B.Voc Tourism and Hospitality

B.Voc Tourism and Hospitality

Following the syllabus and curriculum prescribed by Mahatma Gandhi University, the Department of Tourism and Hospitality is focused on universities and colleges providing undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles along with broad-based general education. This would enable the graduates completing B.Voc to make a meaningful participation in accelerating India’s economy by gaining appropriate employment, becoming entrepreneurs and creating appropriate knowledge.

Entry Requirements

The eligibility condition for admission to B.Voc programme shall be 10+2 or equivalent, in any stream. Eligibility of admission, Norms for admission, reservation of seats for various B.Voc Programmes shall be according to the rules framed by the University from time to time.

Program Structure

The B.Voc Programme shall include (a) General Courses (General Components) and (b) Core Courses (Skill Components).

Credit Transfer and Accumulation system can be adopted in the programme. Transfer of Credit consists of acknowledging, recognizing and accepting credits by an institution for programmes or courses completed at another institution. The Credit Transfer Scheme shall allow students pursuing a programme in one University to continue their education in another University without break.

General Education Components

Skill Components which include Core Courses, Project, Hands-on training (HOT) and

On-Job Training (OJT)

Entry Requirements

The eligibility condition for admission to B.Voc programme shall be 10+2 or equivalent, in any stream. Eligibility of admission, Norms for admission, reservation of seats for various B.Voc Programmes shall be according to the rules framed by the University from time to time.

Program Structure

The B.Voc Programme shall include (a) General Courses (General Components) and (b) Core Courses (Skill Components).

Credit Transfer and Accumulation system can be adopted in the programme. Transfer of Credit consists of acknowledging, recognizing and accepting credits by an institution for programmes or courses completed at another institution. The Credit Transfer Scheme shall allow students pursuing a programme in one University to continue their education in another University without break.

General Education Components

Skill Components which include Core Courses, Project, Hands-on training (HOT) and On-Job Training (OJT)

Year

Skill Component (Credit)

General Component (Credit)

Exit point/ Award

I

 

36

24

Diploma

II

36

24

Advance Diploma

III

36

24

B.Voc Degree

Total

108

72

180

As per the UGC guidelines, there are multiple exit points for a candidate admitted to this programme. If he/she completes the first two semesters successfully, he/she will be awarded Diploma. If he/she completes the first four semesters successfully, he/she will be awarded Advanced Diploma. If he/she is completes all the six semesters successfully, he/she will be awarded B.Voc Degree.

Graduate Attributes

  • Pose analytical ability and practical knowledge in the tourism and the related service businesses.
  • Able to work up to professional standard, be ethical and have social responsibility.
  • Demonstrate a good level of English proficiency, both in verbal and written communication.
  • Competent and adaptive and have cultural awareness in the global arena.
  • Understand the ten Global Codes of Ethics of the United National World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and be able to apply them into practices;
  • Have an entrepreneurial and a managerial competency to develop the organizations/enterprises in travel and service businesses with sustainability mindset.

General Attributes

  • Apply operational knowledge and practices in the selected tourism and hospitality service business industries.
  • Illustrate managerial and entrepreneurial knowledge and practices in the selected tourism and hospitality
  • Apply ethical and professional standard in the hospitality service businesses.
  • Demonstrate good teamwork and express appropriate roles in the team working environment.
  • Apply a high level of communication standard for any project related to the tourism and hospitality (way of presentation).

Career Opportunities

Graduates who have undergone this vocational Programme in Tourism and Hospitality can find various opportunities in this field. There are many options to venture into to be a part of the tourism sector; public and private. They can be a well equipped tour guide with their knowledge about the different tourist spots of the country. With the acquired Diploma, Advanced Diploma and the Degree they can start up an entrepreneurial firm of their own. Students have endless career opportunities in this fast growing industry of travel and tourism. Candidates looking to pursue their career in the industry can choose to work for Travel agencies, government tourism departments, Tour operations, Immigration and customs services, Airlines, Hotels, Travel agents, Event and conference organizer, PR manager, Leisure activity co-coordinator and the list continues. There are jobs as Reservation and counter staff, Sales and marketing staff, Tour Planners and Tour guides. There is also the requirement of Information assistants at the office of the Tourism departments who are selected through competitive examinations held by the Staff Selection Commission. The option of working as a Guide is also listed under the tourism department as the Ministry of Tourism recognizes three types of guides; regional, state and local.