrial exposure, training and placement. The student-to-faculty ratio in classrooms is nearly 25:1. Students have extensive opportunity for hands-on experience through internships and lab work. The equipment and facilities at LAHTM are all state-of-the-art.

Part III- Future Job Opportunities
Q1) What is the job outlook for graduates of the Hospitality Management Courses?
A) According to a research study and official statistical data, positions for first line Supervisors / managers are estimated to grow by 20 % nationwide.

Q2) What type of salary can I expect with a degree in Hospitality Management?
A) In 2008, the national average salary for first line supervisors / managers was Rs. 15,000 plus fringe benefits.

Q3) What are the career opportunities in hospitality?
A) Job opportunities are available in Hotel / Restaurant / Clubs / Cruise Line / Airlines / Retail /BPO / Call centers / Hospital / Financial Institutions / MNC’s etc.

Q4) Does the Institute offer placement assistance?
A) The Counseling and Placement cell of LAHTM offers a wide variety of career assistance to students. Services include career exposure, resume and interview preparation, and on-campus interviews. The institute organizes on and off campus interviews and 100% assistance in employment is provided after successful completion of the course.

Part IV- Training
Q1) What is an industrial exposure/internship and where do students complete their internships?
A) Internship is practical work experience where students apply their hospitality service and supervisory skills in restaurants, clubs, hotels, and resorts. The Industrial training is mandatory in the core departments i.e. Food Production, F & B Service, Front Office and Housekeeping.

Q2) How do students gain their work experience at the hotel?
A) Students gain direct work experience at various departments in a hotel such as:
• Front Office
• Food Production
• Food & Beverage
• Housekeeping
• Sales & Marketing
• Human Resources Administration
• Accounting & Finance
• Convention Management
• Maintenance & Engineering

Q3) I’m not sure what type of hotel jobs are out there, can you please give me some advice?
A) We have compiled a comprehensive list of hotel positions and classified and based them in the following departments:
• Accounting and Financial Management
• Food Production & Confectionary
• Rooms Division / Facilities
• Front Office
• Call Centre
• Food and Beverage
• Human Resources
• Sales and Marketing
• Information Technology
• Events
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 sector. In fact, some of the hotel staff may be guest lecturers for some of the courses.

Q4) What types of jobs do Hospitality Management graduates get?
A) In recent years, graduates from the Hospitality Management courses have reported that they have held the following job titles:
• Hotel Operation Trainees
• Assistant Store Manager in Fast Food Outlets / Hotels / Hospitals / MNCs
• Front Office 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 / Bakery Shop
• Associates in Financial Institutions / Banks / Industry

Q5) How much time should I expect to spend studying in class and how much time working in the Labs?
A) 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 practical training.

Q6) What are the options for industrial exposure in other destinations?
A) 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 LAHTM Campus to destination and back. We also place students for short term training at different types of hotel properties, including high end ranches, and resorts. Through our strong industry connection and our own hotels, we have the flexibility and resources to assist students in meeting their needs.

Part V- Hostel and Accommodation Facilities
Q1) What type of accommodation can I expect, if I live in the hostel?
A) Students have the option to live in the hostel in a regular room. Students have required amenities that include cot, bed, pillow, chair, bathrooms, and housekeeping services.

Q2) Where do students eat if they live at the hostel?
A) Students who live at the hostel have all their meals in the campus Dining Hall.

Q3) Is it compulsory to live at the hostel?
A) No. There are two options. Students who want to live in the hostel have to pay their accommodation and meals cost in advance. Students may also live off campus at their own cost.

Part VI – Award of Degrees to Graduating Students
Q1) What Degree will I receive upon completion of the course?
A) Upon successful completion of the course, the under-graduate students receive their BHMCT Degree/Certificate in Food Production.

Q2) Can you give me some examples of Hotels where graduates were hired after successfully completing the courses
A) The properties are:
• Leonia Group of Hotels
• Taj Group of Hotels
• ITC Welcom Group of Hotels
• Leela Kempinski Group of Hotels
• Pride Group of Hotels
• Park Group of Hotels
• Green Park
• Marigold
• Marriot Group Hotels and many more.

Q3) What subjects should I take to prepare for this Course at 10+ 2 level?
A) 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 Course.

Q4) Is the Hospitality Management Program recognized internationally?
A) The Hospitality Management Program is accredited by UGC, an internationally recognized University. Accreditation is a rigorous process that is intended to ensure that the Course’s faculty, facilities, equipment, and curriculum meet the quality standards set by education and industry leaders.

Q5) What kind of rules are to be followed for the Hospitality Management Course?
A) Professionalism is stressed throughout the Hospitality Management Course; therefore, students are required to wear uniforms while in the campus as well as in labs as prescribed by the Institute.

Q6) How much hands-on experience will I get in the Hospitality Management Course?
A) Students in the Hospitality Management Course are provided with many opportunities to gain practical experience. Starting in the second semester, students get hands-on experience in food preparation and table service.