B.Com - Travel & Tourism

About the course:
The Bachelor of Commerce in Travel and Tourism management is a comprehensive and intensive undergraduate degree which is spread over three years. With a strong foundation in Commerce, this course specializes in the travel, tourism and the hospitality industry.

The hospitality industry is widely considered to be the core of the enormous travel and tourism sector which employs nearly 220 million people, according to the world travel and tourism council. Given the rapid growth and increasing importance of the hospitality industry in India and abroad, there is a need for high quality graduates for the same.

With a pioneering and industry driven curriculum this course equips students with the analytical, strategic and policy-making skills required for sustainable tourism management within both commercial business enterprises and the public sector tourism industry. Apart from being a perfect blend between commerce and tourism studies it lays strong emphasis on communication skills and prepares the students to take up customer related services.

Objectives of the Course:
1. To provide conceptual knowledge and application skills in the domain of Commerce studies.
2. This course provides a competitive edge with career versatility as it combines Tourism Management along with a sound foundation of Commerce, Business and Economics.
3. To sharpen the students’ analytical and decision making skills.
4. To develop the students with professional and academic inputs to adapt to the requirements of the changing travel, tourism and hospitality industry.
5. To facilitate students to acquire skills and abilities to become competent and competitive in order to be assured of good careers and job placements.
6. To develop entrepreneurship abilities and managerial skills in students so as to enable them to establish and manage their own business establishments effectively.
7. To develop ethical Business professionals with a broad understanding of Business from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Eligibility for Admission:
Candidates who have completed the Two year Pre – University course of the P.U. Directorate, Government of Karnataka, or an equivalent recognized by the Bangalore University are eligible for admission into this course.

Duration of the Course:
The course of study is three years of Six Semesters. A candidate shall complete his/her degree within six (6) academic years from the date of his/her admission to the first semester.

Salient Features of the Course:
The B.com Travel and Tourism course provides good theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for careers in Business, Management, Tourism and the Hospitality industry.
Hospitality and Tourism management are the highly specialized disciplines and the subjects framed under this area are practical oriented which incorporates the areas of Management Science, Business Administration and many others.
The Course is taught by faculty who are highly qualified and competent by the use of innovative pedagogical tools and techniques.
Holistic development of students by training in soft skills, computer skills, certificate courses and Interdisciplinary subjects included under the choice based credit system (CBCS).
Optional subjects in the second and third years of study enables the student to tailor their degree to their interests and career goals
Apart from theory and practical subjects the program comprises of other forms of extension such as presentations, debates, group discussions, brainstorming etc.
The course has a strong Institute and Industry interface through guest talks, seminars, panel discussions and symposiums.
A unique feature of this course is that it includes two internship opportunities for the students. The first internship is mandatory in the travel and tourism industry and the second internship being in the field of the student’s choice.
Students connect meaningfully with the working world Through regular field trips. These visits provides students a thorough understanding of business skills and cultural education to make a mark in the tourism industry
The course also provides students the opportunity for an international exposure with industrial visits abroad and also a twinning program with ESDES University, Lyon, France.
The program also enables students to transfer their expertise to other industries in public and private sectors, dealing with transport, sport and leisure services, event and convention centers, planning and consulting firms in a wide range of areas.
Global distribution systems training are embedded within the course which will greatly improve the skills of students and provide them a competitive edge with regard to placement opportunities.