The Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM) program at the Faculty of Management Studies
(FMS) of Pokhara University provides students with sound conceptual knowledge, skills, and attitude required for the various areas of business and hospitality management. The BHM program aims at developing students’ intellectual ability, executive personality and managerial skills through an appropriate blending of business and general education with courses related to hospitality management. The program is targeted at building leadership qualities required for managing business functions. The program also aims to produce entrepreneurs who can initiate small scale hotel and restaurant business. After completion of all the requirements of the four year study program, graduates should be able to:
• occupy supervisory positions in the hotel and catering industry with adequate background of management functions;
• acquire technical and social knowledge and skills required for professional handling of hotel and catering operations;
• apply management skills for greater economy and success of business operations;
• set standards for quality assurance of the services offered to customers;
• develop positive attitude towards the trade with greater initiative and self confidence in handling the operations; and
• become a successful entrepreneur in a small/medium size enterprise.
The BHM curriculum comprises the following five distinct components:
• Foundation Courses: Theses course develop students’ management skills and provide them with strong foundation in business communication, statistics, mathematics, and behavioral sciences.
• Core Course: These courses are focused on the core knowledge and skills required in managing hospitality services. These courses are divided into two groups, management core courses and hotel management core courses.
• Specialization Courses: The elective courses help students to develop specialized advanced skills in the areas of their choice. Students are required to select two courses from two groups of the concentration areas offered by the University.
• Project Work: Students will be given a project in the seventh semester which will be a capstone module of the course; the objective of the project work will be to make students apply comprehensive knowledge and skills learned in the program. The project work requires a student to prepare a business plan for opening any hotel/ resort/ bakery/ restaurant/ coffee shop/ theme park or prepare a research paper in any areas of tourism and hospitality industry of the student’s choice. The student would be required to make a presentation of the project to a panel of judges, comprising of the college professors/lecturers/experts from the industry.
• Internship: Students will be placed in three to five star hotels/resorts for 1 year of industrial exposure in seventh & eighth semester. During this time they will be required to work on the job in the basic operational departments, namely, Food Production, Food and Beverage Service, Room Division and Accommodation operations. They will be provided with a list of learning objectives for this period; will make observations and record it in a structured manner in a report, which will be evaluated for grading. The departmental managers/supervisors under whom the students would undergo their on- the-job training will also make a performance appraisal which will comprise of 60% weightage; and the written internship report and presentation comprises of 40% weightage of the total marks. The student would be required to make a presentation of the internship report to a panel judges, comprising of the college professors/lecturers/experts from the industry. Internship program is allocated both in the seventh & eighth semester.
We enroll new students into undergraduate program BBA & BHM once a year, in August.
We look for promising individuals in terms of intellectual ability and professional capability. We consider your application holistically and give proper attention to factors such as your background, experiences, perspectives, aspirations, values, accomplishments, and your fitness with Liberty culture and undergraduate program. No single factor- whether your previous academic background, score on admission test, personal interview –is decisive for your admission.
Further, your application will be evaluated on the criteria of your intellectual strength, your leadership potential, your personal qualities and contributions, and the expected diversity of an undergraduate class.
To be eligible for applying to study an undergraduate program at Liberty, you must have a CGPA of 2.00 out of 4.00 or a second division and 12 years of formal schooling in any discipline.
Final selection and admission will be based on your performance on the written test, personal interview, and previous academic performance. Applicants are required to complete and pass the admission test administered by the college in the following subject areas:
Here is an overview of the application process:
You need to fill out the prescribed application form and provide the attested copies of all supporting documents within the given deadlines.
You must appear in the written test conducted by the College on a pre-informed date/s.
Once you are successful in Admission Test and Presentation, you will be invited for a Personal Interview.
The Admissions Committee considers a candidate’s potential for success in the College and beyond to grant admission. The College reserves all rights regarding admissions decisions, and the decisions once made by the College will be final. All successful candidates are informed about the admission decisions on time.
You will find our staff members at the Admissions Office willing to answer your questions and assist you with the application process.
Learning Strategy is an Individual’s approach to complete a task. More specifically, a learning strategy is an individual’s way of organizing and using a particular set of skills in order to learn or accomplish the task more effectively. The Liberty college provides the necessary environment where students can enhance their skills by acquiring extensive knowledge. Teachers students’ relationship is quite effective in terms of delivering and receiving knowledge. Students are encouraged to become an artistic, curative and strategic leader. Presentations, Quizzes, Case study analysis, Group discussions, Class tests, and make-up classes are some of the class activities which makes students feel easier to link the theoretical with the practical part which makes the learning interesting and easy.
We have a well-equipped computer lab where students can use it in their spare time for their valuable work. We have “Entrepreneurship Incubation center” where student’s ideas are groomed and made them innovative in the field of the entrepreneurial journey.
The Liberty college has a diverse environment, contexts, and cultures of Learning!
Pokhara University follows a four-point letter grade system. The letter grades awarded to students will be as follows:
Grade Grade Point Description
A 4.0 Excellent
B 3.0 Good
c 2.0 Satisfactory
0 1.0 Minimum Requirement
F 0 Fail
In some rare and unusual circumstances, if a student is unable to complete all the required works for the course, he/she may be temporarily marked with an incomplete grade “I”. If all the required works are not completed within the following semester. The letter “I” will be automatically converted into “F”. The performance of a student is evaluated in terms of the following two indices:
A course may be taken only once for the grade. Since the passing of all courses individually is a degree requirement, the student must retake the failing course when offered and must successfully complete the course. A student will be allowed to retake a maximum of two courses to achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.0. The grade earned on the retake examination will substitute the earlier grade earned by the student in that course. A student can retake a course only when it is offered by the college/university.
Up to 25% of the total credit hours of the courses completed in an equivalent program of a recognized institution may be transferred/ waived for credit on the recommendation of the principal of the college. For the credit transfer. a student must receive a “B” or above grade in the respective course. Courses taken earlier than five years from the time of transfer may not be accepted for the credit transfer. However, a student transferring from one program to another program of Pokhara University may receive a credit transfer of all the compatible courses completed with at least a “C” grade.
A student may apply for withdrawal from the entire semester only on medical grounds. The principal will examine the application for semester withdrawal, and depending on the gravity of the case, he/she will make the decision. No partial withdrawal from the courses registered in a semester will be considered.
Students are required to do an independent capstone project that involves fieldwork and its empirical analysis. In the end, the students must prepare a report of this work in the prescribed format and submit it to the authorized person/body. The objective of these project works is to develop student’s skills in research, particularly in areas of data collection, processing, analysis and report writing. These reports will be evaluated by the concerned authority.
Management related activities is a must criterion for making a management college as the best Business School. So being one of the best management school, Liberty College also organizes management related competitions which are conducted in the form of Management Fest. The management fest competition of Liberty College takes place every year, and the events are evenly distributed among the semesters all throughout the year. The events that are conducted in the Management Fest are mentioned below.
Industry Tour, which we can also call a field visit, is an integral part of the BBA and BHM Program delivery mechanism at Liberty College. Before they go for the visit, the students are also given classes on what information to look for in the visit and how to prepare a report before submitting it to college. Students are then taken to the industries to learn the application part of what they have learned in the theory inside the classroom. In the industries, students observe the operating cycle and various another aspect of business and they come back and do the presentation in the classroom.
With a belief that students, when engaged in sports activities, help them improve their focus on school work, Liberty College organizes sports meet every year. Our college believes that sports help in keeping our student healthy and fit. Research shows that students who are academically strong and if they participate in at least one extracurricular physical activity are proven to reap more benefits than those who do not take part. Research also shows that when students are seeking academic success, they also need a break from the classroom to remain focused.
Educational tour is also a part of the delivery mechanism that Liberty College endorses. The purpose of the tour is mainly observation for education and to provide students with experiences outside their everyday activities, such as going camping with teachers and their classmates. This tour will provide the student with an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of social service systems in rural settings, apply theoretical knowledge to rural problems such as poverty, and to determine how to access appropriate community resources.