Panjab University invites applications for hotel management, tourism courses

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Mar 09, 2015 20:11 IST

Panjab University (PU) has invited applications for the bachelors of hotel management and catering technology (BHMCT) and bachelors of tourism and travel management (BTTM) at University Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management (UIHTM), PU Campus.

The prospectus and application form is available on the Panjab University website ( The students can apply before April 13. The admissions would be based on an entrance test, the Panjab University tourism and hospitality aptitude test (PUTHAT), which would be conducted on May 3, 2015. The test shall be open to all candidates who have passed (up to the academic session 2014-2015) in the Class 12 examination conducted by CBSE or any recognised board/university/ council with not less than 50% marks aggregate and English as one of the compulsory subjects.

There would be a total of 60 seats in bachelors of hotel management and catering technology (BHMCT) and 30 seats in bachelor of tourism and travel management (BTTM). There would be one additional seat each for only (single) girl child, cancer/AIDS patient, wards of Kashmiri displaced persons and wards of Kargil war.

The last date for submission of online application to generate the bank challan is April 13, 2015 and last date for submission of fee in any branch of SBI is April 15, 2015 till 4 pm. The last date for submission the fee details and uploading of photograph, signature with the rest of the information on the website is April 17, 2015. E-admit cards would be available on the website from April 27, 2015. There will be no physical communication for this purpose, PU spokesman informed.

The paper for PUTHAT will have 100 questions of one mark each. Total time allocated to the paper will be 90 minutes. The medium of examination shall be English and there shall also be negative marking which means that 25% marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. The test would have different components. English aptitude and hospitality industry awareness would be for 30 marks each, current affairs and general awareness and reasoning ability for 20 marks each.

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