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Travel & Tourism (BTTM)

 

BTTM

The curriculum for Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM) Degree Programme prepared with a broad vision of extending the scope of academic practices in Tourism and Travel by familiarizing the learners the recent advances in the subject and to make the subject sensitive to address the major issues in travel and tourism field. The designing of modules in each course has been done by this vision and mission. The curriculum ensures adequate significance to topics of contemporary scenario. It also aims at equipping the stake holders with an orientation to apply the knowledge they acquire in significant areas of everyday tourism activities in relation to industry and the society. Core courses and complimentary courses are selected for making the learners aware of the most essential aspects of tourism and to enabling the students to sensitize the surrounding requirements. The curriculum also offers one open course in the 5th semester for the students from other programmes according to their preference. The curriculum includes a Choice-based Core Course (6thSemester) and the institution can select one among the three Choice-Based Courses.

Programme Specific Outcome (PSOs)

1. Getting an exposure to the fundamental concepts and theories in acquiring skills for different aspects of tourism.

2. Achieve critical sensibility towards social, economic and societal situation and to develop critical thinking ability

3. Exhibit oral and written communication skills in disseminating industrial knowledge.

4. Improve proficiency in applying various skills and enhance employability

At present, almost the entire curriculum is classroom centered. Since society is the wider laboratory in which practical and sociological knowledge is produced and refined, it is necessary to enliven the teaching of travel and tourism by making it oriented to existential and social reality. This can be done, wherever possible, by incorporating field-based learning, on the job training and project work. Apart from field trips to institutions and events, the students should be made to prepare reports focusing on reality.

Broadly, three orientations can be delineated with reference to the teaching of Travel and Tourism:

• Social orientation (as in responsible citizenship education)

• Knowledge orientation (as in personality and skill development),

• Job orientation (as in vocational courses)

The following are the objectives of Travel and Tourism education:

[a] To equip the students to critically understand and interpret the current reality

[b] To enhance the industrial sensitivity and sensibility of the students

[c] To help students acquire skills that will be useful to them in their personal and Professional life.

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Updated on: 18 Apr 2017
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