About the programme
The Bachelor of Commerce in Travel and Tourism is a comprehensive and intensive undergraduate degree, spread over three years. With a strong foundation in Commerce, this programme specializes in the travel, tourism, and the hospitality industry 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 programme 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
• To provide conceptual knowledge and application skills in the domain of Commerce studies.
• To develop the students with professional and academic inputs to adapt to the requirements of the changing
travel, tourism and hospitality industry.
• To facilitate students to acquire skills and abilities to become competent and competitive in order
to be assured of good careers and job placements.
• To enable the students to act with global, ethical, societal, ecological and commercial awareness as
is expected of practicing accounting/ management professionals and to adapt to a
rapidly changing hospitality and tourism industrial environment.
• To empower students to display/possess professional competence to pursue higher studies, research,
life-long learning for continuous growth and development
• To develop socially responsible and value-driven citizens, committed to sustainable development
⇢ Hospitality and Tourism management are the highly specialized disciplines and the subjects framed under
this area are practically oriented. They incorporate the areas of Management Science,
Business Administration and many others.
⇢ This course provides a competitive edge with career versatility as it combines Tourism Management along
with a sound foundation of Commerce, Business and Economics.
⇢ An optional subject in the second and third years of study enables the student to tailor their degree to
their interests and career goals.
⇢ 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 is in the
field of the student’s choice.
⇢ The course also provides students the opportunity for 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, events and convention centers.
⇢ Industrial tie-ups with organizations such as the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and
Industry(FKCCI) and the Karnataka Tourism Forum give students practical exposure.
⇢ Global distribution systems training is embedded within the programme which will greatly improve the
skills of students and provide them a competitive edge with regard to placement opportunities.
⇢ Mandatory outreach programs and social visits are conducted by the college in order to instill a sense of
community and social awareness in the students.
⇢ To complete the process of holistic education, industrial visits are organized by the college so as to expose
the students to real life, hands-on experiences of various industries.
• Heritage Walks
• Field Visits
• Guest Lectures
• International Exposure for Idea Exchange
• Web-Based Learning
• Presentations and Debates
• Group Discussions and Brainstorming
• Seminars, Panel Discussions and Symposiums.