Bachelor of Tourism and Travel Management is a 4-year full-time undergraduate course divided into 8 semesters.
The program aims to build in eligible candidates a firm foundation in all facets of the tourism and hospitality industry. Students are taught advanced concepts involved in marketing management and planning skills and their application to various fields within the industry. Graduates in this degree program in tourism will develop a strong working knowledge of the tourism industry.
The major topics of study within the course’s curriculum include:
The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing the course is a 10+2 or equivalent qualification from a recognized educational Board.
Some of the top entrance tests conducted in India for admission to the course are:
The course is offered at leading Indian institutes such as:
Such graduates are popularly hired in capacities such as:
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges around INR 4,000 to 14,000.
Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 2,00,000 to 20,00,000 as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Course Level||Under Graduate|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.|
|Admission Process||IELTS, ITM Entrance Test, University Entrance Test, MCC Entrance Test, GATA, etc.|
|Top recruiting organizations||CSS India, HCL, Hindustan Times, HSBC, ICICI, and such.|
|Top recruiting areas||Travel agencies, tourism companies, IT companies, schools and colleges, hotel and restaurants, among others.|
|Top job profiles||Tourism Manager, Recreation Manager, Tourist Guide, and suchlike.|
|Course Fee||INR 4,000 to 14,00,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2 to 20,00,000|
The program has been designed to equip eligible candidates with a sound understanding of the tourism industry and its role in the world. Such students get to explore how tourism businesses operate, how they behave, and the impact of tourism on countries, cultures, and the environment.
The course’s curriculum blends management studies with an insight into the tourism industry. It covers components of study such as:
Enrolled students are taught about the business and management principals of tourism in all forms, such as ecotourism luxury as well as sustainable business practices. Some topics of study include tourism information technology, management, sociology of tourism, marketing, and cultural heritage.
Popular areas of employment include hotels, travel agencies, adventure sports, wellness centres, resorts, and cruises, among many others.
The program focuses on building skills in human resource management, strategic planning, marketing, research, legislation and information technology, finance, all of which are essential components of this global industry.
Students are also trained in skills and techniques necessary for running an entrepreneurial organization, like assessing financial risk, and valuating real estate, and managing human resources. Topics such as cultural competency and the economics of leisure are also included as course components.
Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.
|NAME OF INSTITUTE||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEES|
|Amity university||Gurgaon||INR 65,000|
|George group of colleges||Kolkata||INR 1,49,000|
|Garden city university||Bangalore||INR 2,28,000|
|GD Goenka university||Gurgaon||INR 2,25,000|
|University of Lucknow||Lucknow||INR 19,876|
|RIG institute of hospitality and management||Greater Noida||INR 3,60,000|
|Government city college||Hyderabad||INR 4,540|
|NIMS school of hotel and tourism management||Jaipur||INR 1,85,000|
|Alliance school of Business||Bangalore||INR 13,50,000|
|Birla Global University||Bhubaneswar||INR 7,50,000|
|MIT School of business||Pune||INR 2,70,000|
|A P Goyal Shimla University||New Delhi||INR 2,30,000|
|International institute of management studies||Pune||INR 2,07,000|
|INMANTEC||Uttar Pradesh||INR 1,80,000|
|MIT School of management||Pune||INR 6,85,000|
|Saint Andrews institute of technology and management||Haryana||INR 3,20,000|
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.
Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level.
Listed below are some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course.
A semester - wise breakup of the course’s curriculum is tabulated below.
|SEMESTER I||SEMESTER II|
|Foreign languages||Foreign languages|
|Indian geography||World geography of tourism|
|Religious tourism I||Tourism organizations|
|Environmental studies I||Environmental studies II|
|Field work project I||Field work project II|
|Cultural tourism of India||Religious tourism II|
|Application of computers||Historical tourism products of India|
|Basics of tourism management||Travel agency tour operator|
|Natural tourism products||International tourism business|
|Application of computers lab||Fundamentals of accounting I|
|SEMESTER III||SEMESTER IV|
|Hospitality management in tourism||Principles of management|
|Automation in travel and tourism||Industrial training project|
|Effective listening||Tourism planning|
|Tourism trends in India||Airline operations management Economics of tourism|
|Travel documentation||Cargo management|
|Fundamentals of accounting II||Management information system|
|Transport management||Coping strategies|
|Tour packaging management||Group dynamics|
|Industrial training project|
|Eco tourism||Managerial accounting|
|Sociology of tourism||Interpersonal communication|
|SEMESTER VII||SEMESTER VIII|
|Mice management||Basics of revenue management|
|Human resource management||Workplace communication|
|Employability skills||Research methodology|
|Destination management||Tourism technology|
|Entrepreneurship development||Relationship management|
|Tourism environmental law||Research project|
The field of travel and tourism primarily deals with tourists, travel management, hospitality management, tour management, etc. The course offers diverse job opportunities, for example, in India, heritage, cultural and medical tourists throng Indian tourist destinations each year.
Travel and Tourism management professionals may manage travel modes, accommodation, tour programs and overall stay of tourists.
Government Tourism Boards (State as well as Central), Government Tourist Information Offices, Airlines, Government-run Hotels, Transportation Services etc. recruit such professionals.
Successful graduates of the course may work for tour operators, travel agencies, travel consultants, airports, airlines, travel and ticketing websites, hotels, visa and travel document service firms, tourist information office, resorts, cruise lines, etc. With entrepreneurship skills and access to decent financial resource, such graduates may start their own ticketing firm, travel agency, travel consultancy, tour agency, tourist information service, etc.
Some of the top professional jobs open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR|
|Tourism Manager||Tourism Managers are responsible for encouraging new members and managing new annual membership renewal process.||INR 33,00,000|
|Transport Administrator||Transport Administrators are responsible for assisting transportation managers in the maintenance of driver orientation, driver evaluation, and driver training.||INR 12,33,300|
|Travel Consultant||Travel Consultants are responsible for coordinating and booking travel arrangements for individuals, groups, and businesses.||INR 3,09,216|
|Events Manager||Event Managers are responsible for maintaining, communicating, and developing client relationships.||INR 3,70,755|
|Recreation Manager||Recreation Officers are responsible for organizing recreational events. They also develop recreational policies and such.||INR 2,95,800|